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MULTIMEDIA TEACHER, IN-DEPTH: I Love Working With Youth

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Judith goes in-depth about her career as a teacher. She shares what she loves most about her job and what she finds most challenging about being a teacher in a school where most of her students will be the first ones in their family to go to college. Judith also goes into detail about how she went from teaching history to becoming a multimedia teacher and describes what the job market is like for multimedia teaching.

Degree: Sociology
Job Title: Multimedia Teacher

Job Summary: Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Job Description

High school teachers help prepare students for life after graduation. They teach academic lessons and various skills that students will need to attend college and to enter the job market.

On-the-Job Training

Most training will come from your studies rather than on the job.

Additional Info

Some states require high school teachers to earn a master’s degree after earning their teaching certification. Teachers in private schools do not need to meet state requirements. However, private schools typically seek high school teachers who have a bachelor’s degree and a major in a content area.

Certification Requirement
Required by the National Center for Alternative Certification.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
Confirm
$35,000 - $85,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
0 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Patience, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Creativity, Empathy, Organizational skills, People skills

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m='11150'>It's</span> <span m='11630'>exciting.</span> <span m='12210'>It's</span> <span m='12420'>fascinating.</span> <span m='13350'>It's</span> <span m='13660'>challenging.</span> <span m='14980'>And</span> <span m='15160'>it's</span> <span m='15320'>refreshing.</span> <span m='16030'>And</span> <span m='16129'>it's</span> <span m='16309'>a</span> <span m='16390'>job</span> <span m='16690'>where</span> <span m='16810'>I</span> <span m='16860'>feel</span> <span m='17190'>like</span> <span m='17420'>I'm</span> <span m='17650'>in</span> <span m='17800'>control</span> <span m='18250'>of</span> <span m='18350'>what</span> <span m='18470'>I</span> <span m='18660'>do.</span> <span m='19180'>I</span> <span m='19380'>can</span> <span m='20190'>express</span> <span m='20560'>my</span> <span m='20700'>creativity.</span> <span m='22050'>I</span> <span m='22110'>can</span> <span m='22270'>be</span> <span m='22380'>myself.</span> <span m='23340'>And</span> <span m='23640'>I</span> <span m='23940'>can</span> <span m='24060'>also</span> <span m='24170'>work</span> <span m='24410'>with</span> <span m='24580'>youth,</span> <span m='24850'>which</span> <span m='25100'>I</span> <span m='25180'>really</span> <span m='25520'>enjoy</span> <span m='25950'>doing.</span> </p><p><span m='26470'>So</span> <span m='26780'>what</span> <span m='27170'>I find</span> <span m='27370'>challenging</span> <span m='28270'>is</span> <span m='30270'>not</span> <span m='30490'>only</span> <span m='30790'>keeping</span> <span m='31150'>yourself</span> <span m='31610'>educated,</span> <span m='32630'>but</span> <span m='33060'>also</span> <span m='33600'>just</span> <span m='33840'>dealing</span> <span m='34070'>with</span> <span m='34190'>the</span> <span m='34270'>daily</span> <span m='34570'>challenges</span> <span m='35090'>of</span> <span m='35240'>classroom</span> <span m='35780'>life.</span> <span m='36075'>You're</span> <span m='36370'>not</span> <span m='36520'>only</span> <span m='36730'>teaching,</span> <span m='37420'>you're</span> <span m='37540'>mentoring</span> <span m='38080'>students.</span> <span m='38730'>And</span> <span m='38860'>depending</span> <span m='39190'>on</span> <span m='39280'>which</span> <span m='39470'>populations</span> <span m='40210'>that</span> <span m='40430'>you're</span> <span m='40550'>teaching,</span> <span m='41190'>you</span> <span m='41340'>also</span> <span m='41670'>have to</span> <span m='41760'>provide</span> <span m='42160'>a</span> <span m='42220'>lot</span> <span m='42410'>of</span> <span m='42550'>things</span> <span m='42830'>for</span> <span m='42920'>the</span> <span m='43040'>students</span> <span m='43510'>that</span> <span m='43640'>they</span> <span m='43710'>may</span> <span m='43820'>not</span> <span m='44000'>necessarily</span> <span m='45160'>get</span> <span m='45630'>from</span> <span m='45770'>home.