While kindergarten is technically a part of the elementary education system, its curriculum and classroom management style often differ from those of first through sixth grades. Like kindergarten teachers, elementary school teachers typically teach multiple subjects, although some specialize in one or two.
As of May 2021, elementary education teachers earned an annual salary of $43,950 to $99,420, according to BLS. Factors such as geography, experience and institution type (public versus private school) play a role in determining a teacher’s salary.
Open roles for this occupation are projected to grow 4% from 2021 to 2031, according to BLS data. That’s an estimated 120,300 open positions per year.
Opportunities available to elementary educators extend beyond the traditional classroom environment too. Other jobs may involve working in a different capacity at a school, with a nonprofit organization or as a consultant.
While University of Phoenix’s educational degrees do not directly align to the following, they are available to some candidates with education degrees.
Curriculum developers, also known as instructional coordinators, are responsible for supervising school curricula and teaching standards. They develop and implement educational material and assess it for effectiveness.