Career Details

PE Teacher (Elementary School)

Career Overview

An elementary school teacher plans and delivers lessons to children in kindergarten through the 4th or 5th grade. Coach, the teacher featured in the video, teaches physical education.


A four-year bachelor's degree in elementary education is required for this position.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$34,000 /yr
$52,000 /yr
$81,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Psychology
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Take as many college-prep courses as possible!
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

Of course, teachers can work in both public and private schools. A PE teacher may spend a fair amount of time outside. This job also requires that a person stay in good physical condition.


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

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