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PROFESSOR OF TEACHER EDUCATION: Read Everything & Don't Be Afraid To Speak Up

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Carl is a Professor of Teacher Education. After receiving his doctorate at University of Wisconsin Madison in 1974, he was asked to stay for the professorship. He's written and published over 35 books, and urges students to work hard and believe in yourself.

Degree: Science
Job Title: Professor of Teacher Education
Employer: University of Wisconsin, Madison

Job Summary: Postsecondary Teachers

Job Description

Postsecondary teachers instruct students in a wide variety of academic and vocational subjects beyond the high school level. They also conduct research and publish scholarly papers and books.

On-the-Job Training

None

Additional Info

Postsecondary teachers who teach career and technical education courses, such as culinary arts or cosmetology, may not be required to have graduate-level education. Instead, schools may seek workers who have experience or certification in the field they wish to teach.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$30,000 - $130,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Problem solving skills, Creativity, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Leadership ability, People skills, Public speaking ability

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m='16219'>consult</span> <span m='17440'>with</span> <span m='17730'>students,</span> <span m='20990'>attend</span> <span m='21740'>committee</span> <span m='22250'>meetings,</span> <span m='23560'>so</span> <span m='24110'>the</span> <span m='24290'>days</span> <span m='25090'>are</span> <span m='25190'>different.</span> <span m='26140'>But</span> <span m='26520'>by</span> <span m='26830'>and</span> <span m='26980'>large</span> <span m='27610'>what</span> <span m='27820'>I</span> <span m='28100'>do</span> <span m='28750'>is</span> <span m='29350'>meet</span> <span m='29720'>with</span> <span m='29920'>students,</span> <span m='31040'>teach</span> <span m='31480'>classes,</span> <span m='32800'>do</span> <span m='32980'>a</span> <span m='33050'>good</span> <span m='33370'>deal</span> <span m='33800'>of</span> <span m='34010'>writing</span> <span m='35120'>and</span> <span m='35410'>reading,</span> <span m='36370'>and</span> <span m='36580'>just</span> <span m='36900'>basically</span> <span m='38070'>do</span> <span m='38420'>university</span> <span m='39280'>type</span> <span m='39650'>work</span> <span m='39970'>which</span> <span m='40220'>means</span> <span m='41490'>talking</span> <span m='41830'>with</span> <span m='41990'>colleagues,</span> <span m='42850'>attending</span> <span m='43380'>meetings,</span> <span m='44380'>et cetera.</span> </p><p><span m='46420'>I</span> <span m='46620'>was</span> <span m='46900'>first</span> <span m='49730'>a</span> <span m='50040'>schoolteacher</span> <span m='51630'>and</span> <span m='51910'>then</span> <span m='52490'>became a</span> <span m='52850'>principal</span> <span m='54070'>of a</span> <span m='54500'>school</span> <span m='55510'>and</span> <span m='56030'>during</span> <span m='56360'>that</span> <span m='56650'>time</span> <span m='58060'>I</span> <span m='58250'>decided</span> <span m='58850'>to</span> <span m='58900'>go up</span> <span m='59070'>to the</span> <span m='59170'>University</span> <span m='59445'>of</span> <span m='59720'>Wisconsin</span> <span m='60440'>and</span> <span m='60980'>to</span> <span m='61100'>pursue</span> <span m='61480'>my</span> <span m='61690'>doctorate</span> <span m='62760'>so</span> <span m='63700'>that</span> <span m='64500'>led,</span> <span m='65080'>once</span> <span m='65310'>I</span> <span m='66186'>earned</span> <span m='66624'>my</span> <span m='67062'>doctorate,</span> <span m='70900'>to--</span> <span m='71610'>I</span> <span m='71750'>was</span> <span m='71950'>invited</span> <span m='72550'>to</span> <span m='72650'>stay at the</span> <span m='73050'>University</span> <span m='73600'>of</span> <span m='73660'>Wisconsin</span> <span m='74510'>and</span> <span m='74840'>to</span> <span m='75060'>apply</span> <span m='75530'>for</span> <span m='75955'>a</span> <span m='76300'>job</span> <span m='76680'>as</span> <span m='76810'>a</span> <span m='76870'>professor.