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Elementary School Teachers

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

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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 730 $47420 1.71
Oxford 730 $47420 1.71
Jacksonville 730 $47420 1.71
Auburn 450 $51430 0.84
Opelika 450 $51430 0.84
Florence 490 $46940 0.95
Muscle Shoals 490 $46940 0.95
Gadsden 0 $49860 0
Huntsville 2390 $53170 1.12
Daphne 1160 $48980 1.74
Fairhope 1160 $48980 1.74
Foley 1160 $48980 1.74
Decatur 800 $52210 1.54
Dothan 800 $45760 1.45
Birmingham 6740 $52660 1.35
Hoover 6740 $52660 1.35
Mobile 1570 $48520 0.92
Montgomery 1940 $49500 1.2
Tuscaloosa 750 $47750 0.75

Alaska

     
Anchorage 1660 $73530 0.94
Fairbanks 130 $105820 0.35

Arizona

     
Flagstaff 550 $41860 0.95
Phoenix 15900 $39990 0.85
Mesa 15900 $39990 0.85
Scottsdale 15900 $39990 0.85
Prescott 460 $40760 0.79
Lake Havasu City 570 $36250 1.27
Kingman 570 $36250 1.27
Sierra Vista 410 $38130 1.2
Douglas 410 $38130 1.2
Tucson 2990 $37160 0.84
Yuma 1010 $39010 1.64

Arkansas

     
Hot Springs 310 $49030 0.86
Jonesboro 510 $44650 0.99
Pine Bluff 460 $41290 1.45
Little Rock 2450 $44650 0.73
North Little Rock 2450 $44650 0.73
Conway 2450 $44650 0.73

California

     
Bakersfield 4170 $63500 1.41
Fresno 3650 $75350 1.07
Hanford 780 $72390 1.98
Corcoran 780 $72390 1.98
Chico 0 $65980 0
El Centro 1200 $72150 2.17
Oxnard 3150 $72440 1.06
Thousand Oaks 3150 $72440 1.06
Ventura 3150 $72440 1.06
Redding 900 $72370 1.53
Riverside 16690 $77400 1.27
San Bernardino 16690 $77400 1.27
Ontario 16690 $77400 1.27
Sacramento 7280 $70560 0.83
Roseville 7280 $70560 0.83
Arden 7280 $70560 0.83
Arcade 7280 $70560 0.83
Salinas 2420 $70830 1.5
San Diego 8960 $70310 0.66
Carlsbad 8960 $70310 0.66
Los Angeles 41350 $75070 0.73
Long Beach 41350 $75070 0.73
Anaheim 41350 $75070 0.73
Madera 560 $69610 1.42
Merced 1430 $74090 2.24
Modesto 2120 $80460 1.28
Napa 760 $71400 1.09
Santa Cruz 880 $67670 0.98
Watsonville 880 $67670 0.98
Santa Maria 2060 $74090 1.13
Santa Barbara 2060 $74090 1.13
Santa Rosa 2050 $62840 1.09
San Francisco 17730 $72050 0.81
Oakland 17730 $72050 0.81
Hayward 17730 $72050 0.81
Stockton 2640 $68950 1.2
Lodi 2640 $68950 1.2
San Jose 7470 $74990 0.74
Sunnyvale 7470 $74990 0.74
Santa Clara 7470 $74990 0.74
Vallejo 2350 $68670 1.88
Fairfield 2350 $68670 1.88
Visalia 2090 $69250 1.48
Porterville 2090 $69250 1.48
Yuba City 990 $69320 2.57
San Luis Obispo 960 $72640 0.86
Paso Robles 960 $72640 0.86
Arroyo Grande 960 $72640 0.86

Colorado

     
Fort Collins 1460 $50200 1
Grand Junction 650 $45830 1.09
Greeley 1230 $44580 1.24
Boulder 1730 $57870 1
Colorado Springs 3710 $44000 1.42
Denver 12790 $50880 0.93
Aurora 12790 $50880 0.93
Lakewood 12790 $50880 0.93
Pueblo 720 $46640 1.25

Connecticut

     
Hartford 5620 $76150 0.97
West Hartford 5620 $76150 0.97
East Hartford 5620 $76150 0.97
New Haven 3040 $72460 1.08
Waterbury 1040 $80010 1.54
Bridgeport 5140 $79120 1.23
Stamford 5140 $79120 1.23
Norwalk 5140 $79120 1.23
Danbury 970 $74110 1.22

