Copyright

Adult Computer Literacy Teacher Job Info

Read about a career in adult computer literacy education. Research the educational and skill requirements, learn about the job description, employment and salary outlook for an adult computer literacy teacher.

View popular schools

Find schools that offer these popular programs

  • Agricultural Education for Teachers
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology Education for Teachers
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Driver Safety Teacher Education
  • English Teacher Education
  • Foreign Language Education for Teachers
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • Geography Teacher Education
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • Health Occupations Teacher Education
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Latin Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Psychology Teacher Education
  • Sales and Marketing Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Spanish Education for Teachers
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Teaching, Computers
  • Teaching, Reading
  • Technical Teacher Education
  • Vocational Teacher Education

Career Defined for Adult Computer Literacy Teacher

Adult computer literacy teachers work in full-time, part-time, or volunteer positions to teach community members how to use computers. They may work evenings and weekends to accommodate students with full-time jobs. Those students may include elderly, disabled, immigrant and non-technology savvy adults. Instruction typically consists of an introduction to the Internet, e-mail and common software, such as word processing programs. Because most adult computer literacy teachers work in community settings teaching non-credit courses, there are fewer demands on curriculum requirements, testing and evaluation. Instructors must teach in a supportive manner, since many adult education students come to class with fewer skills than may be found in traditional educational settings.

Education Typically requires a degree in education, training in adult education and a teaching license
Job Skills Ability to work with adults, computer skills, communication skills
Median Salary (2015) $50,280 for Adult literacy and high school equivalency diploma teachers
Job Growth (2014-2024) 7% for Adult literacy and high school equivalency diploma teachers

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Educational Requirements

Most full-time adult computer literacy teachers have a bachelor's or master's degree in education with some training in adult education. Courses in an adult education degree program may include adult psychology, curriculum development and foundations of education.

Licensing Requirements

Almost all adult education teachers hold licensure to teach; it is required in all public school (including public community college) settings and nearly all educational institutions that receive government funding. In order to qualify for licensure as a teacher, an individual must have a bachelor's degree and complete an approved teaching program.

Required Skills

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that adult computer literacy teachers must hold the following skills:

  • Ability to work with adults from a variety of educational and cultural backgrounds
  • Patience and flexibility when teaching
  • Strong computer skills
  • Excellent communication methods to ensure that students understand what is being taught and feel comfortable asking questions
  • Bilingual abilities may be required in communities with large immigrant populations

Employment and Salary Outlook

Adult computer literacy teachers were expected to experience job growth due to increased immigration and an aging population, according to the BLS. The BLS reported that employment opportunities for adult education teachers were predicted to increase 7% from 2014-2024. The median annual salary for adult education workers was $50,280 per year, according to BLS statistics collected in May 2015.

Next: View Schools

What is your highest level of education?

Some College
Complete your degree or find the graduate program that's right for you.
High School Diploma
Explore schools that offer bachelor and associate degrees.
Still in High School
Earn your diploma or GED. Plan your undergraduate education.

Schools you may like:

Popular Schools

The listings below may include sponsored content but are popular choices among our users.

    • MA in Teaching (for Aspiring Teachers Grades 5-12)
    • MS in Education (for Practicing Teachers Grades K-12)
    • MS in Higher Ed - College Teaching and Learning
    • BS in Early Childhood Administration

    What is your highest level of education completed?

  • What is your highest level of education?

    • Doctor of Education in Teaching and Learning with an Emphasis in Adult Learning
    • Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership - Behavioral Health
    • MA in Curriculum and Instruction
    • M.A. in Communication with an Emphasis in Education
    • M.Ed. in Elementary Education
    • M.Ed. in Secondary Education
    • M.Ed. in Early Childhood
    • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
    • B.S. in Elementary Education with an Emphasis in Christian Education
    • BS in Early Childhood
    • B.S. in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education

    What is your highest level of education?

    • MA in Education and Human Development in Educational Technology Leadership
    • MA in Education and Human Development in Organizational Leadership and Learning

    What is your highest level of education?

    • Doctor of Education - Character Education
    • Doctor of Education - Curriculum & Instruction
    • Ph.D. in Education - Character Education
    • Ph.D. in Education - Curriculum & Instruction
    • Ed.S. in Educational Leadership - Character Education
    • Doctor of Education - Educational Technology & Online Learning
    • M.Ed. - Individualized Degree Program
    • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction
    • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction - Christian School
    • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

    What is your highest level of education completed?

    • Elementary Education, B.A. without Licensure
    • Early Childhood Education, B.A. without Licensure

    What is your highest level of education completed?

    • MEd in Curriculum & Instruction - Leadership
    • M.Ed in Career and Technical Education Leadership
    • MEd in Curriculum and Instruction - STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)
    • MEd in Curriculum & Instruction - Mathematics
    • MEd in Curriculum and Instruction - Early Childhood Education

    What is your highest level of education?

  • What is your highest level of education completed?

  • What is your highest level of education?

  • What is your highest level of education?

Find your perfect school

What is your highest level of education?