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Become A Gymnasium Teacher

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Working As A Gymnasium Teacher

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Thinking Creatively
  • $32,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Gymnasium Teacher Do

Teacher assistants work under a teacher’s supervision to give students additional attention and instruction.

Duties

Teacher assistants typically do the following:

  • Reinforce lessons presented by teachers by reviewing material with students one-on-one or in small groups
  • Enforce school and class rules to help teach students proper behavior
  • Help teachers with recordkeeping, such as tracking attendance and calculating grades
  • Help teachers prepare for lessons by getting materials ready or setting up equipment, such as computers
  • Supervise students in class, between classes, during lunch and recess, and on field trips

Teacher assistants also are called teacher aides, instructional aides, paraprofessionals, education assistants, and paraeducators.

Teacher assistants work with or under the guidance of a licensed teacher. Generally, teachers introduce new material to students while teacher assistants help reinforce the lessons by working with individual students or small groups of students. For example, after the teacher presents a lesson, a teacher assistant may help a small group of students as they try to master the material.

Teachers may seek feedback from assistants to monitor students’ progress. Some teachers and teacher assistants meet regularly to discuss lesson plans and student development. Teacher assistants sometimes help teachers by grading tests and checking homework.

Some teacher assistants work only with special education students. Some of these students attend regular classes, and teacher assistants help them understand the material and adapt the information to their learning style. Teacher assistants may work with students who have more severe disabilities in separate classrooms. They help these students with basic needs, such as eating or personal hygiene. With young adults, they may help students with disabilities learn skills necessary for them to find a job or live independently after graduation.

Some teacher assistants work in specific locations in the school. For example, some work in computer laboratories, teaching students how to use computers and helping them use software. Others work as recess or lunchroom attendants, supervising students during these times of the day.

Although most teacher assistants work in elementary, middle, and high schools, others work in preschools and childcare centers. Often, one or two assistants work with a lead teacher to provide the individual attention that young children need. They help with educational activities. They also supervise the children at play and help with feeding and other basic care.

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How To Become A Gymnasium Teacher

Teacher assistants typically need to have completed at least 2 years of college coursework.

Education

Most school districts require applicants to have completed at least 2 years of college coursework or have earned an associate’s degree. Teacher assistants in schools that have a Title 1 program (a federal program for schools with a large proportion of students from low-income households) must have at least a 2-year degree, 2 years of college, or pass a state or local assessment.

Associate’s degree programs for teacher assistants prepare the participants to develop educational materials, observe students, and understand the role of teachers and teaching assistants in the classroom.

Most states require instructional aides who work with special-needs students to pass a skills-based test.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Teacher assistants need to discuss students’ progress with teachers and parents, so they need to be able to communicate well.

Interpersonal skills. Teacher assistants interact with a variety of people, including teachers, students, parents, and administrators. They need to develop good working relationships with the people they work with.

Patience. Working with students of different abilities and backgrounds can be difficult. Teacher assistants must be patient with students who struggle with material.

Resourcefulness. To reinforce lessons, teacher assistants must explain information to students in a way that meets each student’s learning style. 

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Gymnasium Teacher Demographics

Gender

Female

57.0%

Male

31.8%

Unknown

11.2%
Ethnicity

White

63.7%

Hispanic or Latino

14.3%

Black or African American

11.7%

Asian

6.9%

Unknown

3.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

50.0%

French

17.9%

Greek

7.1%

Swedish

3.6%

Vietnamese

3.6%

German

3.6%

Hebrew

3.6%

Hindi

3.6%

Russian

3.6%

Arabic

3.6%
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Gymnasium Teacher Education

Schools

Missouri State University

6.5%

University of Maine

6.5%

Ohio State University

6.5%

Kent State University

6.5%

University of Phoenix

6.5%

Bronx Community College of the City University of New York

4.8%

College of Charleston

4.8%

Touro College

4.8%

George Mason University

4.8%

Long Island University - C W Post Campus

4.8%

California State University - Chico

4.8%

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

4.8%

University of Texas at Austin

4.8%

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

4.8%

Towson University

4.8%

University of Pittsburgh -

4.8%

University of Oklahoma

4.8%

Syracuse University

3.2%

Arkansas State University

3.2%

California State University - Fullerton

3.2%
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Majors

Kinesiology

11.7%

Psychology

10.4%

Business

8.1%

Education

7.8%

Early Childhood Education

6.2%

Elementary Education

6.2%

Nursing

5.9%

Health Education

5.5%

Social Work

4.2%

Liberal Arts

4.2%

Criminal Justice

4.2%

Special Education

4.2%

General Studies

3.6%

Human Development

3.3%

Finance

2.6%

Marketing

2.6%

Communication

2.3%

History

2.3%

Sociology

2.3%

Graphic Design

2.3%
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Degrees

Bachelors

43.2%

Other

27.3%

Masters

15.0%

Associate

9.5%

Certificate

3.9%

Doctorate

0.9%

Diploma

0.2%
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Top Skills for A Gymnasium Teacher

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  3. Physical Fitness
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assist gym teacher in daily lessons for classes, K-5, including Special Needs.
  • Interact daily with various age groups of children.
  • Assess students' progress in meeting state guidelines for health and physical fitness.
  • Communicated with children's parents or guardians about daily activities, behaviors, and related issues.
  • Created lesson Plans and executed weekly focused activities.

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