Local Employment Requirements
A bachelor's degree in education is required. In P.E.I. it is mandatory to be certified by the Department of Education in order to use the title "teacher' or to practice as a certified teacher.
Additional training and experience is usually required to teach specialized or technical subjects such as French or biology.
There are often specific abilities, aptitudes and knowledge that are prerequisites to obtain employment in an occupation.
Most employers who advertise are looking for workers who have the following experience and skills:
Assign and correct homework. Prepare subject material for presentation according to an approved curriculum. Evaluate the progress of students and discuss results with students, parents and school officials.
Use computer applications.
Oral communication, working with others, computer use, problem solving, job task planning and organizing, writing, reading text, document use, finding information, critical thinking, decision making, continuous learning and numeracy.
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The Bachelor of Education Degree in Human Resource Management and the Certificate in Adult Education programs are jointly offered by Holland College and the University of Prince Edward Island. Both can be completed on a part time basis.
For more information, contact Holland College at:
140 Weymouth Street
Charlottetown PEI C1A 4Z1
Study Abroad Canada:
The certificate course in teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language (TESL) is a comprehensive introduction to the field of TESL. The course includes theory and its practical application. It is an approximately three month program.
For more information contact:
Study Abroad Canada
179 Queen St, PO Box 3231
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4B4
Toll Free: 1 (877) 779-8375 Phone: (902) 628-2379
University of Prince Edward Island:
The Bachelor of Education (BEd) is a two-year post-degree program consisting of 20 three hour credit courses in education.
A B.Ed is also offered in French Education as well as a Bachelor of Education in Human Resource Development.
A Master of Education in Leadership in Learning is also offered that is designed to provide experienced educators with the knowledge and skills required to become effective educational leaders. PhD in Educational Studies is also offered.
For further information contact:
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3
Phone: (902) 628-4353 or 1 800 606-8734