CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Self-Enrichment Education Teachers

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructors, Other
Benchmark Title: Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
Summary Job Description Tasks
Teach or instruct courses other than those that normally lead to an occupational objective or degree. Courses may include self-improvement, nonvocational, and nonacademic subjects. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution. Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
Conduct classes, workshops, and demonstrations, and provide individual instruction to teach topics and skills such as cooking, dancing, writing, physical fitness, photography, personal finance, and flying.
Monitor students' performance to make suggestions for improvement and to ensure that they satisfy course standards, training requirements, and objectives.
Observe students to determine qualifications, limitations, abilities, interests, and other individual characteristics.
Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injury and damage.
Prepare students for further development by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
Enforce 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 instructional program objectives, outlines, and lesson plans.
Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by administrative policy.
Participate in publicity planning and student recruitment.
Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers, contests, or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
Attend professional meetings, conferences, and workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
Meet with other instructors to discuss individual students and their progress.
Confer with other teachers and professionals to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning and development.
Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.
Prepare and administer written, oral, and performance tests, and issue grades in accordance with performance.
Schedule class times to ensure maximum attendance.
Assign and grade class work and homework.
Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help.
Review instructional content, methods, and student evaluations to assess strengths and weaknesses, and to develop recommendations for course revision, development, or elimination.
Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine their priorities for their children.
Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development.
Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
Observe and evaluate the performance of other instructors.
Select, order, and issue books, materials, and supplies for courses or projects.
Write instructional articles on designated subjects.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructors, Other
Benchmark Title: Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
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.
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.
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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.
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.
Fine Arts Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructors, Other
Benchmark Title: Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
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.
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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.
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
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.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructors, Other
Benchmark Title: Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
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.
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
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.
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.
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
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).
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
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).
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructors, Other
Benchmark Title: Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
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Adult Educator
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Art Instructor
Art Teacher
Arts and Crafts Teacher
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Athletics Teacher
Ballet Teacher
Baton Teacher
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Ceramics Teacher
Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)
Chef Instructor
Chef Teacher
Childbirth and Infant Care Teacher
Choir Teacher
Choral Teacher
Citizenship Teacher
Civil Preparedness Training Officer
Community Educator
Computer Science Teacher
Computer Technology Instructor
Cooking Instructor
Cooking Teacher
Culinary Art Teacher
Dance Instructor
Dance Teacher
Dancing Instructor
Dancing Teacher
Defensive Driving Instructor
Diving Instructor
Drama Teacher
Dramatic Coach
Dramatic Teacher
Driver Education Instructor
Driver Trainer
Driving Instructor
Driving Teacher
ESL Instructor (English as a Second Language Instructor)
ESL Teacher (English as a Second Language Teacher)
Firearms Instructor
First Aid Instructor
First Aid Teacher
Flight Instructor
Floral Design Teacher
Flute Teacher
Flying Instructor
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Foreign Language Teacher
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Guitar Teacher
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Gymnastics Instructor
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Hebrew Teacher
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Instrumental Music Teacher
Judo Instructor
Karate Instructor
Knitting Teacher
Language Instructor
Language Teacher
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Modeling Instructor
Music Director
Music Educator
Music Instructor
Music Teacher
Navigation Teacher
Organ Teacher
Parent Educator
Piano Teacher
Pilot Teacher
Prenatal Teacher
Public Speaking Teacher
Riding Instructor
Safety Teacher
Sailing Instructor
Scuba Instructor
Sewing Teacher
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Singing Teacher
Ski Instructer
Skiing Instructor
Snowboard Instructor
Speech Teacher
Speed Reading Teacher
Swimming Instructor
Theater Education Teacher
Theater Teacher
Therapeutic Riding Instructor
Typing Teacher
Violin Teacher
Vocal Teacher
Voice Coach
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CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructors, Other
Benchmark Title: Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
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