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Become An Education Instructor

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Working As An Education Instructor

  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Coaching and Developing Others
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Deal with People

  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $41,740

    Average Salary

What Does An Education Instructor Do

An Education Instructor is responsible for planning, developing, and delivering appropriate individualized educational services. They provide individualized instruction to each student through promoting interactive learning lessons and create, and they distribute educational content, such as notes and summaries.

How To Become An Education Instructor

Kindergarten and elementary school teachers must have a bachelor’s degree. In addition, public school teachers must have a state-issued certification or license.

Education

All states require public kindergarten and elementary school teachers to have at least a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Some states also require kindergarten and elementary school teachers to major in a content area, such as math or science. They typically enroll in their college’s teacher preparation program and also take classes in education and child psychology in addition to those required by their major.

In teacher education programs, future teachers learn how to present information to young students and how to work with young students of varying abilities and backgrounds. Programs typically include fieldwork, such as student teaching. For information about teacher preparation programs in your state, visit teach.org.

Some states require all teachers to earn a master’s degree after receiving their teaching certification.

Private schools typically seek kindergarten and elementary school teachers who have a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

All states require teachers in public schools to be licensed or certified. Those who teach in private schools are generally not required to be licensed. Most states require teachers to pass a background check.

Kindergarten and elementary school teachers are typically certified to teach early childhood grades, which are usually preschool through third grade, or elementary school grades, which are usually first through sixth grades or first through eighth grades.

Requirements for certification vary by state. In addition to earning a bachelor’s degree, they are required to complete a teacher preparation program and supervised experience in teaching, typically gained through student teaching. Some states require a minimum grade point average. States often require candidates to pass a general teaching certification test, as well as a test that demonstrates their knowledge of the subject they will teach. Although kindergarten and elementary school teachers typically do not teach only a single subject, they may be required to pass a content area test to earn their certification. For information on certification requirements in your state, visit teach.org.

Teachers are frequently required to complete annual professional development classes to keep their license. Some states require teachers to complete a master’s degree after receiving their certification.

All states offer an alternative route to certification for people who already have a bachelor’s degree but lack the education courses required for certification. Some alternative certification programs allow candidates to begin teaching immediately after graduation, under the supervision of an experienced teacher. These programs cover teaching methods and child development. After they complete the program, candidates are awarded full certification. Other programs require students to take classes in education before they can teach. Students may be awarded a master’s degree after completing one of these programs.

Training

In order to receive certification, teachers need to undergo a period of fieldwork, commonly referred to as student teaching. During student teaching, they work with a mentor teacher and get experience teaching students in a classroom setting. The amount of time required varies by state.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Teachers must collaborate with teacher assistants and special education teachers. In addition, they need to discuss students’ needs with parents and administrators.

Creativity. Kindergarten and elementary school teachers must plan lessons that engage young students, adapting the lessons to different learning styles.

Patience. Working with students of different abilities and backgrounds can be difficult. Kindergarten and elementary school teachers must respond with patience when students struggle with material.

Physical stamina. Working with kindergarten and elementary-aged students can be tiring. Teachers need to be able to physically, mentally, and emotionally keep up with the students.

Resourcefulness. Kindergarten and elementary school teachers need to be able to explain difficult concepts in terms that young students can understand. In addition, they must be able to get students engaged in learning and adapt their lessons to meet students’ needs.

Advancement

Experienced teachers can advance to serve as mentors to newer teachers or to become lead teachers. In these roles, they help less experienced teachers to improve their teaching skills.

With additional education or certification, teachers may become school counselors, school librarians, or instructional coordinators. Some become assistant principals or principals, both of which generally require additional schooling in education administration or leadership.

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Education Instructor Career Paths

Education Instructor
Educator Case Manager Special Education Teacher
Assistant Principal
10 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Professor Co-Owner Service Technician
Branch Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Associate Director Director Of Admissions
Campus Director
7 Yearsyrs
Educator Program Coordinator Human Resources Coordinator
Director Of Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Substitute Teacher Lead Teacher
Director Of Preschool
7 Yearsyrs
Assistant Director Social Worker Special Education Teacher
Director Of Special Education
12 Yearsyrs
Program Assistant Preschool Teacher Pre-K Teacher
Director Of Teacher Education
5 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Sales Consultant Training Manager
Director, Learning And Development
12 Yearsyrs
Program Coordinator Program Manager General Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Assistant Director Special Education Teacher Assistant Principal
Elementary School Principal
12 Yearsyrs
Instructor Program Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Environmental Educator Science Teacher Assistant Principal
High School Principal
12 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Professor Senior Project Manager Program Director
Human Resources Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Environmental Educator Educator Assistant Principal
Middle School Principal
12 Yearsyrs
Program Coordinator Project Manager Program Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Program Director Adjunct Instructor Instructor
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Instructor Project Manager
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Program Director General Manager Account Executive
Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Faculty Assistant Principal
School Principal
10 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Faculty Education Director Science Teacher
Vice Principal
9 Yearsyrs
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Education Instructor Demographics

