"classroom management," "student learning," and "professional development" aren't the only skills we found elementary school teachers list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of elementary school teacher responsibilities that we found, including:
We've found that 47.1% of elementary school teachers have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 40.2% earned their master's degrees before becoming an elementary school teacher. While it's true that most elementary school teachers have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every nine elementary school teachers did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those elementary school teachers who do attend college, typically earn either elementary education degrees or education degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for elementary school teachers include educational leadership degrees or early childhood education degrees.
When you're ready to become an elementary school teacher, you might wonder which companies hire elementary school teachers. According to our research through elementary school teacher resumes, elementary school teachers are mostly hired by K12, Charter Schools USA, and Connections Academy. Now is a good time to apply as K12 has 14 elementary school teachers job openings, and there are 9 at Charter Schools USA and 8 at Connections Academy.
If you're interested in companies where elementary school teachers make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Lighthouse Academies, Trinity School, and The Cambridge School of Weston. We found that at Lighthouse Academies, the average elementary school teacher salary is $78,009. Whereas at Trinity School, elementary school teachers earn roughly $77,688. And at The Cambridge School of Weston, they make an average salary of $74,291.
If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at Columbia Elementary School District, Potomac High School, and Baltimore City Public Schools. These three companies have hired a significant number of elementary school teachers from these institutions.