Dallas Teaching Jobs for Kindergarten Teachers

6 04 2009

If you enjoy working with children, you should check out the Dallas teaching jobs available for kindergarten teachers.

Kindergarten teachers generally work with children between four and six-years old to promote physical, mental and social development. They teach elemental natural and social science, personal hygiene, music, art, and literature.

In order to become a kindergarten teacher, you must first complete the proper training and education. The State of Texas requires that you obtain a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, complete teacher training through an approved program, and become certified.

In order to become a certified kindergarten teacher, you must pass a written competency test from the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards after obtaining your degree. You also must be 18-years old, be able to speak and understand the English language, and not be disqualified under federal law.

According to the Texas Workforce Commission, kindergarten teachers in Dallas are paid well and will see plenty of employment opportunities during the near future.

The average wage for kindergarten teachers in Texas during 2007 was $20.76 per hour, while the average wage throughout the country during 2008 was $23.93 per hour. Throughout the nation, 87.91 percent of kindergarten teachers are employed by elementary and secondary schools, while 9.72 percent are employed by child day care services.

Employment in Dallas is expected to increase from 1,150 workers during 2006 to 1,700 workers by 2016, accounting for 550 additional jobs and a growth rate of 47.80 percent. Employment in Texas should increase from 12,850 workers during 2006 to 18,700 workers by 2016, accounting for 5,850 additional jobs and a growth rate of 45.50 percent.

Throughout the United States, employment of kindergarten teachers is anticipated to increase from 170,234 workers during 2006 to 198,000 workers by 2016, accounting for 27,800 additional jobs and a growth rate of 16.30 percent.

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