Most students interested in Elementary Education do so to pursue a career as a teacher focused on teaching students in grades one through six, helping them learn the fundamentals in reading comprehension, writing, arithmetic, science, and history.
Elementary school teachers need a lot of patience to work with children and provide feedback to their parents so they can help out at home. You’ll also need to set up lesson plans, run extracurricular activities and grade papers. Most states require teachers to be certified after specializing in elementary education in college and interning as a student teacher. There are job openings in public, private, and parochial schools.
How will this degree help me?
According to the U.S. Bureau for Labor Statistics (BLS) the expected growth for jobs in the Elementary Education field from 2014 through 2024 is 6% for teaching assistants, kindergarten and elementary school teachers. The average salary is $28,340 or $13.63 an hour.
Here’s the latest hourly and annual rates of pay for Elementary School Teacher via PayScale:
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