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Secondary school teachers are responsible for teaching students who are in either middle or high school. They would be expected to be in charge of a class and specialize in an academic subject including mathematics, English, woodworking, and even drawing. Teachers provide curriculums which are designed to help students increase their intellects as well as move on to further education and specialize in a career.

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In some cases, teachers are expected to get together with colleagues to exchange valuable learning insights as well as discuss up and coming course plans. Being able to effectively communicate is an essential part of this process. Being a secondary school teacher goes well beyond the classroom and you may also end up dealing with parents, school counselors, governmental agencies, and even school administrators. In the classroom, your job is to create a learning environment which is optimal for the students and allows them to learn in the most efficient way possible. Most teachers will have between six and seven classes on a regular school day. However, this really depends on where you are located and what field you are specializing in. All schools require that students take science, mathematics, history, and English so if you are teaching these subjects then you will have classes all day long. However, if you are a teacher who specializes in classes like music, art, foreign languages, or any other elective, then you may only be responsible for a few classes every day.

Secondary Education Courses And Training

Teachers who would like to work in secondary schools have to first become certified. Each state has slightly different requirements but usually you should expect to earn your Bachelor's degree. Some states required you to have a Master's degree. Following any formal education, you will be expected to become certified. You should refer to your states requirements on the matter so that you completely understand where you have to begin and what you have to earn.

Job Outlook and Advancement Opportunities

Some teachers end up being heads of their departments. Your level of experience and expertise will determine the advancement opportunities being offered to you. There are more than one million teachers employed in the United States and this number is only expected to grow by the year 2014. Teachers who specialize in mathematics, special education, physical sciences, and computer sciences are more likely to find jobs in the near future than teachers specializing in any other subject.

Working Conditions

Working conditions will be different depending on where you are teaching. In general, you can expect to be teaching about thirty students per class. In some cases, you'll work with a lot less and in fewer you'll be expected to work in a one-on-one setting. Teaching and speaking for an entire day contains the possibility to putting strain on your voice. An attractive feature you will love about becoming a secondary school teacher is that you don't have to work through the summer, weekends, or holidays and you are generally out of school by four or five in the afternoon. Those summer months can be used to earn additional income or even progress your education.

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