</span> </p><p><span m='46680'>For</span> <span m='46850'>example,</span> <span m='47540'>many</span> <span m='47810'>of</span> <span m='47880'>my</span> <span m='48050'>students</span> <span m='48730'>will</span> <span m='48900'>be</span> <span m='49080'>first</span> <span m='49430'>one</span> <span m='49660'>from their</span> <span m='49770'>family</span> <span m='50260'>to</span> <span m='51120'>attend</span> <span m='51550'>college.</span> <span m='52590'>And</span> <span m='52820'>so for</span> <span m='53090'>a</span> <span m='53140'>lot</span> <span m='53340'>of</span> <span m='53410'>them,</span> <span m='53520'>they</span> <span m='53630'>don't</span> <span m='53810'>have</span> <span m='54260'>the</span> <span m='54650'>understanding</span> <span m='55320'>or</span> <span m='55450'>the</span> <span m='55580'>knowledge</span> <span m='56140'>of</span> <span m='56300'>the</span> <span m='56380'>college</span> <span m='56690'>application</span> <span m='57260'>process.</span> <span m='57950'>What</span> <span m='58110'>tests</span> <span m='58370'>they</span> <span m='58550'>need</span> <span m='58750'>to</span> <span m='58860'>take.</span> <span m='59575'>How to</span> <span m='59860'>fill</span> <span m='59930'>out</span> <span m='60140'>their</span> <span m='60220'>financial</span> <span m='60770'>aid</span> <span m='60950'>forms.</span> <span m='61875'>What</span> <span m='62160'>colleges</span> <span m='62760'>they</span> <span m='62850'>should</span> <span m='63040'>be</span> <span m='63160'>applying</span> <span m='63650'>to.</span> <span m='63950'>So</span> <span m='64080'>you</span> <span m='64200'>really</span> <span m='64410'>have</span> <span m='64569'>to</span> <span m='64660'>guide them</span> <span m='64800'>through</span> <span m='65230'>that process.</span> </p><p><span m='66520'>And</span> <span m='67010'>that's</span> <span m='67250'>something</span> <span m='67610'>that</span> <span m='67830'>many</span> <span m='68490'>kids</span> <span m='69360'>in</span> <span m='69500'>our</span> <span m='69600'>society,</span> <span m='70340'>they</span> <span m='70450'>have</span> <span m='70650'>parents</span> <span m='71020'>to</span> <span m='71100'>help</span> <span m='71320'>them</span> <span m='71430'>navigate</span> <span m='71860'>that</span> <span m='72040'>process.</span> <span m='73140'>But</span> <span m='73610'>in</span> <span m='74040'>my</span> <span m='74280'>particular</span> <span m='74840'>job,</span> <span m='75160'>and in</span> <span m='75280'>the</span> <span m='75360'>program</span> <span m='75750'>where</span> <span m='75930'>I</span> <span m='76040'>teach,</span> <span m='76430'>we</span> <span m='76620'>have</span> <span m='76820'>to</span> <span m='76910'>help our</span> <span m='77180'>students</span> <span m='77540'>through that</span> <span m='77760'>process.</span> <span m='78600'>So</span> <span m='79050'>we're</span> <span m='79150'>not</span> <span m='79270'>only</span> <span m='79470'>just</span> <span m='79700'>teachers.</span> <span m='79980'>We're</span> <span m='80350'>mentors.</span> <span m='81090'>And</span> <span m='81950'>we</span> <span m='82160'>also</span> <span m='82340'>provide</span> <span m='82710'>a</span> <span m='82770'>lot</span> <span m='82930'>of</span> <span m='83000'>nurturing</span> <span m='83410'>for our</span> <span m='83850'>students.</span> </p><p><span m='84440'>Halfway</span> <span m='84710'>through</span> <span m='85020'>my</span> <span m='85150'>career.</span> <span m='85640'>I've been</span> <span m='85820'>teaching</span> <span m='86110'>for</span> <span m='86230'>20</span> <span m='86520'>years.</span> <span m='86950'>And</span> <span m='87210'>at</span> <span m='87360'>about</span> <span m='88700'>year</span> <span m='88980'>eight</span> <span m='89150'>or</span> <span m='89230'>nine,</span> <span m='90440'>I</span> <span m='90790'>started</span> <span m='91090'>implementing</span> <span m='91790'>multimedia</span> <span m='92320'>projects</span> <span m='92780'>in my</span> <span m='92940'>history</span> <span m='93380'>classroom.