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Working As A French Teacher

  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Coaching and Developing Others
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • $47,000

    Average Salary

What Does A French Teacher Do

High school teachers help prepare students for life after graduation. They teach academic lessons and various skills that students will need to attend college and to enter the job market.

Duties

High school teachers typically do the following:

  • Plan lessons in the subjects they teach, such as biology or history
  • Assess students to evaluate their abilities, strengths, and weaknesses
  • Teach students in full class settings or in small groups
  • Adapt lessons to any changes in class size
  • Grade students’ assignments and exams to monitor progress
  • Communicate with parents about students’ progress
  • Work with individual students to challenge them, to improve their abilities, and to work on their weaknesses
  • Prepare students for standardized tests required by the state
  • Develop and enforce classroom rules and administrative policies
  • Supervise students outside of the classroom—for example, at lunchtime or during detention

High school teachers generally teach students from the 9th through 12th grades. They usually specialize in one subject area, such as math, science, or history. They may teach several different classes within that subject area. For example, a high school math teacher may teach courses in algebra, calculus, and/or geometry.

High school teachers may teach students from different grades throughout the day. For example, in one class they may have students from the 9th grade and then in the next class they may have 12th-grade students. In many schools, students are divided into classes on the basis of their abilities, so teachers need to change their courses to match the students’ abilities.

High school teachers see several different classes of students throughout the day. They may teach the same material—for example, world history—to more than one class if the school has many students taking that subject.

Some high school teachers instruct special classes, such as art, music, and physical education.

When they do not have classes, teachers plan lessons, grade assignments, and meet with other teachers and staff.

In some schools, teachers of English as a second language (ESL) and teachers of English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) work exclusively with students who are learning the English language. These students are often referred to as English language learners (ELLs). These teachers work with students individually or in groups to help them improve their English language skills and help them with assignments for other classes.

Students with learning disabilities and emotional or behavioral disorders often are taught in traditional classes. Therefore, high school teachers may work with special education teachers to adapt lessons to these students’ needs and to monitor the students’ progress.

Some teachers maintain websites to communicate with parents about students’ assignments, upcoming events, and grades. For students, teachers may create websites or discussion boards to present information and to expand a lesson taught in class.

Some high school teachers coach sports and advise student clubs and other groups, activities that frequently take place before or after school.

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How To Become A French Teacher

High 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 high school teachers to have at least a bachelor’s degree. Most states require high school teachers to have majored in a subject area, such as science or history. Teachers typically enroll in their institution’s teacher preparation program and take classes in education and child psychology as well.

In teacher education programs, prospective high school teachers learn how to present information to students and how to work with 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 high school teachers to earn a master’s degree after earning their teaching certification.

Teachers in private schools do not need to meet state requirements. However, private schools typically seek high school teachers who have a bachelor’s degree and a major in a subject area.

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.

High school teachers typically are awarded a secondary or high school certification, which allows them to teach the 7th through the 12th grades.

Requirements for certification vary by state. In addition to requiring a bachelor’s degree, states require teachers to complete a teacher preparation program and supervised experience in teaching, typically gained through student teaching. States also typically require candidates to pass a general teaching certification test, as well as a test that demonstrates their knowledge in the subject they will teach. Some states require teachers to have a minimum grade point average as well. For information on certification requirements in your state, visit Teach.org.

Often, teachers are 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 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 either type of program.

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 gain experience teaching students in a classroom setting. The amount of time required varies by state.

Important Qualities

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

Patience. Working with students of different abilities and backgrounds can be difficult. High school teachers must be patient when students struggle with material.

Resourcefulness. High school teachers need to explain difficult concepts in terms students can understand. In addition, they must be able to engage students in learning and adapt lessons to each student’s needs.

Advancement

Experienced teachers can advance to be mentors or lead teachers. In these positions, they often work with less experienced teachers to help them 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. Becoming a principal usually requires additional instruction in education administration or leadership. For more information, see the profiles on school and career counselors, librarians, instructional coordinators, and elementary, middle, and high school principals.

