Theagricultural education instructor is employed by the local school district toteach agricultural education courses offered by the local district and approvedby the South Carolina Department of Career and Technology Education and theState Department of Education. The agricultural education instructor is toassist and supervise all students in developing a Supervised AgriculturalExperience (SAE). In addition, the agricultural education instructor will serveas advisor of the local FFA chapter and promote FFA activities as an integralpart of the agricultural education experience. Finally, the agriculturaleducation instructor is encouraged to promote and offer adult education to thecommunity.
Thefollowing is a general job description and listing of responsibilities of asecondary agriculture instructor. It is not an all-inclusive list but doesinclude general responsibilities of most high school agriculture teachers.Classroom Instruction
• Teachlocal day agriculture classes
• Prepareand evaluate teaching schedule, curriculum, and teaching calendars
• Conductfield trips, both in and out of district
• Securematerials for resale to students (e.g. welding metal, wood, etc.)
• Prepareteaching plans, demonstration plans, and teaching materials for all classesSupervisedAgricultural Experience Program (SAE)
• Visitstudents' SAE projects once per semester and at least once during the summer,or a minimum of 180 visits per year.
• Assiststudents in keeping SAE records
• Assiststudents in exhibiting livestock, crops and agricultural mechanics projects atfairs and showsFFA
• Serveas advisor for the FFA chapter
• Assist studentsin coordinating FFA activities at the local,area, district, stateand national levels
• Prepareand train FFA and agriculture contest teams and entries
• Assiststudents in preparing applications for proficiency awards, state and AmericanDegrees, etc.
• Assiststudents in conducting a public relations program for the local FFA chapter andagriculture department.Other
• Teachertopics and/or in-depth adult evening classes
• Adviseand coordinate the Young Farmers chapters andactivities
• Adviseand coordinate the local FFA Alumni chapter
• Prepareand track the budget for the agriculture program each year.
• Coordinate,maintain inventories, and keep record of the agriculture resale accounts forclassroom and shop supplies
• Purchasesupplies and equipment for the classroom, office and shop facilities
• Inventorythe supplies and equipment of the agricultureprogram
• Cooperatein maintaining, planning, and improvingthe physical facilities
• Completeand file required reports with the Department of Elementary and SecondaryEducationPerformance Responsibilities
• Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locationsand at the times designated.
• Plans a program of study that meets the individualneeds, interests, and abilities of the students.
• Creates a classroom environment that is conducive tolearning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
• Prepares for classes assigned, and shows writtenevidence of preparation upon request of immediate superior.
• Encourages students to set and maintain standards ofclassroom behavior.
• Guides the learning process toward the achievement ofcurriculum goals in harmony with the district goals and establishes clear objectivesfor all lessons, units, projects and the like to communicate these objectivesto students.
• Employs a variety of instructional techniques andinstructional media, consistent with the physical limitations of the locationprovided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groupsinvolved.
• Strives to implement by instruction and action thedistrict's philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives.
• Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regularbasis and provides progress reports as required.
• Diagnoses the learning disabilities of students on aregular basis, seeking the assistance of district specialists as required.
• Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions toprotect student, equipment, materials, and facilities.
• Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records asrequired by law, district policy, and administrative regulation.
• Assists the administration in implementing all policiesand rules governing student life and conduct, and, for the classroom, developsreasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure, and maintains order inthe classroom in a fair and just manner.
• Makes provisions for being available to students andparents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day whenrequired or requested to do so under reasonable terms.
• Plans and supervises purposeful assignments for teacheraide(s) when assigned and evaluates their job performance; works cooperativelywith department heads if applicable.
• Strives to maintain and improve professional competence.
• Attends staff meetings and serves on staff committees asrequired.Specific Job Requirements
• Possess and utilize excellent team building skills
• Accept delegated responsibilities willingly
• Able to work under occasional stress
• Demonstrate a high level of initiative in jobperformance
• Communicate effectively with a diverse communityTermsof Employment:
190days per school year; salary and work year to be established by the BoardEvaluation:
Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisionsof the Board's policy on Evaluation of Certified Personnel.
Job Category :Career Education > AgricultureContact Information
- Oliver Love
- 1475 East Liberty St.
- York,South Carolina 29745