Bethlehem has a general population of 71,329 and an overall student population of 20,642. Approximately 6,996 of Bethlehem's students are enrolled in schools that offer elementary education programs.
The largest elementary education school in Bethlehem, by student population, is Lehigh University. Approximately 15 students graduated in 2010 from Lehigh University with credentials in elementary education.
A total of 15 students graduated with credentials in elementary education from elementary education schools in Bethlehem in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $38,630 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for elementary education related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,200 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Bethlehem after graduating from elementary education school, you should know that job prospects for elementary educators in Bethlehem, which is the most popular elementary education profession, are not very good. There were 81,900 elementary educators working in Pennsylvania and 4,770 working in the greater Bethlehem area in 2010. The government projects that the number of elementary educators in Bethlehem will increase by 2% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for elementary educators.
As an elementary educator in Bethlehem, you can expect to make an average salary of $57,950 per year. This is higher than the average salary for elementary educators in the state.