Local Employment Requirements
In order to become a Secondary School Teacher you must possess an undergraduate degree in any discipline, followed by a bachelor's degree in education. You can complete both degrees simultaneously by completing a BA and B.Ed under the concurrent education program. They also require a provincial teaching certificate from the Office of Teacher Certification. Secondary school teachers may specialize in such areas as Mathematics, English, French, special education or second language instruction.
Foreign-trained workers wanting to work in Canada in this occupation can find more information at the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials: http://www.cicic.ca/
Local Skills Requirements
The most important essential skills for Secondary School Teachers to have are oral communication skills, job task planning, problem solving, interpersonal skills, working with others, computer use and continuous learning.
Computers are playing an integral role with teachers. Resources such as educational software and the internet promote interactive learning. Websites are becoming increasingly popular to post homework as a reminder to students and to inform parents of the work required to be completed.
For additional information about Essential Skills, please visit: http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/workplaceskills/essential_skills/general/home.shtml
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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