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Career and Education Opportunities for Middle School Teachers

In general, middle school teachers teach students in public or private schools in one or more subjects at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable State laws and regulations.

Select a state from the map below to find education opportunities to begin your Middle School Teacher career.


Highlighted states contain educational opportunities in Primary and Secondary School Education

JOB DESCRIPTION: Middle School Teacher

Middle school teachers attend staff meetings and serve on staff committees, as required. They also meet with other professionals to consider individual students' needs and progress. Equally important, middle school teachers have to establish and enforce rules for behavior and methods for maintaining order among students. They are often called upon to adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests. They are expected to attend professional meetings and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence. Finally, middle school teachers instruct and monitor students in the use and up keep of equipment and materials to inhibit injury and damage.

Every day, middle school teachers are expected to be able to speak clearly. They need to articulate ideas and problems.