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Education Teachers, Postsecondary

Education Teachers, Postsecondary

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Education Teachers, Postsecondary Description

Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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Education Teachers, Postsecondary Tasks
Core Tasks
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
  • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Supervise students' fieldwork, internship, and research work.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as children's literature, learning and development, and reading instruction.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
  • Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
  • Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks.
  • Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
  • Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
  • Advise and instruct teachers employed in school systems by providing activities such as in-service seminars.
  • Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
Supplemental Tasks
  • Perform administrative duties such as serving as department head.
  • Serve as a liaison between the university and other governmental and educational agencies.
  • Act as advisers to student organizations.
  • Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.
  • Participate in campus and community events.

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