Secondary School Teachers

(NOC 4141)


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.

Degrees Associated with This Career


Useful Experience/Skills

Interpersonal skills
Curriculum familiarity

Useful Secondary School Subjects

Social Studies

Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Teacher Education – Consecutive Bachelor
Concurrent Teacher Education - Intermediate/Senior Bachelor; Honours
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University of Guelph-Humber
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Early Childhood Studies Bachelor; Honours
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Lakehead University - Orillia
Orillia, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Concurrent Education Bachelor; Honours
Concurrent Education Bachelor
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University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Education - 2 Year After Degree, Community Based Bachelor; Distance
Education - 2 Year After Degree, On Campus Bachelor
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University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, CA

Related Program(s):
Education - Secondary Bachelor
Education - NORTEP (Northern Teacher Education Program) Bachelor
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Modified on May 20, 2012