</span> </p><p><span m='78130'>What</span> <span m='78310'>motivated</span> <span m='78970'>me</span> <span m='79090'>to</span> <span m='79300'>take</span> <span m='79550'>the</span> <span m='79670'>job</span> <span m='80200'>was</span> <span m='80380'>basically</span> <span m='82070'>at</span> <span m='82570'>the</span> <span m='82690'>time,</span> <span m='83320'>which</span> <span m='83430'>was</span> <span m='83600'>in</span> <span m='83690'>1974,</span> <span m='86070'>it</span> <span m='86170'>was</span> <span m='86390'>an</span> <span m='86500'>opportunity</span> <span m='87370'>to</span> <span m='87460'>work</span> <span m='87730'>at</span> <span m='87830'>a</span> <span m='87900'>world</span> <span m='88340'>class</span> <span m='88820'>university.</span> <span m='89980'>Also</span> <span m='90600'>there</span> <span m='90830'>were</span> <span m='91030'>few</span> <span m='91830'>African-Americans</span> <span m='93680'>are</span> <span m='94030'>working</span> <span m='94530'>at</span> <span m='94710'>the</span> <span m='94810'>University</span> <span m='95790'>and</span> <span m='96080'>I</span> <span m='96170'>thought</span> <span m='97010'>it</span> <span m='97090'>was</span> <span m='97270'>an</span> <span m='97410'>opportunity</span> <span m='98570'>to</span> <span m='98780'>in</span> <span m='98920'>some</span> <span m='99310'>way,</span> <span m='100590'>that</span> <span m='101090'>could</span> <span m='101400'>begin</span> <span m='101790'>to</span> <span m='101920'>lead</span> <span m='102450'>to</span> <span m='102660'>reaching</span> <span m='103170'>out</span> <span m='103690'>to</span> <span m='103930'>others</span> <span m='104530'>to</span> <span m='105090'>tell</span> <span m='105360'>them</span> <span m='105590'>about</span> <span m='105960'>the</span> <span m='106130'>opportunities</span> <span m='106990'>of</span> <span m='107070'>higher</span> <span m='107410'>education</span> <span m='108520'>in</span> <span m='108710'>general</span> <span m='109070'>in</span> <span m='109140'>the</span> <span m='109210'>University of</span> <span m='109640'>Wisconsin</span> <span m='110713'>in</span> <span m='111156'>particular.</span> </p><p><span m='112930'>I</span> <span m='113120'>don't</span> <span m='113360'>know</span> <span m='113510'>if</span> <span m='113650'>there</span> <span m='113800'>was</span> <span m='114110'>anything</span> <span m='115920'>if</span> <span m='116140'>I</span> <span m='116260'>looked</span> <span m='116520'>back</span> <span m='116890'>and</span> <span m='116920'>said</span> <span m='117160'>I</span> <span m='117190'>wish</span> <span m='117530'>I</span> <span m='117630'>knew</span> <span m='117870'>more.</span> <span m='120230'>I think</span> <span m='120420'>I</span> <span m='120510'>was</span> <span m='120650'>pretty</span> <span m='120970'>satisfied</span> <span m='124250'>where</span> <span m='124760'>I</span> <span m='124930'>was</span> <span m='125450'>at</span> <span m='125690'>that</span> <span m='125900'>point</span> <span m='126540'>in</span> <span m='126710'>time.</span> <span m='127500'>But</span> <span m='127640'>if</span> <span m='127760'>I</span> <span m='127860'>had</span> <span m='128180'>to--</span> <span m='128620'>if</span> <span m='128750'>I</span> <span m='128830'>was</span> <span m='129100'>pushed</span> <span m='129530'>to</span> <span m='129639'>identify</span> <span m='130350'>something,</span> <span m='131460'>since</span> <span m='131780'>I</span> <span m='131870'>was</span> <span m='132110'>a</span> <span m='132180'>science</span> <span m='132950'>major</span> <span m='134170'>and</span> <span m='134650'>did</span> <span m='134840'>very</span> <span m='135140'>little</span> <span m='135520'>writing</span> <span m='135810'>as</span> <span m='136100'>such</span> <span m='138000'>--to</span> <span m='138150'>spend</span> <span m='138520'>more</span> <span m='138820'>time</span> <span m='139970'>writing</span> <span m='140460'>papers</span> <span m='141190'>and</span> <span m='141350'>doing</span> <span m='141650'>things</span> <span m='142050'>like</span> <span m='142350'>that.