Teach elemental natural and social science, personal hygiene, music, art, and literature to kindergarten students. Promote physical, mental, and social development. May be required to hold State certification.
- Transitional Kindergarten Teacher
- Title One Kindergarten Teacher
- Physical Fitness Teacher
- Physical Education Teacher (PE Teacher)
- Montessori Teacher
- Kindergarten Teacher
- Kindergarten Classroom Teacher
- Kinder Teacher
- Administer standardized ability and achievement tests and interpret results to determine children's developmental levels and needs.
- Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate children's progress.
- Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities, such as restrooms.
- Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guests, or other experiential activities and guide students in learning from those activities.
- Attend staff meetings and serve on committees as required.
- Select, store, order, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.
- Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
- Involve parent volunteers and older students in children's activities to facilitate involvement in focused, complex play.
- Perform administrative duties, such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.
- Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: SA.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Social interests, but also prefer Artistic environments.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Achievement and Working Conditions in their jobs.
- Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Psychology - 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.
- Customer and Personal Service - 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.
- Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
- Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
- Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
- 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.
- Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
- Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
In 2016, the average annual wage in Pennsylvania was $54,070 with most people making between $30,920 and $79,270
During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 5,580 people in Pennsylvania. It is projected that there will be 5,650 employed in 2024.
This occupation will have about 7 openings due to growth and about 163 replacement openings for approximately 170 total annual openings.
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