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Fast Facts for Elementary School Teachers in Missouri

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Joplin, St. Joseph and Kansas City
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Jefferson City, St. Louis and Columbia
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Kansas City, St. Louis and Springfield

Salaries for Elementary School Teachers in Missouri

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield

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Programs
  • MS in Education (for Existing Teachers Grades K-12)
  • Undergraduate in Early Childhood
  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Administration
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
Programs
  • M.Ed. in Elementary Education (Leads to initial teacher licensure)
  • M.Ed. in Elementary Education (Does not lead to initial teacher licensure)
  • B.S. in Educational Studies (Does Not Lead to Teacher Licensure)
  • Want to be a Teacher or Educational Administrator? Learn why GCU could be the best place to start! Here's why:
  • Options: Choose from a variety of undergraduate and graduate education programs, including TESOL, early childhood ed, elementary ed, secondary ed & more.
  • Convenience: Complete courses online, on campus, or a combination of both. We also offer evening classes!
  • Earlier Graduation: Our 4-credit courses allow you to complete your degree program in less time.
  • Transfer Friendly: We will request your transcripts, evaluate your graduate coursework, and determine your anticipated graduation date within 24 hours.
  • Financial Options: Numerous financing options available, including scholarships for academic achievement.
Programs
  • Master of Education - TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Master of Education in Teaching & Learning
  • Master of Education (M.ED.)
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Founded in 1890, it has a campus in Waterbury, CT and offers online degree program in eight-week modules, six times a year.
  • About 800 students are enrolled at the main campus, and about half of them commute.
  • Online courses help make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 24 months and a master’s degree in 12-18 months.
Programs
  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education*
  • Recognized as a Top 20 Best Online Bachelor’s Program by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.
  • Online, campus-based, and evening courses offered in 95 areas of study, including Business, Nursing, Psychology, & more.
  • Endorsed by G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazine as a Military Friendly School in 2015. 
  • Features small class sizes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.
  • 88% of Regent University students receive financial aid, with $18 million awarded in institutional scholarships & aid each year.
Programs
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Social Studies
  • M.Ed. in Career and Technical Education
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
  • Concordia pursues online learning with the same passion and commitment to excellence that has marked our 110-year history. Our online degrees provides the same high academic standards as our on-campus.
  • #1 in M.Ed Degrees awarded by a Non-Profit University with over 8,000 M.Ed degrees that have been awarded to Concordia Online Students (Based on 2013-2014 IPEDS data); #3 MBA Program in Oregon (2015).
  • Your diploma and transcript is exactly the same as what students receive from Concordia’s on-campus program and carries the same value as a traditional degree
  • Concordia offers a variety of scholarships, grants, and awards designed to make the cost of a quality liberal arts education more affordable. Military benefits are available to candidates who qualify.
  • Concordia offers outstanding student-focused support including technical support and student service teams to assist you from initial contact through graduation. 
  • Concordia University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Programs
  • Early Childhood Education (Certificate Only) - Online
  • Early Childhood Education (MEd plus Certification) - Online
  • Early Childhood Education (Master of Education) - Online
  • For the 12th consecutive year, Cal U was named one for the best schools in the Northeast by The Princeton Review 
  • Recognized by the U.S. News and World Report for: Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s 2017, Best Online Programs, Grad Education 2017 and Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s for Veterans 2017
  • Quality Online courses at Cal U have the same objectives, content and learning outcomes as campus-based programs and are taught by the same expert professors.
  • Offers private school amenities at a public school cost. Student-to-teacher ratio of 20:1
  • CAL U online programs complete an annual assessment of student learning to ensure outcomes are focused on your success in career entry, advancement or enhancement!
Programs
  • M.Ed. Teaching and Learning - Elementary Education
  • MA in Teaching - Elementary Education
  • Doctor of Education: Curriculum and Instruction
  • Liberty University’s online programs ranked in the top 10 out of more than 2,100 colleges & universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.*
  • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.**
  • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
  • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned.
Programs
  • General Education - Doctor of Education
  • E-Learning - EdS
  • International Education - EdS
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Implements a one-to-one teaching model, partnering one student with one faculty member in each course.
  • 100% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
  • No physical residency requirements, allowing students to pursue their degree online.
  • Committed to innovation, diversity, excellence, and accountability since its founding in 1996.
  • Offers several programs in business, education, psychology, and more.
Programs
  • M.Ed. Curr & Ins - Dyslexia Studies & LBLD
  • M.Ed. Curriculum Instr - Technology
  • M.Ed. Curriculum Instr - Ed Leadership
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  • MS - Teaching and Learning
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More Missouri Elementary School Teacher Training Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Kansas City
Masters
1,831
Springfield
Masters & First Professional
636
Kansas City
Masters
313
Fayette
Masters
2,494
Fayette
Bachelor
934
Point Lookout
Bachelor
1,364
Columbia
Masters
12,954
Neosho
Associate
3,317
Canton
Bachelor
849
Springfield
Masters
4,978
Springfield
Masters
1,657
Saint Louis
Masters
2,969
Hannibal
Masters
1,184
Saint Louis
Bachelor
1,882
Hillsboro
Associate
4,865
Jefferson City
Masters
3,156
Saint Charles
Doctorate
9,633
Saint Louis
Doctorate
3,422
Saint Louis
Masters
4,598
Joplin
Masters
5,593
Springfield
Doctorate
19,348
Marshall
Bachelor
1,682
Saint Joseph
Masters
5,342
Moberly
Associate
4,009
Trenton
Associate
1,505
Maryville
Masters
6,511
Springfield
Associate
10,250
Parkville
Masters
13,259
Kansas City
Doctorate
3,124
Saint Louis
Doctorate & First Professional
15,539
Cape Girardeau
Masters
10,624
Bolivar
Doctorate
3,539
Cottleville
Associate
6,933
Sedalia
Associate
3,306
Columbia
Masters
1,050
Kirksville
Masters
5,920
Warrensburg
Masters
10,918
Columbia
Doctorate
28,405
Kansas City
Doctorate
14,442
Saint Louis
Doctorate
15,527
Saint Louis
Doctorate & First Professional
13,382
Saint Louis
Doctorate
19,398
Fulton
Bachelor
972
Liberty
Bachelor
1,329
Fulton
Masters
2,189

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Elementary School Teachers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Missouri. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

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. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Jefferson City 550 $38,930
Columbia 480 $47,670
Joplin 780 $44,830
Springfield 1640 $56,170

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