Main Topic: Human Geography
Secondary Topic: Places and Regions
Overview: Geography teachers are part of the broader field of education and important in our education system to better prepare students be thoughtful citizens. In general, teachers must create lessons, assess students, teach subjects, communicate with parents, prepare assessments, enforce classroom rules, supervise students, and work with other faculty. In elementary and middle school, they will have to teach a variety of subjects including geography to help students better understand the world. Geography teachers expose students to unfamiliar parts of the world. They need to understand geospatial technology that affect their students everyday like GPS and weather forecasting. Teaching geography is very useful in connecting students to real world current events. Geography teachers will mostly work in the public sectors, but my work in private or charter schools.
Geographers at work: Human geographers, Physical geographers,
Recommended College Courses: Introduction to Cultural Geography, World Geography, Introduction to Physical Geography, Introduction in Environmental Geography, Economic Geography, Urban Geography, Political Geography, Maps and Mapmaking, American Ethnic Geography,
Skills: Geospatial technologies, Human resource management, Qualitative and quantitative methods, Field methods, Regional geography,
Occupation Group: Education, Training, and Library
Learn more about Geography Teacher from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Labor: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/kindergarten-and-elementary-school-teachers.htm