What grade levels can elementary education majors teach?

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What grade levels can elementary education majors teach?

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While an elementary education degree prepares a student for transitioning into an elementary classroom (usually kindergarten through 6th grade), the grade level which you are able to teach is typically determined by your state educator license. If you have an undergraduate degree in elementary education but would like to teach at the middle or high school level, you can reach out to your state's department of education and their office of educator certification for information on how to earn your teaching license. They will likely provide you with an outline of the steps required to earn your new certification. These may include taking additional college courses, passing teacher competency exams, and providing documentation of your teaching work experience. If you are already licensed as an elementary teacher, you may only need to add an endorsement or subject-area to your existing license to transition into a middle or high school classroom.

For more information about elementary education, check out this article: Elementary School Teachers: Job Requirements, Duties and Career Info

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