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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 South Coast--Burin Peninsula Region
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|
|South Coast--Burin Peninsula Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-09-23|
In the South Coast - Burin region, the employment potential for this occupation is FAIR. This means that there is an average amount of employment opportunities for skilled workers in this occupation.
This employment potential call is based on a review of statistics and consultations with employers and associations.
Vacancies will be created as teacher retirements increase and as experienced teachers leave rural areas of the province to pursue opportunities in urban areas. These vacancies are normally filled by teachers already employed within the system through internal transfers. Replacement and substitute positions may be filled by substitutes already in the system or with new graduates, depending on their teachables. New graduates may remain on substitute lists for longer periods of time.
There are often difficulties recruiting teachers in some specialized fields such as French, Science, Math and Special Needs.
Mobility is important for this occupation especially for new graduates.
Interested individuals should contact individual school boards to discuss employment opportunities in their respective areas.
LABOUR MARKET CONDITIONS
Secondary School Teachers in South Coast-Burin Region:
According to the 2006 Census, approximately 10% of all Elementary and Kindergarten Teachers employed in the province were located in the South Coast-Burin region.
Monthly reporting from February 2010 to January 2011 indicates that for the region of South-Coast Burin, the number of persons in this occupation collecting Employment Insurance benefits ranged from a low of 10 in March to a high of 36 in July.
Secondary School Teachers in Newfoundland and Labrador:
Secondary School Teachers make up a large-sized occupational group in Newfoundland and Labrador. According to the 2006 Census, the labour force for this occupation consisted of 2155 persons in the province. At the time of the Census (May), 2085 of these persons were employed. This was a decrease of 31% from 2001 levels. Over the same period, employment in all occupations in the province increased by 7%.
Employment of Secondary School Teachers in Newfoundland and Labrador is mainly within the Education sector (99%). According to the 2006 Census, the unemployment rate for this occupation in the province was low (3%) compared to 16% for occupations in general.
Of the individuals employed in this occupation, approximately 38% are over the age of 45. Given the fact that teachers can retire at age 50, this could result in an increase in job openings in the next few years. However, the average age of retirement in 2008-2009 was 59 years.
GRADUATE FOLLOW-UP STATISTICS
In 2006, 244 people graduated from Memorial University with a Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary). When contacted by the Department of Education for graduate follow-up, 51% of these individuals responded to the survey.
During the reference week of June 25 to July 1, 2007, 66% of job-seeking respondents were working compared to 83% for all undergraduate degree programs. The success rate for finding related employment was 50% compared to 60% for all undergraduate degree programs.
Overall, results for these degree programs were below average.
The reference week is at the beginning of the summer when most of the seasonal jobs are underway. For most graduates, this week would occur approximately one year after graduation which would have allowed graduates a full year to find employment. For more information, visit the CareerSearch 2008 website at:
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
Canadian Occupational Projections System (COPS)
Department of Education, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Human Resources, Labour and Employment (HRLE), Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association (NLTA)
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jul 22 - Jul 26, 2013
- With a contribution of $15,000 from the Provincial Government¿s Community Capital Grants Program, St. Joseph¿s Academy in Lamaline received a new playground and recreational area
- The Eastern School Board amended a motion to close Swift Current Academy and offered a new plan to keep the school open for students in kindergarten to Grade 9
- Seventeen schools in western NL have lost funding for their Community in Schools Program creating layoffs
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