Resource Teacher (Elementary School)

What Does A Resource Teacher (Elementary School) Do?

A resource teacher in elementary school works along with other teachers to help students with reading, writing, and math. A resource teacher does not have his/her own classroom; these teachers are more likely to pull groups of students from class or work with them after school.

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How Do I Become A Resource Teacher (Elementary School)?

A four-year bachelor’s degree in education or elementary education is required to obtain this position.

What is the Average Salary For A Resource Teacher (Elementary School)?

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

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Resource Teacher (Elementary School)?

  • As many college-prep courses as possible!
  • Math – As much as possible!
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Science
  • Psychology
  • Communication

What Is The Work Environment For A Resource 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 A Resource 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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