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Self-Enrichment Teachers - 25-3021.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Teach or instruct individuals or groups for the primary purpose of self-enrichment or recreation, rather than for an occupational objective, educational attainment, competition, or fitness.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Art Teacher
  • Dance Instructor
  • Dance Teacher
  • Driving Instructor
  • Flight Instructor
  • Instructor
  • Martial Arts Instructor
  • Music Instructor
  • Piano Teacher
  • Teacher

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Assign and grade class work and homework.
  • Attend professional meetings, conferences, and workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.
  • Conduct classes, workshops, and demonstrations, and provide individual instruction to teach topics and skills, such as cooking, dancing, writing, physical fitness, photography, personal finance, and flying.
  • Confer with other teachers and professionals to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning and development.
  • Enforce policies and rules governing students.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injury and damage.
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods, such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by administrative policy.
  • Meet with other instructors to discuss individual students and their progress.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine their priorities for their children.
  • Monitor students' performance to make suggestions for improvement and to ensure that they satisfy course standards, training requirements, and objectives.
  • Observe and evaluate the performance of other instructors.
  • Observe students to determine qualifications, limitations, abilities, interests, and other individual characteristics.
  • Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development.
  • Participate in publicity planning and student recruitment.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers, contests, or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
  • Prepare and administer written, oral, and performance tests, and issue grades in accordance with performance.
  • Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help.
  • Prepare instructional program objectives, outlines, and lesson plans.
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Prepare students for further development by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  • Review instructional content, methods, and student evaluations to assess strengths and weaknesses, and to develop recommendations for course revision, development, or elimination.
  • Schedule class times to ensure maximum attendance.
  • Select, order, and issue books, materials, and supplies for courses or projects.
  • Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
  • Write instructional articles on designated subjects.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.
  • Apply multiple teaching methods.
  • Assess educational needs of students.
  • Assign class work to students.
  • Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
  • Collaborate with other teaching professionals to develop educational programs.
  • Create technology-based learning materials.
  • Develop instructional objectives.
  • Develop strategies or programs for students with special needs.
  • Discuss problems or issues with supervisors.
  • Discuss student progress with parents or guardians.
  • Distribute instructional or library materials.
  • Document lesson plans.
  • Encourage students.
  • Enforce rules or policies governing student behavior.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of educational programs.
  • Evaluate performance of educational staff.
  • Evaluate student work.
  • Maintain student records.
  • Modify teaching methods or materials to accommodate student needs.
  • Monitor student performance.
  • Order instructional or library materials or equipment.
  • Plan educational activities.
  • Plan experiential learning activities.
  • Prepare tests.
  • Promote educational institutions or programs.
  • Schedule instructional activities.
  • Select educational materials or equipment.
  • Serve on institutional or departmental committees.
  • Set up classroom materials or equipment.
  • Teach life skills.
  • Teach others to use technology or equipment.
  • Write articles, books or other original materials in area of expertise.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Diver (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education and Training Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Hospital Corpsman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Instructor (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Navy Diver (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Unit Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Civil Preparedness Training Officer
  • Instructor, Bridge
  • Instructor, Dancing
  • Instructor, Driving
  • Instructor, Flying II
  • Instructor, Modeling
  • Teacher
  • Teacher, Adult Education
  • Teacher, Adventure Education
  • Teacher, Art
  • Teacher, Drama
  • Teacher, Music