Occupation Summary

Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

O*NET 25-2022.00


Teach one or more subjects to students at the middle, intermediate, or junior high school level.

Annual Wages:
Employment Rate:
Employment is expected to increase by 13.15%.
Education Level:
Bachelor's Degree. According to O*Net, the majority of people employed in this occupation have this level of education.
Public Service

  1. Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.
  2. Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  3. Instruct through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies.
  4. Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
  5. Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate these objectives to students.
  6. Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  7. Maintain accurate, complete, and correct student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  8. Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  9. Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  10. Assign lessons and correct homework.
  11. Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students.
  12. Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems.
  13. Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  14. Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of states and schools.
  15. Guide and counsel students with adjustment or academic problems, or special academic interests.
  16. Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress.
  17. Prepare for assigned classes and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors.
  18. Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
  19. Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injury and damage.
  20. Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.
  21. Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
  22. Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of middle school programs.
  23. Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
  24. Perform administrative duties, such as school library assistance, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.
  25. Administer standardized ability and achievement tests, and interpret results to determine student strengths and needs.
  26. Organize and label materials and display students' work.
  27. Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development.
  28. Attend staff meetings and serve on staff committees, as required.
  29. Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers, or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from such activities.
  30. Select, store, order, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.
  31. Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities, such as restrooms.
  32. Supervise, evaluate, and plan assignments for teacher assistants and volunteers.
  33. Assist students who need extra help, such as by tutoring and preparing and implementing remedial programs.
  34. Meet or correspond with parents or guardians to discuss children's progress and to determine priorities and resource needs.
  35. Coordinate and supervise extracurricular activities, such as clubs, student organizations, and academic contests.

National Industry Employment Patterns

Industry % of Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education employed Annual Growth Rate
Elementary and secondary schools 98.5 0.76

Labor Market Information

2020 National employment 598,500
2020 Texas employment 65,510
Texas projected employment by 2030 74,124
Texas projected annual employment and Turnover openings through 2030 5,802

* Due to confidentiality rules, not all regions may have the data displayed. The sum of all the regions may not be equal to the state total.

Top 10 Relevant Knowledge Areas Relevant Importance Levels
English Language
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Education and Training
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Customer and Personal Service
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
Computers and Electronics
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Administration and Management
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Knowledge of administrative and office procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and workplace terminology.
Sociology and Anthropology
Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures, and their history and origins.
Public Safety and Security
Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

Top 10 Relevant Skill Areas Relevant Importance Levels
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Teaching others how to do something.
Social Perceptiveness
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Reading Comprehension
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
Active Listening
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Learning Strategies
Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Time Management
Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Active Learning
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Top 10 Relevant Abilities Relevant Importance Levels
Oral Expression
The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Oral Comprehension
The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension
The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Speech Clarity
The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Speech Recognition
The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Written Expression
The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Problem Sensitivity
The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing that there is a problem.
Deductive Reasoning
The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Information Ordering
The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Near Vision
The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
    -- Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  • Coaching and Developing Others
    -- Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
    -- Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies
    -- Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
    -- Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
Other Activities

  • Independence
    - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
  • Relationships
    - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.


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Hand held camcorders or video cameras: Video camcorders;

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Laboratory hotplates: Laboratory heating plates;

Laboratory scalpels: Dissection scalpels;

Laser printers: Computer laser printers;

Liquid crystal display projector: Liquid crystal display LCD projectors;

Multimedia projectors: Multimedia projection equipment;

Notebook computers: Laptop computers;

Personal computers: Personal computers;

Photocopiers: Photocopying equipment;

Protective gloves: Safety gloves;

Televisions: Television monitors;

Touch screen monitors: Interactive whiteboards;

Video cassette players or recorders: Video cassette recorders VCR;


Analytical or scientific software: Desmos;

Cloud-based data access and sharing software: Google Drive; Microsoft SharePoint;

Computer based training software: Moodle; Padlet; Schoology; Children's educational software; Common Curriculum; Appletree;

Data base user interface and query software: Blackboard software;

Desktop communications software: Edmodo; ClassTag; Tadpoles;

Electronic mail software: Microsoft Outlook; Email software;

Graphics or photo imaging software: JamBoard;

Internet browser software: Web browser software;

Multi-media educational software: Kahoot!; Nearpod; Seesaw;

Office suite software: Microsoft Office software;

Operating system software: Apple macOS;

Presentation software: Pear Deck; Microsoft PowerPoint;

Project management software: Google Classroom;

Spreadsheet software: Microsoft Excel;

Video conferencing software: Google Meet; Zoom;

Video creation and editing software: Flipgrid; Apple Final Cut Pro; Screencastify; Video editing software;

Web page creation and editing software: Facebook;

Word processing software: Google Docs; Microsoft Word;

Related O*NET occupational titles for Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education include:
  • 25-3011.00 Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors
  • 25-2023.00 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
  • 25-2021.00 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
  • 25-2012.00 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
  • 25-2031.00 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
  • 25-2056.00 Special Education Teachers, Elementary School
  • 25-2055.00 Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten
  • 25-2057.00 Special Education Teachers, Middle School
  • 25-2058.00 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
  • 25-3041.00 Tutors

Sources of Additional Information
  • For more information about teaching and becoming a teacher, visit: Teach.org
  • American Federation of Teachers
  • National Education Association
  • For more information about teacher preparation programs, visit 
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

  • Contact Texas Workforce Commission
    Labor Market and Career Information  |  101 E. 15th Street, Annex Room 0252  |  Austin, Texas 78778
    Official Website  |  1-800-822-PLAN (7526)  |  512.936.3200

    ** The information in this report may be derived from many sources like O*NET, BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics), OOH (Occupational Outlook Handbook), and Career One Stop.