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Become A Language Teacher

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Working As A Language Teacher

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

  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $50,723

    Average Salary

What Does A Language Teacher Do At St. Charles Mission School

* Plans and develops course study suitable for a particular grade level following curriculum guidelines of the school.
* Develops and presents specific lesson plans using a variety of means, including lectures, projects, group discussions, exhibits, field trips, audiovisual and library resources, computers and the Internet.
* Prepares assignments and tests for in-school preparation and homework.
* Monitors, assists, corrects, and grades student performances.
* Conducts standardized tests in accordance with school polices and state law.
* Maintains order in classroom, and administers discipline when necessary to achieve proper behavior.
* Shares, with other teachers and aides, lunchroom duties and responsibility for monitoring halls and recess periods.
* Counsels students when academic difficulties or behavioral problems arise.
* Keeps records of academic performance, attendance, and social acclimation.
* Reports on all aspects of student development for school records and parents; conducts parent-teacher conferences on both a regularly scheduled and as-need basis.
* Consults with other professionals where there appears to be evidence of learning abilities or problems of social adjustment.
* Coordinates decisions with parents concerning specialized interventions that appear warranted.
* Reports cases of suspected child abuse according to state law.
* Participates in faculty meetings, educational conferences, professional training seminars and workshops.
* Consults with Academic Support Specialist for all specialized intervention concerns or programs.
* Guards school buildings, grounds, and property against theft, vandalism, trespassing, and all illicit acts during shift and during sports events and other activities.
* Examines doors, windows, and gates to assure they are secure
* Bachelor's degree (B.
* A.) from four-year college or university; and one to three years related experience and/or training preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
* Valid Montana Teaching Certificate or sufficient credits for state accreditation as an elementary school teacher.
* Valid MT drivers

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How To Become A Language Teacher

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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Real Language Teacher Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Teacher of Chinese Language Chinese Language School of Connecticut Riverside, CT Jan 09, 2016 $93,915
Teacher of Chinese Language Chinese Language School of Connecticut Riverside, CT Aug 29, 2016 $93,915
Japanese Language Teacher KEIO Academy of New York NY Apr 01, 2015 $90,000
Teacher of Japanese Language KEIO Academy of New York NY Sep 10, 2015 $90,000
Chinese Language Teacher Genius Academy International, Inc. Riverside, CA Jul 27, 2015 $85,660
Spanish Language Teacher Napa Valley Unified School District Napa, CA Jul 01, 2015 $84,659
Spanish Language Teacher Napa Valley Unified School District Napa, CA Sep 12, 2015 $84,659
Dual Language Immersion Teacher Thomas Edison Charter Academy San Francisco, CA Aug 10, 2015 $82,651
Japanese Language Teacher SOKO Gakuen Japanese Language School San Francisco, CA Aug 19, 2015 $80,350
Teacher of Japanese Language KEIO Academy of New York NY Sep 04, 2015 $80,000
Hebrew Language Teacher Jewish Community High School of The Bay San Francisco, CA Jun 30, 2016 $75,970
Speech and Language Disability Teacher Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District Norwalk, CA Dec 21, 2015 $73,237
Japanese Language Teacher SOKO Gakuen Japanese Language School San Francisco, CA Oct 01, 2015 $73,045
Dual Language Teacher Deming Public Schools Deming, NM Sep 14, 2015 $52,400
Dual Language Teacher Deming Public Schools Deming, NM Mar 08, 2016 $52,400
Turkish Language Teacher Hampden Charter School of Science Chicopee, MA Sep 15, 2015 $52,175
Chinese Language Teacher Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science, Inc. Princeton, NJ Jan 09, 2016 $52,050
Teacher In Greek Language and Culture Saint Katherine Nursery and Pre-School Falls Church, VA Sep 25, 2016 $52,050
Chinese Language Teacher Saint Ann's School New York, NY Sep 16, 2015 $52,000
Chinese Language Teacher Saint Ann's School New York, NY Sep 19, 2015 $52,000
Chinese Language Teacher Fort Bend Talent Academy Inc. Sugar Land, TX Feb 09, 2016 $43,827
Language Teacher Shuang Wen Academy Network New York, NY Aug 25, 2015 $43,827
Spanish Language Immersion Teacher Sioux Falls School District 49-5 Sioux Falls, SD Aug 15, 2016 $43,809
Spanish Language Immersion Teacher Sioux Falls School District 49-5 Sioux Falls, SD Jan 07, 2016 $43,783
Turkish Language Teacher Global Spectrum Foundation, Inc. Alpharetta, GA Jan 06, 2016 $43,500
Dual Language Teacher Community Consolidated School District 59 Des Plaines, IL Aug 24, 2016 $43,471 -
$61,471
Chinese Language Teacher Fort Bend Talent Academy Inc. Sugar Land, TX Sep 04, 2015 $43,222
Turkish Language Teacher Raindrop Foundation, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 15, 2016 $43,210

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Top Skills for A Language Teacher

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Top Language Teacher Skills

  1. Classroom Management
  2. Language Curriculum
  3. Weekly Lesson Plans
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Attended professional development workshops focused on learning goals and classroom management.
  • Created and implemented a Spanish Foreign Language Curriculum for students from 7th to 12th grade.
  • Developed teaching curriculum and weekly lesson plans to include elements of culture.
  • Substituted GED preparation classes and provided individual tutoring lessons for Spanish, Reading, Mathematics, Grammar, and Vocabulary.
  • Promoted internationalization via foreign language and world culture education in the communities and schools.

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