FIND PERSONALIZED JOBS
Sign up to Zippia and discover your career options with your personalized career search.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Floater Teacher Overview

This job has expired and is no longer available.
APPLY NOW
Apply Now
×
FIND
PERSONALIZED JOBS

Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

CONTENT HAS
BEEN UNLOCKED
Close this window to view unlocked content
or
find interesting jobs in

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign Up

SIGN UP TO UNLOCK CONTENT

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Sign Up

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign up to save the job and get personalized job recommendations.

Sign up to dismiss the job and get personalized job recommendations.

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Already have an account? Log in

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Company Saved

Answer a few questions and view jobs at that match your preferences.

Where do you want to work?

Job Saved

See your Saved Jobs now

or

find more interesting jobs in

Job Dismissed

Find better matching jobs in

Your search has been saved!

Working As a Floater Teacher

  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Coaching and Developing Others
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Deal with People

  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $22,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Floater Teacher Do

Kindergarten and elementary school teachers prepare younger students for future schooling by teaching them basic subjects such as math and reading. 

Duties

Kindergarten and elementary school teachers typically do the following:

  • Create lesson plans to teach students subjects, such as reading, science, social studies, and math
  • Teach students how to study and communicate with others
  • Observe students to evaluate their abilities, strengths, and weaknesses
  • Teach lessons they have planned to an entire class of students or to smaller groups
  • Grade students’ assignments to monitor their progress
  • Communicate with parents about their child’s progress
  • Work with students individually to help them overcome specific learning challenges
  • Prepare students for standardized tests required by the state
  • Develop and enforce classroom rules to teach children proper behavior
  • Supervise children outside of the classroom—for example, during lunchtime or recess

Kindergarten and elementary school teachers help students learn and apply important concepts. Many teachers use a hands-on approach to help students understand abstract concepts, solve problems, and develop critical thinking skills. For example, they may demonstrate how to do a science experiment and then have the students conduct the experiment themselves. They may have students work together to learn how to collaborate to solve problems.

Kindergarten and elementary school teachers generally teach kindergarten through fourth or fifth grade. However, in some schools, elementary school teachers may teach sixth, seventh, and eighth grade. They typically teach students several subjects throughout the day.

Some teachers may teach in a multilevel classroom that includes students across two or more grades. They may teach the same group of students for several years.

Kindergarten and elementary school students spend most of their day in one classroom. Teachers may escort students to assemblies; to classes taught by other teachers, such as art or music; or to recess. While students are away from the classroom, teachers plan lessons, grade assignments, or meet with other teachers and staff.

In some schools, teachers may work in subject specialization teams in which they teach one or two specific subjects, either English and social studies or math and science. Generally, students spend half their time with one teacher and half their time with the other.

Some kindergarten and elementary school teachers teach special classes, such as art, music, and physical education.

Some schools employ teachers of English as a second language (ESL) or English for speakers of other languages (ESOL). Both of these types of teachers work exclusively with students who are learning the English language, often referred to as English language learners (ELLs). The teachers work with students individually or in groups to help them improve their English language skills and to help them with assignments from other classes.

Students with learning disabilities or emotional or behavioral disorders are often taught in traditional classes. Kindergarten and elementary teachers work with special education teachers to adapt lesson plans to these students’ needs and monitor the students’ progress. In some cases, kindergarten and elementary school teachers may co-teach lessons with special education teachers.

Some teachers maintain websites to communicate with parents about students’ assignments, upcoming events, and grades. For students in higher grades, teachers may create websites or discussion boards to present information or to expand on a lesson taught in class.

Show More

Show Less

How To Become A Floater Teacher

Kindergarten and elementary school teachers must have a bachelor’s degree. In addition, public school teachers must have a state-issued certification or license.

Education

All states require public kindergarten and elementary school teachers to have at least a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Some states also require kindergarten and elementary school teachers to major in a content area, such as math or science. They typically enroll in their college’s teacher preparation program and also take classes in education and child psychology in addition to those required by their major.

In teacher education programs, future teachers learn how to present information to young students and how to work with young students of varying abilities and backgrounds. Programs typically include fieldwork, such as student teaching. For information about teacher preparation programs in your state, visit teach.org.

Some states require all teachers to earn a master’s degree after receiving their teaching certification.

Private schools typically seek kindergarten and elementary school teachers who have a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

All states require teachers in public schools to be licensed or certified. Those who teach in private schools are generally not required to be licensed. Most states require teachers to pass a background check.

Kindergarten and elementary school teachers are typically certified to teach early childhood grades, which are usually preschool through third grade, or elementary school grades, which are usually first through sixth grades or first through eighth grades.

