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Elementary Education Schools in Pennsylvania

In 2018-2019, 744 students earned their Elementary Teaching degrees in PA.

In this state, Elementary Education is the 5th most popular major out of a total 80 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Elementary Education Majors in Pennsylvania

Elementary Teaching majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 389
Associate’s Degree 157
Master’s Degree 152
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 22
Post-Master’s Certificate 21
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 21
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 3
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 3

Gender Distribution

In Pennsylvania, a elementary teaching major is more popular with women than with men.

Elementary Education Majors in PA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of elementary teaching majors in Pennsylvania is as follows:

  • Asian: 3.9%
  • Black or African American: 11.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.4%
  • White: 69.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.1%
  • Other Races: 8.5%
Elementary Education Majors in PA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Elementary Education Grads in Pennsylvania

In this state, there are 55,200 people employed in jobs related to an elementary teaching degree, compared to 1,410,970 nationwide.

Elementary Education Jobs Nationwide vs. PA

Wages for Elementary Education Jobs in Pennsylvania

Elementary Teaching grads earn an average of $66,860 in the state and $62,200 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 49 colleges in Pennsylvania that offer elementary teaching degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Temple University

Philadelphia
152 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
38,794 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.44 years. The 5.10% student loan default rate is lower than average. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $39,100 a year.

102 Degrees in Major Awarded
15,996 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. This public school has an average net price of $7,553. 86% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

67 Degrees in Major Awarded
79% Graduation Rate
7,362 Total Students

In their early career, St. Joe's grads earn an average salary of $48,400. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 98% of students receive it. The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1.

48 Degrees in Major Awarded
10,309 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $29,400 after earning their degree at this institution. 66% of students get financical aid.

43 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
4,700 Total Students

74% of the teachers are full time. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. The student loan default rate of 8.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

#6

Wilson College

Chambersburg
36 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
1,618 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $20,077. Most students complete their degree in 4.44 years. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#7

King's College

Wilkes-Barre
29 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
2,519 Total Students

An average student at King's College PA will pay a net price of $26,746. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $39,100 after earning their degree at this institution. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

#8

Seton Hill University

Greensburg
25 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
2,073 Total Students

In their early career, Seton Hill grads earn an average salary of $33,700. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 93% are considered full time.

#9

Messiah University

Mechanicsburg
21 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
3,374 Total Students

The average student takes 4.05 years to complete their degree at Messiah. This private school has an average net price of $26,919. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

20 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
2,172 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 31% are considered full time. The student loan default rate of 9.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

Elementary Education Careers in PA

Some of the careers elementary teaching majors go into include:

Job Title PA Job Growth PA Median Salary
Elementary School Teachers 5% $63,900

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to elementary teaching.

Major Annual Graduates in PA
Early Childhood Education 1,635
Secondary Education 538
Teacher Education 387
Middle School Education & Teaching 261
Teacher Development & Methodology 113
Adult & Continuing Education 107
Kindergarten/Preschool Education 41
Montessori Teacher Education 2

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