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Kindergarten Teachers

Job Information

Teach elemental natural and social science, personal hygiene, music, art, and literature to kindergarten students. Promote physical, mental, and social development. May be required to hold State certification.


  • 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 $49,520/yr ($24.76/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education Bachelors