High school teachers help prepare students for life after graduation. They teach academic lessons and various skills that students will need to attend college and to enter the job market. Education is any form of learning or transmission of information that can occur in formal settings such as classrooms or informally through experiences with a person’s environment as a whole. The training of future formal educators includes establishing and fostering skills related to curriculum formulation, instruction, classroom management, educational administration, student services, and human development. Students can focus on early childhood, elementary, exceptional student, secondary and university higher education. Educators may also wish to specialize to teach a certain discipline, such as social sciences, language arts, math, visual arts, foreign language, music or the natural sciences, based on their interests and level of proficiency.

 

 

 

 

 

Related Major Skills

 

Ability to teach or train Explaining ideas clearly Writing and presenting
Decision making Organization Planning
Dealing with parents or guardians Lesson planning Summarizing ideas
Ability to teach to different learning levels Flexibility Team player
Creativity Computer skills

 

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Sample Career Titles

 

High School Teacher (English, Math, Music, Social Science, Science, Chemisty, Biology, Physics) Education - Training Administrator Student Affairs Administrator
Student Personnel Administrator Day Care Administrator Student Admissions Administrator
Educational Therapist Media Center Specialist Employee Trainer
Missionary Worker Financial Aid Counselor Physical Education Instructor
Grant Writer Preschool Administrator Guidance Counselor
Registrar/Admissions Director Historic Site Administrator Training Specialist
Instructor, College or University Resource Teacher Librarian
School Psychologist Tutor Secondary School Teacher
Teacher, Industrial Arts Social Services Volunteer Adult Education Teacher
Speech Pathologist Adult Education Teacher Speech Education Administrator
Alumni Relations Coordinator Special Education Administrator Athletic Coach
Vocational Rehab Counselor Athletic Director Education Management
Child Life Specialist Curriculum Specialist Visual Arts Teacher
Art Coordinator Curriculum and instruction assistant Special Services Director, Coordinator, Administrator

 

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Sample Work Settings

 

Adoption and Child Care Agencies Hospitals or Rehabilitative Centers Adult Literacy Programs
Marketing Firms Adult Schools Inpatient or Outpatient Facilities
Advertising Firms Insurance Companies Alternative Schools
International Schools Boards of Education Labor Unions
Book Stores or Publishing Companies Libraries Bureau of Blind Services
Manufacturers of Childcare Products Education Based Business Newspapers or Magazines
Churches Organizations Nursing Homes College or Universities
Parks and Recreation Departments Community Colleges Political Parties
Community-Based Organizations Research Facilities Continuing Education Centers
Schools (Public, Private) Corporations Trade Schools
Correctional Institutions Test Development Day Care Centers
Test Preparation Companies Nursery Schools YMCA and YWCA
Entertainment Centers or Resorts Government Agencies

 

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FAU Student Organizations

 

  • A Youthful Soul
  • Best Buddies
  • College of Education Student Achievement Council
  • Florida Collegiate MENC
  • Higher Education Leadership Professionals
  • KDP Rho Omega
  • Alpha Sigma Lambda

 

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Professional Associations

 

 

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South Florida Education Websites

 

 

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Job and Internship Links

 

National Teaching

 

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International Teaching

 

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Chinese Education

 

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Japanese Education

 

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Korean Education

 

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Where to Learn More

 

General Occupational Information

 

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Career Planning Websites

 

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Sample Library Resources

These Resources can be found at the CDC Career Resource Library and/or FAU's Wimberley Library.

  • 101 Career Alternatives For Teachers
  • 101 Grade A Resumes for Teachers
  • AAHE Job Search Handbook for Educators
  • Alternative Teacher Certification
  • Careers for Number Crunchers
  • Careers in Education
  • Careers in Teaching
  • College Board Guide Book of Majors
  • College Majors & Careers
  • Education Occupations File
  • Face to Face: On-Campus Interviews
  • Florida Education Directory by FASA
  • International Jobs: Where They Are
  • Manual on Certification and Preparation
  • Opportunities in Counseling
  • Opportunities in Environmental Careers
  • Opportunities in Social Science Careers
  • Resumes for Education Careers
  • School Board Applications
  • Teacher Certification Requirements
  • Teaching English in Asia
  • The ISS Directory of International Schools

 

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