Adult and Vocational Education Teachers

Adult and vocational education teachers teach basic academic subjects to adults who did not finish high school or who are learning to speak English, help prepare post-high school students and other adults for specific occupations, and provide personal enrichment. Adult education teachers offer basic education courses, such as reading and writing, or continuing education courses, such as literature and music. Vocational education teachers offer courses designed to prepare adults for specific occupations, such as data processor or automobile mechanic. Approximately 69,880 teachers of adult literacy, remedial, and self-enrichment education are employed in the United States.


Quick Facts
Duties Teach basic academic subjects to adults who did not finish high school or who are learning to speak English; help prepare post-high school students and other adults for specific occupations; and provide personal enrichment
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • English
  • Psychology
  • Speech
Experience Teaching experience as a volunteer or student-teacher will be useful
Skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Organizational
  • Teaching
Personality Traits
  • Helpful
  • Organized
  • Social
Licensure/Certification Required
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • School Administrator or Director of a Vocational Guidance Program
  • Experienced Adult/Vocational Education Teacher
  • Entry-Level Adult/Vocational Education Teacher

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