Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education
Teach students in public or private schools in one or more subjects at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable State laws and regulations. Exclude "Middle School Vocational Education Teachers" (25-2023) and "Special Education Teachers" (25-2041 through 25-2043).
Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Tasks: Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests. Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students. Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems. Maintain accurate, complete, and correct student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations. Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress. Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities. Instruct through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies. Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate these objectives to students. Assist students who need extra help, such as by tutoring and preparing and implementing remedial programs. Assign lessons and correct homework. Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students. Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of states and schools. Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
License: For initial certification, applicants shall contact the State Department of Education, Teacher Education, and Certification Office, or visit the Board’s website, for application forms and procedures.
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry   Entry $41,898.00
Mean   Mean $50,705.00
Experience Experience $55,108.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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