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The Vocational Instructor is responsible for instructing students in vocational education programs, developing or revising curriculum, maintaining classroom records, and conducting advisory committee meetings.

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Typical Functions:

Instructs students in vocational education programs by lecturing in classroom and laboratory setting, developing and providing individual instruction, as required, and arranging field trips and guest lecturers. Evaluates student performance by grading classroom work, observing laboratory skills, and counseling students on personal and educational problems. Develops or revises vocational education curriculum by researching educational and professional material, reviewing and selecting textbooks, developing course outline and objectives, and preparing lesson plans and instructional aids. Maintains classroom records, including attendance records, personal data, competency files, progress reports, and graduate follow-ups. Assists in scheduling of classes, use of equipment, and registration of students. Conducts advisory committee meetings concerning curriculum, job vacancies ,and student recruitment. Prepares and presents information to public schools, civic organizations, and sponsors student clubs and organizations. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of the vocational education program being taught. Knowledge of the functions, operations and/or maintenance of the various equipment used in the program being taught. Ability to instruct students in a vocational education program. Ability to evaluate student performance and measure progress. Ability to develop or revise vocational education curriculum. Ability to prepare lesson plans and instructional aides. Ability to make written and oral presentations.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in the vocational area being taught; plus two years of experience in the vocational area being taught. Must hold, or be qualified to obtain upon hiring, teaching certificate or vocational permit by the Arkansas Department of Education, in area being taught as established by ACA 6-17-401, 6-17-402, and 6-17-403. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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