||Overview of Secondary Teaching
Secondary school teachers play an important part in the growth and development of teenagers, and set a foundation for their working lives.
Secondary teaching is the instruction of high school students in various specialised subjects, as well as encouraging intellectual and emotional development. Teachers can conduct lessons in a number of ways, using text books, multi-media presentations, or even class excursions.
Studying Secondary Teaching
Secondary school teaching requires at least a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Education at university.
Other options include a double degree in Education and another topic of your choice. And finally, it is also possible to qualify as a teacher after completing a relevant undergraduate degree at university, and then completing a graduate diploma at TAFE.
Secondary teaching requires a specialisation in one or a number of subjects, such as English, Maths, science, art, physical education and so forth, which requires specialised study of one of these topics during your tertiary studies.
Most tertiary qualifications in secondary teaching involve a practical element of teaching within real classrooms.
Careers in Secondary Teaching
Secondary school teachers have opportunities to work both in public and private schools.
There are many opportunities for progression in this career, with opportunities to move into head of department, deputy principal, or principal. Secondary teachers are in demand across Australia, and internationally.
Skills needed in Secondary Teaching
Possessing an enthusiasm for your choice of topic is essential in secondary teaching. Similarly, an enjoyment for working with teenagers is vital.
It is also important to have good organisational and creative skills when coming up with lesson plans that fit with the required curriculum.
And finally, patience and communication skills are important as much of secondary teaching involves discussion either with students, parents of students, or peers.
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