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Education and training requirements vary by state, but a minimum of a bachelor's degree in elementary education is typically required, and completion of a state-approved teacher preparation program is expected. Follow these steps to become an elementary school teacher:
Elementary school teachers need a wide variety of hard and soft skills, but some of the most commonly sought after skills include
There are some options available for individuals looking to gain experience in the classroom while working on earning their certification. To gain experience you can consider teaching support positions such as a teacher's aide or substitute teacher.
Elementary school teachers may choose to continue their post-secondary education to earn postgraduate degrees in education administration and advance to management level positions as an assistant principal or principal.