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Career Exploration--Example

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Career Exploration
by
Mrs. Dimmick

1 + 2 = 3
A B C
Values
Well Being
Coaching/
Mentoring
Creativity
I value:
Stability
Innovation
Advising
3 Careers
Web Designer
Marketing Director
Teacher

Career Description
Elementary Education
Help students in one class learn concepts in multiple studies such as math, science, language arts, social studies
Secondary Education
Teachers must specialize in one subject
i.e. History, Math, Business, P.E.
Job Outlook
Elementary--12% growth
Secondary--6 % growth
Average Salary
$55,050
+ Benefits
Knowledge & Skills
Elementary
Excellent communication skills
Basic math & science skills
Strong content knowledge of multiple subjects
Understanding of how children learn
Secondary
Thorough knowledge and understanding of subject area
Variety of teaching strategies
Disciplinary techniques
Characteristics
Enthusiasm
Love of Children
Strong Interpersonal Skills
Organizational Skills
Creativity and Energy
Advantages:
Shorter work year
Long summer vacation
Weekends/Holidays off
Benefits above average
Influencing children
Making a difference
Disadvantages:
Difficult children
Slashing budgets
Bureaucracy
Grading
Educational Requirements
Elementary
Bachelors Degree in Education
Includes student teaching
Optional: Masters in Education
Secondary
Bachelors in subject area
Masters of Arts in Teaching
Career Requirements
License to teach in state in which you live
Requirements vary by state
Special tests
Basic skills
Content specific skills
Annual professional development
Why me?
Why this job?
Teaching closely matches my values of Creativity, Well-Being and Mentoring/Coaching. In all of my assessments, teaching came up as a possible profession. I feel that teaching is a deep-seated passion that is fulfilled when I am in the classroom.
Bonus: I am off when my children are off!
Sources:
http://www.citruscollege.edu/stdntsrv/cfte/Pages/Characteristics.aspx
http://careerplanning.about.com/od/occupations/p/teacher.htm
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/high-school-teachers.htm
http://work.chron.com/advantages-disadvantages-becoming-teacher-4302.html
http://gradschool.about.com/od/education/f/advteacher.htm
Specific Work Activities:
Plan and create lesson plans for specific unit studies
Create a safe learning environment for all students
Assess learning through assignments, projects, tests, etc
Grade assignments
Communicate progress
Work with individual students
Monitor class activities
Working Conditions:
Indoors (mostly)
Monday-Friday
7 am-3 pm
Weekends & Holidays off
Summers off
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