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Elementary Education Schools in Tennessee

In 2018-2019, 482 students earned their Elementary Teaching degrees in TN.

As a degree choice, Elementary Education is the 4th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Elementary Education Majors in Tennessee

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 379
Master’s Degree 103

Gender Distribution

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

Elementary Education Majors in TN Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Black or African American: 4.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.7%
  • White: 89.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.4%
  • Other Races: 3.1%
Elementary Education Majors in TN Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Elementary Education Grads in Tennessee

In this state, there are 28,880 people employed in jobs related to an elementary teaching degree, compared to 1,410,970 nationwide.

Elementary Education Jobs Nationwide vs. TN

Wages for Elementary Education Jobs in Tennessee

Elementary Teaching grads earn an average of $52,610 in the state and $62,200 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 25 colleges in Tennessee that offer elementary teaching degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

139 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
10,140 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $32,800 after earning their degree at this institution. Most students complete their degree in 4.62 years. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $16,321.

#2

Lee University

Cleveland
65 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
5,189 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 89%. Of all the students who attend this school, 98% get financial aid. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1.

28 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
13,131 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $53,400 a year. This private school has an average net price of $20,253. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 84% are considered full time.

#4

Lipscomb University

Nashville
27 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
4,595 Total Students

The 2.70% student loan default rate is lower than average. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,900 after earning their degree at this institution.

#5

Johnson University

Knoxville
24 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
1,037 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $18,428. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $27,100 after earning their degree at this institution. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

22 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
4,088 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $18,350. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it.

#7

Carson - Newman University

Jefferson City
19 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
2,725 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 9.00%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1. Graduates earn an average $31,500 after graduation.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
2,834 Total Students

The average student takes 4.74 years to complete their degree at Southern Adventist. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.50%.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
2,117 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $17,010. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. In their early career, FHU grads earn an average salary of $30,800.

16 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
1,141 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. An average student at TWU will pay a net price of $13,097.

Elementary Education Careers in TN

Some of the careers elementary teaching majors go into include:

Job Title TN Job Growth TN Median Salary
Elementary School Teachers 9% $51,080

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

Major Annual Graduates in TN
Teacher Education 449
Early Childhood Education 258
Secondary Education 184
Teacher Development & Methodology 183
Middle School Education & Teaching 111

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