Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors

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About the Job

Teach or instruct out-of-school youths and adults in remedial education classes, preparatory classes for the General Educational Development test, literacy, or English as a Second Language. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution.

It is also Called

  • Transitional Studies Instructor
  • Teacher
  • Remedial Reading, Math, or Other Subject Teacher
  • Reading Teacher
  • Reading Specialist
  • Reading Instructor
  • Intensive English Program Curriculum Coordinator (IEP Curriculum Coordinator)
  • Instructor
  • General Educational Development Instructor (GED Instructor)
  • GED Teacher (General Educational Development Teacher)
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What They Do

  • Write instructional articles on designated subjects.
  • Advise students on internships, prospective employers, and job placement services.
  • Train and assist tutors and community literacy volunteers.
  • Observe and evaluate the performance of other instructors.
  • Confer with leaders of government and community groups to coordinate student training or to find opportunities for students to fulfill curriculum requirements.
  • Select and schedule class times to ensure maximum attendance.
  • Write grants to obtain program funding.
  • Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities such as restrooms.
  • Provide information, guidance, and preparation for the General Equivalency Diploma (GED) examination.
  • Participate in publicity planning, community awareness efforts, and student recruitment.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: SAE.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Social interests, but also prefer Artistic and Enterprising environments.

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Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Achievement and Independence in their jobs.

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Things They Need to Know

  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • 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.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

Education Required

Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

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Wages

In 2014, the average annual wage in New Jersey was $59,400 with most people making between $29,290 and $93,170

Outlook

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During 2012, this occupation employed approximately 1,030 people in New Jersey. It is projected that there will be 1,020 employed in 2022.

This occupation will have about 0 openings due to growth and about 20 replacement openings for approximately 20 total annual openings.