Parents can be tough, but the joy I get from my students far outweigh any negatives.
Pennsylvania wants highly qualified elementary teachers who take pride in furthering their education for the benefit of their students. Pennsylvania is dedicated to being the best and they want to recruit the best. They are seeking teachers who can bring educational theory into practice while maintaining a caring and compassionate relationship with students and parents.
Pennsylvania is ranked 12th in the nation for teacher pay, according to the National Education Association (NEA). Teachers are offered differential pay and loan forgiveness as incentives for teaching in high-needs schools or in subject areas with shortages. Pennsylvania also has reciprocity agreements with 45 states, therefore making it even easier to become an elementary teacher there.