California has a total population of 5,274 and a student population of 9,017. Of these students, 9,017 are enrolled in schools that offer elementary education programs.
California's largest elementary education school is California University of Pennsylvania. In 2010, California University of Pennsylvania graduated approximately 155 students from its elementary education program.
In 2010, 155 students graduated with an elementary education degree in California. Tuition in 2009 at California's elementary education schools was $20,359 per year for instate students and $23,693 per year for out of state students.
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 $9,320 per year, on average, for room and board at California-based elementary education schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,648.
After graduating with your credentials in elementary education, if you decide to work as an elementary educator in California, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 81,900 elementary educators in Pennsylvania, 9,450 were working in the greater California area. California's elementary educator workforce is projected to increase by 2% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for elementary educators.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an elementary educator in California is $49,830 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for elementary educators.