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French Teacher Career Paths

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Spanish Teacher Adjunct Professor
Assistant Principal
10 Yearsyrs
Spanish Teacher Adjunct Professor Assistant Principal
Elementary School Principal
12 Yearsyrs
Spanish Teacher Adjunct Professor Principal
High School Principal
9 Yearsyrs
Tutor Lead Teacher Assistant Director
Center Director
7 Yearsyrs
Tutor Team Leader Director
Education Director
7 Yearsyrs
Tutor Lead Teacher
Lead Pre-K Teacher
5 Yearsyrs
Translator Editor Chairperson
Department Chairperson
7 Yearsyrs
Translator Consultant Principal
Athletic Director
5 Yearsyrs
Translator Team Leader Assistant Director
School Director
6 Yearsyrs
Instructor Lead Teacher Assistant Principal
School Principal
10 Yearsyrs
Instructor Administrator Assistant Principal
Middle School Principal
11 Yearsyrs
Instructor Special Education Teacher Education Consultant
Educational Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Interpreter And Translator Senior Advisor Associate Director
Campus Director
7 Yearsyrs
Private Tutor Adjunct Instructor Associate Dean
Academic Dean
10 Yearsyrs
Private Tutor Lead Instructor Education Director
Director Of Instruction
7 Yearsyrs
Private Tutor Adjunct Instructor Department Chairperson
Vice Principal
8 Yearsyrs
Interpreter And Translator Lecturer Education Consultant
Student Dean
7 Yearsyrs
ESL Instructor Education Consultant Student Dean
High School Assistant Principal
10 Yearsyrs
Consultant Principal Elementary School Principal
Curriculum Director
8 Yearsyrs
Interpreter And Translator Assistant Professor Department Chairperson
Academic Director
7 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Latin Teacher 4.3 years
Science Teacher 4.1 years
French Teacher 4.0 years
Journalism Teacher 3.9 years
German Teacher 3.8 years
Spanish Teacher 3.7 years
French Professor 3.7 years
French Instructor 3.5 years
Biology Teacher 3.5 years
History Teacher 3.3 years
Literature Teacher 3.3 years
Chemistry Teacher 3.2 years
Language Teacher 3.0 years
Geography Teacher 3.0 years
Top Careers Before French Teacher
Teacher 20.6%
Tutor 5.9%
Translator 4.1%
Internship 3.8%
Volunteer 2.7%
Instructor 2.4%
Assistant 2.4%
Top Careers After French Teacher
Teacher 18.6%
Tutor 7.2%
Volunteer 4.4%
Translator 3.5%
Instructor 3.3%
Internship 2.9%
Cashier 2.4%

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Average Yearly Salary
$47,000
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$32,000
Min 10%
$47,000
Median 50%
$47,000
Median 50%
$47,000
Median 50%
$47,000
Median 50%
$47,000
Median 50%
$47,000
Median 50%
$47,000
Median 50%
$69,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Lycee Francais de New York
Highest Paying City
Greenwich, CT
Highest Paying State
Connecticut
Avg Experience Level
4.1 years
How much does a French Teacher make at top companies?
The national average salary for a French Teacher in the United States is $47,598 per year or $23 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $32,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $69,000.

