Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
Teach pupils in public or private schools at the elementary level basic academic, social, and other formative skills. Exclude "Special Education Teachers" (25-2041 through 25-2043).
Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Tasks: 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.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry   Entry $40,631.00
Mean   Mean $50,102.00
Experience Experience $54,842.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

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Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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25-2021.00 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education