Elementary Education Career
So you think you want an Elementary Education Career? Ask yourself the following questions . . .
• Do you want to influence the development of children ages 5-12?
• Are you patient?
• Are you comfortable speaking in front of a room full of children?
• Are you compassionate and caring?
• Are you comfortable maintaining a system of discipline?
• Are you willing to dedicate time towards your own education?
• Are you confident that you can master several different subject areas?
The Facts About An Elementary Education Career
• Public schools in all 50 sates require teachers to be licensed. Many private schools do not necessarily require licensure.
• In most states, a minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required to obtain a license.
• Elementary education degree programs typically require students to master a wide variety of subjects including Math, English, Reading, Science, and Social Sciences.
• Teachers have many different job responsibilities. In addition to instruction, elementary teachers must plan lessons, evaluate work, maintain discipline, prepare report cards, and meet with parents.
• Teaching is often more mentally and emotionally rewarding than financially rewarding. Becoming a successful teacher takes passion and dedication.
• In most states, elementary-level education is considered to include kindergarten through 6th grade.
How Much Money Can I Make As An Elementary Education Teacher?
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in 2007 the median annual salary for an Elementary Education Teacher was $43,580. The salary range for these positions was between $28,590 and $76,100. Your salary may depend on the state that you live in, your level of education and the type of school where you teach.
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If becoming an Elementary Education Teacher isn’t what you are looking for, you may want to consider one of these other Education Careers . . .
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