College Home Economics Teachers
On the Job
College Home Economics Teachers teach a wide variety of courses, including childcare, family relations, finance, and nutrition. 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.
- Plan community programs or activities for the general public.
- Select educational materials or equipment.
- Develop instructional objectives.
- Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.
- Evaluate effectiveness of educational programs.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Working with a group or team.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- High levels of competition.
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