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Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School Career
Teach occupational, career and technical, or vocational subjects at the secondary school level in public or private schools.
What Job Titles Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School Might Have
- Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher (FACS Teacher)
- Technology Education Teacher
What Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School Do
- Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
- Prepare materials and classroom for class activities.
- Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations.
- Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.
- Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injury and damage.
- Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods, such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
- Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
- Instruct students in the knowledge and skills required in a specific occupation or occupational field, using a systematic plan of lectures, discussions, audio-visual presentations, and laboratory, shop and field studies.
- Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
- Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
- Assign and grade class work and homework.
- Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
- Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
- Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems.
- Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students.
- Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their resource needs.
- Guide and counsel students with adjustment or academic problems, or special academic interests.
- Plan and supervise work-experience programs in businesses, industrial shops, and school laboratories.
- Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
- Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of states and schools.
- Keep informed about trends in education and subject matter specialties.
- Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities, such as restrooms.
- Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress.
- Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.
- Select, order, store, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.
- Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help.
- Place students in jobs or make referrals to job placement services.
- Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
- Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
- Sponsor extracurricular activities, such as clubs, student organizations, and academic contests.
- Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of secondary school programs.
- Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.
- Perform administrative duties, such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.
What Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School Should Be Good At
- Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
- Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
- Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
- Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
- Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
- Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
- Category Flexibility - The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
- Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
- Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
- Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
- Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
- Originality - The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
- Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
What Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School Should Be Interested In
- Social - Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
What Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School Need to Learn
- Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
- Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
- Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
- Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
- Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.