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25-3031.00 - Substitute Teachers, Short-Term

Teach students on a short-term basis as a temporary replacement for a regular classroom teacher, typically using the regular teacher's lesson plan.

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Tasks

  • Answer students' questions. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Assist students with boarding or exiting school buses. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, or teacher training workshops to improve professional competence. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Counsel students with adjustment or academic problems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Distribute or collect tests or homework assignments. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Distribute teaching materials, such as textbooks, workbooks, papers, and pencils to students. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Enforce school and class rules to maintain order in the classroom. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Follow lesson plans designed by absent teachers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Grade students' assignments and exams. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Operate equipment such as computers or audio-visual aids to supplement presentations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Organize and supervise games or other recreational activities. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, or assistance accessing facilities, such as restrooms. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Restock teaching materials or supplies. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Supervise students during activities outside the classroom, such as recess, lunch, and field trips. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Take class attendance and maintain attendance records. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Teach a variety of subjects, such as English, mathematics, and social studies. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Teach social skills to students, such as communication, conflict resolution, and etiquette. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Tutor or assist students individually or in small groups. See more occupations related to this task.

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Technology Skills

  • Computer based training software — Common Curriculum; EasyCBM; Moodle; Schoology (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Desktop communications software — Edmodo See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Multi-media educational software — Nearpod; Seesaw See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Project management software — Google Classroom See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Video conferencing software — Google Meet See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Video creation and editing software — Flipgrid See more occupations related to this technology.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Teach classes in area of specialization. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Distribute instructional or library materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Supervise school or student activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Advise students on academic or career matters. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assist patrons with entering or exiting vehicles or other forms of transportation. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assist students with special educational needs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coordinate student extracurricular activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Enforce rules or policies governing student behavior. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluate student work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain student records. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Operate audiovisual equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Operate computers or computerized equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Teach daily living skills or behaviors. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Teach life skills. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Tutor students who need extra assistance. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Credentials

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2020) $14.12 hourly, $29,370 annual
State wages
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Employment (2019) 619,400 employees
Projected growth (2019-2029) Average (3% to 4%) Average (3% to 4%)
Projected job openings (2019-2029) 67,300
State trends
 
Top industries (2019)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 wage data external site and 2019-2029 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2019-2029). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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