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Elementary School Teachers

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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.

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

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Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Elementary School Teachers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Elementary School Teachers relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Metro Area Jobs Salary
(2013)
Relative
Popularity

Alabama

     
Anniston 540 $49640 1.24
Oxford 540 $49640 1.24
Auburn 350 $52170 0.66
Opelika 350 $52170 0.66
Birmingham 6620 $52180 1.34
Hoover 6620 $52180 1.34
Decatur 910 $51200 1.75
Dothan 670 $45020 1.23
Florence 590 $46590 1.12
Muscle Shoals 590 $46590 1.12
Huntsville 2340 $52220 1.12
Mobile 1650 $47820 0.98
Montgomery 1190 $49190 0.75
Tuscaloosa 1070 $47650 1.15

Alaska

     
Anchorage 1520 $67280 0.86
Fairbanks 370 $104510 1.01

Arizona

     
Flagstaff 0 $41900
Lake Havasu City 550 $36970 1.23
Kingman 550 $36970 1.23
Phoenix 16160 $41520 0.88
Mesa 16160 $41520 0.88
Glendale 16160 $41520 0.88
Prescott 570 $38690 1.02
Tucson 3040 $37940 0.86
Yuma 1040 $37660 1.76

Arkansas

     
Hot Springs 340 $46050 0.96
Jonesboro 480 $42430 0.94
Little Rock 2600 $45190 0.77
North Little Rock 2600 $45190 0.77
Conway 2600 $45190 0.77
Pine Bluff 360 $43410 1.14

California

     
Bakersfield 3900 $63080 1.32
Delano 3900 $63080 1.32
Chico 1140 $40670 1.6
El Centro 1020 $73960 1.83
Fresno 3340 $71780 1
Hanford 610 $68890 1.61
Corcoran 610 $68890 1.61
Los Angeles 42580 $74380 0.77
Long Beach 42580 $74380 0.77
Santa Ana 42580 $74380 0.77
Madera 770 $72880 1.97
Chowchilla 770 $72880 1.97
Merced 1220 $69640 1.92
Modesto 2060 $76320 1.28
Napa 460 $67750 0.69
Oxnard 2710 $70440 0.91
Thousand Oaks 2710 $70440 0.91
Ventura 2710 $70440 0.91
Redding 750 $64580 1.3
Riverside 16510 $74710 1.32
San Bernardino 16510 $74710 1.32
Ontario 16510 $74710 1.32
Sacramento 9100 $68000 1.06
Arden 9100 $68000 1.06
Arcade 9100 $68000 1.06
Roseville 9100 $68000 1.06
Salinas 1870 $64270 1.17
San Diego 6970 $66200 0.53
Carlsbad 6970 $66200 0.53
San Marcos 6970 $66200 0.53
San Francisco 16420 $70180 0.78
Oakland 16420 $70180 0.78
Fremont 16420 $70180 0.78
San Jose 7030 $71680 0.72
Sunnyvale 7030 $71680 0.72
Santa Clara 7030 $71680 0.72
San Luis Obispo 780 $73690 0.72
Paso Robles 780 $73690 0.72
Santa Barbara 2230 $71490 1.26
Santa Maria 2230 $71490 1.26
Goleta 2230 $71490 1.26
Santa Cruz 760 $70320 0.86
Watsonville 760 $70320 0.86
Santa Rosa 1620 $48360 0.88
Petaluma 1620 $48360 0.88
Vallejo 2220 $65250 1.84
Fairfield 2220 $65250 1.84
Visalia 2350 $68800 1.71
Porterville 2350 $68800 1.71
Yuba City 830 $64800 2.23
Stockton 2600 $67780 1.25

Colorado

     
Boulder 1970 $55500 1.18
Colorado Springs 3540 $44680 1.4
Denver 11410 $51050 0.86
Aurora 11410 $51050 0.86
Broomfield 11410 $51050 0.86
Fort Collins 1410 $48220 1.01
Loveland 1410 $48220 1.01
Grand Junction 650 $43820 1.09
Greeley 1220 $43080 1.3
Pueblo 710 $46610 1.26

Connecticut

     
Bridgeport 4820 $74340 1.14
Stamford 4820 $74340 1.14
Norwalk 4820 $74340 1.14
Danbury 760 $67780 1.09
Hartford 5310 $72880 0.94
West Hartford 5310 $72880 0.94
East Hartford 5310 $72880 0.94
New Haven 2250 $71960 0.81
Waterbury 870 $64110 1.36

