Elementary School Teacher


Kindergarten and Elementary school teachers prepare younger students for future schooling by teaching them the basics of subjects such as math and reading. They observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health. Teachers provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate, and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.
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Skills Required

Teaching others how to do something, talking to others to imply information effectively, learning strategies, active listening, monitoring, critical thinking, and understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Education needed

Kindergarten and Elementary school teachers must have at least a bachelor's degree. In addition, public school teachers must have a state-issued certification or license.

Average Working schedule

Many kindergarten and elementary school teachers work the traditional 10-month school year, with a 2-month break during the summer. Some teachers may teach summer programs. Teachers in districts with a year-round schedule typically work 8 weeks in a row, are on break for 1 week, and have a 5-week midwinter break.

Working Locations

The (TEAC), founded in 1997, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving academic degree programs for professional educators, those who will teach and lead in schools pre-K through grade 12. The goal is to support and care for qualified professional educators.