What does a Teacher do?
Teachers develop curriculum and lesson plans, and present those lessons to their students, individually or in groups. They track the progress of their students and create reports to inform parents about their progress. Teachers are responsible for maintaining a safe and respectful classroom environment in order to optimize student capabilities and develop their love of learning.
Teachers are required to have a Bachelor's degree and a teaching credential. In order to obtain a teaching credential, a minimum number of hours in education coursework must be completed and an exam must be passed. Requirements may vary by state and type of school. Many teachers choose to advance their career by entering into administrative positions, like prinicipal or superintendent.
Average Base Pay
“The pay is great and there is very little work done outside of the classroom.”
“If you are not certified to teach it is a good salary and experience to get your feet wet.”
“This was really frustrating and I barely managed to enroll in benefits within the slim 30”
“Pay is not the greatest but the depends heavily upon where you work and what role”
“Salary and support: it is one of the best paying districts for teachers in MA”
“If you work in the evenings then hours can be quite unsociable but good for saving money.”
“Professional development courses are interesting yet doesnt not help in executing what you had learned.”
“The work/life balance was good and you don't have to work much beyond the regular school hours.”
Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a teacher
When working as a teacher, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are CPR First Aid, CDA, English, Teaching Experience and First Aid.
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- English Teacher
The most common qualifications to become a teacher is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.