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Learn about the most important knowledge areas for English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary. Also, find out how proficient you have to be in each knowledge area.

Importance*More Info
1.English Language98
2.Education and Training90
3.Communications and Media66
4.Philosophy and Theology61
5.Psychology58
6.History and Archeology56
7.Fine Arts55
Customer and Personal Service55
9.Computers and Electronics53
10.Sociology and Anthropology51
* 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.
98
95
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.
90
88
Show someone how to bowlLead a quality improvement seminarDesign a training program for new employees
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.
66
64
Write a thank you noteBe a radio disk jockeyWrite a novel
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.
61
69
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
54
Monitor several children on a playgroundUnderstand the impact of alcohol on human responsesTreat a person with severe mental illness
History and Archeology
Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
56
57
Take a class in US historyTeach local history to school childrenDetermine the age of bones for placing them in fossil history
Fine Arts
Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
55
47
Attend a popular music concertPlay a minor part in a local theater playDesign an artistic display for a major trade show
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.
55
57
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
Computers and Electronics
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
53
55
Operate a VCR to watch a pre-recorded training tapeUse a word processorCreate a program to scan computer disks for viruses
Sociology and Anthropology
Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
51
58
Identify two cultures in a story as being differentWrite a pamphlet about cultural differencesCreate a new theory about the development of civilizations