Delaware

     
Dover 680 $54240 1.11

Florida

     
Cape Coral 2240 $47620 1
Fort Myers 2240 $47620 1
Crestview 720 $46120 0.95
Fort Walton Beach 720 $46120 0.95
Destin 720 $46120 0.95
Deltona 1690 $45770 1.08
Daytona Beach 1690 $45770 1.08
Ormond Beach 1690 $45770 1.08
Gainesville 970 $44710 0.79
Jacksonville 5510 $47840 0.91
Lakeland 2650 $42970 1.33
Winter Haven 2650 $42970 1.33
Miami 18950 $47160 0.81
Fort Lauderdale 18950 $47160 0.81
Pompano Beach 18950 $47160 0.81
Naples 1310 $47360 1.05
Marco Island 1310 $47360 1.05
North Port 2610 $46630 1.01
Bradenton 2610 $46630 1.01
Sarasota 2610 $46630 1.01
Ocala 0 $37450
Orlando 10260 $45510 0.95
Kissimmee 10260 $45510 0.95
Sanford 10260 $45510 0.95
Palm Bay 2350 $43620 1.22
Melbourne 2350 $43620 1.22
Titusville 2350 $43620 1.22
Palm Coast 370 $45760 1.89
Panama City 730 $39540 1.01
Lynn Haven 730 $39540 1.01
Panama City Beach 730 $39540 1.01
Pensacola 1570 $47290 1
Ferry Pass 1570 $47290 1
Brent 1570 $47290 1
Port St. Lucie 1530 $48150 1.19
Punta Gorda 220 $56000 0.53
Sebastian 560 $41130 1.21
Vero Beach 560 $41130 1.21
Tallahassee 1150 $42430 0.72
Tampa 10420 $43370 0.88
St. Petersburg 10420 $43370 0.88
Clearwater 10420 $43370 0.88

Georgia

     
Albany 650 $53380 1.13
Athens 950 $54600 1.21
Clarke County 950 $54600 1.21
Atlanta 27580 $53540 1.15
Sandy Springs 27580 $53540 1.15
Marietta 27580 $53540 1.15
Brunswick 470 $65230 1.25
Gainesville 1370 $54760 1.79
Hinesville 390 $59930 2.38
Fort Stewart 390 $59930 2.38
Macon 770 $51900 0.81
Rome 0 $52860
Savannah 1420 $55050 0.91
Valdosta 460 $52840 0.91
Warner Robins 850 $55440 1.54

Hawaii

     
Honolulu 4990 $53910 1.11

Idaho

     
Boise City 2820 $48000 1.01
Nampa 2820 $48000 1.01
Coeur d'Alene 540 $39720 0.99
Idaho Falls 520 $41470 1.03
Pocatello 290 $41940 0.85

Illinois

     
Bloomington 1480 $54920 1.73
Normal 1480 $54920 1.73
Champaign 1500 $45180 1.55
Urbana 1500 $45180 1.55
Danville 500 $46690 1.85
Decatur 970 $50460 2.02
Kankakee 0 $59010
Bradley 0 $59010
Peoria 2280 $46250 1.29
Rockford 2460 $58610 1.69
Springfield 0 $55690

Indiana

     
Anderson 340 $49430 0.91
Bloomington 560 $57100 0.77
Columbus 260 $44360 0.53
Elkhart 1020 $49140 0.85
Goshen 1020 $49140 0.85
Fort Wayne 1420 $49400 0.69
Indianapolis 6980 $50380 0.74
Carmel 6980 $50380 0.74
Kokomo 290 $47410 0.68
Lafayette 640 $50200 0.73
Michigan City 460 $49230 1.12
La Porte 460 $49230 1.12
Muncie 260 $47240 0.59
Terre Haute 540 $51240 0.8

Iowa

     
Cedar Rapids 1110 $50700 0.79
Des Moines 3390 $54650 0.98
West Des Moines 3390 $54650 0.98
Dubuque 0 $51350
Iowa City 620 $52070 0.69
Waterloo 840 $52710 0.94
Cedar Falls 840 $52710 0.94

Kansas

     
Lawrence 340 $40490 0.73
Manhattan 520 $39350 1.02
Topeka 1210 $49740 1.09
Wichita 2350 $44180 0.81

Kentucky

     
Bowling Green 610 $47930 1.01
Elizabethtown 450 $51260 0.98
Lexington 2140 $51240 0.82
Fayette 2140 $51240 0.82
Owensboro 490 $49180 1.03

