Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors

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What do they do?

Teach or instruct out-of-school youths and adults in remedial education classes, preparatory classes for the General Educational Development test, literacy, or English as a Second Language. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution.

Also known as:

Academic Specialist, Adult Basic Education Instructor (ABE Instructor), Adult Basic Education Teacher (ABE Teacher), Adult Education Instructor, Adult Education Teacher, Adult Literacy Teacher, Adult School Teacher, English Instructor, ESL Instructor (English as a Second Language Instructor), ESL Teacher (English as a Second Language Teacher), ESOL Instructor (English for Speakers of Other Languages Instructor), ESOL Teacher (English for Speakers of Other Languages Teacher), GED Instructor (General Educational Development Instructor), GED Preparation Teacher (General Educational Development Preparation Teacher), GED Teacher (General Educational Development Teacher), Instructor, Reading Teacher, Teacher

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Projected Employment

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    Ranks #21 in job growth rate
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    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #7 in net job growth

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Typical College Majors

Majors that prepare Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors:

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (4.3%)
  • Master's degree (20.5%)
  • Bachelor's degree (35.8%)
  • Associate's degree (8.8%)
  • Some college, no degree (18.8%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (9.9%)
  • Less than high school diploma (1.8%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Monitor student performance.
  • Evaluate student work.
  • Assess educational needs of students.
  • Develop instructional objectives.
  • Modify teaching methods or materials to accommodate student needs.
  • Set up classroom materials or equipment.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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