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25-3011.00 - Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors


Teach or instruct out-of-school youths and adults in basic education, literacy, or English as a Second Language classes, or in classes for earning a high school equivalency credential.


Key Facts
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Bright Outlook
Career Details
Green Job
Career Details
Current Employment
77,500
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Forecasted Employment
83,000
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Change in Employment
+5,500
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Change in Employment %
+7.1%
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Tasks
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Tasks
The tasks listed below can be performed to prepare you for a career in this field.
Core
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs, abilities, and interests.
  • Observe and evaluate students' work to determine progress and make suggestions for improvement.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods, such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws or administrative policies.
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Conduct classes, workshops, and demonstrations to teach principles, techniques, or methods in subjects, such as basic English language skills, life skills, and workforce entry skills.
  • Prepare students for further education by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.
  • Assign and grade class work and homework.
  • Observe students to determine qualifications, limitations, abilities, interests, and other individual characteristics.
  • Register, orient, and assess new students according to standards and procedures.
  • Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help.
  • Prepare and administer written, oral, and performance tests and issue grades in accordance with performance.
  • Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
  • Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of states and schools.
  • Guide and counsel students with adjustment or academic problems or special academic interests.
  • Enforce administration policies and rules governing students.
  • Review instructional content, methods, and student evaluations to assess strengths and weaknesses, and to develop recommendations for course revision, development, or elimination.
  • Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons that promote learning, following approved curricula.
  • Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress.
  • Attend professional meetings, conferences, and workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
  • Prepare for assigned classes and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors.
  • Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.
  • Select, order, and issue books, materials, and supplies for courses or projects.
  • Collaborate with other teachers and professionals in the development of instructional programs.
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.
  • Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers, contests, or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
Supplemental
  • Provide information, guidance, and preparation for the General Equivalency Diploma (GED) examination.
  • Participate in publicity planning, community awareness efforts, and student recruitment.
  • Advise students on internships, prospective employers, and job placement services.
  • 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.
  • Train and assist tutors and community literacy volunteers.
  • Confer with leaders of government and community groups to coordinate student training or to find opportunities for students to fulfill curriculum requirements.
  • Observe and evaluate the performance of other instructors.
  • Write instructional articles on designated subjects.
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Knowledge
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Knowledge

The items listed below are organized into sections that contain knowledge useful for pursuing a career in this field. Each section also contains a "Percentage of Importance" statistic that shows how relevant an item is to the occupation.
 English Language
  • 88%
    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
  • 78%
    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
  • 70%
    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.
 Clerical
  • 63%
    Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 Administration and Management
  • 58%
    Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 Mathematics
  • 55%
    Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 Psychology
  • 53%
    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.
 Sociology and Anthropology
  • 52%
    Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Tools
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Tools
The tools listed below include machines, equipment, tools, and software that is useful for individuals who are interested in this career.
 Computers
  • Laptop computers
  • Desktop computers
  • Personal computers
  • Tablet computers
 Computer data input devices
  • Computer data input scanners
 Computer displays
  • Interactive whiteboards
 Projectors and supplies
  • Overhead data projectors
  • Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
 Cameras
  • Digital video cameras
 Audio and visual equipment
  • Television monitors
  • Digital video disk DVD players
  • Video cassette recorders VCR
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Technology
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Technology
The technologies listed below include machines, equipment, tools, and software that is useful for individuals who are interested in this career.
 Content authoring and editing software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe PhotoshopHOT
  • Microsoft WordHOT
  • Word processing software
  • Microsoft PowerPointHOT
  • FacebookHOT
  • Microsoft ExcelHOT
  • Microsoft Publisher
 Educational or reference software
  • Blackboard software
  • Computerized testing software
  • Educational software
  • Quizlet
  • Edpuzzle
  • Kahoot
 Network applications software
  • Edmodo
  • Web browser software
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Certifications
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Certifications
The certifications listed below are useful to pursue if you are interested in a career in this field.
 Specialty
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Licensing
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Licensing
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All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Related Programs
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