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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 Fredericton--Oromocto
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Currently the chances of qualified Secondary School Teachers finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area.
Employment opportunities for Secondary School Teachers may vary in different communities across the province. You may want to check for specific opportunities in your community. Also, people who are able to work elsewhere may want to research the opportunities for this occupation in other areas of New Brunswick or in other provinces across the country.
According to the most recent (2006) Census, this is a medium-sized occupational group with a labour force of 475, and an unemployment rate (0%) that is below the average (8%) for all occupations in the area. Also, the average age of secondary school teachers is 41, which is above the average age (40) of all occupations.
According to the most recent Canadian Occupational Projections System (COPS) Forecast, the average annual employment growth rate for this occupation is approximately equal to the average for all occupations in New Brunswick. Many of the jobs in this occupation can be found in the Educational Services industry.
This occupation is classified as "significant" because there is a large percentage of secondary school teachers working within the area and/or it is a strategically important occupation to the local labour market.
There is a large supply of potential teachers to fill vacant positions in the Fredericton-Oromocto area. Some areas of teaching, such as math and science as well as technology education may have better prospects, particularly in rural areas of the region. Most job openings in this occupation are filled by internal staffing. As a result, some teachers currently with term contracts will receive probationary contracts. New teachers will typically obtain substitute and term contract employment.
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Date Published: 2011-09-06
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