DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
Occupational Description:Teach elemental natural and social science, personal hygiene, music, art, and literature to kindergarten students. Promote physical, mental, and social development. May be required to hold State certification. Substitute teachers are included in "Teachers and Instructors, All Other" (25-3099). Excludes "Special Education Teachers" (25-2050).
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|EDR 7W- Central||230||88||$54,598/yr||$2,615/yr||$37,750/yr||$45,061/yr||$55,176/yr||$64,789/yr||$73,039/yr|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Employment||Median Wage||% Change -|
|Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education||1,880||$54,308/yr||N/A|
|Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education||940||$13.12/hr||N/A|
|Social and Human Service Assistants||560||$13.65/hr||N/A|
|Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists||110||$26.46/hr||N/A|
Tasks for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
- Teaches elemental science, personal hygiene, and humanities to children to promote physical, mental, and social development.
- Encourages students in activities, such as singing, dancing, and rhythmic activities, to promote self- expression and appreciation of esthetic experience.
- Observes children to detect signs of ill health or emotional disturbance, and to evaluate progress.
- Instructs children in practices of personal cleanliness and self care.
- Alternates periods of strenuous activity with periods of rest or light activity to avoid over stimulation and fatigue.
- Discusses student problems and progress with parents.
- Organizes and conducts games and group projects to develop cooperative behavior and assist children in forming satisfying relationships.
- Supervises student activities, such as field visits, to stimulate student interest and broaden understanding of physical and social environment.