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– K6 and Middle School Education

What do kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers do?

Kindergarten and elementary teachers instruct young students in basic subjects, such as math and reading, in order to prepare them for middle school. Middle school teachers educate students, typically in sixth through eighth grade. Middle school teachers help students build on the fundamentals taught in elementary school and prepare students for high 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, elementary, and middle school teachers is projected to grow 4 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

More information: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes252021.htm#st



Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers

Median Annual Pay (AR)

$24.16 | Hourly

High-End Earners


Middle School Teachers

Median Annual Pay (AR)

$22.62 | Hourly

High-End Earners

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Associate of Science in Education Elementary Education K-6 – SAU

Associate of Arts in Teaching 2+2 SAU Middle School Education

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