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Adult Literacy and GED Teachers

Adult Literacy and GED Teachers
Quick Facts : Adult Literacy and GED Teachers*
2010 Median Pay$46,530
Entry Level EducationBachelor's degree
Work Experience in Related OccupationNone
Number of Jobs, 201286,900
Job Outlook15% (About as fast as average)
Employment Change12,700


Adult literacy and GED teachers help adult and youth students who are out of school in learning basic skills such as reading, writing and speaking English. They also provide assistance for earning their GED or high school diploma. Teachers must formally evaluate their students periodically to determine their progress and potential to go on to the next level. However, they informally evaluate their student's progress continually.

What Adult Literacy and GED Teachers Do

  • Evaluate students' strengths and weaknesses
  • Work with each student to overcome weaknesses
  • Assess students for possible learning disabilities
  • Monitor students' progress toward their goals
  • Help students develop study skills

Work Environment

Adult literacy and GED teachers are often employed by community colleges, community-based organizations, and public schools.
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Job Outlook

Employment of adult literacy and General Education Development (GED) teachers, also known as adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors, is expected to grow by 15 percent from 2010 to 2020.
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Pay

The average salary of adult literacy and General Education Development (GED) teachers was $46,530 in May 2010.
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Adult Literacy and GED Teachers*
Average Annual Salary, May 2010

Adult Literacy and GED Teachers

46530

Education Occupations

52556.0

All Jobs in the U.S.

52312.5223
Adult Literacy and GED Teachers*
Percent Change in Employment

Adult Literacy and GED Teachers

14.6145

Education Occupations

15.236553990840912

All Jobs in the U.S.

15.767561808929724

Becoming a Adult Literacy and GED Teachers

Most adult literacy and General Education Development (GED) teachers must have at least a bachelor's degree and a teaching certification. Master's degrees in adult education prepare prospective teachers to use effective teaching strategies for adult learners, to work with students from various backgrounds, and to develop adult education programs.
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