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The impact of an elementary school teacher during the early and formative years of a child's life is significant from both an intellectual and social development perspective. From impacting their self-image to affecting their success or failure in school or work to their personal lives, Teachers play a critical role.

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Elementary Teacher Education Schools and Courses

Elementary school teachers are required to have at least a bachelor's degree and a state or national teaching license. In addition to degree programs from brick-and-mortar colleges and universities, programs leading to teaching degrees are also available through online programs. Prior to obtaining a degree, many elementary education majors complete a student-teaching internship at an elementary school.

The courses that are traditionally undertaken by students are unique to the subject that you want to teach. Such courses include, but are not limited to:

  • Social and physical sciences
  • Math
  • Music
  • Art
  • Literature
  • Psychology of learning
  • Philosophy of education

Once you have a bachelor's degree, you may also get certified to teach a specific subject or pursue teaching jobs in private schools. A license from the State Board of Education or from a licensure advisory committee is typically also required, depending on where you plan to teach.

Accreditation is usually very important when choosing an elementary education school. The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) accredits teacher education programs. To maintain accreditation, these programs are required to include instruction in computer use and various technologies; and, many programs also require student-teaching internships. While it is not necessary for a student to graduate from an accredited program, it makes for a smoother process when the time comes to fulfilling requirements for licensure.

In many states today, professional development schools are also available, which have partnerships established between elementary or secondary schools and universities. Blending practice with theory, these schools offer the bachelor degree graduate an opportunity to enter into a one-year program where they will experience firsthand what it is like to teach (under the guidance and supervision of a professional).

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Regular Teacher Licensing

The State Board of Education or a licensing advisory committee generally grants licensing. While licensing is not a requirement for teachers in most private schools, it is required in all states and the District of Columbia for those teaching in public schools.

Regular licensing requirements vary by state, but all states require general education teachers to achieve:

  • A four-year bachelor's degree
  • Approved teacher-training program that includes a required number of subject and education credits
  • Supervised practice teaching

Some states require training in technology and a minimum grade point average; others require an individual to achieve a master's degree in education within a specific window of time after they have begun formal teaching.

Nearly all states require competency testing in basic/fundamental skills (e.g., reading, writing, teaching), as well as proof of proficiency in the subject taught by the teacher. This applies to all applicants looking to secure a teacher's license. Many states have agreements that are reciprocal in nature, whereby teachers who are licensed in one state can easily become licensed in another. Most states require teachers who are seeking license renewal to complete a specific (or minimum) number of hours in continuing education.

Alternative Teacher Licensing

The main intent of an alternative licensing program is to attract people who do not fulfill traditional licensing standards into the teaching profession. For example, this would be relevant if you wanted to switch from a current career into teaching, or you're a new grad who lacks completion of education programs.

With some programs, an individual may start teaching immediately with a temporary license, while under close supervision of a licensed and experienced educator(s), while simultaneously attending required education courses. Those who make positive progress may, after working one or two years, qualify for a regular license. Then, there are other programs where a new college graduate will complete the required education courses (one or two full-time semesters) and then become eligible for licensure.

It's important to note that, in general, private school institutions are not obliged to meet state licensing requirements.

Teaching Certification

Teachers who wish to obtain professional certification as an endorsement of qualification and competency beyond that required for regular licensing may do so through voluntary, national certification offered by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). Not only is the NBPTS certification recognized by all states, several offer various benefits to Teachers who possess this certification (e.g., reimbursement for fees related to continuing education and certification, and higher salaries). Certification requires the applicant to pass a written assessment and evaluation that focuses on their teaching knowledge, as well as the presentation of a portfolio that illustrates their classroom work.


Resources for Elementary School Teachers


Sources:

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/kindergarten-and-elementary-school-teachers.htm#tab-1
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, Elementary School Teachers, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes252021.htm

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for:
Elementary School Teachers

Listed below are metro areas sorted by the total number of people employed in Elementary School Teachers jobs , as of 2015

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

     
Metro Area (Alabama) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Birmingham 6740 $52,660
Hoover 6740 $52,660
Huntsville 2390 $53,170
Montgomery 1940 $49,500
Mobile 1570 $48,520
Fairhope 1160 $48,980
Foley 1160 $48,980
Daphne 1160 $48,980
Dothan 800 $45,760
Decatur 800 $52,210
Tuscaloosa 750 $47,750
Oxford 730 $47,420
Jacksonville 730 $47,420
Anniston 730 $47,420
Muscle Shoals 490 $46,940
Florence 490 $46,940
Auburn 450 $51,430
Opelika 450 $51,430
Gadsden N/A $49,860
     
