Elementary Teaching Jobs

You love children. You truly believe that everything you needed to know, you learned in kindergarten.

You are fascinated by the study of early childhood development, and you are interested in supporting even the littlest future leaders in their personal and academic journeys. If you are interested in the opportunity to teach and mentor elementary-aged children, then a career as an elementary school teacher in an independent school could be a good match for you.

Elementary School Teachers at Independent Schools

Many of CS&A's client schools embrace missions that aim to cultivate academic success and foster a nurturing, supportive environment for all students from very young ages. Elementary school teachers in independent schools are encouraged to stay up-to-date on the latest child brain and development research and to utilize 21st-century teaching methods to engage and instruct elementary-aged children.

Candidates who have spent a significant amount of time with children — from student teaching jobs, leading camps, or co-teaching, among other activities — are particularly attractive to independent schools. Elementary school teaching candidates should be nurturing, understanding individuals who want to help each individual child find and develop his or her strengths.

Finding Elementary Teaching Jobs Through CS&A

The CS&A Elementary School Teacher Placement Team is always looking for creative, enthusiastic, and nurturing candidates. We work with elementary school teachers in every career stage, from recent college graduates to veteran teachers with decades of experience.

We encourage you to apply for candidacy if your qualifications expressly include:

  • A master's degree (preferred) in education or a bachelor's degree in education (master's degrees are usually required for lead teachers)
  • Work authorization in the U.S. is required
  • Experience teaching children, particularly in an independent, private, boarding, college preparatory, or other formal school setting
  • A love and enthusiasm for teaching young children
  • An interest in early childhood development
  • Strong references that convey your teaching abilities, connection with students, and mastery of teaching an elementary age group
  • Skills and flexibility for contributing to an independent school community in additional age-appropriate capacities, such as after school care, reading clubs, or art clubs
  • Patience, creativity, optimism, and adaptability

If you seek an elementary school teaching job at an independent school, don't hesitate – apply now. Begin your job search here.

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