Elementary School Teachers

(NOC 4142)

What do Elementary School Teachers do?

Elementary school 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.

How to become: Elementary School Teachers

You need a bachelor's degree in education and a provincial/territorial teaching certificate.

You need additional training or specialization during your bachelor's degree studies to specialize in special education or second-language instruction.

You need additional certification to teach English or French as a second language.

With experience, you may move up the ranks to become an education consultant or school principal.

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

Where to study for a career as: Elementary School Teachers

Modified on January 26, 2022

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