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Knowledge Areas

Learn about the most important knowledge areas for Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary. Also, find out how proficient you have to be in each knowledge area.

Importance*More Info
1.English Language91
2.Education and Training86
3.History and Archeology84
4.Foreign Language75
5.Sociology and Anthropology74
6.Philosophy and Theology64
7.Psychology58
8.Communications and Media56
9.Administration and Management54
10.Customer and Personal Service49
* Importance out of 100

Score Key
  Importance for success in this profession
  Level of proficiency needed

Knowledge Area Scores

English Language
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
91
84
Write a thank you noteEdit a feature article in a local newspaperTeach a college English class
Education and Training
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
86
86
Show someone how to bowlLead a quality improvement seminarDesign a training program for new employees
History and Archeology
Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
84
81
Take a class in US historyTeach local history to school childrenDetermine the age of bones for placing them in fossil history
Foreign Language
Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.
75
70
Say "please" and "thank you" in a foreign languageAsk directions in a foreign cityWrite an English language review of a book written in a foreign language
Sociology and Anthropology
Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
74
87
Identify two cultures in a story as being differentWrite a pamphlet about cultural differencesCreate a new theory about the development of civilizations
Philosophy and Theology
Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.
64
72
Watch a TV program on family valuesUnderstand another culture's religious practicesCompare the teachings of major philosophers
Psychology
Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
58
65
Know the capital of the United StatesIdentify Turkey on a world mapDevelop a map of the world showing mountains, deserts, and rivers
Communications and Media
Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
56
61
Write a thank you noteBe a radio disk jockeyWrite a novel
Administration and Management
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
54
57
Sign a pay voucherMonitor progress of a project to ensure timely completionManage a $10 million company
Customer and Personal Service
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
49
53
Process customer dry-cleaning drop offWork as a day care aide supervising 10 childrenRespond to a citizen's request for assistance after a major disaster