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Elementary Education Schools

As a professor or instructor of elementary education classes at one of the 1,237 accredited elementary education schools in the country, you play a influential role in shaping the education, and, in effect, the future of this growing field. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in elementary education, which encompasses elementary education training at the following levels:

  • Elementary Education Certificate
  • Associates degree in Elementary Education
  • Bachelors degree in Elementary Education
  • Masters degree in Elementary Education
  • PhD degree in Elementary Education


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Elementary education professionals

2,107,520 2,147,660 2,164,150 2,173,970 2,108,120
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

There were 2,108,120 elementary education professionals working in the US in 2010. The number of elementary education professionals has grown by 0% between 2006 and 2010.

This growth is slower than the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010, which was 1%. Over the next 7 years, this trend is expected to contine.

National Salary percentiles for Elementary education professionals

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The median yearly salary earned by elementary education professionals, in 2010, was $59,920. This is 8% less than the national median salary for all professions, which was $68,155 per year.

National Median Salary Growth For Elementary Education

$53,312 $55,345 $57,582 $58,628 $59,920
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

There has been a 12% growth in elementary education professionals' salaries from 2006 to 2010.

Educational Trends

National Elementary Education Student enrollment growth by degree

2,710 2,323 2,354 2,463 2,578
43,965 42,084 40,621 39,935 39,454
101 92 102 99 71
21,330 19,542 18,611 18,040 16,179
3,443 2,944 2,450 3,302 3,313
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Elementary Education
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Grey: Certificate in Elementary Education

The career outlook for elementary education professionals is showing a rapid change. However, on the educational front, the story is quite different. In the US, 71,549 students graduated from elementary education degree programs in 2006. And in 2010, 61,595 students graduated from elementary education schools.

This represents a 14% change in 4 years. This decline in the number of students graduating from elementary education courses is greater than the 12% growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general.

Elementary Education Programs offered Nationwide


As student graduation numbers are down, the number of schools offering elementary education programs has increased. In the year 2006, there were 1185 elementary education schools in the US. And in the year 2010, there were 1237 schools.

Elementary Education Faculty Salaries

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