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Learn about the most important knowledge areas for Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education. Also, find out how proficient you have to be in each knowledge area.

Importance*More Info
1.English Language85
Education and Training85
3.Psychology75
4.Mathematics70
5.Sociology and Anthropology62
6.Computers and Electronics60
7.Psychology59
8.Customer and Personal Service56
9.Philosophy and Theology52
History and Archeology52
* 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.
85
64
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.
85
67
Show someone how to bowlLead a quality improvement seminarDesign a training program for new employees
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.
75
53
Monitor several children on a playgroundUnderstand the impact of alcohol on human responsesTreat a person with severe mental illness
Mathematics
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
70
53
Add two numbersAnalyze data to determine areas with the highest salesDerive a complex mathematical equation
Sociology and Anthropology
Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
62
52
Identify two cultures in a story as being differentWrite a pamphlet about cultural differencesCreate a new theory about the development of civilizations
Computers and Electronics
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
60
57
Operate a VCR to watch a pre-recorded training tapeUse a word processorCreate a program to scan computer disks for viruses
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.
59
57
Know the capital of the United StatesIdentify Turkey on a world mapDevelop a map of the world showing mountains, deserts, and rivers
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.
56
56
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
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.
52
50
Watch a TV program on family valuesUnderstand another culture's religious practicesCompare the teachings of major philosophers
History and Archeology
Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
52
51
Take a class in US historyTeach local history to school childrenDetermine the age of bones for placing them in fossil history