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Self-Enrichment Education Teachers Career

Career Description

Teach or instruct courses other than those that normally lead to an occupational objective or degree. Courses may include self-improvement, nonvocational, and nonacademic subjects. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution.

What Job Titles Self-Enrichment Education Teachers Might Have

  • Ballet Teacher
  • Dance Instructor
  • Martial Arts Instructor
  • Piano Teacher

What Self-Enrichment Education Teachers Do

  • Monitor students' performance to make suggestions for improvement and to ensure that they satisfy course standards, training requirements, and objectives.
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods, such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  • Enforce policies and rules governing students.
  • Observe students to determine qualifications, limitations, abilities, interests, and other individual characteristics.
  • Conduct classes, workshops, and demonstrations, and provide individual instruction to teach topics and skills, such as cooking, dancing, writing, physical fitness, photography, personal finance, and flying.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Prepare students for further development by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Prepare instructional program objectives, outlines, and lesson plans.
  • Review instructional content, methods, and student evaluations to assess strengths and weaknesses, and to develop recommendations for course revision, development, or elimination.
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Attend professional meetings, conferences, and workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by administrative policy.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injury and damage.
  • Schedule class times to ensure maximum attendance.
  • Assign and grade class work and homework.
  • Prepare and administer written, oral, and performance tests, and issue grades in accordance with performance.
  • Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine their priorities for their children.
  • Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help.
  • Select, order, and issue books, materials, and supplies for courses or projects.
  • Participate in publicity planning and student recruitment.
  • Confer with other teachers and professionals to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning and development.
  • Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers, contests, or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
  • Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
  • Meet with other instructors to discuss individual students and their progress.
  • Observe and evaluate the performance of other instructors.
  • Write instructional articles on designated subjects.

What Self-Enrichment Education Teachers Should Be Good At

  • 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.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

What Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 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.
  • Artistic - Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.

What Self-Enrichment Education Teachers Need to Learn

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
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Median Salary: $37,330

This page includes information from O*NET OnLine by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license.