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Secondary School Teachers (aka High School Teachers) are responsible for providing instruction to students in grades 7 through 12. This grouping of teachers includes those grades encompassed by the designations traditionally known as "Junior High School" (grades 7 through 9) and "High School" (grades 10 through 12). In more contemporary lingo, these designations have been replaced by "Middle School" (usually grades 5 through 8) with most High Schools today consisting of grades 9 through 12. Secondary school teachers represent a level of education more advanced than Elementary School, with the principal distinction being that a secondary school teacher conducts classes in specialized subjects for multiple classes as opposed to teaching a variety of subjects to the same class of students. The specializations can include academic subjects such as English, history, and mathematics; vocational skills such as woodworking and mechanical drawing; or physical education. Teachers at the secondary level will also be inclined to help students delve more deeply into subjects and to expose them to more facets of the subject material.

Other teaching positions which lead to the secondary school level include the following:

  • Preschool Teachers instruct children at a very young age who learn mainly through play and interactive activities.
  • Kindergarten Teachers also use play and hands-on instruction; however, academics such as letter recognition, numbers, and awareness of nature and science begin to get emphasized.
  • Elementary School Teachers typically instruct one class of children in several subjects.

Responsibilities

Secondary school teachers usually focus on one subject (e.g., English, science, math, or history) and teach this subject to different classes at different times during the school day. They generally do most of their teaching in classrooms, where they attempt to impart knowledge to students and to develop the students' ability to learn and apply concepts in the subject being taught. Along the way, there are a wide variety of duties a secondary school teacher will need to be responsible for carrying out. To name just a very few, they must prepare and assign lessons; develop, administer, and grade tests; assess the performance and potential of their students; conduct regular meetings with parents and school staff; and maintain classroom discipline. In addition to normal classroom activities, teachers may also be responsible for supervising a variety of extracurricular activities. These include monitoring students on field trips, assisting students with college or career choices, sponsoring student organizations, referring students with physical or mental problems to the proper authorities, providing oversight to lunchrooms and study halls, and participating in educational conferences and teacher training workshops. Their work often takes them beyond the classroom to interface with parents, school counselors, school psychologists, community groups, and government agencies.

On most days secondary school teachers teach anywhere between four and seven classes in their field of specialization. Many of them are also assigned to homeroom classes, where they take attendance and handle other school business; and to study halls, where they are responsible for maintaining a quiet and orderly atmosphere for study. To carry out their instructional duties, teachers may use a variety of methods and tools, including lectures, demonstrations, computers, and audiovisual aids. The curriculum they follow is usually based on guidelines provided by their school or mandated by state requirements; however, in most instances the way the students are taught is left up to the professional judgment of the teacher.

In addition to the duties mentioned above, secondary school teachers have a variety of other tasks, which may include some of the following:

  • Correcting homework
  • Keeping attendance records
  • Assisting pupils in selecting course of study
  • Counseling students with adjustment and academic problems
  • Devising and/or adapting resources to suit specific students
  • Meeting with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress
  • Administering standardized achievement tests and interpreting results
  • Enforcing all administration policies and rules governing students
  • Collaborating with other teachers and administrators in the evaluation and revision of school programs
  • Preparing reports on students and activities as required by the school administration
  • Selecting, ordering, and taking inventory of classroom equipment, materials, and supplies
  • Serving on committees as required
  • Researching new topic areas and maintaining up-to-date subject knowledge
  • Selecting learning resources and equipment
  • Supervising and supporting the work of teaching assistants and trainee teachers

Job Characteristics

The individual work environment for a secondary school teacher is highly dependent upon factors such as school location, management policies, educational benchmarks, etc. As a general rule, teachers in private schools generally enjoy smaller class sizes than their counterparts in public schools and also more control over the curriculum and performance standards. However, public school teachers generally enjoy a higher degree of job security; most states have tenure laws that prevent public school teachers from being fired without just cause and due process. Teachers in both public and private secondary schools will put in more than 40 hours in a typical week, if school duties performed outside the classroom are factored in. On the other hand, teachers enjoy summers off and long holiday breaks, resulting in a work-year that averages over 600 hours (or about 30%) less than that of the average worker in the United States.

Teaching can be a rewarding profession but is often frustrating as well. Motivating students to develop new skills and show an appreciation of knowledge and learning can provide a great deal of satisfaction to teachers. On the other hand, frustration can easily set in when teachers are forced to deal with unmotivated or disrespectful students, or even worse, with unruly or violent ones. Heavy workloads, large class sizes, unreasonable parents, and lack of control over many situations are other factors that can contribute to teacher frustration.

