Details Report for:
25-1124.00 - Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Sample of reported job titles: Assistant Professor of Spanish, English Professor, French Professor, German Professor, Instructor, Instructor of Spanish, Modern Languages Professor, Professor, Spanish Instructor, Spanish Professor
Tasks | Technology Skills | Tools Used | Knowledge | Skills | Abilities | Work Activities | Detailed Work Activities | Work Context | Job Zone | Education | Credentials | Interests | Work Styles | Work Values | Related Occupations | Wages & Employment | Job Openings | Additional Information
- Calendar and scheduling software
- Computer based training software — Blackboard Learn; Desire2Learn; Learning management system LMS; Sakai CLE (see all 5 examples)
- Data base user interface and query software — Blackboard ; Data entry software
- Desktop communications software — Skype
- Desktop publishing software — Adobe Systems Adobe PageMaker; QuarkXpress
- Dictionary software — American Sign Language ASL browser
- Electronic mail software — Email software; Microsoft Outlook
- Foreign language software — Computer assisted language learning CALL software
- Graphics or photo imaging software — Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator ; Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
- Information retrieval or search software — DOC Cop; iParadigms Turnitin
- Internet browser software — Web browser software
- Music or sound editing software — Audacity
- Office suite software — Microsoft Office
- Optical character reader OCR or scanning software — Image scanning software
- Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint
- Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
- Word processing software — Collaborative editing software; Google Docs; Microsoft Word
Hot Technology — a technology requirement frequently included in employer job postings.
- Compact disk players or recorders — Compact disk CD players
- Desktop computers
- Digital camcorders or video cameras — Digital video cameras
- Digital cameras — Compact digital cameras
- Digital video disk players or recorders — Digital video disk DVD players
- Epidiascopes — Opaque projectors
- High capacity removable media drives — Universal serial bus USB flash drives
- Inkjet printers — Poster printers
- Laser fax machine — Laser facsimile machines
- Laser printers — Computer laser printers
- Liquid crystal display projector — Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
- Microphone stand — Microphone podiums
- Microphones — Handheld microphones; Wireless microphones
- MP3 players or recorders — MP3 digital voice recorders
- Multimedia projectors — Computer projectors; Multimedia projection equipment
- Notebook computers — Laptop computers
- Overhead projectors — Overhead data projectors
- Photocopiers — Photocopying equipment
- Portable data input terminals — Interactive whiteboard controllers; Student response systems
- Projection screens or displays — Projector screens
- Scanners — Computer data input scanners
- Scientific calculator — Digital calculators
- Slide projectors — Carousel slide projectors
- Special purpose telephones — Multi-line telephone systems
- Tablet computers
- Teleconference equipment — Conference telephones
- Televisions — Liquid crystal display LCD televisions; Television monitors
- Touch screen monitors — Interactive whiteboards
- Videoconferencing systems — Videoconferencing equipment
- Web cameras — Webcams
- Develop instructional materials.
- Evaluate student work.
- Guide class discussions.
- Maintain student records.
- Develop instructional objectives.
- Evaluate effectiveness of educational programs.
- Teach humanities courses at the college level.
- Advise students on academic or career matters.
- Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.
- Prepare tests.
- Order instructional or library materials or equipment.
- Select educational materials or equipment.
- Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
- Stay informed about current developments in field of specialization.
- Research topics in area of expertise.
- Direct department activities.
- Create technology-based learning materials.
- Perform student enrollment or registration activities.
- Promote educational institutions or programs.
- Coordinate student extracurricular activities.
- Write articles, books or other original materials in area of expertise.
- Serve on institutional or departmental committees.
- Supervise student research or internship work.
- Plan community programs or activities for the general public.
- Compile specialized bibliographies or lists of materials.
- Write grant proposals.
- Advise educators on curricula, instructional methods, or policies.
|Title||Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed|
|Education||Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).|
|Related Experience||Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.|
|Job Training||Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.|
|Job Zone Examples||These occupations often involve coordinating, training, supervising, or managing the activities of others to accomplish goals. Very advanced communication and organizational skills are required. Examples include librarians, lawyers, astronomers, biologists, clergy, surgeons, and veterinarians.|
|SVP Range||(8.0 and above)|
Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
|25-1061.00||Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1062.00||Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1081.00||Education Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1122.00||Communications Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1123.00||English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary Bright Outlook|
|25-1125.00||History Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-3011.00||Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors|
Wages & Employment Trends
|Median wages (2017)||$65,010 annual|
|Employment (2016)||35,000 employees|
|Projected growth (2016-2026)||Faster than average (10% to 14%)|
|Projected job openings (2016-2026)||3,200|
|Top industries (2016)||
Educational Services (99% employed in this sector)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections . "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2016-2026). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.
Job Openings on the Web
Sources of Additional Information
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- American Association of Teachers of French
- American Association of Teachers of German
- American Association of Teachers of Japanese
- American Association of University Professors
- American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
- Association for Asian Studies
- Association of Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean
- Association of Departments of Foreign Languages
- German Studies Association
- Latin American Studies Association
- Modern Language Association
- Occupational Outlook Handbook: Postsecondary teachers
- Society for Classical Studies
- Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies
- The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
- The Classical Association of the Middle West and South