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Teachers, Remedial Education GED

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, K-12
Benchmark Title: Teachers, Remedial Education GED
Summary Job Description Tasks
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. 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.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, K-12
Benchmark Title: Teachers, Remedial Education GED
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
English Language 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 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 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.
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.
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Sociology and Anthropology Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
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.
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.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, K-12
Benchmark Title: Teachers, Remedial Education GED
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
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.
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
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.
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, K-12
Benchmark Title: Teachers, Remedial Education GED
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
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.
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
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.
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
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.
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
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).
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
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.
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
Memorization The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
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).
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
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.
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
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.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, K-12
Benchmark Title: Teachers, Remedial Education GED
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop software Graphics or photo imaging software
Computerized testing software Computer based training software
Data entry software Data base user interface and query software
Educational software Computer based training software
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
Microsoft Outlook Electronic mail software
Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation software
Microsoft Publisher Desktop publishing software
Microsoft Word Word processing software
Web browser software Internet browser software
Computer data input scanners Scanners
Desktop computers Desktop computers
Digital video cameras Digital camcorders or video cameras
Digital video disk DVD players Digital video disk players or recorders
Interactive whiteboards Touch screen monitors
Laptop computers Notebook computers
Liquid crystal display LCD projectors Liquid crystal display projector
Overhead data projectors Overhead projectors
Personal computers Personal computers
Sound systems Public address systems
Tablet computers Tablet computers
Television monitors Televisions
Video cassette recorders VCR Video cassette players or recorders
Videoconferencing equipment Videoconferencing systems
Wireless presenters Visual presenters
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, K-12
Benchmark Title: Teachers, Remedial Education GED
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Master's Degree
On-Site or In-Plant Training Up to and including 1 month
Required Level of Education Bachelor's Degree
On-the-Job Training None or short demonstration
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
Related Work Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, K-12
Benchmark Title: Teachers, Remedial Education GED
Alternate Job Title(s)
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
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)
English Instructor
English as a Second Language Instructor (ESL Instructor)
Family Literacy Coordinator
GED Instructor
GED Preparation Teacher (General Educational Development Preparation Teacher)
GED Teacher (General Educational Development Teacher)
General Educational Development Instructor (GED Instructor)
Intensive English Program Curriculum Coordinator (IEP Curriculum Coordinator)
Reading Instructor
Reading Specialist
Reading Teacher
Remedial Reading, Math, or Other Subject Teacher
Transitional Studies Instructor
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, K-12
Benchmark Title: Teachers, Remedial Education GED
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