Elementary School Teacher

Career Overview

An elementary school teacher plans and delivers lessons to children in kindergarten through the 5th grade.


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

Salary Expectations

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

Recommended Courses

  • Psychology
  • Math
  • Computer Science
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Take as many college-prep courses as possible!
Work Environment

A teacher can work in any public or private school. Teachers are often required to do a lot of work on their own time (e.g., preparation, grading).

Future Outlook

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

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada