CAREER
CLUSTER
BRIEF

PRESCHOOL, KINDERGARTEN, AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHING

CAREER AREA - SOCIAL SCIENCES


Work Performed

Work activities in this group primarily involve teaching a variety of subjects in a kindergarten, preschool, or elementary school. The subjects taught range from simple tasks, songs, games, discipline, cleanliness, and cooperation, to English, arithmetic, reading, geography, and history. Evaluating the learning abilities of the students in relation to the subject matter and determining the method, amount, complexity, and kind of instruction which will achieve maximum progress are involved. While most teaching occurs in public or private schools, some is conducted in private homes.

Worker Requirements
Interest in working with children and ability to communicate with them; intellectual capacity sufficient to acquire necessary academic background and teaching techniques; organizational ability to present facts when answering students' questions and plan programs of instruction; arithmetic ability; and perception for clerical detail.


Sample Occupations

Teacher, Elementary School
Teacher, Kindergarten
Teacher, Preschool
Teacher, Mentally Impaired
Teacher, Aid (Instructional Aide/Paraeducator)


Related Clusters

High School, College, and University Teaching
Counseling and Social Work
Child and Adult Care

Related MPC Departments
Child Development