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    Elementary School Teacher is one of the career choices for this career focus.
    Elementary School Teachers teach students from kindergarten to sixth grade. They teach children the skills they need to be successful as they grow up.


    • Earnings Range: $35,000 – 81,000

    Level of Education

    • 4-Year College or University

    Core Tasks

    • Teach several subjects to one class or specialize in one or two subjects
    • Prepare and grade tests and assignments
    • Monitor students for signs of social, learning, or behavioral problems
    • Go to meetings, supervise clubs and activities, and take students on field trips
    • Complete paperwork and report cards

    Attributes & Abilities

    • Enjoy teaching children
    • Patient
    • Calm
    • Understanding
    • Communication skills


    • Employed by public school boards and private schools
    • Work in classrooms, typically with 15 to 30 students
    • Often spend evenings and weekends preparing lessons and grading assignments
    • Most work a regular 9 to 10-month school year
    • Teaching can be tiring and stressful, but rewarding

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    High School Certification Options in Fort Worth ISD

    Counted Towards Performance Acknowledgement:
    Child Development Associate Certification

    Not Counted Towards Performance Acknowledgement:
    OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Certification;
    BLS/CPR Certification