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Working As a Computer Teacher

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Make Decisions

  • $47,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Computer Teacher Do

Postsecondary teachers instruct students in a wide variety of academic and career and technical subjects beyond the high school level. They also conduct research and publish scholarly papers and books.

Duties

Postsecondary teachers typically do the following:

  • Teach courses in their subject area
  • Work with students who are taking classes to improve their knowledge or career skills
  • Develop an instructional plan (known as a course outline or syllabus) for the course(s) they teach and ensure that it meets college and department standards
  • Plan lessons and assignments
  • Work with colleagues to develop or modify the curriculum for a degree or certificate program involving a series of courses
  • Assess students’ progress by grading assignments, papers, exams, and other work
  • Advise students about which classes to take and how to achieve their goals
  • Stay informed about changes and innovations in their field
  • Conduct research and experiments to advance knowledge in their field
  • Supervise graduate students who are working toward doctoral degrees
  • Publish original research and analysis in books and academic journals
  • Serve on academic and administrative committees that review and recommend policies, make budget decisions, or advise on hiring and promotions within their department

Postsecondary teachers, often referred to as professors or faculty, specialize in a variety of subjects and fields. Some teach academic subjects, such as English or philosophy. Others focus on career-related subjects, such as law, nursing, or culinary arts.

At colleges and universities, professors are organized into departments that specialize in a subject, such as history, science, business, or music. A professor may teach one or more courses within that department. For example, a mathematics professor may teach calculus, statistics, and a graduate seminar in a very specific area of mathematics.

Postsecondary teachers’ duties vary with their positions in a university or college. In large colleges or universities, they may spend their time teaching, conducting research or experiments, applying for grants to fund their research, or supervising graduate teaching assistants who are teaching classes.

Postsecondary teachers who work in small colleges and universities or in community colleges often spend more time teaching classes and working with students. They may spend some time conducting research, but they do not have as much time to devote to it.

Full-time professors, particularly those who have tenure (a professor who cannot be fired without just cause), often are expected to spend more time on their research. They also may be expected to serve on more college and university committees.

Part-time professors, often known as adjunct professors, spend most of their time teaching students.

Professors may teach large classes of several hundred students (often with the help of graduate teaching assistants), smaller classes of about 40 to 50 students, seminars with just a few students, or laboratories where students practice the subject matter. They work with an increasingly varied student population as more part-time, older, and culturally diverse students are going to postsecondary schools.

Professors need to keep up with developments in their field by reading scholarly articles, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences. A tenured professor must do original research, such as experiments, document analysis, or critical reviews, and publish their findings.

Some postsecondary teachers work for online universities or teach online classes. They use websites to present lessons and information, to assign and accept students’ work, and to participate in course discussions. Online professors communicate with students by email and by phone and might never meet their students in person.

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Educational requirements vary with the subject taught and the type of educational institution. Most commonly, postsecondary teachers must have a Ph.D. However, a master's degree may be enough for some postsecondary teachers at community colleges. In career and technical schools, work experience may be important for getting a postsecondary teaching job.

Education

Postsecondary teachers who work for 4-year colleges and universities typically need a doctoral degree in their field. Some schools may hire those with a master’s degree or those who are doctoral degree candidates for some specialties, such as fine arts, or for some part-time positions.

Doctoral programs generally take multiple years after the completion of a bachelor’s degree program. They spend time completing a master’s degree and then writing a doctoral dissertation, which is a paper presenting original research in the student’s field of study. Candidates usually specialize in a subfield, such as organic chemistry or European history.

Community colleges or career and technical schools also may hire those with a master’s degree. However, in some fields, there are more applicants than available positions. In these situations, institutions can be more selective, and they frequently choose applicants who have a Ph.D. over those with a master’s degree.

Postsecondary teachers who teach career and technical education courses, such as culinary arts or cosmetology, may not be required to have graduate-level education. At a minimum they must hold the degree of the program in which they are teaching. For example, the teacher must hold an associate’s degree if they teach a program that is at the associate’s degree level. In addition, work experience or certification may be just as important as education for getting a postsecondary teaching job at a career or technical school.

Other Experience

Some institutions may prefer to hire those with teaching or other work experience, but this is not a requirement for all fields or for all employers.

In health specialties, art, or education fields, hands-on work experience in the industry can be important. Postsecondary teachers in these fields often gain experience by working in an occupation related to their field of expertise.

In fields such as biological science, physics, and chemistry, some postsecondary teachers have postdoctoral research experience. These short-term jobs, sometimes called “post-docs,” usually involve working for 2 to 3 years as a research associate or in a similar position, often at a college or university.

