What's it like to be an Educator?
An Educator teaches and supports students in a range of settings to help promote their academic progress and learning. Educators may work with children, teenagers and adults. Educator is a broad term generally used to encompass a range of education professionals, such as early childhood educator, primary teacher, secondary teacher or university lecturer.
Tasks and duties
- Developing lesson plans and presenting learning opportunities to students, ensuring that curriculum requirements are met.
- Assessing, evaluating, recording and reporting on students’ progress, development and learning.
- Addressing students’ challenges by developing individual learning plans and liaising with relevant individuals (e.g. parents, principals).
Educators may work in public or private schools, universities, childcare, government organisations or community services.
What can I earn as an Educator?
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How to become an Educator
- Choose which area you want to specialise in. You may wish to become an early childhood educator, primary educator or an educator who works in secondary schools. Undertake a relevant bachelor degree in the field of education, or for students with previous tertiary qualifications, complete a two-year masters degree.
- If you wish to work in early childhood, primary or secondary settings, you’ll need to lodge an application for teacher registration in your state.
- There are many opportunities for career progression for educators such as becoming a leading teacher, assistant principal or principal.