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Working As A Spanish 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

  • $49,480

    Average Salary

What Does A Spanish 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.

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How To Become A Spanish 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.

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Spanish Teacher Career Paths

Spanish Teacher
Assistant Principal Education Director
Academic Dean
10 Yearsyrs
Interpreter Language Instructor ESL Instructor
Academic Director
8 Yearsyrs
Lead Teacher Case Manager Special Education Teacher
Assistant Principal
10 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Instructor Instructor Head Coach
Athletic Director
5 Yearsyrs
ESL Instructor Program Coordinator Assistant Director
Center Director
7 Yearsyrs
Instructional Assistant Site Coordinator Youth Director
Children's Ministries Director
5 Yearsyrs
Instructor Of Spanish Adjunct Professor
Curriculum Director
9 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Professor Faculty Chairperson
Dean
5 Yearsyrs
Lead Teacher Assistant Director Adjunct Instructor
Department Chairperson
7 Yearsyrs
ESL Instructor English Instructor Instructor
Director Of Instruction
6 Yearsyrs
Math Teacher Instructor Lead Teacher
Director Of Preschool
7 Yearsyrs
Interpreter Case Manager Special Education Teacher
Director Of Special Education
12 Yearsyrs
Second Grade Teacher Preschool Teacher Pre-K Teacher
Director Of Teacher Education
5 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Professor Instructional Designer Program Manager
Education Director
7 Yearsyrs
Department Chairperson Assistant Principal
Elementary School Principal
12 Yearsyrs
Math Teacher Assistant Principal
High School Principal
12 Yearsyrs
Department Chairperson Adjunct Faculty Assistant Principal
Middle School Principal
12 Yearsyrs
Preschool Teacher Kindergarten Teacher
School Director
7 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Instructor Department Chairperson Assistant Principal
School Principal
10 Yearsyrs
Preschool Teacher Special Education Teacher Assistant Principal
Vice Principal
9 Yearsyrs
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Spanish Teacher Demographics

Gender

Female

73.7%

Male

23.9%

Unknown

2.4%
Ethnicity

White

66.9%

Hispanic or Latino

26.8%

Asian

4.6%

Unknown

1.1%

Black or African American

0.5%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

73.4%

French

9.8%

Portuguese

4.6%

Italian

3.8%

German

2.5%

Japanese

1.0%

Russian

0.8%

Chinese

0.7%

Arabic

0.5%

Mandarin

0.5%

Korean

0.5%

Catalan

0.4%

Greek

0.4%

Polish

0.3%

Hebrew

0.2%

Swedish

0.2%

Tagalog

0.2%

Dutch

0.1%

Hindi

0.1%

Bulgarian

0.1%
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Spanish Teacher Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

12.8%

Brigham Young University

7.0%

Grand Canyon University

6.8%

Middlebury College

6.6%

Liberty University

6.6%

Nova Southeastern University

4.8%

Michigan State University

4.7%

New York University

4.5%

University of Texas at El Paso

4.5%

University of Delaware

4.3%

Walden University

4.1%

Florida State University

4.1%

University of South Florida

3.9%

University of Texas at Austin

3.9%

University of Houston

3.9%

University of Georgia

3.9%

Capella University

3.7%

Arizona State University

3.5%

San Diego State University

3.5%

University of Pennsylvania

3.3%
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Majors

Education

15.2%

Elementary Education

13.0%

General Education, Specific Areas

8.6%

Linguistics

6.6%

Business

6.4%

Spanish Language

6.0%

English

5.9%

Educational Leadership

5.6%

Secondary Education And Teaching

4.1%

Psychology

4.0%

Special Education

3.4%

Area Studies

3.3%

Curriculum And Instruction

2.9%

School Counseling

2.6%

Teaching English As A Second Language

2.5%

Communication

2.3%

Liberal Arts

2.2%

History

1.9%

Early Childhood Education

1.9%

Bilingual Education

1.7%
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Degrees

Masters

40.5%

Bachelors

29.1%

Other

16.8%

Certificate

5.0%

Doctorate

4.2%

Associate

3.6%

Diploma

0.5%

License

0.2%
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Real Spanish Teacher Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Elementary Spanish Teacher Saint David's School New York, NY Jan 09, 2016 $104,114
Spanish Teacher San Carlos Charter Learning Center San Carlos, CA Jan 10, 2016 $103,599
Secondary Spanish Teacher District of Columbia Public Schools DC Jun 15, 2016 $98,000
Bilingual Spanish Teacher French-American School of New York Mamaroneck, NY Jan 09, 2016 $89,914
Head of Grade 11-Spanish Teacher Avenues New York LLC New York, NY Jan 07, 2015 $85,200
Head of Grade 11-Spanish Teacher Avenues New York LLC New York, NY Jul 01, 2015 $85,200
Spanish Teacher French American School of New York Mamaroneck, NY May 05, 2016 $83,883
Head of Grade 11/Spanish Teacher Avenues New York New York, NY Apr 19, 2016 $82,500
Spanish Teacher Schools of The Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco, CA Jul 31, 2015 $79,913
Spanish Teacher Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore, MD Jul 01, 2015 $79,699
K-8 GR K Spanish Immersion Teacher Multnomah County School Dist 1J Portland, OR Oct 01, 2016 $79,145
K-8 GR K Spanish Immersion Teacher Multnomah County School Dist 1J Portland, OR Jan 10, 2016 $79,145
Secondary Spanish Teacher Houston Independent School District Houston, TX Aug 31, 2015 $51,500
Spanish Teacher Houston Independent School District Houston, TX Sep 13, 2015 $51,500
Spanish Teacher Surry County Public Schools Dendron, VA Feb 14, 2015 $51,367
Spanish Teacher The Farmington Academy Inc. Avon, CT Jan 09, 2016 $51,319
Spanish Teacher Greer Middle College Taylors, SC Sep 02, 2016 $51,011
Spanish Teacher Greer Middle College, Inc. Taylors, SC May 12, 2015 $51,011
Spanish Teacher Isle of Wight County Schools Smithfield, VA Aug 21, 2015 $50,798
Spanish Teacher Isle of Wight County Schools Smithfield, VA Feb 27, 2015 $50,798
Spanish Teacher Lincoln Parish School Board Ruston, LA Jun 30, 2016 $45,404
Spanish Teacher Isabella & Ferdinand Academia de ESPAÑOL Washington, DC Sep 15, 2016 $45,392
Bilingual Elementary Spanish Teacher Denver Montclair International School Denver, CO Nov 01, 2016 $45,367
Spanish Teacher Isabella & Ferdinand Academia de ESPAÑOL Washington, DC Sep 15, 2016 $45,230
Spanish Teacher Brookwood School Thomasville, GA May 27, 2015 $45,183
Spanish Teacher Carolina International School Concord, NC Mar 25, 2016 $45,153 -
$50,620
Secondary Spanish Teacher Laurel School District Laurel, MS Jan 06, 2016 $45,150
Elementary Dual Language Spanish Teacher Omaha Public Schools, District 0001 Omaha, NE Aug 02, 2015 $45,073

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Top Skills for A Spanish Teacher

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  1. Spanish Language
  2. Spanish Curriculum
  3. Weekly Lesson Plans
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Instructed students in Spanish language using innovative educational techniques.
  • Interact, engage and challenge students in the Spanish curriculum and lead classrooms as needed on 24 hour notice
  • Created weekly lesson plans for six teaching periods utilizing a computer-generated template shared with my department members.
  • Attended monthly workshops which focused on classroom management and differentiation.
  • Served as Facilitator for the Foreign Language Club, planning and organizing fundraisers to support the after school program.

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