What does a Middle School Teacher do?
Middle School teachers educate students typically in 6th through 8th grade and help them build on fundamentals taught in elementary school to prepare them for high school. They create lesson plans to teach students appropriate subjects and assess and evaluate their abilities, strengths, and weaknesses. They teach lessons to an entire class or, when applicable, to small groups and grade assignments and exams. They communicate with parents or guardians about students’progress and work individually to help overcome their specific learning or social challenges.
Middle school teachers prepare students for standardized tests as required by their state and develop and enforce classroom rules. They are responsible for specific subjects and may also work with special education teachers to adapt lessons, and they may co-teach with special education teachers. Middle School teachers must be comfortable using and learning new technology and need a bachelor's degree and State Certified state-issued certification or a license.
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Middle School Teacher Career Path
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