Overview: Geography teachers are important in our education system because they are teaching young people of today to be better prepared and more thoughtful citizens. They must be able to teach geography in a way that will impact each student and better their everyday lives. These teachers help expose young people to areas of the world that they may not be familiar with and help them become a more well-rounded individual.
Geographers at Work: In order to properly teach geography, a geography teacher must have a proper background in world geography, as well as advanced geographic concepts such as spatial thinking. Geography teachers also need to be able to connect geography to students in a meaningful way and show them how the subject relates to the “real world” or current situations.
Skills: Human geography. Physical geography. Regional Studies.