Metro Area (Alaska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anchorage 1660 $73,530
Fairbanks 130 $105,820
     
Metro Area (Arizona) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Scottsdale 15900 $39,990
Mesa 15900 $39,990
Phoenix 15900 $39,990
Tucson 2990 $37,160
Yuma 1010 $39,010
Kingman 570 $36,250
Lake Havasu City 570 $36,250
Flagstaff 550 $41,860
Prescott 460 $40,760
Douglas 410 $38,130
Sierra Vista 410 $38,130
     
Metro Area (Arkansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Conway 2450 $44,650
North Little Rock 2450 $44,650
Little Rock 2450 $44,650
Jonesboro 510 $44,650
Pine Bluff 460 $41,290
Hot Springs 310 $49,030
     
Metro Area (California) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Long Beach 41350 $75,070
Los Angeles 41350 $75,070
Anaheim 41350 $75,070
Hayward 17730 $72,050
San Francisco 17730 $72,050
Oakland 17730 $72,050
Ontario 16690 $77,400
Riverside 16690 $77,400
San Bernardino 16690 $77,400
Carlsbad 8960 $70,310
San Diego 8960 $70,310
San Jose 7470 $74,990
Sunnyvale 7470 $74,990
Santa Clara 7470 $74,990
Sacramento 7280 $70,560
Arcade 7280 $70,560
Arden 7280 $70,560
Roseville 7280 $70,560
Bakersfield 4170 $63,500
Fresno 3650 $75,350
Oxnard 3150 $72,440
Thousand Oaks 3150 $72,440
Ventura 3150 $72,440
Lodi 2640 $68,950
Stockton 2640 $68,950
Salinas 2420 $70,830
Vallejo 2350 $68,670
Fairfield 2350 $68,670
Modesto 2120 $80,460
Porterville 2090 $69,250
Visalia 2090 $69,250
Santa Maria 2060 $74,090
Santa Barbara 2060 $74,090
Santa Rosa 2050 $62,840
Merced 1430 $74,090
El Centro 1200 $72,150
Yuba City 990 $69,320
San Luis Obispo 960 $72,640
Paso Robles 960 $72,640
Arroyo Grande 960 $72,640
Redding 900 $72,370
Santa Cruz 880 $67,670
Watsonville 880 $67,670
Hanford 780 $72,390
Corcoran 780 $72,390
Napa 760 $71,400
Madera 560 $69,610
Chico N/A $65,980
     
Metro Area (Colorado) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Aurora 12790 $50,880
Lakewood 12790 $50,880
Denver 12790 $50,880
Colorado Springs 3710 $44,000
Boulder 1730 $57,870
Fort Collins 1460 $50,200
Greeley 1230 $44,580
Pueblo 720 $46,640
Grand Junction 650 $45,830
     
Metro Area (Connecticut) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Hartford 5620 $76,150
East Hartford 5620 $76,150
West Hartford 5620 $76,150
Bridgeport 5140 $79,120
Norwalk 5140 $79,120
Stamford 5140 $79,120
New Haven 3040 $72,460
Waterbury 1040 $80,010
Danbury 970 $74,110
     
Metro Area (Delaware) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dover 580 $54,620
     
Metro Area (Florida) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Miami 20300 $47,760
West Palm Beach 20300 $47,760
Fort Lauderdale 20300 $47,760
St. Petersburg 10250 $43,580
Clearwater 10250 $43,580
Tampa 10250 $43,580
Sanford 9890 $46,190
Orlando 9890 $46,190
Kissimmee 9890 $46,190
Jacksonville 5640 $51,700
Lakeland 2400 $43,750
Winter Haven 2400 $43,750
North Port 2350 $47,040
Sarasota 2350 $47,040
Bradenton 2350 $47,040
Fort Myers 2210 $46,130
Cape Coral 2210 $46,130
Daytona Beach 2130 $38,940
Deltona 2130 $38,940
Ormond Beach 2130 $38,940
Titusville 2070 $42,670
Palm Bay 2070 $42,670
Melbourne 2070 $42,670
Port St. Lucie 1630 $47,950
Brent 1610 $47,580
Ferry Pass 1610 $47,580
Pensacola 1610 $47,580
Tallahassee 1410 $42,780
Marco Island 1360 $48,390
Naples 1360 $48,390
Immokalee 1360 $48,390
Gainesville 990 $41,320
Destin 880 $49,480
Fort Walton Beach 880 $49,480
Crestview 880 $49,480
Panama City 770 $41,160
Vero Beach 610 $45,740
Sebastian 610 $45,740
Punta Gorda 230 $57,240
Ocala N/A $38,180
     
