What does a High School Teacher do?
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High school teachers typically educate 9th-12th grade students in various subjects. They help students meeting state standards in their academics and the state’s high school graduation requirements.
Most high school teachers have specific subjects they teach to various students that rotate from class to class throughout the day. They may teach in a public school, charter school, or private school. Some also specialize in teaching for gifted, developmentally impaired students, or those that require additional accessibility needs such as those students who may be deaf or blind.
How to Become a High School Teacher
A high school teacher must earn a bachelor’s degree and many states require them to major in the subject area they will teach. Most states require candidates to pass a general teaching certification test and then also pass an exam that proves their knowledge in the specialized subject that they would teach. Some private schools may not require a state license.
Job Description of a High School Teacher
A high school teacher prepares students to enter college or the job market after graduation. They develop lesson plans in the subject area they teach and evaluate a student’s strengths, abilities, and areas of improvement. They strive to motivate and challenge their students and may teach in large classroom settings or in small groups.
He or she would grade the student’s work and meet with parents, staff, and other facility. They monitor the classroom and enforce school rules. Some teachers may coach sports or lead student clubs and these activities may require work hours outside of the classroom.