It takes a lot of skill and special talent to be a good teacher in a secondary school setting. Teachers must have an ability to communicate, to inspire, and to motivate. They must be sensitive to individual and cultural differences in students and adaptable enough to adjust their teaching methods to accommodate these differences. Teachers need good organizational skills and creativity. They must be "team players"; able to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with other teachers, administrators, support staff members, parents, and members of the community. Above all else, they must be patient! Teachers in private secondary schools that are affiliated with religious institutions are usually expected to share the values that are important to the institution.

Employment Outlook

The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (USDL BLS) projects employment of secondary school teachers to grow at about the same rate as the average profession over the next several years, although teachers who specialize in science, mathematics, special education, and computer science are likely to find more job opportunities than teachers in other specialties. Overall student enrollments in secondary schools during the upcoming decade are expected to rise more slowly than they have in the past due to the fact that children of the baby boom generation are moving beyond the secondary school system. This effect will tend to slow the demand for teachers; however, it will be offset by the need to replace the large number of teachers who are expected to retire over the same period.

Job prospects for public school teachers at all levels are very sensitive to swings in state and local expenditures for education and on the enactment of any legislation which affects the quality and scope of public education. Employment prospects are also heavily dependent on the enrollment status of a particular municipality. Enrollments are projected to vary by region of the country. Generally speaking, states in the South and West will experience the largest enrollment increases. Enrollments in the Midwest are expected to be relatively stable, while those in the Northeast are expected to decline. In general, teachers who are geographically mobile and are licensed to teach more than one subject should have a distinct advantage in obtaining employment.

Education, Certification, and Licensing

Every state requires public school teachers to be licensed, although licensure (sometimes referred to as "certification") is generally not a requirement for teachers in private schools. Most states today offer more lenient alternative licensure programs for teachers of certain subjects (usually math and science) for which there are teacher shortages. The specific requirements for teacher licensure/certification are set by each state, although generally speaking, candidates need at least a bachelor's, and in some states a master's or higher, degree in the subject they wish to teach. The degree program also needs to be supplemented by a sufficient number of education credits to satisfy the licensing requirements of the state. Most programs of this type include an internship component wherein student-teachers undergo observation and monitoring while developing and refining their first set of teaching skills. Most states also require candidates for licensure to pass a specialized state test and/or a standard national exam. In addition, many states now require teachers without master's degrees to be working toward one at the time of their licensure.

Many secondary school teachers continually strive to enhance their teaching credentials. One way to do this is to obtain professional certification. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards offers a voluntary national certification. There are also numerous specialized certifications relating to particular subjects. Another approach is to join a professional association in a particular teaching specialty. By doing this, teachers can keep up-to-date with the latest advances and trends in the specialty as well as in the overall profession.

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Major Employers

Not surprisingly, the overwhelming majority of secondary school teachers work in a public or private school setting. On a national scale, a little over 10% of them are employed by private learning institutions. Over 85% work for local government school departments.

Schools for Secondary School Teachers are listed in the column to the left.

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for:
Secondary School Teachers

Listed below are metro areas sorted by the total number of people employed in Secondary School Teachers jobs , as of 2015

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

     
Metro Area (Alabama) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Birmingham 2050 $51,180
Hoover 2050 $51,180
Huntsville 1150 $52,120
Montgomery 910 $46,180
Tuscaloosa 720 $49,660
Florence 650 $50,590
Muscle Shoals 650 $50,590
Dothan 460 $52,670
Oxford 320 $47,170
Anniston 320 $47,170
Jacksonville 320 $47,170
Gadsden 270 $48,730
Decatur N/A $50,890
Fairhope N/A $51,850
Daphne N/A $51,850
Foley N/A $51,850
Mobile N/A $57,950
     
Metro Area (Alaska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anchorage 940 $88,240
Fairbanks 300 $90,650
     
Metro Area (Arizona) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Scottsdale 10200 $47,530
Mesa 10200 $47,530
Phoenix 10200 $47,530
Tucson 2200 $37,690
Prescott 450 $41,990
Kingman 340 $38,920
Lake Havasu City 340 $38,920
Sierra Vista 310 $38,660
Douglas 310 $38,660
Flagstaff 270 $46,210
Yuma N/A $43,460
     
