->"''Teaching is the only job where you steal from home to take to work.''"

In the developed world, almost everyone attends school at some point in their lives. So it's only natural that a large number of TV shows (and movies and books, etc) center around the school experience. In reality, every teacher is different. On TV, however, teachers seem to always fall into one of the following categories:

* ApatheticTeacher
* CoolTeacher
** BadassTeacher
** PsychologistTeacher
* DrillSergeantNasty (the coach version)
* EvilTeacher
* FiredTeacher
* HippieTeacher
* HotLibrarian
* HotTeacher
* MisplacedKindergartenTeacher
* MysteriousTeachersLounge
* NonGivingUpSchoolGuy
* PoliticallyMotivatedTeacher
* PrivateTutor
* SadistTeacher
* ScaryLibrarian
* {{Schoolmarm}}
* SchoolNurse
* SenseiChan
* SternTeacher
** SternNun
* TeacherParentRomance
* TeachersOutOfSchool
* TeacherStudentRomance

In terms of rank, the [[AuthorityTropes authority tropes]] arguably equal are BadassPreacher, CorruptCorporateExecutive, IrishPriest, {{Landlord}}, PreacherMan, PedophilePriest, SexyPriest, SinisterMinister and TheVicar. For the next step down, see StudentCouncilPresident. For the next step up, see DeanBitterman.