Requirements for certification vary by state. In addition to earning a bachelor’s degree, they are required to complete a teacher preparation program and supervised experience in teaching, typically gained through student teaching. Some states require a minimum grade point average. States often require candidates to pass a general teaching certification test, as well as a test that demonstrates their knowledge of the subject they will teach. Although kindergarten and elementary school teachers typically do not teach only a single subject, they may be required to pass a content area test to earn their certification. For information on certification requirements in your state, visit teach.org.

Teachers are frequently required to complete annual professional development classes to keep their license. Some states require teachers to complete a master’s degree after receiving their certification.

All states offer an alternative route to certification for people who already have a bachelor’s degree but lack the education courses required for certification. Some alternative certification programs allow candidates to begin teaching immediately after graduation, under the supervision of an experienced teacher. These programs cover teaching methods and child development. After they complete the program, candidates are awarded full certification. Other programs require students to take classes in education before they can teach. Students may be awarded a master’s degree after completing one of these programs.

Training

In order to receive certification, teachers need to undergo a period of fieldwork, commonly referred to as student teaching. During student teaching, they work with a mentor teacher and get experience teaching students in a classroom setting. The amount of time required varies by state.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Teachers must collaborate with teacher assistants and special education teachers. In addition, they need to discuss students’ needs with parents and administrators.

Creativity. Kindergarten and elementary school teachers must plan lessons that engage young students, adapting the lessons to different learning styles.

Patience. Working with students of different abilities and backgrounds can be difficult. Kindergarten and elementary school teachers must respond with patience when students struggle with material.

Physical stamina. Working with kindergarten and elementary-aged students can be tiring. Teachers need to be able to physically, mentally, and emotionally keep up with the students.

Resourcefulness. Kindergarten and elementary school teachers need to be able to explain difficult concepts in terms that young students can understand. In addition, they must be able to get students engaged in learning and adapt their lessons to meet students’ needs.

Advancement

Experienced teachers can advance to serve as mentors to newer teachers or to become lead teachers. In these roles, they help less experienced teachers to improve their teaching skills.

With additional education or certification, teachers may become school counselors, school librarians, or instructional coordinators. Some become assistant principals or principals, both of which generally require additional schooling in education administration or leadership.

Show More

Show Less

Do you work as a Floater Teacher?

Send To A Friend

Floater Teacher Jobs

NO RESULTS

Aw snap, no jobs found.

Add To My Jobs

Floater Teacher Career Paths

Floater Teacher
Lead Teacher Assistant Director
Center Director
7 Yearsyrs
Lead Teacher Manager Project Manager
Principal
11 Yearsyrs
Lead Teacher Manager Case Manager
Patient Care Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Nanny Team Leader Training Manager
Director Of Training
7 Yearsyrs
Nanny Team Leader Director
Education Director
7 Yearsyrs
Nanny Consultant Adjunct Professor
Assistant Principal
10 Yearsyrs
Infant Teacher Lead Toddler Teacher Assistant Director
Director Of Admissions
7 Yearsyrs
Infant Teacher Lead Toddler Teacher Preschool Lead Teacher
Lead Pre-K Teacher
5 Yearsyrs
Infant Teacher Lead Toddler Teacher Director
Founder And Director
6 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Consultant Principal
Elementary School Principal
12 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Instructor Adjunct Professor
Department Chairperson
7 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Administrator Principal
Athletic Director
5 Yearsyrs
Preschool Lead Teacher Assistant Director
School Director
6 Yearsyrs
Kindergarten Teacher Reading Specialist Assistant Principal
School Principal
10 Yearsyrs
Kindergarten Teacher Resource Teacher Assistant Principal
Vice Principal
8 Yearsyrs
Kindergarten Teacher Adjunct Professor Assistant Principal
Director Of Special Education
11 Yearsyrs
Preschool Lead Teacher Program Director Camp Director
Child Care Director
5 Yearsyrs
Group Leader Assistant Store Manager Counter Manager
Educational Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Program Assistant Program Coordinator Education Consultant
Student Dean
7 Yearsyrs
Program Assistant Special Education Teacher Early Childhood Special Educator
Early Childhood Specialist
5 Yearsyrs
Show More
Share

Average Length of Employment
Head Teacher 3.4 years
Lead Teacher 2.8 years
Preschool Teacher 2.7 years
Teacher Associate 2.4 years
Child Care Teacher 2.3 years
Nursery Teacher 2.1 years
Day Care Teacher 2.0 years
Teacher Aide 1.9 years
Toddler Teacher 1.8 years
Co-Teacher 1.7 years
Infant Teacher 1.7 years
Floater Teacher 1.0 years
Top Careers Before Floater Teacher
Cashier 16.5%
Teacher 12.3%
Internship 3.7%
Volunteer 3.7%
Server 3.5%
Nanny 3.4%
Hostess 2.4%
Top Careers After Floater Teacher
Teacher 16.6%
Cashier 8.6%
Nanny 5.3%
Internship 3.2%
Server 2.2%
Volunteer 2.2%

Do you work as a Floater Teacher?

