College Social Work Teachers
On the Job
College Social Work Teachers teach courses pertaining to social work, including social work practice, social work and government policies, child and family social work, or issues in race and gender. They may also do research.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Guide class discussions.
- Teach social science courses at the college level.
- Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
- Research topics in area of expertise.
- Stay informed about current developments in field of specialization.
- Select educational materials or equipment.
- Compile specialized bibliographies or lists of materials.
- Develop instructional objectives.
- Plan community programs or activities for the general public.
- Advise educators on curricula, instructional methods, or policies.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Working with a group or team.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- High levels of competition.
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