Delaware

     
Dover 580 $54620 0.93

Florida

     
Gainesville 990 $41320 0.79
Jacksonville 5640 $51700 0.9
Cape Coral 2210 $46130 0.93
Fort Myers 2210 $46130 0.93
Crestview 880 $49480 0.87
Fort Walton Beach 880 $49480 0.87
Destin 880 $49480 0.87
Deltona 2130 $38940 1.17
Daytona Beach 2130 $38940 1.17
Ormond Beach 2130 $38940 1.17
Orlando 9890 $46190 0.88
Kissimmee 9890 $46190 0.88
Sanford 9890 $46190 0.88
Palm Bay 2070 $42670 1.05
Melbourne 2070 $42670 1.05
Titusville 2070 $42670 1.05
Panama City 770 $41160 0.97
Pensacola 1610 $47580 0.99
Ferry Pass 1610 $47580 0.99
Brent 1610 $47580 0.99
Port St. Lucie 1630 $47950 1.23
Punta Gorda 230 $57240 0.53
Lakeland 2400 $43750 1.16
Winter Haven 2400 $43750 1.16
Miami 20300 $47760 0.83
Fort Lauderdale 20300 $47760 0.83
West Palm Beach 20300 $47760 0.83
Naples 1360 $48390 1.03
Immokalee 1360 $48390 1.03
Marco Island 1360 $48390 1.03
North Port 2350 $47040 0.86
Sarasota 2350 $47040 0.86
Bradenton 2350 $47040 0.86
Ocala 0 $38180 0
Sebastian 610 $45740 1.3
Vero Beach 610 $45740 1.3
Tallahassee 1410 $42780 0.88
Tampa 10250 $43580 0.84
St. Petersburg 10250 $43580 0.84
Clearwater 10250 $43580 0.84

Georgia

     
Albany 610 $53540 1.04
Athens 1040 $57170 1.3
Clarke County 1040 $57170 1.3
Atlanta 28950 $53870 1.17
Sandy Springs 28950 $53870 1.17
Roswell 28950 $53870 1.17
Gainesville 1280 $54780 1.63
Hinesville 360 $61380 2.16
Brunswick 490 $65530 1.25
Rome 550 $53250 1.54
Macon 1170 $50070 1.2
Savannah 1610 $51650 1
Valdosta 520 $49820 1.01
Warner Robins 790 $53610 1.17

Hawaii

     
Kahului 520 $54380 0.72
Wailuku 520 $54380 0.72
Lahaina 520 $54380 0.72
Urban Honolulu 4810 $55940 1.06

Idaho

     
Boise City 2820 $45860 0.99
Idaho Falls 580 $39810 0.97
Coeur d'Alene 680 $45750 1.2
Pocatello 0 $50490 0

Illinois

     
Bloomington 1330 $54670 1.39
Carbondale 590 $46660 1.12
Marion 590 $46660 1.12
Champaign 1370 $46710 1.4
Urbana 1370 $46710 1.4
Danville 470 $46860 1.7
Decatur 720 $45680 1.49
Peoria 2220 $43990 1.26
Rockford 2240 $75690 1.53
Kankakee 570 $60720 1.34
Springfield 1410 $56640 1.32

Indiana

     
Fort Wayne 1540 $48770 0.74
Bloomington 510 $52420 0.76
Indianapolis 7320 $48640 0.74
Carmel 7320 $48640 0.74
Anderson 7320 $48640 0.74
Columbus 250 $42450 0.51
Elkhart 930 $49970 0.75
Goshen 930 $49970 0.75
Kokomo 360 $47510 0.92
Michigan City 420 $50210 1.05
La Porte 420 $50210 1.05
Muncie 310 $45290 0.72
Terre Haute 840 $47250 1.26

Iowa

     
Ames 330 $51890 0.76
Iowa City 970 $52630 1.08
Cedar Rapids 1020 $51240 0.72
Des Moines 3330 $54010 0.96
West Des Moines 3330 $54010 0.96
Dubuque 460 $49310 0.8
Waterloo 900 $53490 1.01
Cedar Falls 900 $53490 1.01

