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Post-secondary Education Teacher

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AVG. SALARY

$59,630

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EDUCATION

Doctoral degree

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JOB OUTLOOK

Stable

What They Do

Education Teachers, Postsecondary Career Video

Teaches 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.

This career is part of the Education and Training cluster Teaching/Training pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Prepares course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Conducts research in a particular field of knowledge and publishes findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
  • Compiles, administers, and grades examinations, or assigns this work to others.
  • Keeps abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Supervises students' fieldwork, internship, and research work.
  • Evaluates and grades students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Prepares and delivers lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as children's literature, learning and development, and reading instruction.
  • Initiates, facilitates, and moderates classroom discussions.
  • Collaborates with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
  • Plans, evaluates, and revises curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • 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
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

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

Work Hours and Travel

  • Irregular hours
  • Overtime work

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Education Professor
  • Faculty Member
  • Instructor
  • Lecturer
  • Professor
  • Education Instructor
  • Special Education Professor
  • Adjunct Instructor

Contact

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  • 1-800-GO-TO-XAP (1-800-468-6927)
    From outside the U.S., please call +1 (424) 750-3900

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