Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+3.5% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree


What Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education Do

Teach academic and social skills to students at the elementary school level.

Other Job Titles Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education May Have

Art Teacher, Classroom Teacher, Educator, Elementary Education Teacher, Elementary School Teacher, Elementary Teacher, Teacher

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Teacher ,

Kiker Elementary School

A great day as a teacher is seeing growth and a love for learning from my students. I want to see my students love what we are doing and make wonderful connections at the same time. In addition to my elementary classroom duties, I teach small groups of students with dyslexia and use my training as a language therapist to help give them the tools to succeed in school.

First Grade Teacher ,

Vejar Elementary School

Planning lesson plans for the entire school that accommodates the needs of all the children in my class.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods, such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  • Confer with parents or guardians, teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems.
  • Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.

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