Elementary School Teacher

Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.

Job Outlook through 2024

Employment Current: 52,680
Employment Projected: 53,310
Percentage Change: 1.2%

Education/Training

Bachelor's Degree

Sample Job Titles

  • 1st Grade Teacher
  • 6th Grade Teacher
  • Art Teacher
  • Classroom Teacher
  • Elementary Education Teacher
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Elementary Teacher
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Second Grade Teacher
  • Teacher

Duties

  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods, such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their resource needs.

Skills

  • Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Average Wages in PA

Entry Level: $41,370
Average: $62,250
Experienced: $72,700