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Below is a list of links to anonymous job profiles of REAL PEOPLE who have filled out our survey and offered to share their insights with our users about their job in the Middle School Teacher field.
IDJob TitleGenderAgeEarningsCity & StateDate
339668th Grade Math TeacherFemale29 $56,000Vancouver, WA01/01/2010
33960Classroom TeacherMale30 $60,000Frederick, MD01/01/2010
33965TeacherFemale30 $30,000Texarkana, NY01/01/2010
33926Spanish TeacherFemale27 $48,500New York, NY01/01/2010
33467TeacherFemale38 $57,000Wright City, MO01/01/2010

Overview

Are you someone who like working with children and who is passionate about education and learning? Would others consider you to be inspiring, motivating and compassionate? Do you have strong communication, organization and problem- solving skills? If yes, then you might be suited to a career as a Middle School teacher, who have the important job of teaching children the skills and knowledge needed for high school and the world beyond that!

Middle school teachers teach children who are in grades 6-8 (ages 11-13). Their main duties and responsibilities include developing and implementing student discipline policies, preparing instruction methods and materials to meet student?s needs, evaluating academic, social and physical development and performance, preparing students for exams, maintain academic record, coordinate regular communication with parents regarding their children?s performance and participating in education trainings and meetings.

To become a middle school teacher, you will firstly need to earn a bachelor?s degree in the subject you wish to teach, that includes a teacher preparation program. You must then complete a student teaching internship in a middle school classroom and then pass your states required test for educators. After this, you can apply for your state teaching certificate and begin to apply for middle school teaching jobs!

Middle school teachers have an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling career. However, this is not to say that there are not some negatives. You will come into contact with some challenging children who do not want to learn and will rebel, which can make your job difficult and be emotionally draining. Also, the marking and grading of assessment and the preparation of classroom materials takes place outside of school hours, which can eat into your free time.

However, middle school teachers get long summer vocations, where they do not have to mark work or deal with challenging children. They also do an incredibly important job and make a real change to the lives of the children they interact with. This, along with the supportive work environment in schools, makes teaching an incredibly rewarding, fulfilling and satisfying career.


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