Louisiana

     
Alexandria 910 $41820 1.49
Baton Rouge 2660 $47970 0.69
Lafayette 400 $49180 0.26
Monroe 1130 $47900 1.51
New Orleans 3770 $48550 0.7
Metairie 3770 $48550 0.7
Kenner 3770 $48550 0.7
Shreveport 1660 $48960 0.98
Bossier City 1660 $48960 0.98

Maine

     
Bangor 640 $46520 1
Lewiston 520 $42100 1.09
Auburn 520 $42100 1.09
Portland 1760 $55050 0.89
South Portland 1760 $55050 0.89
Biddeford 1760 $55050 0.89

Maryland

     
Baltimore 12510 $59870 0.97
Towson 12510 $59870 0.97
Salisbury 530 $55530 1.04

Massachusetts

     
Barnstable Town 890 $71360 0.9
Leominster 640 $65460 1.35
Fitchburg 640 $65460 1.35
Gardner 640 $65460 1.35
New Bedford 720 $79610 1.09
Pittsfield 450 $67900 1.32

Michigan

     
Ann Arbor 1530 $58880 0.75
Battle Creek 540 $60600 0.98
Bay City 390 $60160 1.11
Detroit 16510 $68450 0.89
Warren 16510 $68450 0.89
Livonia 16510 $68450 0.89
Flint 1460 $65310 1.08
Grand Rapids 3160 $67770 0.77
Wyoming 3160 $67770 0.77
Holland 810 $65520 0.72
Grand Haven 810 $65520 0.72
Jackson 900 $58400 1.55
Kalamazoo 910 $54930 0.69
Portage 910 $54930 0.69
Lansing 2230 $61710 1.12
East Lansing 2230 $61710 1.12
Monroe 420 $61860 1.08
Muskegon 720 $66640 1.19
Norton Shores 720 $66640 1.19
Niles 470 $53360 0.81
Benton Harbor 470 $53360 0.81
Saginaw 810 $64220 0.97
Saginaw Township North 810 $64220 0.97

Minnesota

     
Mankato 420 $53980 0.86
North Mankato 420 $53980 0.86
Rochester 1090 $54790 1.04
St. Cloud 730 $58750 0.73

Mississippi

     
Gulfport 1040 $42510 1.02
Biloxi 1040 $42510 1.02
Hattiesburg 540 $38240 0.96
Jackson 2880 $38670 1.14
Pascagoula 750 $42690 1.39

Missouri

     
Jefferson City 510 $37490 0.72
Joplin 610 $37830 0.78
Springfield 1230 $40510 0.63

Montana

     
Billings 660 $50530 0.81
Great Falls 330 $48030 0.95
Missoula 300 $51990 0.53

Nebraska

     
Lincoln 1240 $52680 0.73

Nevada

     
Las Vegas 7060 $50500 0.81
Paradise 7060 $50500 0.81
Reno 1660 $52770 0.84
Sparks 1660 $52770 0.84

New Hampshire

     
Manchester 790 $56910 0.77

New Jersey

     
Atlantic City 1600 $64920 1.22
Hammonton 1600 $64920 1.22
Ocean City 390 $63250 1.02
Trenton 1870 $62030 0.83
Ewing 1870 $62030 0.83
Vineland 840 $59800 1.42
Millville 840 $59800 1.42
Bridgeton 840 $59800 1.42

New Mexico

     
Albuquerque 2740 $44800 0.74
Farmington 450 $47500 0.91
Santa Fe 420 $52420 0.71

New York

     
Albany 3430 $57840 0.8
Schenectady 3430 $57840 0.8
Troy 3430 $57840 0.8
Binghamton 760 $55690 0.75
Buffalo 4280 $58800 0.79
Niagara Falls 4280 $58800 0.79
Elmira 320 $53280 0.87
Glens Falls 400 $59940 0.79
Ithaca 330 $50920 0.68
Kingston 770 $84390 1.33
Poughkeepsie 2620 $80300 1.06
Newburgh 2620 $80300 1.06
Middletown 2620 $80300 1.06
Rochester 4610 $57090 0.93
Utica 1370 $57720 1.13
Rome 1370 $57720 1.13
Syracuse 2780 $61230 0.92

North Carolina

     
Asheville 1280 $39330 0.73
Burlington 810 $40450 1.42
Durham 1930 $41690 0.68
Chapel Hill 1930 $41690 0.68
Fayetteville 1960 $38780 1.58
Greensboro 2860 $43310 0.82
High Point 2860 $43310 0.82
Hickory 1400 $41250 0.97
Lenoir 1400 $41250 0.97
Morganton 1400 $41250 0.97
Raleigh 5810 $43740 1.06
Cary 5810 $43740 1.06
Rocky Mount 690 $38580 1.25
Wilmington 1320 $39490 0.91
Winston 2080 $42250 0.99
Salem 2080 $42250 0.99

