Teaches or instructs courses other than those that normally lead to an occupational objective or degree. Courses may include self-improvement, nonvocational, and nonacademic subjects. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution.
This career is part of the Education and Training cluster Teaching/Training pathway.
A person in this career:
- Monitors students' performance in order to make suggestions for improvement and to ensure that they satisfy course standards, training requirements and objectives.
- Instructs students individually and in groups using various teaching methods, such as lectures, discussions and demonstrations.
- Enforces policies and rules governing students.
- Observes students to determine qualifications, limitations, abilities, interests, and other individual characteristics.
- Conducts classes, workshops and demonstrations, and provides instruction on topics such as cooking, dancing, writing, physical fitness, photography, personal finance and flying.
- Adapts teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
- Establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects, and communicates them to students.
- Plans and supervises class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers, contests or other experiential activities, and guides students in learning from those activities.
- Prepares students for further development by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
- Prepares instructional program objectives, outlines and lesson plans.