Elementary School Teacher

Rose Ackley - pd. 5

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Job descriptions:

  • Teaching or instructing elementary grade level students in a classroom
  • Creating lesson plans and/or classroom activities
  • Discussing children's progress and behavior with parents in parent-teacher conference
  • Enforce rules or procedures for behavior in the classroom
  • Help or discuss with individual students to check on progress

Working conditions

  • Almost no contact with adults except for occasional out-of-the-classroom activities during the day
  • On feet for most of the day besides when at desk grading and planning
  • Stress will be occasional when there might be too much work to be done

Personal Characteristics

  • Patient
  • Nurturing
  • Creative
  • Fun
  • Somewhat experienced in life
  • Caring
  • Instructional

Earnings and Job outlook

  • $54,550 in May 2015 was the median average for an elementary school teacher.
  • Elementary school teacher employments are expected to grow 6% in 10 years

Training/education Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in education or elementary required (4 years)
  • Must pass state certification exams for education
  • Any kind of education prepping program
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER