Secondary School Teacher

Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Job Outlook through 2028

Employment Current: 48,360
Employment Projected: 51,910
Percentage Change: 7.3%

Education/Training

Bachelor's Degree

Sample Job Titles

  • Art Teacher
  • English Teacher
  • High School Science Teacher
  • History Teacher
  • Mathematics Instructor (Math Instructor)
  • Science Teacher
  • Secondary Teacher
  • Social Studies Teacher
  • Spanish Teacher
  • Teacher

Duties

  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Instruct through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.

Skills

  • 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.
  • Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Average Wages in PA

Entry Level: $42,740
Average: $65,170
Experienced: $96,880