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Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
District Of Columbia

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Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.

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Currently Employed: 2,560

Projected Annual Job Openings: 90

Typical Hourly Wage: Not Available

Typical Annual Salary: $51,000 - $86,800

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Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Internship/residency

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typical job duties

  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their resource needs.
  • Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  • Read books to entire classes or small groups.
  • Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate, and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.

tools & technology

  • Binocular light compound microscopes
  • Desktop computers
  • Laboratory balances
  • Notebook computers
  • Prisms

  • Electronic mail software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Office suite software
  • Presentation software
  • Word processing software

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