Most 6th grade teachers list "classroom management," "student learning," and "instructional materials" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important 6th grade teacher responsibilities here:
Before becoming a 6th grade teacher, 72.3% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 21.2% 6th grade teachers went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be impossible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, most 6th grade teachers have a college degree. But about one out of every nine 6th grade teachers didn't attend college at all.
Those 6th grade teachers who do attend college, typically earn either a elementary education degree or a education degree. Less commonly earned degrees for 6th grade teachers include a english degree or a general education, specific areas degree.
When you're ready to become a 6th grade teacher, you might wonder which companies hire 6th grade teachers. According to our research through 6th grade teacher resumes, 6th grade teachers are mostly hired by Lighthouse Academies, Derby High School, and Dysart High School. Now is a good time to apply as Lighthouse Academies has 3 6th grade teachers job openings, and there are 1 at Derby High School and 1 at Dysart High School.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, 6th grade teachers tend to earn the biggest salaries at Mesquite ISD, Houston Independent School District, and PCSC. Take Mesquite ISD for example. The median 6th grade teacher salary is $52,487. At Houston Independent School District, 6th grade teachers earn an average of $46,814, while the average at PCSC is $45,550. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a 6th grade teacher include Columbia Elementary School District, Potomac High School, and Baltimore City Public Schools. These three companies were found to hire the most 6th grade teachers from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.