Economics teachers spend a substantial amount of time reading and planning lessons based on curriculum content and student level. They lecture to share the information with students, give directions for completing assignments, evaluate student progress, develop tests and assign grades. Economics teachers also support students with challenging material or assignments when necessary.
High school economics teachers communicate with parents verbally or in writing to share student progress. Both high school and college economics teachers interact with other educators to develop curriculum, problem solve and for continuous education learning.
Economics teachers may perform any or all of the following tasks:
- Develop lesson plans
- Lecture and teach
- Assign and evaluate student work
- Administer and grade tests
- Calculate and assign grades
- Communicate with parents
- Work cooperatively with other teachers
- Participate in continued education training, as required