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Education Teachers, Postsecondary

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.   (O'Net 25-1081.00)

 
Reported job titles:   Adjunct Faculty, Adjunct Instructor, Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor of Education, Assistant Professor of Special Education, Associate Professor   (view all job titles)
 
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    Wages
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2015
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a  
    Yearly $34,960   $43,130   $53,710   $73,490   $97,550   $60,660  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a  
    Yearly $37,400   $45,290   $57,900   $81,100   $103,170   $64,640  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a  
    Yearly $41,500   $46,970   $56,630   $72,750   $91,160   $61,490  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a  
    Yearly $32,080   $36,460   $46,730   $61,260   $93,800   $54,710  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2016.
    Note: 2015 release includes new geographic definitions based on 2010 Census.
    n/a - For some occupations that do not generally work full time year-round, only hourly wages or annual salaries are reported depending on how they are typically paid.
     


    Employment Trends
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 193 198 0.3% 3
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
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    Industry Vermont
    2012
    Employment
    Percent
    of Total
    Total All Industries 211 100%
    Education and Health Services 210 100%
    Educational Services 210 100%
    Educational Services 210 100%
    Services Providing 210 100%
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released August 2014.
     


    Tasks
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  • 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.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Education Teachers, Postsecondary  updated July 2011
     


    Knowledge
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  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Sociology and Anthropology - Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
     
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
     
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Education Teachers, Postsecondary  updated July 2011
     


    Skills
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  • 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.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Education Teachers, Postsecondary  updated July 2011
     


    Abilities
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  • 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).
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Education Teachers, Postsecondary  updated July 2011
     


    Work Activities
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  • Training and Teaching Others - Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
     
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge - Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
     
  • Analyzing Data or Information - Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
     
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
     
  • Interacting With Computers - Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
     
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Coaching and Developing Others - Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
     
  • Thinking Creatively - Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
     
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization - Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Education Teachers, Postsecondary  updated July 2011
     


    Interests
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  • 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.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Education Teachers, Postsecondary  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
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  • 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.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Education Teachers, Postsecondary  updated July 2011
     


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    Education and Training Requirements
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  • Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed
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  • Education: Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
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  • Training: Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
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  • Experience: Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Education Teachers, Postsecondary  updated July 2011
     


    Schools
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      Related Instructional Programs
     
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    • Art Teacher Education.
     
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    • Business Teacher Education.
     
    • Chemistry Teacher Education.
     
    • Computer Teacher Education.
     
    • Drama and Dance Teacher Education.
     
    • Driver and Safety Teacher Education.
     
    • Earth Science Teacher Education. (NEW)
     
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    • Education, General.
     
    • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
     
    • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education.
     
    • Foreign Language Teacher Education.
     
    • French Language Teacher Education.
     
    • Geography Teacher Education.
     
    • German Language Teacher Education.
     
    • Health Teacher Education.
     
    • History Teacher Education.
     
    • Learning Sciences. (NEW)
     
    • Mathematics Teacher Education.
     
    • Music Teacher Education.
     
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
     
    • Physics Teacher Education.
     
    • Reading Teacher Education.
     
    • Sales and Marketing Operations/Marketing and Distribution
     
    • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
     
    • Social Science Teacher Education.
     
    • Social Studies Teacher Education.
     
    • Spanish Language Teacher Education.
     
    • Speech Teacher Education.
     
    • Technical Teacher Education.
     
    • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education.
     
    • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education.
     
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    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


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