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Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
(SOC Code : 25-2022)
in California

Teach students in public or private schools in one or more subjects at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable State laws and regulations. Exclude "Middle School Vocational Education Teachers" (25-2023) and "Special Education Teachers" (25-2041 through 25-2043).

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Bachelor's degree .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
California 20151st QtrN/AN/AN/AN/A

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
California 2012 - 202249,10055,7006,60013.41,740

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Possible Licenses Required and Issuing Authority[Top]
License Title
License Authority
Teacher CredentialsCalifornia Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Certification Assignment and Waivers
Studio Teachers CertificateDepartment of Industrial Relations
Division of Labor Standards Enforcement

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Elementary and Secondary Schools 17,27099.2%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Art Teacher Education
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Computer Teacher Education

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students` varying needs and interests.
Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.
Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students` behavioral and academic problems.
Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students` progress.
Maintain accurate, complete, and correct student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
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 these objectives to students.
Assist students who need extra help, such as by tutoring and preparing and implementing remedial programs.
Assign lessons and correct homework.

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Top Skills used in this Job
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.
Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
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.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
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.

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Alternate Titles
English Teachers; History Teachers; Junior High School Teachers; Life Science Teachers; Math Teachers; Physical Education Teachers; Science Teachers; Social Studies Teachers
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