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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 Fredericton--Oromocto
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Currently the chances of qualified Elementary School and Kindergarten Teachers finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area.
Employment opportunities for Elementary School and Kindergarten 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 large occupational group with a labour force of 1,150, and an unemployment rate (3%) that is below the average (8%) for all occupations in the area. Also, the average age of elementary school and kindergarten teachers is 40, which is approximately equal to 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 elementary school and kindergarten 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.
For more information on Elementary School and Kindergarten Teachers (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings and additional statistics), please click on one of the links below or select another option from the left sidebar.
Date Published: 2011-09-06
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