Real French Teacher Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
French Teacher for Secondary School La Fondation Du Lycee Francais International de Washington Bethesda, MD Sep 02, 2015 $92,000
Prep School French Teacher Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School New York, NY Aug 22, 2016 $91,000
French Teacher LYCÉE International de Boston/International School Cambridge, MA Apr 08, 2016 $81,800 -
$96,800
French Philosophy Teacher French-American International School San Francisco, CA Sep 19, 2016 $75,837 -
$80,000
French Philosophy Teacher French-American International School San Francisco, CA May 10, 2016 $74,290 -
$83,000
French Teacher (Secondary School) LYCÉE International de Boston/International School of Boston, Inc. Cambridge, MA Sep 01, 2015 $73,358
Secondary School French Teacher Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley Berkeley, CA Aug 29, 2016 $73,349
Secondary School French Teacher Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley Berkeley, CA Aug 09, 2015 $73,349
Spanish & French Teacher Greens Farms Academy Inc. CT Sep 14, 2015 $65,562
Secondary French Teacher Greenville County Schools Greenville, SC Dec 10, 2016 $63,755
French Teacher Viewpoint Educational Foundation Calabasas, CA Dec 15, 2015 $60,897
Elementary French Teacher Lycee International de Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA Aug 20, 2016 $59,099
French Immersion Teacher Academie Lafayette Kansas City, MO Apr 08, 2016 $58,750
French Teacher Jefferson Parish Public School System Grand Isle, LA Jun 08, 2016 $52,349
French Immersion Teacher Academie Lafayette Kansas City, MO Aug 11, 2015 $51,927
French Teacher Lafayette Parish School System Scott, LA Mar 09, 2015 $51,000
French Teacher Greenhills School Ann Arbor, MI Jul 01, 2015 $50,600
Primary School French Teacher Atlanta International School Atlanta, GA Aug 17, 2016 $50,000 -
$55,000
French Immersion Teacher Hynes Charter School Corporation New Orleans, LA Jul 13, 2016 $49,493
French Immersion Teacher Hynes Charter School Corporation New Orleans, LA Jun 18, 2016 $49,493
French Immersion Teacher Academie Lafayette Kansas City, MO Mar 20, 2015 $44,776
French Teacher Valley View ISD Hidalgo, TX Jul 27, 2015 $44,595
Secondary School French Teacher Cardinal Local Schools Middlefield, OH Oct 01, 2015 $44,210
French Immersion Teacher ** Academie Lafayette Kansas City, MO Jan 12, 2015 $44,137 -
$65,135
French Teacher Paul Public Charter School Washington, DC Aug 25, 2015 $44,000
French Teacher Paul Public Charter School Washington, DC Sep 15, 2015 $44,000
French Teacher Calcasieu Parish School System Lake Charles, LA Jul 24, 2015 $43,730
Elementary French Teacher Caddo Parish School Board Shreveport, LA Jul 25, 2015 $43,645

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Top Skills for A French Teacher

  1. Language
  2. Classroom Management
  3. Lesson Plans
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  • Established a culture of collaboration and result-oriented meetings within the World Languages Department.
  • Implemented lesson plans, conducted required daily administrative duties and employed classroom management techniques to maintain a productive learning environment.
  • Created and implemented original lesson plans and materials for instruction and assessment.
  • Monitored student learning, and provided in-depth and individualized instruction.
  • Instructed students on in grammar and vocabulary, leading to successful growth in their comprehension and fluency.

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Top 10 Best States for French Teachers

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  2. Connecticut
  3. New Jersey
  4. California
  5. Massachusetts
  6. Illinois
  7. Delaware
  8. Maryland
  9. Oregon
  10. Vermont
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French Teacher Demographics

Gender

Female

59.8%

Male

25.6%

Unknown

14.7%
Ethnicity

White

59.0%

Hispanic or Latino

14.6%

Black or African American

12.7%

Asian

8.1%

Unknown

5.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

French

52.4%

Spanish

22.4%

Arabic

5.6%

German

4.4%

Italian

3.3%

Portuguese

2.3%

Russian

2.0%

Chinese

1.2%

Japanese

0.9%

Romanian

0.7%

Swahili

0.6%

Mandarin

0.6%

Berber

0.5%

Hebrew

0.5%

Polish

0.5%

Korean

0.4%

Armenian

0.4%

Greek

0.4%

Hindi

0.3%

Hausa

0.3%
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French Teacher Education

Schools

Middlebury College

11.4%

New York University

9.4%

Montclair State University

5.9%

George Mason University

5.5%

National University

5.1%

University of Connecticut

5.1%

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

4.7%

University of New Orleans

4.3%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

4.3%

University of North Texas

4.3%

Michigan State University

4.3%

Virginia Commonwealth University

4.3%

University of Vermont

4.3%

University of Pittsburgh -

4.3%

Wayne State University

3.9%

Georgia State University

3.9%

University of Phoenix

3.9%

American University

3.9%

Brigham Young University

3.5%

Arizona State University

3.5%
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Majors

Education

13.7%

Linguistics

11.3%

French Language

10.4%

Elementary Education

8.6%

General Education, Specific Areas

7.9%

English

7.6%

Business

6.4%

Teaching English As A Second Language

6.1%

Educational Leadership

3.7%

Area Studies

3.2%

Secondary Education And Teaching

2.8%

Psychology

2.7%

Law

2.1%

History

2.0%

Special Education

2.0%

Political Science

2.0%

Curriculum And Instruction

1.9%

Fine Arts

1.8%

International Relations

1.8%

Management

1.7%
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Degrees

Masters

40.3%

Bachelors

24.4%

Other

16.8%

Certificate

6.8%

Doctorate

4.9%

Associate

4.0%

Diploma

2.3%

License

0.6%
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