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Adult and GED Teacher

Career description:

Adult GED teachers help adults earn their general education development (GED) certificate — the equivalent of graduating from high school. Because almost all jobs require at least a GED certificate, teaching adult GED students gives you a chance to help them find work and improve their lives.

What it’s like:

Common duties:

  • Instruct their students in reading, writing, math, social studies and science
  • Help students improve their critical-thinking, problem-solving and communication skills
  • Assesses each student’s academic capabilities
  • Customize learning programs, lesson plans and teaching methods to suit each student’s precise needs
  • Test their students’ abilities both formally and informally throughout the course
  • Evaluate student progress and modify lesson plans and learning goals

Similar occupations:

Adult Basic Education Instructor (ABE Instructor), Adult Basic Education Teacher (ABE Teacher), Adult Education Instructor, Adult Education Teacher, ESL Instructor (English as a Second Language Instructor), ESL Teacher (English as a Second Language Teacher), ESOL Teacher (English for Speakers of Other Languages Teacher), GED Instructor (General Educational Development Instructor), GED Teacher (General Educational Development Teacher), Teacher