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

Importance*More Info
1.History and Archeology98
2.English Language94
3.Education and Training84
4.Psychology71
5.Philosophy and Theology69
6.Law and Government60
Sociology and Anthropology60
8.Computers and Electronics52
9.Communications and Media49
10.Foreign Language47
* Importance out of 100

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

Knowledge Area Scores

History and Archeology
Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
98
94
Take a class in US historyTeach local history to school childrenDetermine the age of bones for placing them in fossil history
English Language
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
94
87
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.
84
86
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.
71
78
Know the capital of the United StatesIdentify Turkey on a world mapDevelop a map of the world showing mountains, deserts, and rivers
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.
69
82
Watch a TV program on family valuesUnderstand another culture's religious practicesCompare the teachings of major philosophers
Law and Government
Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
60
45
Register to vote in a national electionPrepare documents and title papers for the purchase of a new houseServe as a judge in a federal court
Sociology and Anthropology
Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
60
67
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.
52
52
Operate a VCR to watch a pre-recorded training tapeUse a word processorCreate a program to scan computer disks for viruses
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.
49
55
Write a thank you noteBe a radio disk jockeyWrite a novel
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.
47
48
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