Secondary School Teachers

(NOC 4141)

What do Secondary School Teachers do?

Secondary school teachers prepare and teach academic, technical, vocational or specialized subjects at public and private secondary schools.

How to become: Secondary School Teachers

To be a teacher, you must have a bachelor's degree in education and a provincial/territorial teaching certificate.

To be a teacher of academic subjects, you often need a bachelor's degree in the arts or sciences before obtaining your degree in education.

To be a teacher of vocational or technical subjects, you usually need specialized training or experience in your field before obtaining your bachelor's degree in education.

To be a school department head, you must have several years' teaching experience.

With additional training, or as a result of specialization during your bachelor's degree studies, you may specialize your teacher training in special education, or English/French-as-a-second-language.

With experience, you may move up the ranks to become a vice-principal or another senior administrator in the educational system.

Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 1 in 4 has a graduate degree.

Where to study for a career as: Secondary School Teachers

Modified on January 26, 2022

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