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Elementary School Teachers

Job Information

Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.


  • Public school teachers must be licensed, which typically requires a bachelor's degree and the completion of an approved teacher education program; private school teachers do not have to be licensed but may still need a bachelor's degree.
  • Many States offer alternative licensing programs to attract people into teaching, especially for hard-to-fill positions.
  • Teachers must have the ability to communicate, inspire trust and confidence, and motivate students, as well as understand students' educational and emotional needs.
  • Job prospects are best for teachers in high-demand fields, such as mathematics, science, and bilingual education, and in less desirable urban or rural school districts.


Personality I like helping others
Salary $52,840/yr ($26.42/hr)
Job Outlook Bright
Education Bachelors