Some postsecondary teachers gain teaching experience by working as graduate teaching assistants—students who are enrolled in a graduate program and teach classes in the institution in which they are enrolled.

Some postsecondary teachers, especially adjunct professors, have another job in addition to teaching.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Postsecondary teachers who prepare students for an occupation that requires a license, certification, or registration, may need to have—or they may benefit from having—the same credential. For example, a postsecondary nursing teacher might need a nursing license or a postsecondary education teacher might need a teaching license.

Advancement

A major goal for postsecondary teachers with a doctoral degree is attaining a tenure—a guarantee that a professor cannot be fired without just cause. It can take up to 7 years of moving up the ranks in tenure-track positions. The ranks are assistant professor, associate professor, and professor. Tenure is granted through a review of the candidate’s research, contribution to the institution, and teaching.

Tenure and tenure track positions are declining as institutions are relying more heavily on part-time faculty.

Some tenured professors advance to administrative positions, such as dean or president. For information on deans and other administrative positions, see the profile on postsecondary education administrators. For more information about college and university presidents, see the profile on top executives.

Important Qualities

Critical-thinking skills. To challenge established theories and beliefs, conduct original research, and design experiments, postsecondary teachers need good critical-thinking skills.

Interpersonal skills. Most postsecondary teachers need to be able to work well with others and must have good communication skills to serve on committees and give lectures.

Resourcefulness. Postsecondary teachers need to be able to present information in a way that students will understand. They need to adapt to the different learning styles of their students and teach students who have little or no experience with the subject.

Speaking skills. Postsecondary teachers need good communication skills to give lectures.

Writing skills. Most postsecondary teachers need to be skilled writers to publish original research and analysis.

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Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
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Information Technology Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Computer Technician Team Leader Assistant Director
Center Director
7 Yearsyrs
Computer Technician Team Leader Director
Education Director
7 Yearsyrs
Computer Technician Specialist Lead Teacher
Lead Pre-K Teacher
5 Yearsyrs
Computer Instructor Instructor Lead Teacher
Assistant Principal
10 Yearsyrs
Computer Instructor Instructor Adjunct Instructor
Department Chairperson
7 Yearsyrs
Computer Instructor Consultant Principal
Elementary School Principal
12 Yearsyrs
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School Principal
10 Yearsyrs
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High School Principal
9 Yearsyrs
Spanish Teacher Adjunct Instructor Assistant Principal
Athletic Director
5 Yearsyrs
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Founder And Director
6 Yearsyrs
Kindergarten Teacher Preschool Lead Teacher Assistant Director
School Director
6 Yearsyrs
Kindergarten Teacher Reading Specialist Assistant Principal
Director Of Instruction
7 Yearsyrs
Special Education Teacher Support Specialist Information Technology Analyst
Information Technology Supervisor, Information Technology
6 Yearsyrs
Special Education Teacher Education Consultant
Student Dean
7 Yearsyrs
Program Coordinator Educational Programs Coordinator Education Program Manager
Assistant Education Director
6 Yearsyrs
Technical Instructor Designer Structural Designer
Drafting Instructor
7 Yearsyrs
Special Education Teacher Education Consultant Department Chairperson
Academic Director
7 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Business Teacher 4.0 years
Teacher 3.9 years
Spanish Teacher 3.7 years
Art Teacher 3.4 years
Technology Teacher 3.3 years
Computer Teacher 3.0 years
Computer Aide 2.2 years
Teacher Internship 0.8 years
Top Careers Before Computer Teacher
Teacher 19.5%
Instructor 4.4%
Tutor 3.8%
Internship 3.7%
Cashier 3.6%
Secretary 3.5%
Volunteer 2.4%
Top Careers After Computer Teacher
Teacher 20.8%
Instructor 4.1%
Volunteer 3.5%
Cashier 3.4%
Internship 3.1%
Manager 2.9%
Tutor 2.9%

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Average Yearly Salary
$47,000
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$40,000
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Median 50%
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Best Paying Company
Harford County Public Schools
Highest Paying City
Los Angeles, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
2.9 years
How much does a Computer Teacher make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Computer Teacher in the United States is $47,772 per year or $23 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $40,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $55,000.

