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High School Teacher. By: Cooper Simpson. Degrees needed. Most high schools require a four year bachelor of science degree 87% of high school teachers have a bachelor of science and 13% have a masters degree A masters degree helps you make more money over the course of a year. T asks.

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High school teacher

High School Teacher

By: Cooper Simpson

Degrees needed
Degrees needed

  • Most high schools require a four year bachelor of science degree

  • 87% of high school teachers have a bachelor of science and 13% have a masters degree

  • A masters degree helps you make more money over the course of a year

T asks

  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.

  • Instruct through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies

  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.

Tools and technology
Tools and Technology

  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers

  • Photocopiers — Photocopying equipment

  • Scanners — Computer data input scanners

  • Televisions — Television monitors

  • Video cassette players or recorders — Video cassette recorders VCR

High school teacher

  • Technology used in this occupation:

  • Computer based training software — Instructional software

  • Development environment software — ABC programming language; Logo

  • Electronic mail software — Email software

  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Video editing software

  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel


  • 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

  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, human resources modeling, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources.

Work activities
Work Activities

  • Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.

  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

High school teacher

  • 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.

State and national median pay
State and national median pay

  • National-Median wages (2011)$54,300

  • State- Median wages (2011) $ 53,300

Why i would be suited for this job
Why I would be suited for this job

  • I can be very strict but also connect with my students

  • I am able to reach out to kids that are needing help

  • I am not afraid to speak in front of older students

  • I am a good leader

Challenges rewards of this job
Challenges/Rewards of this job

  • Challenges: High school students think they own the world, the content of some higher level classes would be difficult to master(AP), achieving a degree that would allow myself to make a nice living is also challenging

  • Rewards: seeing a student exceed and have the aha moment, possibly getting a job as a high school coach, and doing what I love to do which is helping people grow

Interview coach eager
Interview- Coach Eager

  • 1) How much more difficult is it to teach a highschooler rather than a younger student?

  • Answer: I teach 9th graders so it is not as bad, but they can be very immuture at times.

  • 2)Is it difficult to learn the content for your higher level classes?

  • Answer: I had to take a two week class to learn about AP human geography but after that I just read the textbook and picked it up rather easily.

Interview cont
…interview cont.

  • 3)Why were you drawn to becoming a teacher?

  • Answer: I was always interested in helping younger students achieve their goals and I loved to coach

  • 4)What is your favorite part about teaching?

  • Answer: Watching students progress throughout the year

  • 5)Do you do anything else for the school such as coach a team or manage any of the clubs?

  • Answer: Coach