Popular Careers

Elementary School Teacher

Careers » Teaching » Elementary School Teacher


Individuals who enjoy working with children and want to make a difference in their lives should consider becoming an elementary school teacher. Those who aspire to this career must be patient energetic and motivated to create an environment that will promote children's educational and emotional growth. In general they must be competent at teaching a variety of subjects at an appropriate level. Besides academics they also need to teach social skills. Elementary school teachers work in both public and private schools. To become an elementary school teacher individuals must complete a bachelor's degree. The degree can be in any number of subjects but for public school teachers most states require a certain number of education course credits. In addition students usually complete an internship as student teachers before they graduate. According to the website www.citytowninfo.com public school teachers must have teaching certification which is granted upon completion of the approved set of education courses an internship and a competency test in basic skills such as reading writing and arithmetic. Once hired however teachers are often expected to continue their education by taking courses toward a master's degree. Private schools do not require teachers to meet state licensing requirements but the individuals hired must have a bachelor's degree in childhood education and often they must have values that are in line with those of the school's philosophy. The website httpcareerplanning.about.com states that job prospects for elementary school teachers are good especially for those willing to teach in less desirable school districts. The median annual salary for elementary school teachers is approximately $50000.

Common Names: Elementary School Teacher, Teacher, Instructor, School Specialist, Educator

Avg. Salary*: $50,000

Salary Range*: $45,000 - $55,000

Job Tasks:

  • Teaches in public or private schools.
  • Develops lesson plans.
  • Assists children with learning.
  • Prepares, administers, and grades tests.

Other Online Resources:

The salary information contained on AllStarJobs is given in good faith and we use all reasonable efforts to ensure that it is accurate. However, we give no representation or warranty in respect of such information and all such representations and warranties, whether express or implied, are excluded.

Teaching Schools

Matching School Ads

 

Grand Canyon University

  • Are you ready to advance or start your career inspiring minds and changing lives? Apply to join GCU's prestigious teaching community.
  • GCU recognizes the diverse needs in education and creates meaningful experiences through all bachelor's and master's degree programs.
  • Traditional college or online programs, GCU offers education degrees for a variety of learning needs – take your pick!
  • Earn your master's or bachelor's degree online, on-campus or take individual courses for specific studies.
  • Join the GCU heritage and take advantage of the opportunity to engage, instruct and inspire.

USC Rossier School of Education

Advance your teaching career with an online master's degree from University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education. This accelerated program provides the opportunity to earn a respected Master of Arts in Teaching degree and be recommended for a teaching credential.

Abilene Christian University

  • Ranked among the top 20 Regional Universities in the West in 2015 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Listed as one of America’s Best Colleges by Forbes Magazine in 2014.
  • More than 97% of tenure-track faculty holds a terminal degree in their field.
  • Student to faculty ratio of 15:1, and 47.5% of classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • Accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Liberty University

100% Online & No Standardized Testing

We are committed to helping you achieve your goals and complete your degree as quickly as possible.

Regent University

Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose. Our 20,000 alumni, from more than 110 countries, are changing the world as accomplished professionals. Named a top-15 school nationally for online bachelor's programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2015), Regent is among the most affordable undergraduate Christian colleges (CCCU 2015). Fully accredited, challenging programs are available online and on campus. New classes begin every eight weeks.

Concordia University - Portland

Concordia University - Portland offers several fully online 14-month Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs and a fully online Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) program. You'll learn new strategies and techniques for your classroom while expanding your knowledge and skills as an educator.

Keiser University

Since 1977, Keiser University has provided quality student-centered, career-focused education. Keiser University Online offers degree programs online to prepare students for in-demand professions. Degrees are offered with a curriculum that is in pace with technology and workforce demand trends in business, criminal justice, health care, information technology and more. Our “one-class-at-a-time” approach allows busy students to focus on their education and balance the demands of work and family.

 

Why Keiser University Online?

   

Online Convenience, Personalized Attention

 

Matching School Ads

Find Your School

Search Degrees & Programs
go

Addiitonal Options Below: