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Fast Facts for Elementary School Teachers in Alabama

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Florence, Auburn and Decatur
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Birmingham, Mobile and Dothan
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Birmingham, Huntsville and Montgomery

Salaries for Elementary School Teachers in Alabama

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Huntsville, Decatur and Birmingham

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Programs
  • M.A. in Reading with an Emphasis in Elementary Education
  • M.Ed. in Elementary Education (Leads to initial teacher licensure)
  • B.S. in Elementary Education
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Programs
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Social Studies
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Common Core State Standards Instructional Leader
  • 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.
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  • 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
  • MS in Education (for Existing Teachers Grades K-12)
  • Undergraduate in Early Childhood
  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Administration

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Programs
  • M.Ed. Teaching and Learning - Elementary Education
  • MA in Teaching - Elementary Education
  • MA Teaching: Middle Grades
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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
  • Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching
  • Master of Education - TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Master of Education in Teaching & Learning
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Master of Education in Special Education, specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis

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  • MS - Teaching and Learning
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More Alabama Elementary School Teacher Training Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Normal
Doctorate
5,706
Montgomery
Doctorate
5,608
Athens
Bachelor
3,072
Auburn University
Doctorate & First Professional
24,137
Montgomery
Masters
5,138
Birmingham
Masters
1,389
Selma
Bachelor
555
Montgomery
Masters & First Professional
2,918
Montgomery
Bachelor
954
Jacksonville
Masters
9,077
Marion
Bachelor
311
Huntsville
Masters
1,824
Birmingham
Doctorate & First Professional
4,485
Mobile
Masters
1,538
Tuscaloosa
Bachelor
915
Tuscaloosa
Doctorate & First Professional
25,544
Troy
Masters
28,955
Tuskegee
Doctorate & First Professional
2,936
Birmingham
Doctorate & First Professional
16,246
Huntsville
Doctorate
7,264
Mobile
Masters
1,541
Montevallo
Masters
2,949
Mobile
Doctorate
13,779
Livingston
Masters
4,011

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Elementary School Teachers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Alabama. 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, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Auburn-Opelika 400 $50,010
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville 660 $48,570
Huntsville 2100 $50,980
Daphne-Fairhope-Foley 1020 $48,750
Decatur 830 $51,870
Dothan 840 $46,650
Birmingham-Hoover 7770 $50,720
Florence-Muscle Shoals 610 $46,890
Gadsden 450 $46,140
Mobile 1410 $45,700
Montgomery 1820 $48,750
Tuscaloosa 1130 $47,010

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