Self-Enrichment Education Teachers Career Video
Description: Teach or instruct courses other than those that normally lead to an occupational objective or degree. Courses may include self-improvement, nonvocational, and nonacademic subjects. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution.
Whether offering the basics of a musical instrument, training on how to scuba dive, or teaching driving skills, self-enrichment education teachers are knowledgeable, experienced guides for students seeking new experiences. Self-enrichment teachers instruct students in subjects that typically aren’t academic or vocational. Whether it’s ballet, ceramics, or martial arts, these instructors must have achieved a degree of proficiency in their subject, but don’t need to be experts. The bulk of their time is spent instructing students or preparing materials and lessons. Self-enrichment teachers monitor students’ progress and adapt their teaching methods to suit individual goals, which may vary tremendously. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to this type of instruction. Some self-enrichment teachers work at schools or through local community education organizations, but others work for businesses such as gyms or studios. Part-time hours are common. Many self-enrichment teachers need only a high school diploma or equivalent, but education requirements can vary. Knowledge and skill in the subject matter is the essential credential.