Kansas

     
Lawrence 440 $44030 0.91
Manhattan 350 $39490 0.94
Topeka 1240 $49800 1.14
Wichita 2490 $44370 0.84

Kentucky

     
Bowling Green 750 $49020 1.07
Elizabethtown 490 $54820 0.95
Fort Knox 490 $54820 0.95
Owensboro 500 $50610 1.03
Lexington 2010 $53010 0.76
Fayette 2010 $53010 0.76

Louisiana

     
Alexandria 900 $42690 1.46
Baton Rouge 4180 $48950 1.07
Hammond 840 $48870 2.04
Lafayette 2300 $47710 1.06
Monroe 1280 $48380 1.68
New Orleans 6340 $48110 1.13
Metairie 6340 $48110 1.13
Shreveport 2490 $49530 1.37
Bossier City 2490 $49530 1.37

Maine

     
Lewiston 490 $42610 1
Auburn 490 $42610 1
Portland 1560 $57600 0.78
South Portland 1560 $57600 0.78
Bangor 620 $46800 0.98

Maryland

     
Baltimore 10210 $60520 0.78
Columbia 10210 $60520 0.78
Towson 10210 $60520 0.78
California 0 $67630 0
Lexington Park 0 $67630 0

Massachusetts

     
Leominster 550 $69560 1.1
Gardner 550 $69560 1.1
New Bedford 560 $71180 0.88
Pittsfield 400 $61040 0.99
Barnstable Town 930 $73540 0.92

Michigan

     
Ann Arbor 1420 $62010 0.68
Battle Creek 490 $61110 0.88
Bay City 0 $40150 0
Flint 1570 $65640 1.17
Grand Rapids 4220 $65690 0.81
Wyoming 4220 $65690 0.81
Jackson 730 $59880 1.21
Detroit 15630 $68540 0.82
Warren 15630 $68540 0.82
Dearborn 15630 $68540 0.82
Saginaw 810 $63730 0.97
Lansing 1780 $56860 0.86
East Lansing 1780 $56860 0.86
Kalamazoo 1030 $60390 0.76
Portage 1030 $60390 0.76
Midland 210 $64800 0.58
Monroe 400 $61990 1.02
Muskegon 780 $59840 1.26
Niles 570 $54590 0.95
Benton Harbor 570 $54590 0.95

Minnesota

     
Rochester 1010 $53470 0.9
St. Cloud 770 $56690 0.76
Mankato 310 $51980 0.61
North Mankato 310 $51980 0.61

Mississippi

     
Gulfport 1730 $43270 1.18
Biloxi 1730 $43270 1.18
Pascagoula 1730 $43270 1.18
Hattiesburg 570 $38850 0.97
Jackson 2930 $39300 1.12

Missouri

     
Jefferson City 300 $38790 0.43
Joplin 750 $41220 0.97
Springfield 1260 $47230 0.64

Montana

     
Great Falls 330 $50130 0.92
Billings 240 $43430 0.29
Missoula 480 $53770 0.84

Nebraska

     
Grand Island 380 $53430 0.91
Lincoln 1270 $53650 0.74

Nevada

     
Reno 1680 $53920 0.82
Las Vegas 7070 $51800 0.78
Henderson 7070 $51800 0.78
Paradise 7070 $51800 0.78

New Hampshire

     
Manchester 890 $57100 0.83

New Jersey

     
Atlantic City 1840 $67820 1.45
Hammonton 1840 $67820 1.45
Ocean City 480 $63600 1.22
Trenton 2170 $63510 0.97
Vineland 810 $60000 1.37
Bridgeton 810 $60000 1.37

New Mexico

     
Albuquerque 3370 $51160 0.9
Farmington 460 $51510 0.89
Santa Fe 590 $70880 0.99

New York

     
Albany 3440 $58370 0.78
Schenectady 3440 $58370 0.78
Troy 3440 $58370 0.78
Glens Falls 550 $57290 1.06
Ithaca 450 $54220 0.9
Buffalo 4880 $60050 0.9
Cheektowaga 4880 $60050 0.9
Niagara Falls 4880 $60050 0.9
Binghamton 1130 $57480 1.1
Elmira 270 $51360 0.74
Kingston 770 $86230 1.32
Rochester 4650 $57420 0.91
Syracuse 3020 $62100 1
Utica 1310 $58430 1.1
Rome 1310 $58430 1.1
Watertown 0 $55420 0
Fort Drum 0 $55420 0