</span> <span m='94360'>I</span> <span m='94430'>had the</span> <span m='94730'>students</span> <span m='95100'>doing</span> <span m='95320'>skits.</span> <span m='95800'>We would</span> <span m='96130'>videotape</span> <span m='96720'>the</span> <span m='96930'>skits.</span> <span m='97260'>We</span> <span m='97390'>would</span> <span m='97600'>edit</span> <span m='97960'>short</span> <span m='98040'>movies.</span> <span m='99080'>We would</span> <span m='99360'>create</span> <span m='99880'>multimedia</span> <span m='100430'>presentations.</span> </p><p><span m='102060'>And</span> <span m='102170'>then</span> <span m='102270'>I</span> <span m='102340'>decided,</span> <span m='102850'>wow.</span> <span m='103090'>I</span> <span m='103430'>really</span> <span m='103770'>like</span> <span m='104010'>this.</span> <span m='104280'>I</span> <span m='104380'>have a</span> <span m='104660'>knack</span> <span m='104920'>for it.</span> <span m='105986'>And</span> <span m='106390'>luckily,</span> <span m='106810'>one</span> <span m='107060'>day</span> <span m='107280'>in</span> <span m='107500'>my</span> <span m='107890'>mailbox,</span> <span m='108590'>I</span> <span m='108680'>had</span> <span m='108980'>a</span> <span m='109060'>brochure</span> <span m='110240'>arrive</span> <span m='110510'>for</span> <span m='110630'>me</span> <span m='111360'>advertising</span> <span m='112100'>a</span> <span m='112160'>multimedia</span> <span m='113430'>certification</span> <span m='114100'>program</span> <span m='114590'>at</span> <span m='114980'>Cal State</span> <span m='115370'>East Bay.</span> <span m='116160'>And</span> <span m='116550'>I</span> <span m='116610'>took</span> <span m='116830'>my</span> <span m='116960'>first</span> <span m='117270'>class,</span> <span m='117560'>which was</span> <span m='117850'>Photoshop.</span> </p><p><span m='118470'>And</span> <span m='118680'>I</span> <span m='118770'>just</span> <span m='119090'>fell in</span> <span m='119580'>love.</span> <span m='119860'>And</span> <span m='119980'>I</span> <span m='120050'>just</span> <span m='120270'>kept</span> <span m='120500'>taking</span> <span m='120750'>class</span> <span m='121065'>after</span> <span m='121380'>class</span> <span m='121660'>after</span> <span m='121940'>class.</span> <span m='123000'>And</span> <span m='123850'>I</span> <span m='123920'>took</span> <span m='124090'>classes</span> <span m='124500'>for</span> <span m='124610'>about</span> <span m='125580'>three</span> <span m='125850'>to</span> <span m='125920'>five</span> <span m='126310'>years</span> <span m='126780'>and</span> <span m='127070'>I</span> <span m='127160'>still</span> <span m='127400'>continue</span> <span m='127850'>to</span> <span m='127960'>take</span> <span m='128220'>classes</span> <span m='129550'>and</span> <span m='129780'>to</span> <span m='129970'>re-educate</span> <span m='130570'>myself</span> <span m='131120'>with</span> <span m='132370'>different</span> <span m='132660'>aspects</span> <span m='133090'>of</span> <span m='133160'>multimedia.</span> <span m='133840'>And</span> <span m='134170'>I just</span> <span m='134460'>fell in love</span> <span m='134560'>with</span> <span m='134740'>it.</span> </p><p><span m='135020'>And</span> <span m='136000'>I</span> <span m='136160'>was</span> <span m='136480'>able</span> <span m='136910'>to</span> <span m='137030'>get</span> <span m='137180'>together</span> <span m='137540'>with</span> <span m='137750'>a</span> <span m='137800'>group</span> <span m='138050'>of</span> <span m='138230'>like-minded</span> <span m='138850'>progressive</span> <span m='139320'>educators,</span> <span m='139990'>and</span> <span m='140070'>we</span> <span m='140170'>decided</span> <span m='140660'>that</span> <span m='140800'>we</span> <span m='140920'>wanted</span> <span m='141240'>to</span> <span m='141330'>create</span> <span m='141920'>an</span> <span m='142020'>academy.</span> <span m='143100'>A</span> <span m='143190'>school</span> <span m='143590'>within</span> <span m='143650'>a</span> <span m='143900'>school.