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Self-enrichment Teacher

Job Duties

Self-enrichment teachers teach courses that are intended for the students' individual enrichment or interest, rather than counting toward some sort of degree or certification. These courses may range from dancing and cooking to creative writing or personal finance. Their styles of teaching vary as widely as the subjects they teach. Most classes are held in an somewhat informal setting, where minimal demands are placed upon the students in the class. Some classes are hands-on, such as pottery or woodworking, and others are more academic-oriented, such as financial planning. In hands-on classes, teacher often demonstrate the skills for the students and then help them learn the skills themselves. In the academic classes, teachers may lecture or facilitate group discussions.

Most self-enrichment classes are shorter in length than most traditional academic for-credit classes. They may last only 1 or 2 days, or several weeks. They are usually of an introductory nature and are limited to a single topic. Self-enrichment teachers teach classes for both adults and children. Classes for children often introduce a new subject such as piano or drama and may last longer, sometimes a few months. They often are scheduled around the children's school schedules, usually after school or during vacation times.

Job Skills

Those interested in careers as self-enrichment teachers need to be very good at public speaking. They need to have not only knowledge of their subject, but also an aptitude for making the classes fun and interesting. They should have a high degree of patience and the ability to explain subject matter in a basic way.

Income

In 2002, self-enrichment teachers earned a median hourly wage of $14.09. Earnings ranged from the lowest 10%, who earned less than $7.37, to the highest 10%, who earned more than $26.49.

Training and Education

While there are usually no specific educational requirements for teachers of self-enrichment courses, they are expected to possess an extensive knowledge of their particular subject area. Requirements vary widely depending on the type of class and the type of employer. Some hands-on classes require applicants to show examples of the work in the form of a portfolio. Some classes may require specific certifications, such as a Red Cross water safety instructor certificate for teaching swimming lessons. Some classes are taught by trained and accomplished teaching professionals who teach self-enrichment classes in their spare time. Some specific training programs are available for certain types of teachers, such as art or music teachers. You can explore more about training for self enrichment teacher careers by clicking on this link for schools offering education degrees.

Employment

In 2002, self-enrichment teachers, including remedial education teachers, held about 280,000 jobs. About 1 in 5 were self-employed. There are many other teachers who teach these types of classes but work on a volunteer basis.

Job Outlook

Between 2002 and 2012, employment of self-enrichment teachers is expected to increase faster than the average. A growing interest in lifelong learning will create demand for these teachers, as will the retiring baby boom generation, which will have much more free time on their hands. The greatest demand will be for teachers who can teach classes in hands-on skills, such as cooking, crafts, and the arts. Classes that involve spirituality and self-improvement are expected to grow in popularity. Job opportunities will be very favorable because of the large number of teachers expected to retire.


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