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Elementary school and kindergarten teachers teach basic subjects such as reading, writing and arithmetic or specialized subjects such as English or French as a second language at public and private elementary schools. Elementary school librarians are included in this unit group.
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- Prepare courses for presentation to students according to approved curriculum
- Teach students using a systematic plan of lessons, discussions, audio-visual presentations and field trips
- Lead students in activities to promote their physical, mental and social development and their school readiness
- Assign and correct homework
- Prepare, administer and correct tests
- Evaluate the progress of students and discuss results with students, parents and school officials
- Identify children's individual learning needs
- Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help
- Participate in staff meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops
- May supervise teachers' aides and student teachers.
Elementary school and kindergarten teachers may specialize in such areas as special education or second language instruction.
Outlook & Prospects for Elementary School and Kindergarten 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 elementary school and kindergarten teacher 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 music 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.
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 Jun 03 – Jun 07, 2013
- Construction has begun on the new K-12 school in Souris. The total cost for the constuction is $20M and the construction manager is APM Construction Services.
Week of May 27 – May 31, 2013
- The PEI Teachers Federation has negotiated a two-year contract with the province of PEI. The contract covers substitute teachers for the first time and includes a 1% pay increase each year. Under the contract, upcoming cuts will be by attrition only.
- The English Language School Board has announced funding cuts to schools that amount to 43 teaching positions across the 57 English language schools in the province
Week of May 20 – May 24, 2013
- The University of PEI has laid off 35 staff as a result of a $9M deficit at the university this year
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
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