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$1,954 per week
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Overview

Middle School Teachers teach one or more subjects within a prescribed curriculum to middle school or intermediate school students and promote students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.

Day-to-day

  • presenting prescribed curriculum using a range of teaching techniques and materials
  • developing students' interests, abilities and coordination by way of creative activities
  • guiding discussions and supervising work in class
  • preparing, administering and marking tests, projects and assignments to evaluate students' progress and recording the results
  • discussing individual progress and problems with students and parents, and seeking advice from Student Counsellors and senior teachers
  • maintaining discipline in classrooms and other school areas
  • participating in staff meetings, educational conferences and workshops
  • liaising with parent, community and business groups
  • maintaining class and scholastic records
  • performing extra-curricular tasks such as assisting with sport, school concerts, excursions and special interest programs
  • supervising student teachers on placement.

Considerations

  • irregular hours
  • stressful.

To become a Middle School Teacher

  • You need a bachelor degree in education to work as a Middle School Teacher. If you already have a degree in a relevant field you can complete a postgraduate qualification in secondary education to become a Middle School Teacher.

    Find a Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

  • Registration or licencing is required.

Skills employers are looking for

  • Teaching

  • Communication Skills

  • First Aid

  • Allergy Management

  • Planning

  • Building Relationships

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