Elementary Education Requirements
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The Elementary Degree program prepares prospective teachers to instruct all of the required elementary school subjects and gives a solid foundation in the theory and research that informs current elementary instructional methods, curricula, and assessment tools. A bachelor's degree is usually required to become an elementary education teacher, however some schools require teachers to earn a master's degree.
Elementary Education Careers
The career trajectory of people with an Elementary Education degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Elementary Education degrees have experience in is Elementary School Teacher, followed by Special Education Teacher, Teacher, Preschool Teacher, Childcare Worker, Kindergarten Teacher, Nanny, High School Teacher, Teacher Assistant, and Real Estate Agent.
|Career||% of graduates||% of population||Multiple|
|Elementary School Teacher||15.9%||0.3%||62.3×|
|Special Education Teacher||3.1%||0.2%||17.3×|
|High School Teacher||1.4%||0.2%||8.6×|
|Real Estate Agent||0.8%||0.5%||1.7×|
Elementary Education Salary
Elementary Education graduates earn on average $32k, putting them in the 15th percentile of earners with a degree.
|Percentile||Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)|
|25th (bottom earners)||$23k|
|Median (average earners)||$32k|
|75th (top earners)||$38k|
Elementary Education Underemployment
Elementary Education graduates are highly employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.
|Employment Type||Proportion of graduates|
|Jobs that don't require college||25%|