Average Yearly Salary
$22,000
Show Salaries
$17,000
Min 10%
$22,000
Median 50%
$22,000
Median 50%
$22,000
Median 50%
$22,000
Median 50%
$22,000
Median 50%
$22,000
Median 50%
$22,000
Median 50%
$29,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Geo Group
Highest Paying City
Smithtown, NY
Highest Paying State
Massachusetts
Avg Experience Level
1.3 years
How much does a Floater Teacher make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Floater Teacher in the United States is $22,771 per year or $11 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $17,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $29,000.

Top Skills for A Floater Teacher

  1. Child Care
  2. Different Rooms
  3. Lesson Plans
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Operate the classroom in compliance with all child care licensing standards, and Follow Employee and Policy Handbooks.
  • Scheduled in different classrooms, breaking teachers, teaching different kids in different rooms from ages 16months-12years old.
  • Assist teachers in implementing lesson plans and developmentally-appropriate programming in order to meet established curriculum goals for assigned classrooms.
  • Planned, adapted and schedule age appropriate curriculum involving various activities to stimulate children's cognitive skills, abilities and development.
  • Provided guiding, teaching, curriculum, environment and daily activities developmentally appropriate for preschool children.

Rank:

Average Salary:

Embed On Your Website

Top 10 Best States for Floater Teachers

  1. Alaska
  2. Massachusetts
  3. California
  4. Connecticut
  5. Nevada
  6. Michigan
  7. New York
  8. Minnesota
  9. Rhode Island
  10. New Jersey
  • (38 jobs)
  • (501 jobs)
  • (2,897 jobs)
  • (259 jobs)
  • (1,123 jobs)
  • (500 jobs)
  • (581 jobs)
  • (373 jobs)
  • (29 jobs)
  • (560 jobs)

Floater Teacher Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applier with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate. At Zippia, we went through over 2,856 Floater Teacher resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

Learn How To Create A Top Notch Floater Teacher Resume

View Resume Examples

Floater Teacher Demographics

Gender

Female

77.0%

Unknown

14.8%

Male

8.2%
Ethnicity

White

66.3%

Black or African American

12.3%

Hispanic or Latino

12.1%

Asian

6.0%

Unknown

3.2%
Show More
Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

66.7%

Mandarin

5.8%

Portuguese

4.3%

Russian

4.3%

Japanese

2.9%

French

2.9%

Polish

2.9%

Italian

2.9%

Chinese

1.4%

Vietnamese

1.4%

German

1.4%

Cantonese

1.4%

Hebrew

1.4%
Show More

Floater Teacher Education

Schools

Ashford University

12.1%

Wake Technical Community College

8.4%

University of Phoenix

7.5%

Walden University

6.5%

Grand Canyon University

6.5%

Southern New Hampshire University

6.1%

Middle Tennessee State University

5.1%

Central Piedmont Community College

4.7%

Columbus State Community College

4.2%

Northern Virginia Community College

4.2%

Tennessee State University

3.7%

The Academy

3.7%

Kent State University

3.7%

University of Missouri - Saint Louis

3.7%

Austin Community College

3.7%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

3.3%

University of Akron

3.3%

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

3.3%

Liberty University

3.3%

Northern Essex Community College

2.8%
Show More
Majors

Early Childhood Education

22.3%

Human Development

11.2%

Elementary Education

8.5%

Psychology

8.5%

Business

7.0%

Education

5.9%

Medical Assisting Services

4.6%

Nursing

4.4%

Criminal Justice

3.0%

Health Care Administration

3.0%

Special Education

2.7%

General Studies

2.6%

Sociology

2.5%

Social Work

2.4%

Liberal Arts

2.3%

Human Services

2.2%

English

2.1%

Cosmetology

1.8%

General Education, Specific Areas

1.6%

Nursing Assistants

1.1%
Show More
Degrees

Bachelors

34.6%

Other

29.2%

Associate

18.0%

Masters

9.7%

Certificate

5.6%

Diploma

2.2%

License

0.5%

Doctorate

0.2%
Show More

Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary

Top Floater Teacher Employers

Show More

Jobs From Top Floater Teacher Employers

Floater Teacher Videos

How to Teach Kids to Swim : Teaching a Child the Back Float in Swimming

Child Care Daily Sheets

How to Swim : How to Teach a Child the Back Float

Related To Your Recently Viewed Content

Updated May 19, 2020