</span> <span m='144320'>A</span> <span m='144360'>small</span> <span m='144670'>learning</span> <span m='144970'>community</span> <span m='145570'>where</span> <span m='145700'>we</span> <span m='145850'>could</span> <span m='146100'>focus</span> <span m='146540'>on</span> <span m='146670'>a</span> <span m='146780'>core</span> <span m='147080'>group</span> <span m='147300'>of</span> <span m='147410'>students</span> <span m='148450'>and</span> <span m='148670'>help</span> <span m='149000'>them</span> <span m='149270'>to</span> <span m='149430'>fall in</span> <span m='149830'>love</span> <span m='149950'>with</span> <span m='149990'>school</span> <span m='150360'>again.</span> <span m='150820'>And</span> <span m='151206'>help them</span> <span m='151592'>to meet their</span> <span m='151980'>graduation</span> <span m='152600'>requirements.</span> <span m='153640'>And</span> <span m='153740'>we</span> <span m='153940'>thought the</span> <span m='154360'>hook</span> <span m='154540'>for</span> <span m='154660'>them</span> <span m='155100'>would be</span> <span m='155485'>multimedia.</span> <span m='156390'>We</span> <span m='156500'>wrote</span> <span m='156690'>a</span> <span m='156740'>grant.</span> <span m='157740'>We</span> <span m='157950'>created</span> <span m='158340'>our</span> <span m='158430'>program.</span> <span m='159270'>And</span> <span m='159430'>now</span> <span m='159775'>we're</span> <span m='160120'>11</span> <span m='160500'>years</span> <span m='160680'>strong.</span> </p><p><span m='161440'>For</span> <span m='161510'>multimedia</span> <span m='161840'>in</span> <span m='162170'>particular,</span> <span m='162505'>it</span> <span m='162840'>requires</span> <span m='163600'>specific</span> <span m='164250'>types</span> <span m='164560'>of</span> <span m='164660'>equipment.</span> <span m='165480'>You</span> <span m='165670'>have</span> <span m='165930'>to</span> <span m='166050'>have</span> <span m='166550'>very</span> <span m='166840'>good</span> <span m='167130'>computers.</span> <span m='167505'>You</span> <span m='167880'>have</span> <span m='168050'>to</span> <span m='168140'>have</span> <span m='168440'>video</span> <span m='168820'>cameras.</span> <span m='169920'>You</span> <span m='170020'>have to</span> <span m='170180'>have</span> <span m='170480'>DSLR</span> <span m='171120'>cameras.</span> <span m='171570'>You have</span> <span m='171670'>to have</span> <span m='171780'>audio</span> <span m='172130'>recorders.</span> <span m='172670'>So</span> <span m='172810'>there's</span> <span m='173120'>lots</span> <span m='173380'>of</span> <span m='173450'>different</span> <span m='173740'>types</span> <span m='174080'>of</span> <span m='174470'>equipment</span> <span m='174860'>that's</span> <span m='175080'>needed.</span> <span m='175230'>So</span> <span m='175390'>it</span> <span m='175450'>depends</span> <span m='175860'>on</span> <span m='176040'>what the</span> <span m='176120'>budget</span> <span m='176630'>of</span> <span m='176770'>the</span> <span m='176840'>school</span> <span m='177330'>is.</span> <span m='177750'>Some</span> <span m='178120'>schools</span> <span m='178350'>have the</span> <span m='178710'>budget</span> <span m='178920'>to</span> <span m='179210'>invest</span> <span m='179590'>in</span> <span m='179630'>a</span> <span m='179680'>multimedia</span> <span m='180190'>program.</span> <span m='181140'>And</span> <span m='181330'>therefore,</span> <span m='181840'>they</span> <span m='181980'>will</span> <span m='182120'>have</span> <span m='182370'>multimedia</span> <span m='182970'>teachers.</span> </p><p><span m='183780'>If</span> <span m='183960'>you</span> <span m='184130'>allow</span> <span m='184400'>it</span> <span m='184530'>to,</span> <span m='184730'>teaching</span> <span m='185120'>can</span> <span m='185290'>really</span> <span m='185500'>take</span> <span m='185700'>over</span> <span m='185910'>your</span> <span m='186050'>life.</span> <span m='187550'>I have</span> <span m='187930'>found</span> <span m='188330'>that</span> <span m='188740'>the</span> <span m='188980'>more</span> <span m='189440'>passionate</span> <span m='190050'>and</span> <span m='190200'>committed</span> <span m='190490'>that</span> <span m='190780'>you</span> <span m='190930'>are</span> <span m='191080'>to</span> <span m='191160'>education,</span> <span m='192125'>the</span> <span m='192430'>more</span> <span m='192680'>time</span> <span m='192930'>that</span> <span m='193090'>it</span> <span m='193170'>requires.