Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers
People in this career need to:
- Express ideas clearly when speaking or writing.
- Read and understand written information.
- Listen to others, understand, and ask questions.
- Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
- Analyze ideas and use logic to determine their strengths and weaknesses.
- Make sense of information by studying it.
- Think of new ideas or original and creative ways to solve problems.
- Use reasoning to discover answers to problems.
- Combine several pieces of information and draw conclusions.
- Develop rules or follow guidelines for arranging items.
- Concentrate and not be distracted while performing a task.
- Judge the costs and benefits of a possible action.
- Identify problems and review information. Develop, review, and apply solutions.
- Use math and science skills to solve problems.
- Manage the time of self and others.
- Check how well one is learning or doing something.
- Go back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information without becoming confused.
- Teach others how to do something using several methods.
- Be aware of others' reactions and change behavior in relation to them.
- Look for ways to help people.
- Solve problems by bringing others together to discuss differences.
- Persuade others to approach things differently.
- Determine the tools and equipment needed to do a job.
- Identify a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in distracting material.
- Quickly and accurately compare letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns.
Reason and Problem Solve
Use Math and Science
Manage Oneself, People, Time and Things
Work with People
Work with Things
Perceive and Visualize
People in this career need knowledge in the following areas:
- Education and Training: Knowledge of teaching and the methods involved in learning and instruction.
- English Language: Knowledge of the meaning, spelling, and use of the English language.
- Customer and Personal Service: Knowledge of providing special services to customers based on their needs.
- Psychology: Knowledge of people, their actions, and mental processes. This may include knowledge of how to treat emotional and behavioral problems.
- Public Safety and Security: Knowledge of protecting people, data, and property.
People in this career are people who tend to:
- Consider relationships important. They like to work in a friendly, non-competitive environment. They like to do things for other people. They prefer jobs where they are not pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.
- Consider achievement important. They like to see the results of their work and to use their strongest abilities. They like to get a feeling of accomplishment from their work.
- Consider independence important. They like to make decisions and try out ideas on their own. They prefer jobs where they can plan their work with little supervision.
- Consider good working conditions important. They like jobs offering steady employment and good pay. They want employment that fits their individual work style. They may prefer doing a variety of tasks, working alone, or being busy all the time.
- Consider recognition important. They like to work in jobs which have opportunities for them to advance, be recognized for their work, and direct and instruct others. They usually prefer jobs in which they are looked up to by others.
- Have social interests. They like work activities that assist others and promote learning and personal development. They like to communicate with others: to teach, give advice, help, or otherwise be of service to others.
- Have artistic interests. They like work activities that deal with artistic forms, designs, and patterns. They prefer work which allows for self expression.
Source: Minnesota Department of Education.