Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors
SOC: 25-3011.00

Description:

Teach or instruct out-of-school youths and adults in remedial education classes, preparatory classes for the General Educational Development test, literacy, or English as a Second Language. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
77,500 employed

Projected (2024):
83,000 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Adult Basic Education Instructor (ABE Instructor)
  • Adult Basic Education Teacher (ABE Teacher)
  • Adult Basic Studies Teacher
  • Adult Education Instructor
  • Adult Education Teacher
  • Adult Educator
  • Adult High School Instructor
  • Adult Literacy Instructor
  • Adult Literacy Teacher
  • Adult Remedial Education Instructor
  • Adult School Teacher
  • Adult Secondary Education Instructor
  • Bilingual Instructor
  • Bilingual Teacher
  • Developmental Education Instructor
  • English as a Second Language Instructor (ESL Instructor)
  • English Instructor
  • ESL Teacher (English as a Second Language Teacher)
  • ESOL Instructor (English for Speakers of Other Languages Instructor)
  • ESOL Teacher (English for Speakers of Other Languages Teacher)
  • Family Literacy Coordinator
  • GED Preparation Teacher (General Educational Development Preparation Teacher)
  • GED Teacher (General Educational Development Teacher)
  • General Educational Development Instructor (GED Instructor)
  • Instructor
  • Intensive English Program Curriculum Coordinator (IEP Curriculum Coordinator)
  • Reading Instructor
  • Reading Specialist
  • Reading Teacher
  • Remedial Reading, Math, or Other Subject Teacher
  • Teacher
  • Transitional Studies Instructor


  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Fine Arts
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • 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.
  • Provide information, guidance, and preparation for the General Equivalency Diploma (GED) examination.
  • 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.
  • Participate in publicity planning, community awareness efforts, and student recruitment.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Computer data input scanners
  • Desktop computers
  • Digital video cameras
  • Digital video disk DVD players
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Laptop computers
  • Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
  • Overhead data projectors
  • Personal computers
  • Sound systems
  • Tablet computers
  • Television monitors
  • Video cassette recorders VCR
  • Videoconferencing equipment
  • Wireless presenters
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop software
  • Computerized testing software
  • Data entry software
  • Educational software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft Word
  • SAP software
  • Web browser software


  • education training and library


    industry stats

    SOC: 25-0000

    Total Employed: 8,542,670

    Average Annual Salary: $53,000