Gender

  • Female

    59.5%
  • Male

    38.5%
  • Unknown

    1.9%

Ethnicity

  • White

    81.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    9.6%
  • Asian

    6.4%
  • Unknown

    1.6%
  • Black or African American

    0.5%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    52.6%
  • French

    12.5%
  • Arabic

    7.2%
  • Chinese

    5.3%
  • Mandarin

    3.3%
  • German

    3.3%
  • Russian

    2.6%
  • Italian

    2.6%
  • Vietnamese

    1.3%
  • Hindi

    1.3%
  • Portuguese

    1.3%
  • Japanese

    1.3%
  • Cherokee

    0.7%
  • Somali

    0.7%
  • Korean

    0.7%
  • Shan

    0.7%
  • Danish

    0.7%
  • Bulgarian

    0.7%
  • Bengali

    0.7%
  • Thai

    0.7%
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Real Education Instructor Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Instructor/Educational Fellow Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Philadelphia, PA Jun 20, 2015 $90,000
Instructor Educational Fellow Emergency Medicine Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA Jun 20, 2015 $90,000
Senior Education Instructor Tibco Software, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Feb 23, 2014 $83,900
Education Instructor Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training El Sobrante, CA Jul 12, 2016 $72,000
Upper School History/Global Education Instructor Ravenscroft School, Inc. Raleigh, NC Oct 01, 2012 $67,828
Instructor/Director of Education Bobum Corporation Dallas, TX Oct 01, 2011 $66,000
Professor of Instruction, Education The University of Akron Akron, OH Dec 08, 2016 $60,000
Upper School History/Global Education Instructor Ravenscroft School, Inc. Raleigh, NC Oct 01, 2015 $56,829
Robotics and Stem Education Instructor Learning Through Robotics LLC Provo, UT Sep 03, 2013 $56,180
Robotics and Stem Education Instructor Learning Through Robotics Provo, UT Sep 06, 2013 $56,180
Bilingual Education Instructor East Aurora School District 131 Aurora, IL Jul 29, 2015 $55,777
Bilingual Education Instructor East Aurora School District 131 Aurora, IL Apr 20, 2016 $55,777
Medical Educator and Instructor The Institute of Medical Boards Overland Park, KS May 09, 2016 $55,000
Educational Instructor/Administrator Plano ABC Day School Inc. Plano, TX May 01, 2016 $46,779
Educational Instructor/Administrator Plano ABC Day School Inc. Plano, TX Jul 13, 2015 $46,779
Instructor-Educator University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH Aug 15, 2015 $45,000
Conductive Education Instructor Conductive Education Center of Orlando, Inc. Winter Park, FL Sep 27, 2010 $45,000
Art Education Instructor (Museum Studies) Inst. of Am.Indian&Alaska Native Culture&Arts DEVL Santa Fe, NM Jan 04, 2010 $44,030
Educational Software Instructors Rediker Software Inc. Hampden, MA Oct 28, 2016 $43,742
Conductive Education Instructor Conductive Education Center of Orlando, Inc. Winter Park, FL May 17, 2010 $42,500
Instructor of Continuum Education In Implant Dentistry David A. Bennett, DDS, Pa Miami, FL Apr 23, 2009 $41,420
Education Instructional Director Asian Youth Center of New York NY Oct 01, 2011 $40,133
Conductive Education Instructor (Conductor) Colorado Foundation for Conductive Education Loveland, CO Oct 01, 2009 $40,000
Instructor of Deaf Education University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Chickasha, OK Apr 11, 2015 $40,000
Conductive Education Instructor (Conductor) Colorado Foundation for Conductive Education Loveland, CO Sep 01, 2009 $40,000
Conductive Education Instructor Conductive Education Center of Orlando, Inc. Winter Park, FL May 03, 2013 $39,440
Conductive Education Instructor Conductive Education Center of Orlando, Inc. Winter Park, FL Jun 10, 2013 $39,440
Clinical Education Instructor Aroma Spa & Sports, LLC Los Angeles, CA Sep 14, 2013 $38,943

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Top Skills for An Education Instructor

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Top Education Instructor Skills

  1. Classroom Management
  2. Curriculum Development
  3. Lesson Plans
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Facilitate classroom management and appropriate discipline within public school setting.
  • Assist and help with curriculum development and modifications.
  • Designed and executed literacy lesson plans for leveled guided reading groups.
  • Developed health promotion programs, revised established doctrine, environmental protection plans, safety, and risk management strategies.
  • Trained students in properly understanding the basic principles of 1st through 12th grade mathematics.

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