</span> <span m='194910'>Because</span> <span m='195530'>I'm</span> <span m='195900'>part</span> <span m='196130'>of</span> <span m='196190'>a</span> <span m='196270'>program,</span> <span m='196565'>a</span> <span m='196860'>special</span> <span m='197200'>program,</span> <span m='197580'>we</span> <span m='197690'>have</span> <span m='197880'>to</span> <span m='197970'>do</span> <span m='198300'>extra</span> <span m='198620'>things</span> <span m='198970'>for</span> <span m='199130'>our</span> <span m='199230'>students.</span> </p><p><span m='200170'>We</span> <span m='200390'>also</span> <span m='200570'>have</span> <span m='200670'>a</span> <span m='200720'>partnership</span> <span m='201240'>with</span> <span m='201350'>Adobe</span> <span m='201650'>software,</span> <span m='202700'>which</span> <span m='203000'>requires</span> <span m='204025'>for</span> <span m='204350'>us</span> <span m='204450'>to</span> <span m='204550'>bring</span> <span m='204860'>students</span> <span m='205310'>down</span> <span m='205510'>to</span> <span m='205640'>Adobe,</span> <span m='206170'>sometimes</span> <span m='206760'>for</span> <span m='206910'>weekend</span> <span m='207490'>film</span> <span m='207670'>camps,</span> <span m='208500'>sometimes</span> <span m='209060'>for</span> <span m='209210'>a</span> <span m='209530'>week</span> <span m='210100'>during</span> <span m='210320'>the</span> <span m='210430'>summer</span> <span m='211100'>for</span> <span m='211360'>a</span> <span m='212055'>film</span> <span m='212530'>summit.</span> <span m='213710'>And</span> <span m='214470'>that</span> <span m='214710'>requires</span> <span m='215090'>a</span> <span m='215130'>lot</span> <span m='215270'>of</span> <span m='215340'>time</span> <span m='215730'>away</span> <span m='216020'>from</span> <span m='216490'>my</span> <span m='216720'>family.</span> </p><p><span m='217600'>And</span> <span m='218120'>so</span> <span m='218330'>I</span> <span m='218480'>have</span> <span m='218770'>to</span> <span m='219460'>set</span> <span m='219890'>boundaries</span> <span m='220330'>for</span> <span m='220430'>myself.</span> <span m='221050'>And</span> <span m='221160'>I</span> <span m='221220'>have</span> <span m='221440'>to</span> <span m='221620'>require</span> <span m='223032'>that</span> <span m='223420'>I'm</span> <span m='223610'>only</span> <span m='223750'>going</span> <span m='223950'>to</span> <span m='224040'>dedicate</span> <span m='224630'>a</span> <span m='224670'>certain set</span> <span m='225080'>amount</span> <span m='225630'>of</span> <span m='225730'>hours</span> <span m='226400'>so I can</span> <span m='226490'>dedicate</span> <span m='227070'>time</span> <span m='227360'>to</span> <span m='227950'>my</span> <span m='228110'>own</span> <span m='228300'>child.</span> <span m='228860'>So</span> <span m='229110'>sometimes</span> <span m='229520'>it</span> <span m='229590'>can</span> <span m='229790'>be</span> <span m='229880'>difficult,</span> <span m='230390'>but</span> <span m='230670'>oftentimes</span> <span m='231370'>I</span> <span m='231440'>find</span> <span m='231940'>that</span> <span m='232630'>in</span> <span m='232770'>teaching</span> <span m='233070'>multimedia</span> <span m='233690'>and</span> <span m='233900'>working</span> <span m='234150'>with</span> <span m='234290'>digital</span> <span m='234630'>media</span> <span m='236430'>and</span> <span m='236580'>working</span> <span m='236890'>with</span> <span m='237070'>students,</span> <span m='237430'>it</span> <span m='237540'>requires</span> <span m='238020'>a</span> <span m='238120'>lot</span> <span m='238520'>of</span> <span m='238560'>time.</span> <span m='239150'>So</span> <span m='240530'>it's</span> <span m='240980'>difficult</span> <span m='241280'>to balance</span> <span m='241580'>the</span> <span m='241880'>two.</span> </p>","file":{"id":297206,"video_id":"2746168093001","name":"1265-Judith-p-MultiMediaTeacher2 In-Depth","duration":242533,"thumbnail_url":null}});