North Carolina

     
Asheville 1270 $39210 0.7
Fayetteville 1910 $38890 1.53
Greensboro 3090 $44430 0.87
High Point 3090 $44430 0.87
Hickory 1410 $42570 0.97
Lenoir 1410 $42570 0.97
Morganton 1410 $42570 0.97
Burlington 1060 $43100 1.85
Durham 1940 $43100 0.67
Chapel Hill 1940 $43100 0.67
Raleigh 5900 $45230 1.04
Rocky Mount 540 $39330 0.98
Wilmington 800 $38980 0.66
Winston 2390 $41800 0.93
Salem 2390 $41800 0.93

North Dakota

     
Bismarck 850 $50030 1.15

Ohio

     
Akron 3970 $63520 1.22
Canton 1540 $60520 0.93
Massillon 1540 $60520 0.93
Cleveland 8480 $65110 0.83
Elyria 8480 $65110 0.83
Columbus 8450 $61730 0.84
Dayton 3970 $60720 1.08
Lima 710 $57550 1.45
Mansfield 390 $55410 0.79
Springfield 590 $58270 1.23
Toledo 2600 $58540 0.88

Oklahoma

     
Lawton 480 $38270 1.09
Oklahoma City 5140 $38160 0.84
Tulsa 4350 $43660 1

Oregon

     
Albany 330 $52890 0.81
Grants Pass 0 $30170 0
Bend 790 $56900 1.13
Redmond 790 $56900 1.13
Corvallis 270 $56780 0.76
Eugene 830 $55620 0.57
Salem 1050 $60800 0.67
Medford 860 $59040 1.07

Pennsylvania

     
Altoona 340 $50870 0.57
Harrisburg 2860 $58070 0.91
Carlisle 2860 $58070 0.91
Bloomsburg 0 $59120 0
Berwick 0 $59120 0
Johnstown 820 $51970 1.52
Chambersburg 1180 $61370 2.07
Waynesboro 1180 $61370 2.07
East Stroudsburg 1170 $68960 2.13
Erie 1050 $51270 0.83
Pittsburgh 9380 $56840 0.83
Reading 2100 $59130 1.23
Lancaster 1670 $60510 0.72
Lebanon 480 $59690 0.99
Scranton 3120 $59990 1.22
Wilkes 3120 $59990 1.22
Barre 3120 $59990 1.22
Hazleton 3120 $59990 1.22
State College 480 $56020 0.71
Williamsport 540 $56410 1.02
York 2120 $65830 1.19
Hanover 2120 $65830 1.19

Puerto Rico

     
Aguadilla 1330 $38000 3.06
Isabela 1330 $38000 3.06
Guayama 270 $34810 2.39
Ponce 1370 $36830 2.14
Mayag�ez 420 $32620 1.39
San Germ�n 450 $36650 2.48
San Juan 8770 $35740 1.29
Carolina 8770 $35740 1.29
Caguas 8770 $35740 1.29

South Carolina

     
Florence 770 $45080 0.93
Greenville 3710 $48600 0.96
Anderson 3710 $48600 0.96
Mauldin 3710 $48600 0.96
Hilton Head Island 960 $47630 1.38
Bluffton 960 $47630 1.38
Beaufort 960 $47630 1.38
Charleston 3410 $47990 1.07
North Charleston 3410 $47990 1.07
Columbia 3700 $47960 1.02
Spartanburg 2020 $53270 1.46
Sumter 650 $44290 1.84

South Dakota

     
Rapid City 550 $48950 0.85
Sioux Falls 1070 $42960 0.73

Tennessee

     
Jackson 690 $43780 1.11
Johnson City 870 $46590 1.14
Cleveland 530 $47510 1.18
Knoxville 3380 $47000 0.9
Morristown 450 $43960 1.09
Nashville 7930 $50060 0.9
Davidson 7930 $50060 0.9
Murfreesboro 7930 $50060 0.9
Franklin 7930 $50060 0.9