North Dakota

     
Bismarck 760 $49250 1.1

Ohio

     
Canton 1750 $63230 1.06
Massillon 1750 $63230 1.06
Cleveland 8010 $66840 0.79
Elyria 8010 $66840 0.79
Mentor 8010 $66840 0.79
Columbus 7000 $63930 0.72
Dayton 4050 $61750 1.1
Lima 730 $55680 1.48
Mansfield 450 $55890 0.91
Sandusky 410 $57290 1.16
Akron 3860 $63110 1.2
Toledo 3000 $54680 0.99
Springfield 720 $56810 1.52

Oklahoma

     
Lawton 510 $41090 1.22
Oklahoma City 5430 $40850 0.9
Tulsa 4290 $44100 1

Oregon

     
Bend 0 $58130
Corvallis 250 $57940 0.74
Eugene 680 $55570 0.48
Springfield 680 $55570 0.48
Medford 850 $57480 1.09
Salem 1090 $59140 0.73

Pennsylvania

     
Altoona 470 $53350 0.8
Erie 1320 $56600 1.05
Harrisburg 2800 $57750 0.9
Carlisle 2800 $57750 0.9
Johnstown 710 $51220 1.32
Lancaster 1540 $58540 0.68
Lebanon 420 $58450 0.84
Pittsburgh 10510 $54980 0.93
Reading 2120 $58030 1.26
Scranton 2800 $59120 1.1
Wilkes 2800 $59120 1.1
Barre 2800 $59120 1.1
Williamsport 370 $59980 0.7
York 2100 $66820 1.2
Hanover 2100 $66820 1.2
State College 460 $55090 0.7

Puerto Rico

     
Fajardo 420 $36180 3.55
Guayama 420 $33130 3.64
Ponce 1590 $34420 3.01
San German 700 $35210 3.78
Cabo Rojo 700 $35210 3.78
San Juan 7990 $34170 1.13
Caguas 7990 $34170 1.13
Guaynabo 7990 $34170 1.13
Aguadilla 1670 $36480 4.11
Isabela 1670 $36480 4.11
San Sebastian 1670 $36480 4.11
Yauco 540 $37370 4.92

South Carolina

     
Anderson 970 $42820 1.59
Charleston 3220 $51010 1.04
North Charleston 3220 $51010 1.04
Summerville 3220 $51010 1.04
Columbia 3690 $47420 1.03
Florence 890 $46400 1.09
Greenville 2470 $45960 0.8
Mauldin 2470 $45960 0.8
Easley 2470 $45960 0.8
Spartanburg 1680 $50610 1.33
Sumter 470 $43340 1.38

South Dakota

     
Rapid City 530 $49430 0.86
Sioux Falls 1010 $41050 0.69

Tennessee

     
Cleveland 530 $47140 1.18
Jackson 570 $43220 0.98
Johnson City 1060 $44860 1.41
Knoxville 2950 $46580 0.89
Morristown 480 $43110 1.08
Nashville 7310 $49710 0.89
Davidson 7310 $49710 0.89
Murfreesboro 7310 $49710 0.89
Franklin 7310 $49710 0.89

Texas

     
Amarillo 1690 $47350 1.5
Austin 9710 $46630 1.09
Round Rock 9710 $46630 1.09
San Marcos 9710 $46630 1.09
Beaumont 1920 $46890 1.22
Port Arthur 1920 $46890 1.22
Brownsville 2500 $47280 1.88
Harlingen 2500 $47280 1.88
College Station 1210 $45720 1.22
Bryan 1210 $45720 1.22
Corpus Christi 1970 $56690 1.06
Dallas 35030 $53330 1.1
Fort Worth 35030 $53330 1.1
Arlington 35030 $53330 1.1
El Paso 4770 $50440 1.68
Houston 35100 $52930 1.23
Sugar Land 35100 $52930 1.23
Baytown 35100 $52930 1.23
Killeen 2300 $51780 1.76
Temple 2300 $51780 1.76
Fort Hood 2300 $51780 1.76
Longview 1010 $43870 1.02
Lubbock 1820 $45380 1.37
McAllen 6340 $48430 2.65
Edinburg 6340 $48430 2.65
Mission 6340 $48430 2.65
Midland 880 $50020 1
Odessa 820 $48310 1.11
San Angelo 0 $47840
San Antonio 12790 $54670 1.4
New Braunfels 12790 $54670 1.4
Sherman 640 $46890 1.51
Denison 640 $46890 1.51
Abilene 890 $45570 1.38
Tyler 1180 $44570 1.24
Victoria 520 $45510 1
Waco 1140 $44880 1.11
Wichita Falls 860 $44170 1.52