</span> <span m='142830'>Because</span> <span m='143310'>as</span> <span m='143490'>a</span> <span m='143540'>professor</span> <span m='144630'>at</span> <span m='144780'>a</span> <span m='144830'>world</span> <span m='145160'>class</span> <span m='145570'>university</span> <span m='146650'>where</span> <span m='146750'>you're</span> <span m='146970'>required</span> <span m='147710'>to</span> <span m='148040'>publish,</span> <span m='149790'>your</span> <span m='150310'>ability</span> <span m='150640'>and</span> <span m='150970'>your</span> <span m='151190'>skills</span> <span m='151820'>and</span> <span m='151930'>your</span> <span m='152070'>knowledge</span> <span m='152880'>related</span> <span m='153390'>to</span> <span m='153500'>writing</span> <span m='153990'>is</span> <span m='154370'>significant.</span> <span m='155130'>But</span> <span m='155590'>I've</span> <span m='155770'>done</span> <span m='155950'>pretty</span> <span m='156200'>well</span> <span m='156590'>in</span> <span m='156700'>that</span> <span m='156930'>I've</span> <span m='157500'>published</span> <span m='158060'>over</span> <span m='158240'>35</span> <span m='158570'>books.</span> </p><p><span m='160828'>What</span> <span m='161310'>advice</span> <span m='161510'>do I</span> <span m='161750'>have</span> <span m='162100'>for</span> <span m='163110'>people</span> <span m='163800'>who</span> <span m='164730'>wish</span> <span m='165100'>to</span> <span m='165250'>follow</span> <span m='166860'>let's</span> <span m='167320'>say</span> <span m='167510'>as</span> <span m='167740'>a</span> <span m='167800'>professor</span> <span m='168550'>or</span> <span m='168760'>go</span> <span m='169040'>on</span> <span m='169300'>in</span> <span m='169400'>higher</span> <span m='169670'>education.</span> <span m='170650'>One</span> <span m='171600'>basically</span> <span m='174590'>in</span> <span m='175020'>kindergarten</span> <span m='175880'>start</span> <span m='176220'>doing</span> <span m='176420'>you</span> <span m='176590'>work.</span> <span m='177300'>In</span> <span m='177620'>middle</span> <span m='178000'>school,</span> <span m='178550'>work hard</span> <span m='178890'>at</span> <span m='179140'>it.</span> <span m='179890'>Really</span> <span m='180450'>work</span> <span m='180900'>hard</span> <span m='181155'>at</span> <span m='181410'>your</span> <span m='181680'>[INAUDIBLE].</span> <span m='183250'>Learn</span> <span m='183750'>to</span> <span m='183880'>write,</span> <span m='184440'>read</span> <span m='184970'>widely,</span> <span m='186330'>read</span> <span m='186950'>widely,</span> <span m='187900'>read</span> <span m='188470'>widely.</span> <span m='189320'>I</span> <span m='189500'>say</span> <span m='189790'>that</span> <span m='190080'>two</span> <span m='190310'>or</span> <span m='190340'>three</span> <span m='190650'>times.</span> <span m='191270'>Read</span> <span m='191670'>the</span> <span m='191770'>newspaper,</span> <span m='193040'>read</span> <span m='194380'>magazines</span> <span m='195220'>and</span> <span m='195490'>journals,</span> <span m='195980'>and</span> <span m='196260'>don't</span> <span m='196770'>be</span> <span m='196930'>afraid</span> <span m='197410'>to</span> <span m='197500'>speak</span> <span m='197990'>up,</span> <span m='198470'>and</span> <span m='198660'>also</span> <span m='199000'>believe</span> <span m='199490'>in</span> <span m='199620'>yourself.</span> <span m='200480'>Really</span> <span m='200820'>believe</span> <span m='201270'>in</span> <span m='201370'>yourself,</span> <span m='201950'>because</span> <span m='202610'>we</span> <span m='202830'>all</span> <span m='203110'>screw</span> <span m='203550'>it</span> <span m='203670'>up</span> <span m='203830'>some</span> <span m='204150'>time.</span> <span m='204850'>So</span> <span m='205040'>if</span> <span m='205120'>you</span> <span m='205260'>screw</span> <span m='205730'>it</span> <span m='205830'>up,</span> <span m='206400'>don't</span> <span m='206500'>worry</span> <span m='206770'>about</span> <span m='207120'>it,</span> <span m='207250'>just</span> <span m='207500'>pick</span> <span m='207700'>yourself</span> <span m='208220'>up</span> <span m='208380'>and</span> <span m='208510'>move</span> <span m='208760'>forward.</span> </p>","file":{"id":227230,"video_id":"2698606021001","name":"65245576","duration":210667,"thumbnail_url":null}});