We calculated that 15% of Reading Teachers are proficient in Classroom Management, Student Learning, and Student Records. They’re also known for soft skills such as Communication skills, Patience, and Physical stamina.
We break down the percentage of Reading Teachers that have these skills listed on their resume here:
Most reading teachers list "classroom management," "student learning," and "student records" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important reading teacher responsibilities here: The most important skills for a reading teacher to have in this position are communication skills. In this excerpt that we gathered from a reading teacher resume, you'll understand why: "teachers need to discuss students’ needs with parents and administrators" According to resumes we found, communication skills can be used by a reading teacher in order to "assumed full responsibilities of ela teacher including professional development, communication with parents, assessment of students and meetings. " While it may not be the most important skill, we found that many reading teacher duties rely on patience. This example from a reading teacher explains why: "kindergarten and elementary school teachers must respond with patience when students struggle with material." This resume example is just one of many ways reading teachers are able to utilize patience: "demonstrated patience and compassion with under-educated students. " Reading teachers are also known for physical stamina, which can be critical when it comes to performing their duties. An example of why this skill is important is shown by this snippet that we found in a reading teacher resume: "working with kindergarten- and elementary-age students can be tiring" We also found this resume example that details how this skill is put to the test: "developed individual educational plans (iep) designed to promote educational, physical and social development. " In order for certain reading teacher responsibilities to be completed, the job requires the skill "resourcefulness." According to a reading teacher resume, "kindergarten and elementary school teachers must be able to get students engaged in learning" As an example, this snippet was taken directly from a resume about how this skill applies: "learned a lot about adaptability, resourcefulness, cultural sensitivity, patience, and tolerance. "
See the full list of reading teacher skills.
Before becoming a reading teacher, 65.0% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 26.6% reading 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 reading teachers have a college degree. But about one out of every nine reading teachers didn't attend college at all.
Those reading teachers who do attend college, typically earn either elementary education degrees or education degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for reading teachers include english degrees or special education degrees.
When you're ready to become a reading teacher, you might wonder which companies hire reading teachers. According to our research through reading teacher resumes, reading teachers are mostly hired by Educate, KinderCare Learning Centers, and Charter Schools USA. Now is a good time to apply as Educate has 12 reading teachers job openings, and there are 2 at KinderCare Learning Centers and 1 at Charter Schools USA.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, reading teachers tend to earn the biggest salaries at Baltimore City Public Schools, Potomac High School, and City of Cambridge. Take Baltimore City Public Schools for example. The median reading teacher salary is $66,100. At Potomac High School, reading teachers earn an average of $55,815, while the average at City of Cambridge is $53,122. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
View more details on reading teacher salaries across the United States.
We also looked into companies who hire reading 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 Learning Centers, and Educate.