School Teacher

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Job Description

A teacher or schoolteacher is a person who provides education for students. The role of teacher is often formal and ongoing, carried out at a school or other place of formal education. In many countries, a person who wishes to become a teacher must first obtain specified professional qualifications or credentials from a university or TAFE. Teachers, like other professionals, may have to continue their education after they qualify, a process known as continuing professional development. Teachers may use a lesson plan to facilitate student learning, providing a course of study which is called the curriculum.

Qualififcations and Educational requirements

There are three main pathways to qualify.A four-year undergraduate teacher education degree (e.g. Bachelor of Education).A double-degree program where you study for two degrees at the same time, with one of these being a teacher education course. Most universities offer this option over four years. (e.g. Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Teaching).An academic degree, say a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts, followed by a one-year or two-year postgraduate teacher education course.

How will you pay for your education?

HECS stands for Higher Education Contribution Scheme. It is the loan which students in Australia can take out to help cover their Higher Education costs. On 1 January 2012, the Australian Government lowered the HECS discount from 20% to 10% for up-front student contribution payments of $500 or more.

Skills required

 1)Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.2) Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.3) Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.4) Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.5) Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.6) Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.

Type of income received

Teachers receive a salary. A salary is a fixed regular payment, typically paid on a monthly or biweekly basis but often expressed as an annual sum, made by an employer to an employee.

Approximate Income

There are many different levels of teaching, however the approximate salary of a fully qualified teacher is according the the university of sydney in 2011 is $84,759

What interests you about teaching?

Teaching is not only intersting but it is also a vocation to educate children of the future. As a teacher your are able to share your skills, open windows for students and lower walls in their realm of education.  I've decided to be a teacher because I believe only education can help us to construct a better world and a better future.