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Secondary School Teacher


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Teaches one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, what people in this job have to say
or social studies, to students in public or private school at the about their work.
secondary level. May be designated according to subject
matter specialty, such as typing instructors, commercial
teachers, or English teachers.
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This career is part of the Education and Training cluster
Teaching/Training pathway.

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Establishes and enforces rules for behavior and


procedures for maintaining order among students.
Instructs through lectures, discussions, and
demonstrations in one or more subjects, such as
English, mathematics, or social studies.
Adapts teaching methods and instructional materials to
meet students' varying needs and interests.
Maintains accurate and complete student records as
required by laws, district policies, and administrative
regulations.
Enforces all administration policies and rules governing
students.
Assigns and grades class work and homework.
Prepares materials and classrooms for class activities.
Observes and evaluates students' performance,
behavior, social development, and physical health.
Plans and conducts activities for a balanced program
of instruction, demonstration, and work time that
provides students with opportunities to observe,
question, and investigate.
Prepares, administers, and grades tests and
assignments to evaluate students' progress.

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Working Conditions and Physical Demands


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You would often handle loads up to 10 lbs., sometimes up to 20 lbs. You might do a lot of
walking or standing, or you might sit but use your arms and legs to control machines,
equipment or tools.
Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
Sound and noise levels are loud and distracting
Work in this occupation involves standing more than one-third of the time

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Seeing clearly at a distance


Seeing clearly up close
Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

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Irregular hours

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