CAREER

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$57,860

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+3.7% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree

Career

What Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education Do

Teach academic and social skills to kindergarten students.

Other Job Titles Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education May Have

Bilingual Kindergarten Teacher, Classroom Teacher, Educator, Instructor, Kinder Teacher, Kindergarten Classroom Teacher, Kindergarten Teacher, Teacher, Title One Kindergarten Teacher, Transitional Kindergarten Teacher

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Atlanta Schools Program Manager ,

Wylde Center

I feed/water the chickens, collect eggs, and check on the area of the garden that's my responsibility. I review my lesson plan and schedule for the day, load up my materials and head to school, where I teach 2 kindergarten classes in the garden (we do a sensory scavenger hunt) and two second grade classes on life cycles. We plant seeds or care for the garden and maybe meet a chicken and talk about her life cycle. Then I go back to work and prep for my after school garden club at the home office.


Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and policies and procedures to maintain order among students.
  • Prepare children for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, adapting teaching methods to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Teach basic skills, such as color, shape, number and letter recognition, personal hygiene, and social skills.
  • Demonstrate activities to children.

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