We calculated that 17% of Teachers are proficient in ESL, Literacy, and Classroom Management. They’re also known for soft skills such as Physical stamina, Communication skills, and Patience.
We break down the percentage of Teachers that have these skills listed on their resume here:
- ESL, 17%
Designed course and taught ESL Teaching Methodology to university students preparing for teaching careers in all academic disciplines.
- Literacy, 15%
Completed a training course in administering and interpreting DIBELS-Dynamic Indicators of Basic Literacy Skills, University of Oregon.
- Classroom Management, 7%
Implemented classroom management/behavioral techniques effectively.
- Professional Development, 6%
Maintained updated teaching license and participated in professional development courses to make any relevant and necessary changes to foster student learning.
- Geography, 5%
Designed, developed, and initiated a Web Based Instructional Project to deliver Oklahoma geography to elementary students.
- Literature, 5%
Concentrated on preparing students for college with intense exercises in dissecting literature and perfecting writing skills.
Most Teachers list "ESL," "Literacy," and "Classroom Management" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important Teacher responsibilities here: Arguably the most important personality trait for a Teacher to have happens to be Physical stamina. An example from a resume said this about the skill, "Working with kindergarten- and elementary-age students can be tiring" Additionally, other resumes have pointed out that Teachers can use Physical stamina to "Educated Pre-K students with various activities which included: physical education, art, math and science. " While it may not be the most important skill, we found that many Teacher duties rely on Communication skills. This example from a Teacher explains why: "Teachers need to discuss students’ needs with parents and administrators." This resume example is just one of many ways Teachers are able to utilize Communication skills: "Created a Professional Development Plan and worked towards achieving professional development goals, including greater parent communication and involvement. " Teachers are also known for Patience, which can be critical when it comes to performing their duties. An example of why this skill is important is shown by this snippet that we found in a Teacher resume: "Kindergarten and elementary school teachers must respond with patience when students struggle with material" We also found this resume example that details how this skill is put to the test: "Demonstrated patience and understanding while managing difficult children Developed and implemented activities for educational learning" A thorough review of lots of resumes revealed to us that "Resourcefulness" is important to completing Teacher responsibilities. This resume example shows just one way Teachers use this skill: "Kindergarten and elementary school teachers must be able to get students engaged in learning" Here's an example of how this skill is used from a resume that represents typical Teacher tasks: "Learned a lot about adaptability, resourcefulness, cultural sensitivity, patience, and tolerance. "
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We've found that 63.9% of Teachers have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 15.1% earned their master's degrees before becoming a Teacher. While it's true that most Teachers have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every eight Teachers did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those Teachers who do attend college, typically earn either a Elementary Education degree or a Education degree. Less commonly earned degrees for Teachers include a English degree or a Psychology degree.
Once you're ready to become a Teacher, you should explore the companies that typically hire Teachers. According to Teacher resumes that we searched through, Teachers are hired the most by KinderCare Learning Centers, Nelnet, and Learning Care Group. Currently, KinderCare Learning Centers has 811 Teacher job openings, while there are 786 at Nelnet and 247 at Learning Care Group.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, Teachers tend to earn the biggest salaries at Stanford University, New York University, and The University of Chicago. Take Stanford University for example. The median Teacher salary is $91,597. At New York University, Teachers earn an average of $85,095, while the average at The University of Chicago is $82,467. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
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Some other companies you might be interested in as a Teacher include ESL Federal Credit Union, KinderCare Learning Centers, and Bright Horizons. These three companies were found to hire the most Teachers from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.