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– K6 Education

What do kindergarten and elementary school teachers do?

They instruct young students in basic subjects, such as math and reading, in order to prepare them for middle school.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Create lesson plans to teach students subjects, such as reading, science, and math
  • Teach students how to interact with others
  • Observe students to evaluate their abilities, strengths, and weaknesses
  • Instruct an entire class or smaller groups of students
  • Grade students’ assignments
  • Communicate with parents or guardian about their child’s progress
  • Work with students individually to help them overcome specific learning challenges
  • Prepare students for standardized tests required by the state
  • Develop and enforce classroom rules to teach children proper behavior
  • Supervise children outside of the classroom—for example, during lunchtime or recess

Job Outlook:

Overall employment of kindergarten and elementary school teachers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

More information: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/kindergarten-and-elementary-school-teachers.htm

Median Annual Pay

$23.74 | Hourly


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