We calculated that 26% of Head Teachers are proficient in Classroom Management, Child Care, and Creative Curriculum. They’re also known for soft skills such as Physical stamina, Communication skills, and Patience.
We break down the percentage of Head Teachers that have these skills listed on their resume here:
- Classroom Management, 26%
Instructed undergraduate students on lesson planning, classroom management and curriculum implementation, fulfilling the UM-Flint College of Education curriculum requirements.
- Child Care, 13%
Created and implemented developmentally appropriate specialized child care program.
- Creative Curriculum, 5%
Develop, implement, and coordinate developmentally appropriate curriculum using the following curriculum: Creative Curriculum.
- Language Arts, 5%
Design and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum in math, science, language arts, social studies and character development.
- Pre-K, 5%
Verified and edited Pre-K curriculum according to state and federal guidelines.
- Mathematics, 5%
Developed curriculum and lesson plans Instructed in reading, mathematics, science, spelling and language.
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Most head teachers list "classroom management," "child care," and "creative curriculum" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important head teacher responsibilities here: Arguably the most important personality trait for a head teacher to have happens to be physical stamina. An example from a resume said this about the skill, "working with kindergarten- and elementary-age students can be tiring" Additionally, other resumes have pointed out that head teachers can use physical stamina to "coordinated and instructed physical education programs, pre-k to grade 6. " While it may not be the most important skill, we found that many head teacher duties rely on communication skills. This example from a head teacher explains why: "teachers need to discuss students’ needs with parents and administrators." This resume example is just one of many ways head teachers are able to utilize communication skills: "fostered a classroom environment conducive to learning and exploration and promoting teacher/parent cooperation and communication. " Another skill that is quite popular among head teachers is patience. This skill is very critical to fulfilling every day responsibilities as is shown in this example from a head teacher resume: "kindergarten and elementary school teachers must respond with patience when students struggle with material" This example from a resume shows how this skill is used: "maintained patience, responsibility, and a positive learning environment. "
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After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a head teacher. We found that 57.0% of head teachers have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 13.6% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most head teachers have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every seven head teachers were not college graduates.
Those head teachers who do attend college, typically earn either early childhood education degrees or elementary education degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for head teachers include psychology degrees or education degrees.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a head teacher. We've found that most head teacher resumes include experience from Sheltering Arms, E Center, and Educational Alliance. Of recent, Sheltering Arms had 6 positions open for head teachers. Meanwhile, there are 4 job openings at E Center and 4 at Educational Alliance.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, head teachers tend to earn the biggest salaries at Grand View Health, Ramaz School, and Stanford University. Take Grand View Health for example. The median head teacher salary is $77,727. At Ramaz School, head teachers earn an average of $76,910, while the average at Stanford University is $71,498. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
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We also looked into companies who hire head teachers from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include ESL Federal Credit Union, KinderCare Education, and Goddard School.