Nature of the Job:
A secondary school teacher conducts lessons of one or more national curriculum subjects to a class. Students age range from to 18 years. Teachers promote learning, supervise learning and record the class performance of each student. They also research and create appropriate teaching methods for class/individual students to meet their teaching objectives.
A teacher’s job usually includes the following:
- Prepare lesson plans and deliver lessons to a group of students/class
- Assign learning tasks and monitor the progress of students in class
- Create a report of student’s performance in class
- Help students discover their full potential
- Create curriculum materials.
- Organize and take part participating in and organizing extracurricular activities;
- Coordinate with other teachers and parents of students of students to make the learning more effective.
Education and Training Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education
- Master’s degree in area of specialization an advantage
- Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) passer
- At least 2 to 5 years of teaching experience
- Fluent in oral and written English
Skills and Competency Requirements:
- Teachers need to have a sense of commitment and genuine love of teaching to be able to instill love of learning to students.
- Able to understand and address the need of different types of students.
- Must be articulate, keen observer, an effective leader and creative.
- Must be able to deal with different kinds of people.
- Good organizational and time-management skills.
- Must be patient and with good sense of humor.
Teachers usually work in an educational institution and facilitate the learning of a group of students inside the classroom. Some teachers tutor individual students as in a tutorial center or private homes.
When teachers are hired, it is usually for one school year so they are assured of a job for one year. Permanent status is obtained after three to five years of probationary teaching period.
Generally, full-time teachers work at least 40 hours in a week from Monday to Friday. As teacher’s duties extend outside of the classroom setting, some of them may be required to work more than 8 hours a day. Teachers enjoy two months vacation during summer. Part time teachers are paid per class sessions and may work from to 4 hours a day.
Teachers are often required to obtain post-graduate degrees, attend trainings and seminars and take licensure examinations to be eligible for a promotion or higher pay.
Teachers are in-demand in the