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Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.

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Skills Needed


Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.


Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.


Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.


Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.


Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.


Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.


Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.


Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.


Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.


Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.


Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.


Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.


Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.


Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.


Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.


Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.


Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.


Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.


Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.


Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.


Systems Evaluation - Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.


Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.


Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.


Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.


Management of Financial Resources - Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.


Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.


Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.


Management of Material Resources - Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.


Technology Design - Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.


Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.


Programming - Writing computer programs for various purposes.


Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.


Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.


Installation - Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.


Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.


This following graph displays the lower, median and upper income potential of the job.

  • Lower Income Salary $43k
  • Median Income Salary$58k
  • Upper Income Salary $77k

Employment Projections for this Job


Education Pathway

High school courses

  • Below A rigorous high school STEM education - versus the minimum required for graduation - prepares students to come up with creative solutions to tough problems, better preparing them for college and new careers.

  • Recommended years of math:
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  • Recommended years of science:
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Degree Levels Offered

    • Bachelor of Arts - Secondary Education - Biologica
    • English Language Learning MED
    • Music Education BM
    • Nevada Teach Chem BSEDU
    • Public Health BS
    • Secondary Education Biology
    • Secondary Education History
    • TESOL GCertificate
    • Bachelor of Arts - Secondary Education - Mathemati
    • Health Promotion MED
    • Nevada Teach Biology BSEDU
    • Nevada Teach Env Sci BSEDU
    • Secondary Ed-Phy Science BSED
    • Secondary Education English
    • Secondary Education Mathematic

Education by degree The following are the total graduates from all the Nevada System of Higher Education institutions in 2014-2015 school year.

  • 56

    Bachelor's Degree

  • 5

    Graduate Certificate

  • 4

    Master's Degree