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Fast Facts for Elementary School Teachers in Washington

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Yakima, Longview and Wenatchee
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Seattle, Spokane and Olympia
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Seattle, Tacoma and Spokane

Salaries for Elementary School Teachers in Washington

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Bremerton, Tacoma and Mount Vernon

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Programs
  • Undergraduate in Early Childhood
  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Administration
  • MS in Education (for Existing Teachers Grades K-12)

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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)
  • M.Ed. in Elementary Education (Does not lead to initial teacher licensure)
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Programs
  • Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching
  • B.S. in Child Studies
  • Master of Education - TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • 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 - EdS
  • Early Childhood Education - Doctor of Education
  • Early Childhood Education - PhD in Education
  • 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. Teaching and Learning - Elementary Education
  • MA in Teaching - Elementary Education
  • MA Teaching: Middle Grades
  • 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
  • Early Childhood Education (Certificate Only) - Online
  • Early Childhood Education (MEd plus Certification) - Online
  • Early Childhood Education (Master of Education) - Online
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  • 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
  • Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology
  • Build a rewarding career helping students with exceptionalities excel in the classroom and society.
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's online Master of Arts in Special Education helps you develop an inclusive teaching approach that removes learning barriers
  • so students can reach their full potential.
Programs
  • Ph.D. in Literacy
  • Ph.D. in Literacy: Educational Leadership
  • Ph.D. in Literacy: Special Education
  • The online Ph.D. in Literacy prepares you to apply the latest research and specialized knowledge to create innovative solutions that meet the literacy needs of at-risk learners.
Programs
  • MS - Teaching and Learning
  • The first and only 100% online, fully accredited public university in the United States
  • No set class times or locations
  • Affordable tuition, guaranteed not to increase as long as you are enrolled
  • Accelerated eight-week terms
  • Classes start every month
Programs
  • Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design
  • Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Graduate Certificate in E-Learning

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More Washington 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
Seattle
Doctorate
916
Bellevue
Bachelor
12,305
Ellensburg
Masters
10,505
Bellevue
Masters
3,566
Cheney
Doctorate
10,686
Lynnwood
Associate
8,435
Auburn
Associate
6,919
Toppenish
Masters
1,198
Kirkland
Masters
1,259
Tacoma
Masters
3,661
Lacey
Masters
1,605
Seattle
Associate
6,810
Seattle
Doctorate
3,842
Seattle
Doctorate
7,529
Shoreline
Associate
5,581
Spokane
Associate
6,961
Olympia
Masters
4,586
Walla Walla
Associate
4,600
College Place
Masters
1,829
Pullman
Doctorate & First Professional
24,396
Bellingham
Masters
14,276
Spokane
Masters
2,607
Yakima
Associate
4,354

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Elementary School Teachers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Washington. 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
Bremerton-Silverdale 930 $62,890
Bellingham 570 $62,940
Longview 410 $59,570
Kennewick-Richland 1060 $54,160
Mount Vernon-Anacortes 240 $60,040
Olympia-Tumwater 760 $60,950
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue 12730 $62,270
Spokane-Spokane Valley 1450 $61,420
Walla Walla 210 $58,440
Wenatchee 280 $59,350
Yakima 1250 $57,900

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