Metro Area (Arkansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Conway 1960 $48,830
North Little Rock 1960 $48,830
Little Rock 1960 $48,830
Jonesboro 490 $46,560
Hot Springs 340 $48,680
Pine Bluff 260 $40,960
     
Metro Area (California) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Long Beach 36030 $77,360
Los Angeles 36030 $77,360
Anaheim 36030 $77,360
San Francisco 10910 $73,430
Oakland 10910 $73,430
Hayward 10910 $73,430
San Diego 9610 $75,840
Carlsbad 9610 $75,840
Ontario 8360 $74,080
San Bernardino 8360 $74,080
Riverside 8360 $74,080
Arcade 5510 $70,760
Arden 5510 $70,760
Roseville 5510 $70,760
Sacramento 5510 $70,760
San Jose 5010 $75,540
Sunnyvale 5010 $75,540
Santa Clara 5010 $75,540
Fresno 3850 $83,360
Bakersfield 2570 $68,620
Ventura 1850 $74,340
Oxnard 1850 $74,340
Thousand Oaks 1850 $74,340
Stockton 1460 $67,260
Lodi 1460 $67,260
Visalia 1370 $73,820
Porterville 1370 $73,820
Santa Rosa 1170 $68,290
Modesto 1120 $78,370
Chico 880 $70,170
Santa Cruz 740 $59,220
Watsonville 740 $59,220
San Luis Obispo 480 $68,390
Arroyo Grande 480 $68,390
Paso Robles 480 $68,390
El Centro 470 $77,310
Yuba City 450 $74,500
Fairfield N/A $64,130
Vallejo N/A $64,130
Salinas N/A $71,510
Santa Barbara N/A $74,960
Santa Maria N/A $74,960
Hanford N/A $75,150
Corcoran N/A $75,150
     
Metro Area (Colorado) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Aurora 8170 $55,110
Lakewood 8170 $55,110
Denver 8170 $55,110
Colorado Springs 2340 $45,660
Boulder 1220 $58,140
Fort Collins 970 $50,090
Greeley 720 $47,430
Pueblo 380 $47,090
     
Metro Area (Connecticut) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Hartford 4700 $73,900
East Hartford 4700 $73,900
West Hartford 4700 $73,900
Bridgeport 3450 $82,330
Norwalk 3450 $82,330
Stamford 3450 $82,330
New Haven 2040 $75,470
Waterbury 880 $75,460
Danbury 610 $72,740
     
Metro Area (Florida) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Miami 12990 $53,540
West Palm Beach 12990 $53,540
Fort Lauderdale 12990 $53,540
St. Petersburg 6660 $45,720
Clearwater 6660 $45,720
Tampa 6660 $45,720
Sanford 6650 $45,890
Orlando 6650 $45,890
Kissimmee 6650 $45,890
Jacksonville 3050 $48,400
Ormond Beach 1570 $43,630
Daytona Beach 1570 $43,630
Deltona 1570 $43,630
Lakeland 1490 $44,360
Winter Haven 1490 $44,360
Sarasota 1270 $48,640
Bradenton 1270 $48,640
North Port 1270 $48,640
Titusville 1150 $43,610
Palm Bay 1150 $43,610
Melbourne 1150 $43,610
Fort Myers 1060 $47,570
Cape Coral 1060 $47,570
Brent 950 $50,410
Pensacola 950 $50,410
Ferry Pass 950 $50,410
Tallahassee 910 $43,940
Port St. Lucie 810 $51,140
Crestview 730 $48,900
Fort Walton Beach 730 $48,900
Destin 730 $48,900
Naples 580 $51,670
Marco Island 580 $51,670
Immokalee 580 $51,670
Gainesville 460 $46,040
Panama City 380 $44,060
Vero Beach 290 $49,720
Sebastian 290 $49,720
Ocala N/A $54,060
     
Metro Area (Georgia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Roswell 13300 $55,780
Sandy Springs 13300 $55,780
Atlanta 13300 $55,780
Warner Robins 810 $55,460
Savannah 570 $49,060
Athens 530 $57,250
Clarke County 530 $57,250
Albany 480 $53,770
Gainesville 440 $55,950
Hinesville 390 $54,580
Brunswick 250 $66,900
Valdosta 220 $48,640
Macon N/A $48,240
     
Metro Area (Hawaii) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Urban Honolulu 2670 $55,790
Lahaina 260 $57,940
Wailuku 260 $57,940
Kahului 260 $57,940
     
Metro Area (Idaho) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Boise City 1760 $42,900
Idaho Falls 240 $40,510
Coeur d'Alene N/A $38,160
     
