CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Teachers, Secondary School - All Levels

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, K-12
Benchmark Title: Teachers, Secondary School - All Levels
Summary Job Description Tasks
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. 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.
Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
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.
Assign and grade class work and homework.
Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students.
Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
Guide and counsel students with adjustment or academic problems, or special academic interests.
Instruct and monitor students in the use of equipment and materials to prevent injuries and damage.
Prepare for assigned classes and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors.
Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their resource needs.
Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems.
Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of states and schools.
Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress.
Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help.
Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of secondary school programs.
Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.
Select, store, order, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.
Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers, or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
Administer standardized ability and achievement tests and interpret results to determine students' strengths and areas of need.
Sponsor extracurricular activities such as clubs, student organizations, and academic contests.
Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.
Perform administrative duties such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.
Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities such as restrooms.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, K-12
Benchmark Title: Teachers, Secondary School - All Levels
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
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.
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Clerical 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.
Sociology and Anthropology Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
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.
Administration and Management 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.
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.
Communications and Media Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
Law and Government Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
History and Archeology Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, K-12
Benchmark Title: Teachers, Secondary School - All Levels
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
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.
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, K-12
Benchmark Title: Teachers, Secondary School - All Levels
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
Memorization The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, K-12
Benchmark Title: Teachers, Secondary School - All Levels
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
ABC programming language Development environment software
Email software Electronic mail software
Instructional software Computer based training software
Logo Development environment software
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
Microsoft Office software Office suite software
Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation software
Microsoft Word Word processing software
Video editing software Graphics or photo imaging software
Web browser software Internet browser software
Bunsen burners Gas burners
Computer data input scanners Scanners
Computer laser printers Laser printers
Desktop computers Desktop computers
Digital video cameras Digital camcorders or video cameras
Dissection scalpels Laboratory scalpels
Document cameras Document camera
Glass beakers Laboratory beakers
Interactive whiteboards Touch screen monitors
Laboratory heating plates Laboratory hotplates
Laptop computers Notebook computers
Liquid crystal display LCD projectors Liquid crystal display projector
Multimedia projection equipment Multimedia projectors
Optical compound microscopes Binocular light compound microscopes
Pencil compasses Compasses
Personal computers Personal computers
Photocopying equipment Photocopiers
Safety gloves Protective gloves
Safety goggles Goggles
Science activity kits Childrens science kits
Television monitors Televisions
Video camcorders Hand held camcorders or video cameras
Video cassette recorders VCR Video cassette players or recorders
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, K-12
Benchmark Title: Teachers, Secondary School - All Levels
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Bachelor's Degree
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
Related Work Experience None
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, K-12
Benchmark Title: Teachers, Secondary School - All Levels
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CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, K-12
Benchmark Title: Teachers, Secondary School - All Levels
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