A middle school social studies teacher is a subject teacher, who has had extensive experience in teaching the subject and its courses to middle school students.
As a middle school social studies teacher, you have to be able to teach the subject and handle other duties as well, including student behavior, and oversight.
To be considered eligible to work as a middle school social studies teacher, you have to possess a degree in the subject, along with a teacher’s certification in the state where you intend to work. Working as a middle school social studies teacher does not only require you to possess a degree. There are many other skills and qualifications that you need to be able to do justice to this work.
For instance, you will need to be able to develop curriculums and lesson plans, and ensure that you can adequately deliver lessons. Also, you will need to possess the ability to handle students from different backgrounds, ensuring that their wellbeing is kept a priority, while they are in the class.
When you are working at the position of a middle school social studies teacher, you may be asked to handle research work as well. That may include researching to create learning materials, which is why your research handling ability needs to be exceptional. Here are some duties that you will be performing in this role:
Middle School Social Studies Teacher Duties
• Work with the school management to create and implement core social studies curriculum according to school, state, and federal regulations.
• Create, develop, and implement lesson plans to meet the specific needs of each student.
• Provide students with information on social studies concepts such as citizenship, water cycle, and living things.
• Research sources to develop resources to create learning materials, aimed at helping students understand complex concepts.
• Provide one on one and groups guidance to students, to ensure that they understand, and can work with different ideas.
• Select, organize, and design objectives and strategies for teaching social studies, while incorporating research findings.
• Create social studies student groups for project work, ensuring that all required parameters are covered.
• Oversee the behavior of students in the classroom, intervening and correcting it as and when needed.
• Evaluate and assess each student to determine his or her progress, and assist with limitations.
• Administer tests, exams, and assignments, check all attempted papers and grade them according to specified standards.