Middle School Teacher



Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.

•Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.

•Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems.

•Maintain accurate, complete, and correct student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.

•Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.


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.

Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Work Context

Work Context

Contact With others — how much does this job require the worker to be in contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) in order to perform it?

Face-to-Face Discussions — how often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?

Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — how often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?

Freedom to Make Decisions — how much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?

Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.


Bachelor’s degree

Master’s degree


Social - Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

Artistic - Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules

Work Values

Work Values

Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.

Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.

Achievement -Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.

Wage, Employment, Projected growth, and Projected job openings

Median wages (2012) $53,430 annual

Employment (2012) 614,000 employees

Projected growth (2012-2022) Average (8% to 14%) Average (8% to 14%)

Projected job openings (2012-2022) 211,200