Metro Area (Georgia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Roswell 28950 $53,870
Sandy Springs 28950 $53,870
Atlanta 28950 $53,870
Savannah 1610 $51,650
Gainesville 1280 $54,780
Macon 1170 $50,070
Clarke County 1040 $57,170
Athens 1040 $57,170
Warner Robins 790 $53,610
Albany 610 $53,540
Rome 550 $53,250
Valdosta 520 $49,820
Brunswick 490 $65,530
Hinesville 360 $61,380
     
Metro Area (Hawaii) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Urban Honolulu 4810 $55,940
Lahaina 520 $54,380
Wailuku 520 $54,380
Kahului 520 $54,380
     
Metro Area (Idaho) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Boise City 2820 $45,860
Coeur d'Alene 680 $45,750
Idaho Falls 580 $39,810
Pocatello N/A $50,490
     
Metro Area (Illinois) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Rockford 2240 $75,690
Peoria 2220 $43,990
Springfield 1410 $56,640
Urbana 1370 $46,710
Champaign 1370 $46,710
Bloomington 1330 $54,670
Decatur 720 $45,680
Marion 590 $46,660
Carbondale 590 $46,660
Kankakee 570 $60,720
Danville 470 $46,860
     
Metro Area (Indiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anderson 7320 $48,640
Carmel 7320 $48,640
Indianapolis 7320 $48,640
Fort Wayne 1540 $48,770
Goshen 930 $49,970
Elkhart 930 $49,970
Terre Haute 840 $47,250
Bloomington 510 $52,420
La Porte 420 $50,210
Michigan City 420 $50,210
Kokomo 360 $47,510
Muncie 310 $45,290
Columbus 250 $42,450
     
Metro Area (Iowa) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
West Des Moines 3330 $54,010
Des Moines 3330 $54,010
Cedar Rapids 1020 $51,240
Iowa City 970 $52,630
Cedar Falls 900 $53,490
Waterloo 900 $53,490
Dubuque 460 $49,310
Ames 330 $51,890
     
Metro Area (Kansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Wichita 2490 $44,370
Topeka 1240 $49,800
Lawrence 440 $44,030
Manhattan 350 $39,490
     
Metro Area (Kentucky) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lexington 2010 $53,010
Fayette 2010 $53,010
Bowling Green 750 $49,020
Owensboro 500 $50,610
Fort Knox 490 $54,820
Elizabethtown 490 $54,820
     
Metro Area (Louisiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
New Orleans 6340 $48,110
Metairie 6340 $48,110
Baton Rouge 4180 $48,950
Shreveport 2490 $49,530
Bossier City 2490 $49,530
Lafayette 2300 $47,710
Monroe 1280 $48,380
Alexandria 900 $42,690
Hammond 840 $48,870
     
Metro Area (Maine) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Portland 1560 $57,600
Portland 1560 $57,600
Bangor 620 $46,800
Auburn 490 $42,610
Lewiston 490 $42,610
     
Metro Area (Maryland) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Baltimore 10210 $60,520
Towson 10210 $60,520
Columbia 10210 $60,520
Lexington Park N/A $67,630
California N/A $67,630
     
Metro Area (Massachusetts) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Barnstable Town 930 $73,540
New Bedford 560 $71,180
Leominster 550 $69,560
Gardner 550 $69,560
Pittsfield 400 $61,040
     
Metro Area (Michigan) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Warren 15630 $68,540
Detroit 15630 $68,540
Dearborn 15630 $68,540
Wyoming 4220 $65,690
Grand Rapids 4220 $65,690
East Lansing 1780 $56,860
Lansing 1780 $56,860
Flint 1570 $65,640
Ann Arbor 1420 $62,010
Portage 1030 $60,390
Kalamazoo 1030 $60,390
Saginaw 810 $63,730
Muskegon 780 $59,840
Jackson 730 $59,880
Benton Harbor 570 $54,590
Niles 570 $54,590
Battle Creek 490 $61,110
Monroe 400 $61,990
Midland 210 $64,800
Bay City N/A $40,150
     
