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

Trent University
Peterborough, Ontario, CA

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Education: Indigenous B.Ed (Concurrent) Bachelor
Education: B.Ed (Consecutive) Bachelor
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Ontario Tech University
Oshawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Education, Consecutive Program, Intermediate/Senior Bachelor
Concurrent Education Bachelor; Honours
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Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Teacher Education – Consecutive Intermediate/Senior Bachelor
Concurrent Teacher Education - Intermediate/Senior Bachelor; Honours
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Cape Breton University
Sydney, Nova Scotia, CA

Related Program(s):
Bachelor of Education Bachelor
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Tyndale University
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Education Bachelor
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Modified on January 26, 2022