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What is a Secondary School Teacher?

A secondary school teacher is a person whose profession is to teach and educate young people who are usually between the ages of 11 and 18. Secondary school teachers play an important role in the lives of their students, as they contribute to their personal and social development and inspire them toward greatness.

A secondary school teacher should be responsible, organized, imaginative, enthusiastic, understanding and friendly, and have good observational, listening and communication skills. They should be able to motivate and inspire enthusiasm in teenagers, and describe and explain things to them effectively.

Pursue a career as a secondary school teacher if you are passionate about teaching and interested in working with teenagers. You should be a responsible person who can lead and motivate people, especially teenagers.

What does a Secondary School Teacher do?

Secondary school teachers may do some or all of the following:

Working Conditions

Secondary school teachers usually work a minimum of 7 hours every day from Monday to Friday. They work in classrooms, offices, laboratories, libraries, and students’ playfields.

Secondary school teachers may travel to accompany students on excursions, sporting activities and other social and educational activities. Their job may be difficult when dealing with unmotivated or disruptive students.

What is Required to Become a Secondary School Teacher?

To become a secondary school teacher, you will need a postgraduate certificate in education or a bachelor of education degree. Secondary school teachers may be required to be registered to practice.

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

Secondary school teachers need to have:


Alternative Careers

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