Teacher (Kindergarten and Elementary School)

Career Overview

An elementary school teacher plans and delivers lessons to children in kindergarten through the 4th or 5th grade.


A four-year university degree in education or elementary education is required for this position.

Salary Expectations

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

Recommended Courses

  • Math
  • Computer Science
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Science - as much as possible!
  • Communication
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