Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+3.6% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree


What Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education Do

Teach one or more subjects to students at the middle, intermediate, or junior high school level.

Other Job Titles Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education May Have

English Teacher, Language Arts Teacher, Mathematics Teacher (Math Teacher), Middle School Teacher, Music Teacher, Physical Education Teacher (PE Teacher), Reading Teacher, Science Teacher, Social Studies Teacher, Teacher

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Teacher ,

Thomas Starr King Middle School

I work to create a positive educational climate for students to learn in while meeting course and school-wide student performance goals. I create lesson plans, grade papers and perform other administrative duties as needed.

Band and Orchestra Teacher ,

East Middle School

My days are spent teaching middle school students how to play instruments from flute to percussion. Through teaching instrumental music, I’m also teaching life skills—like collaboration, cooperation, work ethic and leadership—that will help my students be successful not only in my class, but outside of my class as well.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate these objectives to students.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.
  • Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of states and schools.

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