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Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.   (O'Net 25-2021.00)

 
Reported job titles:   1st Grade Teacher, 2nd Grade Teacher, 3rd Grade Reading Teacher, 3rd Grade Teacher, 4th Grade Math Teacher, 4th Grade Teacher   (view all job titles)
 
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    Wages
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2014
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a  
    Yearly $35,510   $42,460   $52,480   $64,220   $75,720   $54,260  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a  
    Yearly $41,060   $49,220   $62,140   $74,840   $88,890   $62,900  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a  
    Yearly $36,110   $42,690   $51,460   $61,910   $72,250   $52,630  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a  
    Yearly $33,510   $38,310   $47,460   $57,740   $67,830   $48,950  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    Note: Substate areas are based on 2005 definitions from 2000 Census. 2015 estimates, released in 2016, will be based on new area definitions from 2010 Census.
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released June 2015.
    n/a - For some occupations that do not generally work full time year-round, only hourly wages or annual salaries are reported depending on how they are typically paid.
     


    Employment Trends
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2012 2022
    Vermont 3,076 3,171 0.3% 78
    Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA 907 924 0.2% 22
    Southern Vermont Balance of State 1,183 1,224 0.3% 30
    Northern Vermont Balance of State 982 1,027 0.4% 26
    Note: Substate areas are based on 2005 definitions from 2000 Census. 2014-2024 estimates, released in 2016, will be based on new area definitions from 2010 Census.
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released August 2014, area estimates released October 2014.
     


    Industries of Employment
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    Industry Vermont
    2012
    Employment
    Percent
    of Total
    Education and Health Services 3,076 100%
    Services Providing 3,076 100%
    Total All Industries 3,076 100%
    Educational Services 3,074 100%
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released August 2014.
     


    Tasks
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  • 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.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education  updated June 2010
     


    Knowledge
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  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
     
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
     
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
     
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
     
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
     
  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
     
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
     
  • Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
     
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
     
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education  updated June 2010
     


    Skills
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  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
     
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
     
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
     
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
     
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
     
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
     
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
     
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
     
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
     
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education  updated June 2010
     


    Abilities
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  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
     
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
     
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
     
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
     
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
     
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
     
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
     
  • Fluency of Ideas - The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
     
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
     
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education  updated June 2010
     


    Work Activities
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  • Training and Teaching Others - Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
     
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
     
  • Thinking Creatively - Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
     
  • Coaching and Developing Others - Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
     
  • Documenting/Recording Information - Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
     
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
     
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies - Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
     
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge - Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education  updated June 2010
     


    Interests
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  • Social - Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
     
  • Artistic - Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
     
  • Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
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  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
     
  • Concern for Others - Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
     
  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
     
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
     
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • Leadership - Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
     
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
     
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education  updated June 2010
     


    State of Vermont License Information
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    License Name Licensing Agency
    Educator Office of Educator Licensing
    Vermont Agency of Education
     
    source: Vermont Department of Labor, Licensed & Certified Occupations in Vermont, 2015.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
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  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
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  • Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
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  • Training: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
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  • Experience: A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education  updated June 2010
     


    Schools
    offering instructional programs related to Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
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      Related Instructional Programs
     
    • Bilingual and Multilingual Education.
     
    • Elementary Education and Teaching.
     
    • Environmental Education. (NEW)
     
    • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.
     
    • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
     
     Search for schools offering these programs at
     
     
     
    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


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    Related Occupations
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  • Training and Development Specialists
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 
     

     
     
     
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