Career Details

Teacher (Preschool)

Career Overview

Preschool teachers teach reading, writing, science, and other topics to children who are 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten.


A high school diploma or equivalent is necessary to obtain this position. Other requirements for this position vary by geographic location. Completing a two-year college program or four-year bachelor’s degree in early childhood education may be required to obtain this position in many locations.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$19,000 /yr
$28,000 /yr
$54,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Science - as much as possible, including psychology!
Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

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Work Environment

Preschool teachers are typically employed by preschools, day care centers, and elementary schools. Many work the traditional 10-month school year, but some work the full year.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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