Art Teacher (Elementary School)

What Does An Art Teacher (Elementary School) Do?

An elementary school teacher plans and delivers lessons to children in kindergarten through the 4th or 5th grade.

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How Do I Become An Art Teacher (Elementary School)?

A four-year bachelor’s degree in education or art education is required for this position.

What is the Average Salary For An Art Teacher (Elementary School)?

High – 81,000
Median – 52,000
Low – 34,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become An Art Teacher (Elementary School)?

  • As many college-prep courses as possible!
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Graphic Arts
  • Art
  • Psychology
  • Communication

What Is The Work Environment For An Art Teacher (Elementary School)?

A teacher can work in any public or private school. Teachers are often required to do a lot of work on their own time (e.g., preparation, grading).

What Is The Future Outlook For An Art Teacher (Elementary School)?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

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