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High School Geography Teacher

High School Geography Teacher

High School Geography Teacher

Main Topic: Places and Regions
Secondary Topic: Physical Geography, Human Geography, Environment and Society

Overview: Unlike elementary school educators, high school teachers need to focus on small fields like social studies including geography. In general, high school teachers must plan lessons, assess students, grade students, communicate with parents, prepare assessments, enforce classroom rules and work with other faculty. Since these educators specialize in an area of study, most geography teachers will also have a background in other areas of social studies and education. At this level, teachers prepare their students for life after graduation and need to prepare students for college or the workforce. Many high school teachers will also take on the responsibility of coaching teams or be responsible for student organizations. High school geography teachers typically work in public schools, however there are job opportunities in private and 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 High School Geography Teachers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Labor: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/high-school-teachers.htm

Written by Alisa Hartsell