Utah

     
Ogden 3320 $51020 1.59
Clearfield 3320 $51020 1.59
Provo 2620 $53810 1.34
Orem 2620 $53810 1.34
St. George 840 $37450 1.6
Salt Lake City 6050 $55820 0.91

Vermont

     
Burlington 890 $62140 0.75
South Burlington 890 $62140 0.75

Virginia

     
Blacksburg 520 $59670 0.82
Christiansburg 520 $59670 0.82
Radford 520 $59670 0.82
Charlottesville 1100 $64710 1.12
Danville 700 $37990 1.86
Harrisonburg 0 $43390
Lynchburg 910 $42770 0.92
Richmond 4690 $54970 0.76
Roanoke 1030 $46380 0.68

Washington

     
Bellingham 690 $64780 0.87
Bremerton 920 $63840 1.14
Silverdale 920 $63840 1.14
Kennewick 1200 $58070 1.2
Pasco 1200 $58070 1.2
Richland 1200 $58070 1.2
Longview 420 $61930 1.22
Mount Vernon 550 $64320 1.21
Anacortes 550 $64320 1.21
Olympia 1140 $62000 1.16
Seattle 13090 $63100 0.74
Tacoma 13090 $63100 0.74
Bellevue 13090 $63100 0.74
Spokane 2070 $63560 1.02
Wenatchee 490 $60730 1.22
East Wenatchee 490 $60730 1.22
Yakima 1390 $57910 1.68

West Virginia

     
Charleston 970 $45700 0.68
Morgantown 530 $46210 0.83

Wisconsin

     
Appleton 1190 $49130 1.01
Eau Claire 750 $49860 0.95
Fond du Lac 250 $60080 0.56
Green Bay 1610 $52520 0.97
Janesville 0 $51710
Madison 3290 $51960 0.95
Milwaukee 6120 $57700 0.74
Waukesha 6120 $57700 0.74
West Allis 6120 $57700 0.74
Oshkosh 400 $57740 0.44
Neenah 400 $57740 0.44
Racine 710 $56330 0.97
Sheboygan 720 $55150 1.25
Wausau 670 $54650 1
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Most Popular Industries (as of 2008) for:
Elementary School Teachers

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

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Industry Jobs Percent Salary
(2008)
Education 1,529,330 99% $49,370
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Which career path will you take – Business, Nursing, Education, Psychology? Something else? GCU offers more than 100 majors to get you started!

  • Programs: M.Ed. in Elementary Education (Leads to initial teacher licensure), M.A. in Reading with an Emphasis in Elementary Education, M.Ed. in Elementary Education (Does not lead to initial teacher licensure), more...
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor

Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy.

  • Programs: Instructional Design & Technology
  • Degrees: Master

Advance your teaching career with an online master's degree from University of Southern California Rossier School of Education.

  • Programs: Master of Arts in Teaching
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Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

  • Programs: M.Ed. Teaching and Learning - Elementary Education , MA in Teaching - Elementary Education, MA Teaching: Middle Grades, more...
  • Degrees: Master

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

  • Programs: Early Childhood Education - EdS, Early Childhood Education - PhD in Education, Early Childhood Education - Doctor of Education, more...
  • Degrees: Doctorate

At Post University, we believe you shouldn’t have to put your life on hold to further your education.

  • Programs: B.S. in Child Studies
  • Degrees: Bachelor

Colorado State University-Global Campus

Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global) recently received state approval to enroll students with little to no prior college experience. To help ensure student success, the university has created a program especially for these students who plan on starting their college experience for the first time with us.

  • Programs: MS - Teaching and Learning
  • Degrees: Master

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. 

  • Programs: PhD in Instructional Design and Technology, Education Specialist in Instructional Design and Technology
  • Degrees: Doctorate, Certificate

NU has been educating leaders since 1934 at our campus near Seattle. If you have a dream, we can help make it possible.

  • Programs: Master's in Education, Certificate in Ministry Leadership, Associate in Ministry Leadership, more...
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Elementary School Teacher Training Schools by State

We have some additional detailed pages at the state level for Elementary School Teachers.

Numbers in parentheses are counts of relevant campus-based schools in the state; online schools may also be available.

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