Texas

     
Abilene 890 $46740 1.37
Amarillo 1370 $45870 1.19
Austin 9460 $50940 1.02
Round Rock 9460 $50940 1.02
Houston 34280 $56550 1.17
The Woodlands 34280 $56550 1.17
Sugar Land 34280 $56550 1.17
Beaumont 1950 $46690 1.18
Port Arthur 1950 $46690 1.18
Brownsville 2360 $47720 1.73
Harlingen 2360 $47720 1.73
College Station 1140 $45470 1.13
Bryan 1140 $45470 1.13
Corpus Christi 1960 $55540 1.03
Dallas 34610 $54230 1.05
Fort Worth 34610 $54230 1.05
Arlington 34610 $54230 1.05
El Paso 4640 $51360 1.59
San Angelo 520 $43530 1.12
San Antonio 12660 $54450 1.33
New Braunfels 12660 $54450 1.33
Longview 1150 $44150 1.16
Lubbock 1850 $46320 1.35
McAllen 5880 $52230 2.41
Edinburg 5880 $52230 2.41
Mission 5880 $52230 2.41
Midland 960 $50930 1.03
Killeen 2390 $52200 1.8
Temple 2390 $52200 1.8
Odessa 860 $49420 1.13
Sherman 650 $47340 1.51
Denison 650 $47340 1.51
Tyler 1200 $45510 1.22
Victoria 430 $46120 1.02
Waco 1280 $46380 1.16
Wichita Falls 850 $44790 1.51

Utah

     
Provo 2980 $53230 1.44
Orem 2980 $53230 1.44
St. George 950 $38720 1.66
Salt Lake City 5490 $55920 0.83
Ogden 4020 $51490 1.72
Clearfield 4020 $51490 1.72

Vermont

     
Burlington 980 $64710 0.81
South Burlington 980 $64710 0.81

Virginia

     
Blacksburg 570 $59570 0.83
Christiansburg 570 $59570 0.83
Radford 570 $59570 0.83
Harrisonburg 630 $45360 1.05
Charlottesville 1140 $66130 1.08
Richmond 4650 $56240 0.75
Roanoke 1030 $47220 0.67
Lynchburg 870 $43910 0.88
Staunton 480 $48270 1.01
Waynesboro 480 $48270 1.01

Washington

     
Bremerton 910 $65360 1.1
Silverdale 910 $65360 1.1
Bellingham 720 $65800 0.89
Longview 390 $61800 1.1
Mount Vernon 510 $65290 1.11
Anacortes 510 $65290 1.11
Kennewick 1220 $54330 1.18
Richland 1220 $54330 1.18
Olympia 1090 $63290 1.07
Tumwater 1090 $63290 1.07
Seattle 13200 $63120 0.73
Tacoma 13200 $63120 0.73
Bellevue 13200 $63120 0.73
Spokane 2040 $62590 0.93
Spokane Valley 2040 $62590 0.93
Walla Walla 230 $58220 0.94
Wenatchee 510 $60990 1.22
Yakima 1360 $58220 1.6

West Virginia

     
Charleston 830 $47150 0.72

Wisconsin

     
Appleton 1050 $48390 0.87
Fond du Lac 320 $58640 0.7
Green Bay 1970 $53570 1.17
Janesville 0 $69570 0
Beloit 0 $69570 0
Eau Claire 870 $49310 1.08
Oshkosh 340 $56030 0.37
Neenah 340 $56030 0.37
Racine 920 $56790 1.22
Madison 3640 $52690 0.97
Milwaukee 7700 $58400 0.92
Waukesha 7700 $58400 0.92
West Allis 7700 $58400 0.92
Sheboygan 0 $55380 0
Wausau 650 $54290 0.95
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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 (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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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

Study online with California University of Pennsylvania.

  • Programs: Early Childhood Education (MEd plus Certification) - Online, Early Childhood Education (Certificate Only) - Online, Early Childhood Education (Master of Education) - Online, more...
  • Degrees: Certificate, Master

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.

  • Programs: M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Curriculum & Instruction: Early Childhood Education, M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Social Studies, M.Ed. in Career and Technical Education, more...
  • Degrees: Master

Pursue your education at Pacific Oaks College.

  • Programs: Preliminary Education Specialist Credential, M.A. Education with Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, M.A. Education with Preliminary Education Specialist Instruction Credential, 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

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

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...
  • Degrees: Master, Certificate, Associate
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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.