It has always been our goal to provide as much information as possible to someone looking to go back to school
Sea Cliff, New York (PRWEB) March 18, 2012
Complimentary higher education matching service CollegeComplete.com(877-543-2655) today announced that it now includes crucial information for those looking to work in the adult literacy and remedial education professions. Those looking to enter this expanding workforce can now go to CollegeComplete.com/teachers%E2%80%94adult-literacy-and-remedial-education and see government statistics about education needs, job growth and salary.
Jobs in this field include adult basic education teachers who teach basic academic courses in mathematics, languages, history, reading, writing, science, and other areas, using instructional methods geared toward adult learning. They also include adult literacy and remedial education teachers who instruct adults and out-of-school youths in reading, writing, speaking English, and math.
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics nearly all programs require teachers to have at least a bachelor’s degree, but some require a master’s degree in adult education or ESOL instruction. Some States require teachers to have a public school teacher license or a license specifically for adult education teachers. Employment is expected to grow faster than average, and many job openings are expected due to the need to replace people who leave the occupation or retire. Job opportunities are expected to be favorable, particularly for teachers of English to speakers of other languages. Job prospects should be favorable as high turnover among part-time workers creates many openings. Opportunities will be best for ESOL teachers, particularly in States that have large populations of residents who have limited English skills—such as California, Florida, Texas, and New York. However, many other parts of the country have begun to attract large numbers of immigrants, making good opportunities in this field widely available.
In most States, adult education teachers need at least a bachelor’s degree, although some programs prefer or require a master’s degree. Programs may also prefer to hire those with teaching experience, especially with adults. Many colleges and universities offer master’s degrees or graduate certificates in teaching adult education or ESOL, although some adult education programs offer classes or workshops on related topics relevant for their teachers. These include classes on teaching adults, using technology to teach, working with learners from a variety of cultures, and teaching adults with learning disabilities. ESOL teachers also should have courses or training in second-language acquisition theory and linguistics. Knowledge of a second language is not necessary to teach ESOL students, but can be helpful in understanding the students’ perspectives.
You can contact your personal Education Advocate by filling out an information request form on CollegeComplete.com or by calling 877-543-2655. Their assistance is available at no cost to you.
“It has always been our goal to provide as much information as possible to someone looking to go back to school”, said Dan Haim, CEO of College Complete. “By providing the student with this information, they eliminate surprises down the road. This allows for higher graduation rates and more gainful employment.”
College Complete is actively looking to reach out to the public about their free service through sponsorship of Justin Lofton, driver of the Number 6 Chevrolet Silverado owned by Eddie Sharp Racing, in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. They will also be sponsoring Justin Lofton next weekend in the Mint 400 off-road race in Las Vegas.
About College Complete
Partnered with hundreds of educational institutions and across all types of education goals, including traditional college degrees, trade and vocational certifications, and professional licensure, College Complete helps students assess all of the information that exists in the public domain, allowing them to understand and make sense of their educational opportunities. Their services are free and available to anyone. Whether you are interested in Art and Design, Business, Computers and Technology, Criminal Justice, Education, Healthcare and Medical, Science and Engineering, and much, much more; if you’re an Electrician, a Nurse, an Automotive Mechanic, a Teacher, a Police Officer, or you’re simply interested in learning Computer Programming, Networking, Web Development, or Graphic Design College Complete is available for you at no cost. You can reach them by filling out a form on their site or calling to speak with your personal Education Advocate at 877-543-2655. College Complete has an initiative to assist those in the US Armed Forces and their families and is able to assist in identifying schools that will not only provide the educational requirements of the soldier, veteran or family member but will do so in a cost effective manner.