Real Computer Teacher Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Computer Teacher Magnolia Educational & Research Foundation Carson, CA Feb 10, 2016 $61,289
Computer Programming Teacher Magnolia Educational & Research Foundation Carson, CA Sep 11, 2016 $55,780
Computer Teacher Magnolia Educational & Research Foundation Carson, CA Oct 01, 2015 $55,780
Computer Teacher Concept Schools, Inc. Chicago, IL Sep 15, 2016 $46,620
Computer Teacher Harmony Science Academy-Houston NW Houston, TX Aug 26, 2016 $46,050
Computer Teacher School of Science and Technology-Houston Houston, TX Jan 08, 2016 $46,050
Computer Teacher Harmony Science Academy-Euless Euless, TX Jan 08, 2016 $45,490
Computer Teacher Harmony Science Academy-San Antonio San Antonio, TX Aug 03, 2015 $45,350
Computer Teacher School of Science and Technology San Antonio, TX Mar 08, 2015 $45,350
Computer Teacher School of Science and Technology San Antonio, TX Aug 03, 2015 $45,350
Computer Teacher School of Science and Technology San Antonio, TX Sep 15, 2016 $45,350
Computer Teacher Noble Academy-Columbus, Inc. Columbus, OH Oct 01, 2015 $45,060
Computer Teacher Harmony School of Innovation-Dallas Carrollton, TX Sep 18, 2015 $43,470
Computer Teacher Harmony Science Academy-Grand Prairie Grand Prairie, TX Sep 01, 2015 $43,470
Computer Teacher Harmony School of Innovation-Garland Garland, TX Sep 01, 2015 $43,470
Computer Teacher Harmony School of Innovation-Garland Garland, TX Sep 24, 2015 $43,470
Computer Teacher Harmony Science Academy-Dallas Dallas, TX Sep 01, 2015 $43,470
Computer Teacher Harmony School of Innovation-Garland Garland, TX Jan 09, 2015 $43,470
Computer Teacher Horizon Science Academy Youngstown, Inc. Youngstown, OH Aug 01, 2015 $43,440
Computer Teacher Harmony School of Excellence-Austin Austin, TX Jul 23, 2016 $42,100
Computer Teacher Harmony Science Academy-North Austin Pflugerville, TX Aug 03, 2015 $42,050
Computer Teacher Harmony Science Academy-North Austin Pflugerville, TX Mar 08, 2015 $42,050
Computer Teacher School of Science and Technology-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, TX Jan 12, 2016 $41,770
Computer Teacher School of Science and Technology-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, TX Jan 09, 2016 $41,770

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Top Skills for A Computer Teacher

  1. Classroom Management
  2. Computer Curriculum
  3. Internet Safety
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provided staff with one-on-one instruction to facilitate their use of computers for classroom management.
  • Developed a district-approved computer curriculum that directly correlates with Common Core Content Standards.
  • Focused curriculum on internet safety, Microsoft Office, web design, and Windows 7.
  • Provided curriculum, computer related technical support and instructional support in the computer lab.
  • Developed and implemented comprehensive lesson plans that accommodate all levels of learners.

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Computer Teacher Demographics

Gender

Female

52.8%

Male

34.4%

Unknown

12.8%
Ethnicity

White

56.0%

Hispanic or Latino

17.9%

Black or African American

11.5%

Asian

9.2%

Unknown

5.3%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

58.4%

Arabic

8.4%

French

6.6%

Portuguese

4.2%

Mandarin

3.6%

Italian

3.0%

Chinese

2.4%

Turkish

1.8%

Korean

1.8%

Cantonese

1.8%

Russian

1.2%

Bengali

1.2%

German

1.2%

Swahili

0.6%

Hausa

0.6%

Luganda

0.6%

Hindi

0.6%

Hebrew

0.6%

Armenian

0.6%

Lingala

0.6%
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Computer Teacher Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

23.4%

Grand Canyon University

7.0%

Walden University

5.9%

Liberty University

5.9%

Wayne State University

4.9%

Texas A&M University

4.5%

Ashford University

4.2%

Seton Hall University

4.2%

Capella University

3.8%

University of Houston

3.8%

Temple University

3.5%

Nova Southeastern University

3.5%

American InterContinental University

3.5%

George Mason University

3.5%

National University

3.5%

Strayer University

3.5%

Northeastern University

3.1%

Eastern Michigan University

2.8%

State University of New York Albany

2.8%

New York University

2.4%
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Majors

Elementary Education

13.2%

Computer Science

13.0%

Education

11.7%

Business

11.5%

General Education, Specific Areas

5.8%

Educational Technology

5.7%

Educational Leadership

4.7%

Information Technology

3.7%

Computer Information Systems

3.4%

English

3.3%

Psychology

3.1%

Special Education

3.0%

Accounting

2.7%

Communication

2.6%

Early Childhood Education

2.6%

Mathematics

2.3%

Management

2.2%

Computer Applications

2.0%

Curriculum And Instruction

1.8%

Graphic Design

1.7%
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Degrees

Bachelors

35.4%

Masters

31.8%

Other

17.5%

Associate

6.1%

Certificate

5.5%

Doctorate

1.9%

Diploma

1.7%

License

0.1%
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