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Education Teachers, Postsecondary
SOC Code: 25-1081.00

Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Sample of reported job titles: Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor of Education, Associate Professor, Associate Professor of Education, Education Professor, Faculty Member, Instructor, Lecturer, Professor, Professor of Education

Tasks

  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Supervise students' fieldwork, internship, and research work.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as children's literature, learning and development, and reading instruction.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
  • Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
  • Select and obtain materials and supplies, such as textbooks.
  • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
  • Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
  • Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
  • Advise and instruct teachers employed in school systems by providing activities, such as in-service seminars.
  • Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
  • Perform administrative duties, such as serving as department head.
  • Serve as a liaison between the university and other governmental and educational agencies.
  • Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.

Technology Skills

  • Analytical or scientific software - SAS
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Computer based training software - Blackboard Learn; Learning management system LMS; Padlet; VoiceThread (see all 7 examples)
  • Data base user interface and query software - Blackboard ; Data entry software
  • Electronic mail software - Email software; Microsoft Outlook
  • Information retrieval or search software - DOC Cop; iParadigms Turnitin
  • Internet browser software - Web browser software
  • Office suite software - Microsoft Office
  • Optical character reader OCR or scanning software - Image scanning software
  • Presentation software - Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Spreadsheet software - Microsoft Excel
  • Word processing software - Collaborative editing software; Editing software; Google Docs; Microsoft Word

Tools Used

  • Compact disk players or recorders - Compact disk CD players
  • Desktop computers
  • Digital camcorders or video cameras - Digital video cameras
  • Digital cameras - Compact digital cameras
  • Digital video disk players or recorders - Digital video disk DVD players
  • Epidiascopes - Opaque projectors
  • High capacity removable media drives - Universal serial bus USB flash drives
  • Inkjet printers - Poster printers
  • Interactive whiteboards or accessories - Wireless slates
  • Laser fax machine - Laser facsimile machines
  • Laser printers - Computer laser printers
  • Liquid crystal display projector - Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
  • Microphone stand - Microphone podiums
  • Microphones - Handheld microphones; Wireless microphones
  • MP3 players or recorders - MP3 digital voice recorders
  • Multimedia projectors - Computer projectors; Multimedia projection equipment
  • Notebook computers - Laptop computers
  • Overhead projectors - Overhead data projectors
  • Photocopiers - Photocopying equipment
  • Portable data input terminals - Interactive whiteboard controllers; Student response systems
  • Projection screens or displays - Projector screens
  • Scanners - Computer data input scanners
  • Scientific calculator - Digital calculators
  • Slide projectors - Carousel slide projectors
  • Special purpose telephones - Multi-line telephone systems
  • Tablet computers
  • Teleconference equipment - Conference telephones
  • Televisions - Liquid crystal display LCD televisions; Television monitors
  • Touch screen monitors - Interactive whiteboards
  • Video standards converter - Video converters
  • Videoconferencing systems - Videoconferencing equipment
  • Web cameras - Webcams

Knowledge

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sociology and Anthropology - Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
  • 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.
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • 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.
  • Therapy and Counseling - Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.

Skills

  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Systems Evaluation - Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

Abilities

  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Fluency of Ideas - The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
  • Category Flexibility - The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
  • 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).
  • 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.

Interests

  • Interest code: SAI
    • 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.
    • Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

Work Context

  • Electronic Mail - 100% responded “Every day.”
  • Freedom to Make Decisions - 84% responded “A lot of freedom.”
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work - 84% responded “A lot of freedom.”
  • Telephone - 56% responded “Every day.”
  • Contact With Others - 52% responded “Constant contact with others.”
  • Face-to-Face Discussions - 56% responded “Every day.”
  • Work With Work Group or Team - 60% responded “Extremely important.”
  • Duration of Typical Work Week - 67% responded “More than 40 hours.”
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled - 79% responded “Every day.”
  • Public Speaking - 48% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.”
  • Frequency of Decision Making - 35% responded “Every day.”
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate - 38% responded “Very important.”
  • Spend Time Sitting - 76% responded “More than half the time.”
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results - 64% responded “Important results.”
  • Time Pressure - 43% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.”
  • Coordinate or Lead Others - 70% responded “Very important.”
  • Letters and Memos - 56% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.”
  • Level of Competition - 33% responded “Moderately competitive.”
  • Deal With External Customers - 34% responded “Very important.”
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results - 32% responded “High responsibility.”

Education

Percentage of RespondentsEducation Level Required
82%Doctoral degree
10%Post-doctoral training
6%Master's degree

Work Styles

  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Analytical Thinking - Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
  • Concern for Others - Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
  • Independence - Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Leadership - Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
  • Social Orientation - Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
  • Innovation - Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.

Work Values

  • Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
  • Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
  • Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.

Wages & Trends

  • Median wages (2017)
    • $64,020 annual
  • Employment (2016)
    • 75,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2016-2026)
    • Faster than average (10% to 14%)
  • Projected job openings (2016-2026)
    • 6,600

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