Metro Area (Minnesota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Rochester 1010 $53,470
St. Cloud 770 $56,690
North Mankato 310 $51,980
Mankato 310 $51,980
     
Metro Area (Mississippi) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Jackson 2930 $39,300
Gulfport 1730 $43,270
Pascagoula 1730 $43,270
Biloxi 1730 $43,270
Hattiesburg 570 $38,850
     
Metro Area (Missouri) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Springfield 1260 $47,230
Joplin 750 $41,220
Jefferson City 300 $38,790
     
Metro Area (Montana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Missoula 480 $53,770
Great Falls 330 $50,130
Billings 240 $43,430
     
Metro Area (Nebraska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lincoln 1270 $53,650
Grand Island 380 $53,430
     
Metro Area (Nevada) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Paradise 7070 $51,800
Henderson 7070 $51,800
Las Vegas 7070 $51,800
Reno 1680 $53,920
     
Metro Area (New Hampshire) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Manchester 890 $57,100
     
Metro Area (New Jersey) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Trenton 2170 $63,510
Atlantic City 1840 $67,820
Hammonton 1840 $67,820
Vineland 810 $60,000
Bridgeton 810 $60,000
Ocean City 480 $63,600
     
Metro Area (New Mexico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Albuquerque 3370 $51,160
Santa Fe 590 $70,880
Farmington 460 $51,510
     
Metro Area (New York) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Niagara Falls 4880 $60,050
Buffalo 4880 $60,050
Cheektowaga 4880 $60,050
Rochester 4650 $57,420
Albany 3440 $58,370
Schenectady 3440 $58,370
Troy 3440 $58,370
Syracuse 3020 $62,100
Utica 1310 $58,430
Rome 1310 $58,430
Binghamton 1130 $57,480
Kingston 770 $86,230
Glens Falls 550 $57,290
Ithaca 450 $54,220
Elmira 270 $51,360
Fort Drum N/A $55,420
Watertown N/A $55,420
     
Metro Area (North Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Raleigh 5900 $45,230
Greensboro 3090 $44,430
High Point 3090 $44,430
Salem 2390 $41,800
Winston 2390 $41,800
Durham 1940 $43,100
Chapel Hill 1940 $43,100
Fayetteville 1910 $38,890
Lenoir 1410 $42,570
Hickory 1410 $42,570
Morganton 1410 $42,570
Asheville 1270 $39,210
Burlington 1060 $43,100
Wilmington 800 $38,980
Rocky Mount 540 $39,330
     
Metro Area (North Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Bismarck 850 $50,030
     
Metro Area (Ohio) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Elyria 8480 $65,110
Cleveland 8480 $65,110
Columbus 8450 $61,730
Dayton 3970 $60,720
Akron 3970 $63,520
Toledo 2600 $58,540
Canton 1540 $60,520
Massillon 1540 $60,520
Lima 710 $57,550
Springfield 590 $58,270
Mansfield 390 $55,410
     
Metro Area (Oklahoma) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Oklahoma City 5140 $38,160
Tulsa 4350 $43,660
Lawton 480 $38,270
     
Metro Area (Oregon) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Salem 1050 $60,800
Medford 860 $59,040
Eugene 830 $55,620
Redmond 790 $56,900
Bend 790 $56,900
Albany 330 $52,890
Corvallis 270 $56,780
Grants Pass N/A $30,170
     
Metro Area (Pennsylvania) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Pittsburgh 9380 $56,840
Barre 3120 $59,990
Hazleton 3120 $59,990
Scranton 3120 $59,990
Wilkes 3120 $59,990
Carlisle 2860 $58,070
Harrisburg 2860 $58,070
York 2120 $65,830
Hanover 2120 $65,830
Reading 2100 $59,130
Lancaster 1670 $60,510
Chambersburg 1180 $61,370
Waynesboro 1180 $61,370
East Stroudsburg 1170 $68,960
Erie 1050 $51,270
Johnstown 820 $51,970
Williamsport 540 $56,410
State College 480 $56,020
Lebanon 480 $59,690
Altoona 340 $50,870
Bloomsburg N/A $59,120
Berwick N/A $59,120
     
Metro Area (Puerto Rico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Caguas 8770 $35,740
San Juan 8770 $35,740
Carolina 8770 $35,740
Ponce 1370 $36,830
Aguadilla 1330 $38,000
Isabela 1330 $38,000
San Germ�n 450 $36,650
Mayag�ez 420 $32,620
Guayama 270 $34,810
     
