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Working As A Teacher And Coach

  • 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

  • $63,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Teacher And Coach 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 Teacher And Coach

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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Teacher And Coach Career Paths

Teacher And Coach
Head Coach Trainer Adjunct Professor
Department Chairperson
7 Yearsyrs
Head Coach Trainer Administrator
Assistant Principal
10 Yearsyrs
Head Coach Team Leader Director
Education Director
7 Yearsyrs
Head Football Coach Assistant Principal
Elementary School Principal
12 Yearsyrs
Head Football Coach Assistant Principal Principal
High School Principal
9 Yearsyrs
Head Football Coach Assistant Principal High School Assistant Principal
Middle School Principal
11 Yearsyrs
Head Basketball Coach Special Education Teacher Lead Teacher
School Director
6 Yearsyrs
Head Basketball Coach Special Education Teacher Adjunct Instructor
Associate Dean
11 Yearsyrs
Special Education Teacher Adjunct Professor Principal
Athletic Director
5 Yearsyrs
Account Executive Principal Elementary School Principal
School Principal
10 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Professor Professor Associate Dean
Academic Dean
10 Yearsyrs
Administrator Lead Teacher Department Chairperson
Vice Principal
8 Yearsyrs
Counselor Program Coordinator Educational Programs Coordinator
Education Program Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Head Basketball Coach Social Studies Teacher Education Consultant
Student Dean
7 Yearsyrs
Math Teacher Education Consultant Student Dean
High School Assistant Principal
10 Yearsyrs
Sales Person Foreman Assistant Superintendent
Director Of Special Education
11 Yearsyrs
Math Teacher Education Consultant Elementary School Principal
Curriculum Director
8 Yearsyrs
Counselor Adjunct Instructor Department Chairperson
Academic Director
7 Yearsyrs
Science Teacher Curriculum Coordinator School Principal
Secondary School Principal
8 Yearsyrs
Counselor Adjunct Instructor Associate Dean
Instruction Dean
9 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Teacher And Coach 6.0 years
Secondary Teacher 5.0 years
Math Teacher 4.2 years
Science Teacher 4.1 years
Teacher Advisor 3.7 years
History Teacher 3.3 years
Health Teacher 3.1 years
Junior Teacher 3.0 years
Peer Teacher 2.9 years
Humanities Teacher 2.5 years
Top Careers Before Teacher And Coach
Teacher 27.8%
Coach 9.0%
Head Coach 4.3%
Internship 4.3%
Assistant 3.7%
Manager 3.1%
Instructor 2.9%
Top Careers After Teacher And Coach
Teacher 23.9%
Principal 8.4%
Coach 5.8%
Manager 3.8%
Owner 3.1%
Head Coach 2.9%
Director 2.9%
Instructor 2.6%
Consultant 1.9%

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Average Yearly Salary
$63,000
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$36,000
Min 10%
$63,000
Median 50%
$63,000
Median 50%
$63,000
Median 50%
$63,000
Median 50%
$63,000
Median 50%
$63,000
Median 50%
$63,000
Median 50%
$108,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Onamia Early Ed
Highest Paying City
San Jose, CA
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Avg Experience Level
6.0 years
How much does a Teacher And Coach make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Teacher And Coach in the United States is $63,317 per year or $30 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $36,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $108,000.

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Top Skills for A Teacher And Coach

  1. Girls
  2. Classroom Management
  3. US History
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Coached four teams 7th grade boys and girls and 8th grade boys and girls to District and Conference Track Championships -2001.
  • Collaborate periodically with other ESL teachers about lesson adaptations, classroom management and accommodations for students.
  • Head Coach - Girls Basketball, Softball, Track*Assistant Coach - Football*Teacher - World Geography, US History, Texas History
  • Emphasized on utilizing the coaching model to facilitate the successful implementation of research-based mathematics instruction for school district.
  • Managed caseloads, facilitated meetings, made data driven decisions, maintained state/federal paperwork, and prepared/delivered lesson plans.

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Teacher And Coach Demographics

Gender

Male

62.4%

Female

28.0%

Unknown

9.6%
Ethnicity

White

62.0%

Hispanic or Latino

15.0%

Black or African American

13.8%

Asian

5.8%

Unknown

3.3%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

56.0%

French

11.9%

German

3.7%

Mandarin

3.0%

Russian

3.0%

Portuguese

3.0%

Chinese

3.0%

Italian

2.2%

Dakota

2.2%

Hebrew

1.5%

Irish

1.5%

Japanese

1.5%

Cantonese

1.5%

Arabic

1.5%

Hindi

0.7%

Korean

0.7%

Hawaiian

0.7%

Norwegian

0.7%

Thai

0.7%

Navajo

0.7%
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Teacher And Coach Education

Schools

Texas A&M University

8.3%

Stephen F Austin State University

7.5%

Texas Tech University

6.5%

Lamar University

6.5%

Texas State University

6.1%

University of Phoenix

6.1%

Sam Houston State University

6.1%

University of Southern Mississippi

5.0%

Tarleton State University

5.0%

University of North Texas

4.8%

Angelo State University

4.6%

West Texas A&M University

4.5%

Grand Canyon University

4.5%

Liberty University

4.0%

University of Houston

3.9%

Texas A&M University - Commerce

3.8%

Mississippi State University

3.5%

Louisiana Tech University

3.2%

Northeastern State University

3.1%

University of Texas at San Antonio

2.9%
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Majors

Education

18.5%

Educational Leadership

13.9%

Health Education

10.8%

Kinesiology

10.6%

Business

7.5%

Elementary Education

6.8%

History

4.1%

General Education, Specific Areas

4.0%

Secondary Education And Teaching

2.9%

Psychology

2.6%

English

2.4%

Special Education

2.2%

Management

2.1%

Communication

2.1%

Curriculum And Instruction

1.9%

Criminal Justice

1.8%

Political Science

1.7%

School Counseling

1.5%

General Studies

1.3%

Liberal Arts

1.3%
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Degrees

Bachelors

42.0%

Masters

36.4%

Other

12.4%

Doctorate

3.4%

Certificate

3.1%

Associate

2.1%

License

0.4%

Diploma

0.2%
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