CAREER

Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$55,350

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-10.4% (decline)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree

Career

What Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors Do

Teach or instruct out-of-school youths and adults in basic education, literacy, or English as a Second Language classes, or in classes for earning a high school equivalency credential.

Other Job Titles Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors May Have

Adult Basic Education Instructor (ABE Instructor), Adult Basic Education Teacher (ABE Teacher), Adult Education Instructor, Adult Education Teacher, ESL Instructor (English as a Second Language Instructor), ESL Teacher (English as a Second Language Teacher), ESOL Teacher (English for Speakers of Other Languages Teacher), GED Instructor (General Educational Development Instructor), GED Teacher (General Educational Development Teacher), Teacher

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Observe and evaluate students' work to determine progress and make suggestions for improvement.
  • Observe students to determine qualifications, limitations, abilities, interests, and other individual characteristics.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs, abilities, and interests.
  • Prepare students for further education by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.

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