Metro Area (South Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anderson 3710 $48,600
Mauldin 3710 $48,600
Greenville 3710 $48,600
Columbia 3700 $47,960
Charleston 3410 $47,990
North Charleston 3410 $47,990
Spartanburg 2020 $53,270
Bluffton 960 $47,630
Beaufort 960 $47,630
Hilton Head Island 960 $47,630
Florence 770 $45,080
Sumter 650 $44,290
     
Metro Area (South Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Sioux Falls 1070 $42,960
Rapid City 550 $48,950
     
Metro Area (Tennessee) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Franklin 7930 $50,060
Davidson 7930 $50,060
Murfreesboro 7930 $50,060
Nashville 7930 $50,060
Knoxville 3380 $47,000
Johnson City 870 $46,590
Jackson 690 $43,780
Cleveland 530 $47,510
Morristown 450 $43,960
     
Metro Area (Texas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dallas 34610 $54,230
Arlington 34610 $54,230
Fort Worth 34610 $54,230
The Woodlands 34280 $56,550
Sugar Land 34280 $56,550
Houston 34280 $56,550
San Antonio 12660 $54,450
New Braunfels 12660 $54,450
Austin 9460 $50,940
Round Rock 9460 $50,940
Mission 5880 $52,230
McAllen 5880 $52,230
Edinburg 5880 $52,230
El Paso 4640 $51,360
Temple 2390 $52,200
Killeen 2390 $52,200
Brownsville 2360 $47,720
Harlingen 2360 $47,720
Corpus Christi 1960 $55,540
Port Arthur 1950 $46,690
Beaumont 1950 $46,690
Lubbock 1850 $46,320
Amarillo 1370 $45,870
Waco 1280 $46,380
Tyler 1200 $45,510
Longview 1150 $44,150
College Station 1140 $45,470
Bryan 1140 $45,470
Midland 960 $50,930
Abilene 890 $46,740
Odessa 860 $49,420
Wichita Falls 850 $44,790
Denison 650 $47,340
Sherman 650 $47,340
San Angelo 520 $43,530
Victoria 430 $46,120
     
Metro Area (Utah) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Salt Lake City 5490 $55,920
Clearfield 4020 $51,490
Ogden 4020 $51,490
Provo 2980 $53,230
Orem 2980 $53,230
St. George 950 $38,720
     
Metro Area (Vermont) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Burlington 980 $64,710
Burlington 980 $64,710
     
Metro Area (Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Richmond 4650 $56,240
Charlottesville 1140 $66,130
Roanoke 1030 $47,220
Lynchburg 870 $43,910
Harrisonburg 630 $45,360
Christiansburg 570 $59,570
Radford 570 $59,570
Blacksburg 570 $59,570
Waynesboro 480 $48,270
Staunton 480 $48,270
     
Metro Area (Washington) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Seattle 13200 $63,120
Tacoma 13200 $63,120
Bellevue 13200 $63,120
Spokane 2040 $62,590
Spokane Valley 2040 $62,590
Yakima 1360 $58,220
Richland 1220 $54,330
Kennewick 1220 $54,330
Tumwater 1090 $63,290
Olympia 1090 $63,290
Bremerton 910 $65,360
Silverdale 910 $65,360
Bellingham 720 $65,800
Wenatchee 510 $60,990
Mount Vernon 510 $65,290
Anacortes 510 $65,290
Longview 390 $61,800
Walla Walla 230 $58,220
     
Metro Area (West Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Charleston 830 $47,150
     
Metro Area (Wisconsin) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Milwaukee 7700 $58,400
West Allis 7700 $58,400
Waukesha 7700 $58,400
Madison 3640 $52,690
Green Bay 1970 $53,570
Appleton 1050 $48,390
Racine 920 $56,790
Eau Claire 870 $49,310
Wausau 650 $54,290
Neenah 340 $56,030
Oshkosh 340 $56,030
Fond du Lac 320 $58,640
Sheboygan N/A $55,380
Janesville N/A $69,570
Beloit N/A $69,570

Career Stories (Job Profiles) for Elementary School Teachers

To find out more about building a career as Elementary School Teachers, we spoke with professionals in the field across a variety of specialties. Learn about their experiences on the job, the steps they took to complete their education, and what it takes to excel in this industry. Click the link to see a story.

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Most Popular Industries for :
Elementary School Teachers

Industries representing at least 1% of total jobs for the occupation.

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Industry Jobs Percent Annual Median Salary
Education 1,529,330 99% $49,370
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