Metro Area (Illinois) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Rockford 1420 $78,540
Peoria 1370 $57,880
Springfield 1050 $61,760
Urbana 480 $48,690
Champaign 480 $48,690
Bloomington 380 $57,460
Carbondale 340 $51,640
Marion 340 $51,640
Decatur 220 $44,600
Kankakee N/A $69,290
     
Metro Area (Indiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anderson 5700 $53,300
Carmel 5700 $53,300
Indianapolis 5700 $53,300
Fort Wayne 1160 $48,410
Elkhart 700 $48,050
Goshen 700 $48,050
Lafayette 450 $50,100
West Lafayette 450 $50,100
Terre Haute 370 $47,830
La Porte 300 $44,020
Michigan City 300 $44,020
Columbus 290 $52,310
Bloomington 290 $52,830
Muncie 220 $47,170
Kokomo 220 $50,300
     
Metro Area (Iowa) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
West Des Moines 2010 $57,080
Des Moines 2010 $57,080
Cedar Rapids 980 $52,550
Cedar Falls 630 $46,220
Waterloo 630 $46,220
Iowa City 580 $54,280
Dubuque 540 $49,490
Ames 200 $59,910
     
Metro Area (Kansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Wichita 1740 $46,950
Topeka 800 $49,410
Lawrence 320 $45,940
Manhattan 260 $48,660
     
Metro Area (Kentucky) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lexington 1160 $54,740
Fayette 1160 $54,740
Bowling Green 460 $51,520
Owensboro 310 $55,690
Fort Knox 310 $57,380
Elizabethtown 310 $57,380
     
Metro Area (Louisiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Metairie 3430 $49,780
New Orleans 3430 $49,780
Baton Rouge 2310 $50,820
Bossier City 1440 $50,680
Shreveport 1440 $50,680
Lafayette 1010 $48,030
Monroe 650 $49,790
Alexandria 540 $44,970
Houma 460 $46,350
Thibodaux 460 $46,350
     
Metro Area (Maine) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Portland 1560 $57,480
Portland 1560 $57,480
Lewiston 440 $46,310
Auburn 440 $46,310
Bangor 430 $51,690
     
Metro Area (Maryland) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Baltimore 11570 $61,660
Towson 11570 $61,660
Columbia 11570 $61,660
Lexington Park N/A $60,960
California N/A $60,960
     
Metro Area (Massachusetts) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Barnstable Town 850 $69,070
New Bedford 520 $71,520
Leominster 350 $68,220
Gardner 350 $68,220
Pittsfield 320 $60,850
     
Metro Area (Michigan) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Warren 5880 $62,080
Detroit 5880 $62,080
Dearborn 5880 $62,080
Wyoming 3230 $57,280
Grand Rapids 3230 $57,280
East Lansing 1030 $61,330
Lansing 1030 $61,330
Flint 780 $62,630
Portage 710 $54,580
Kalamazoo 710 $54,580
Ann Arbor 470 $57,200
Niles 370 $55,010
Benton Harbor 370 $55,010
Muskegon 340 $60,560
Saginaw 330 $62,330
Battle Creek 290 $61,370
Monroe 240 $67,570
Jackson 220 $52,460
Bay City 160 $63,450
Midland 130 $59,410
     
Metro Area (Minnesota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Rochester 810 $56,060
St. Cloud 690 $55,000
North Mankato 360 $70,200
Mankato 360 $70,200
     
Metro Area (Mississippi) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Jackson 1960 $41,830
Gulfport 860 $45,150
Pascagoula 860 $45,150
Biloxi 860 $45,150
Hattiesburg 400 $43,340
     
Metro Area (Missouri) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Springfield 2340 $44,520
Columbia 800 $42,830
Jefferson City 650 $39,270
Joplin 610 $42,990
     
Metro Area (Montana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Billings 860 $53,180
Great Falls 170 $47,130
Missoula N/A $51,770
     
Metro Area (Nebraska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lincoln 880 $54,290
Grand Island 280 $55,170
     
Metro Area (Nevada) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Paradise 4130 $52,680
Henderson 4130 $52,680
Las Vegas 4130 $52,680
Reno 880 $52,510
     
Metro Area (New Hampshire) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Manchester 470 $59,480
     
Metro Area (New Jersey) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Trenton 1720 $70,140
Atlantic City 1060 $61,210
Hammonton 1060 $61,210
Vineland 520 $62,390
Bridgeton 520 $62,390
Ocean City 370 $67,510
     
