Elementary School Teacher

Cristina Velazquez P. 10

Career

I would like to be an Elementary School Teacher in Burbank, Illinois. As a teacher, I'd focus on creating a safe environment for the kids as well as making it a memorable learning experience for them. Discipline in the class is very important. I'd create a different lesson plan each week that expands kids learning as well as entertains them with hands-on activities, projects, songs and games. Homework will be given out to ensure that students remember what they've learned in school and graded by me the next day. I would like to work from about 7:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Education required

  • State license to teach
  • complete an approved teacher education program
  • Bachelors degree (4 years)

Skills needed

  • Teachers should be comfortable with talking in front of crowds.
  • Organization is important.
  • Time management is key!
  • Know how to keep calm in case of emergency situations.
  • Keeping patience.
  • Creativity

Job Outlook

By 2020, the demand for Elementary School Teachers will increase by 17%.This is about the average growth for most occupations similar to teaching.Growth is expected because of the ratio of student-teachers and rate of enrollment.

Median Salary

$51,380 per year

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Teachers can always move up in their job by becoming chairman in their department and going back to school for a higher degree.