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 2024

Employment Current: 47,810
Employment Projected: 48,530
Percentage Change: 1.5%

Education/Training

Bachelor's Degree

Sample Job Titles

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

Duties

  • 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.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students.

Skills

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Average Wages in PA

Entry Level: $43,840
Average: $64,320
Experienced: $74,570