Metro Area (New Mexico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Albuquerque 2900 $49,440
Santa Fe 410 $62,320
Farmington 360 $52,650
Las Cruces 310 $71,460
     
Metro Area (New York) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Rochester 6160 $57,280
Niagara Falls 4370 $61,600
Cheektowaga 4370 $61,600
Buffalo 4370 $61,600
Schenectady 3540 $62,650
Albany 3540 $62,650
Troy 3540 $62,650
Syracuse 2230 $68,360
Rome 1130 $57,510
Utica 1130 $57,510
Glens Falls 560 $60,180
Kingston 560 $85,180
Binghamton 520 $62,820
Ithaca 350 $58,570
Fort Drum 320 $59,310
Watertown 320 $59,310
Elmira 180 $59,010
     
Metro Area (North Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Raleigh 2740 $45,390
Durham 1670 $44,580
Chapel Hill 1670 $44,580
Winston 1560 $42,750
Salem 1560 $42,750
Greensboro 1110 $44,710
High Point 1110 $44,710
Asheville 940 $43,090
Fayetteville 930 $41,390
Wilmington 680 $40,020
Morganton 640 $40,190
Hickory 640 $40,190
Lenoir 640 $40,190
Rocky Mount 400 $38,790
     
Metro Area (North Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Bismarck 400 $50,270
     
Metro Area (Ohio) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Columbus 8750 $63,640
Elyria 7440 $60,720
Cleveland 7440 $60,720
Akron 3140 $62,560
Toledo 2460 $55,130
Dayton 2290 $64,460
Canton 2020 $59,780
Massillon 2020 $59,780
Mansfield 620 $53,300
Springfield 590 $48,800
Lima 200 $53,050
     
Metro Area (Oklahoma) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Oklahoma City 3390 $39,310
Tulsa 2610 $43,820
Lawton 330 $42,650
     
Metro Area (Oregon) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Salem 1150 $61,830
Medford 810 $64,740
Eugene 730 $58,140
Albany 290 $48,310
Corvallis 90 $62,620
Bend N/A $62,080
Redmond N/A $62,080
     
Metro Area (Pennsylvania) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Pittsburgh 6970 $60,870
Scranton 3150 $61,160
Wilkes 3150 $61,160
Barre 3150 $61,160
Hazleton 3150 $61,160
Lancaster 1690 $60,860
Reading 1580 $66,070
Harrisburg 1550 $57,340
Carlisle 1550 $57,340
York 1500 $63,890
Hanover 1500 $63,890
Altoona 740 $56,970
Lebanon 580 $64,810
Johnstown 490 $58,260
Williamsport 380 $62,040
State College 330 $55,200
Gettysburg 310 $61,620
Erie N/A $57,830
Berwick N/A $58,250
Bloomsburg N/A $58,250
     
Metro Area (Puerto Rico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Caguas 5720 $34,270
Carolina 5720 $34,270
San Juan 5720 $34,270
Ponce 890 $36,210
Aguadilla 870 $37,550
Isabela 870 $37,550
San Germ�n 320 $34,830
Mayag�ez 280 $31,980
     
Metro Area (South Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Columbia 2920 $48,600
Anderson 2780 $49,950
Mauldin 2780 $49,950
Greenville 2780 $49,950
North Charleston 1840 $49,880
Charleston 1840 $49,880
Spartanburg 1140 $52,470
Florence 410 $48,670
Bluffton 390 $50,650
Beaufort 390 $50,650
Hilton Head Island 390 $50,650
Sumter N/A $43,900
     
Metro Area (South Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Sioux Falls 750 $43,230
Rapid City 630 $54,990
     
Metro Area (Tennessee) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Franklin 4410 $49,530
Davidson 4410 $49,530
Murfreesboro 4410 $49,530
Nashville 4410 $49,530
Knoxville 2270 $49,200
Johnson City 410 $48,110
Jackson 390 $46,040
Cleveland 340 $48,450
Morristown 240 $45,810
     
