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Secondary school teachers prepare and teach academic, technical, vocational or specialized subjects at public and private secondary schools. Secondary school teachers who are heads of departments and high school librarians are included in this group.
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- Prepare subject material for presentation to students according to an approved curriculum
- Teach students using a systematic plan of lectures, discussions, audio-visual presentations, and laboratory, shop and field studies
- Assign and correct homework
- Prepare, administer and correct tests
- Evaluate progress, determine individual needs of students and discuss results with parents and school officials
- Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help
- Participate in staff meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops
- May advise students on course selection and on vocational and personal matters
- May supervise student teachers.
Secondary school teachers may specialize in such areas as mathematics, English, French, special education or second language instruction. Secondary school teachers of vocational and trades subjects may specialize in areas such as hairdressing or auto mechanics.
Outlook & Prospects for Secondary School Teachers in Prince Edward Island
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Prince Edward Island||2012-03-01|
Employment prospects for secondary school teachers are expected to be fair in 2012-2013.
The employment outlook is better for French teachers and those who can teach specialty areas such as science, math, music, industrial arts and phys ed. Anyone with a general bachelor of education should expect to work for a few years as a substitute teacher before finding full-time employment. However, teachers should also expect competition for any full-time jobs that do become available.
Some term opportunities are expected as a result of teachers out on leave, particularly maternity and parental leave. Fewer opportunities are expected due to retirements as the overall age of teachers on PEI is relatively young.
There has been a trend of declining student enrolment and this is expected to continue. Budget constraints within the federal and provincial governments may limit new employment opportunities over the forecast period.
There may also be opportunities for English as an additional language instructors (EAL). Immigration to PEI has increased in recent years creating more demand for EAL instructors. A bachelor of education degree is not needed but those with teaching of English as a second language (TESL) certification have better employment prospects.
Employment opportunities for this occupation may not be as readily available as those which have a good outlook. However, a fair outlook should not prevent anyone from pursuing a specific career in which they are interested.
Local Labour Market News
Week of May 06 – May 10, 2013
- The University of PEI will increase tuition by 4% this fall to help offset a portion of the $9M deficit for the university
Week of Apr 29 – May 03, 2013
- The Atlantic Workforce Partnership created by the Council of Atlantic Premiers will align training and hours require to attain certification in apprenticeable trades throughout Atlantic Canada
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
- Funding cuts and cost increases at the English Language School Board may mean as many as 50 teaching jobs being cut for the 2013-2014 school year. Some of the job cuts may be through attrition as at least 25 teachers will be retiring by June.
Week of Mar 25 – Mar 29, 2013
- University of PEI and Atlantic Vet College have to find $9M in cuts or new revenue to cover projected shortfall for 2013/14 budget
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