Metro Area (Texas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dallas 26260 $55,360
Arlington 26260 $55,360
Fort Worth 26260 $55,360
The Woodlands 22930 $56,600
Sugar Land 22930 $56,600
Houston 22930 $56,600
San Antonio 8690 $54,670
New Braunfels 8690 $54,670
Austin 6460 $51,110
Round Rock 6460 $51,110
Mission 4320 $53,170
McAllen 4320 $53,170
Edinburg 4320 $53,170
El Paso 3530 $50,900
Brownsville 2040 $49,710
Harlingen 2040 $49,710
Corpus Christi 1500 $53,980
Killeen 1470 $51,540
Temple 1470 $51,540
Beaumont 1350 $47,130
Port Arthur 1350 $47,130
Lubbock 1340 $47,660
Amarillo 1250 $54,550
Waco 1100 $47,560
Longview 1030 $46,520
Laredo 950 $52,480
Tyler 850 $48,440
Bryan 830 $46,360
College Station 830 $46,360
Abilene 670 $46,850
Wichita Falls 530 $45,590
Sherman 500 $49,710
Denison 500 $49,710
San Angelo 490 $44,400
Victoria 480 $48,850
Midland 450 $52,330
     
Metro Area (Utah) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Salt Lake City 2780 $57,050
Provo 1770 $61,340
Orem 1770 $61,340
Ogden 1560 $55,370
Clearfield 1560 $55,370
St. George N/A $41,220
     
Metro Area (Vermont) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Burlington 840 $62,510
Burlington 840 $62,510
     
Metro Area (Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Richmond 3930 $58,020
Roanoke 760 $48,360
Lynchburg 740 $41,770
Charlottesville 730 $69,010
Staunton 470 $50,980
Waynesboro 470 $50,980
Harrisonburg 400 $46,080
Radford 360 $59,710
Blacksburg 360 $59,710
Christiansburg 360 $59,710
     
Metro Area (Washington) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Seattle 5820 $65,660
Tacoma 5820 $65,660
Bellevue 5820 $65,660
Spokane 1000 $65,570
Spokane Valley 1000 $65,570
Richland 620 $60,700
Kennewick 620 $60,700
Tumwater 570 $61,870
Olympia 570 $61,870
Yakima 550 $56,320
Bellingham 330 $66,420
Bremerton 260 $65,980
Silverdale 260 $65,980
Wenatchee 250 $62,890
Longview 150 $63,860
Mount Vernon 150 $64,790
Anacortes 150 $64,790
Walla Walla 120 $64,200
     
Metro Area (West Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Charleston 800 $45,810
Beckley 240 $46,920
     
Metro Area (Wisconsin) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Milwaukee 5020 $62,710
West Allis 5020 $62,710
Waukesha 5020 $62,710
Madison 2220 $53,860
Green Bay 1390 $53,920
Racine 1310 $56,720
Appleton 970 $52,480
Eau Claire 600 $52,460
Sheboygan 590 $57,920
Neenah 560 $53,530
Oshkosh 560 $53,530
Janesville 560 $56,680
Beloit 560 $56,680
Fond du Lac 290 $52,040
Wausau 270 $53,440
     
Metro Area (Wyoming) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Cheyenne 350 $60,600

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Industries representing at least 1% of total jobs for the occupation.

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Industry Jobs Percent Annual Median Salary
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  • Master of Arts in Education with a Specialization in Higher Education
  • As the flagship university in the LSU System, LSU has been preparing students for rewarding careers for nearly 150 years.

Programs
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Advance your teaching career with an online master's degree from University of Southern California Rossier School of Education.
Programs
  • M.Ed. In Curriculum and Instruction - Science Education
  • M.Ed. In Curriculum and Instruction - Mathematics Education
  • About The University of Texas at Arlington

Programs
  • M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction: General
  • LSU Shreveport is a proud member of the acclaimed LSU University System.

Programs
  • Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction/Curriculum and Assessment
  • Master of Education in Instructional Design and Technology
  • The University of West Florida (UWF) has a central mission.

Programs
  • M.Ed. In Teacher Leadership
  • Columbus State University is committed to delivering a deeply personal and relevant academic experience that prepares graduates to excel in their professions and to become leaders who guide, influence and inspire positive change.

Programs
  • Instructional Design & Technology
  • Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy.
Programs
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Social Studies
  • M.Ed. in Career and Technical Education
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Equity, Ethics, and Justice
  • Concordia University - Portland offers several fully online 14-month Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs and a fully online Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) program.

Programs
  • M.A. Education with Preliminary Education Specialist Instruction Credential
  • Preliminary Education Specialist Credential
  • Multiple Subject English Learner Teaching Credential
  • Pursue your education at Pacific Oaks College.
CityTownInfo Career and College Resources

We have some additional detailed pages at the state level for Secondary School Teachers.

Numbers in parentheses are counts of relevant campus-based schools in the state; online schools may also be available.

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