Secondary School Teacher

Job description

These individuals prepare courses and teach students in secondary schools. They specialize in general, specialized, or vocational subjects. This group includes Group Leaders.

Environment

  • Controlled ambient temperature

Main tasks

  • Design and implement learning situations according to the authorized program.
  • Teach students using a variety of teaching methods and techniques.
  • Prepare, distribute, and correct assignments and evaluations.
  • Assess student progress, identify individual needs, and implement remedial programs as required.
  • Discuss student results with parents and school authorities.
  • Ensure classroom discipline and report behavioural problems to school authorities.
  • Participate in staff meetings, educational conferences and training workshops.
  • Get involved in various aspects of school life (supervise common areas, accompany students on outings, lead extracurricular activities, etc.).
  • Collaborate with other teachers and professionals in the school.
  • Supervise, as required, teaching interns.

Advancement and mobility

  • Experience leads to management or administrative positions.
  • These individuals may specialize in various fields (e.g. remedial education) and various disciplines, according to their area of specialization.

Hourly wage

The hourly wage is calculated by averaging wages from 2020 to 2022.
Minimum
$27.47
Median
$41.67
Maximum
$53.49

Job prospects for 2023-2027

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Job prospects

All of Québec

Very good

All of Québec

Non available

Total jobs for 2022

All of Québec

43,000

All of Québec

na

Gender distribution

All of Québec

Not available.
61.8% Female
38.2% Male

Not available.
  • 61.8% Female
  • 38.2% Male

Job types

All of Québec

Not available.
Full time
Part time

Not available.
  • Full time
  • Part time

Yearly wage on 2020

All of Québec

$79,000

All of Québec

Other characteristics

All of Québec

  • None

All of Québec

  • None

Sectors of activity

All of Québec

Not available.
  1. NAICS 61
    100% of jobs
  2. NAICS 91
    0% of jobs
  3. NAICS 621, 622, 623
    0% of jobs
  4. NAICS 81
    0% of jobs
  5. NAICS 71
    0% of jobs
  6. Others
    0% of jobs

All of Québec

Not available.
  1. NAICS 61
    100% of jobs
  2. NAICS 91
    0% of jobs
  3. NAICS 621, 622, 623
    0% of jobs
  4. NAICS 81
    0% of jobs
  5. NAICS 71
    0% of jobs
  6. Others
    0% of jobs

Training and requirements

Formation

Most training programs are offered in French only.

University

Adult education
Bachelor’s degree

Placement rate: 66.7%

16.7% of graduates pursue further studies

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Master’s degree

Placement rate: 85.7%

14.3% of graduates pursue further studies

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This discipline is taught in the following institutions:
Didactics (teaching art or educational technology)
Bachelor’s degree

Placement rate: 77.3%

9.1% of graduates pursue further studies

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Master’s degree

Placement rate: 80.4%

13% of graduates pursue further studies

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Also required

  • Teaching authorization.

Trade Teacher

  • Apprenticeship program and certificate of qualification or industry certificate.

Sometimes required

Group Leaders

  • Several years of teaching experience are usually required.
  • Membership in a provincial or territorial teachers’ association or federation may be required.

Main skills and characteristics

Skills

  • Teaching
  • Oral expression
  • Reading comprehension
  • Active listening
  • Learning strategies
  • Data collection
  • Result evaluation
  • Critical thought
  • Social perception
  • Written expression
  • Judgment and decision-making
  • Active learning
  • Information processing
  • Coordination
  • Solving complex problems
  • Time management
  • System analysis
  • Systems evaluation
  • Negotiation
  • Service oriented
  • Persuasion

Abilities

  • Verbal skills
  • Oral comprehension
  • Speech clarity
  • Written comprehension
  • Deductive reasoning
  • Speech recognition
  • Written expression
  • Awareness of issues
  • Near vision
  • Idea generation
  • Information organization
  • Originality
  • Inductive reasoning
  • Classification
  • Selective attention
  • Memorization
  • Mathematical reasoning
  • Distance vision

Knowledge and attributes

  • Capacity to establish and maintain interpersonal relations
  • Autonomy
  • Capacity to adapt
  • Commitment
  • Vitality
  • Capacity for synthesis
  • Pedagogical knowledge
  • Availability
  • Capacity to facilitate a group
  • Patience

Interests

  • Draft, communicate, and inform
  • Teach or educate

Personality profiles (RIASEC)

Social
People with this profile prefer to be in contact with others, in particular to entertain, help or teach them.
Investigative
People with this profile prefer relying on theoretical knowledge before acting. They like observation, analysis and problem solving.
Artistic
People with this profile prefer to express their emotions and thoughts through various art forms. They like to use their imagination.

Official name of the NOC 41220

Secondary school teachers

Job titles

  • High school teacher
  • Special education teacher - secondary school
  • Reading clinician - secondary school
  • Adult education teacher - secondary school
  • Physical and health education teacher - secondary school
  • Librarian-teacher - high school
  • Secondary school department head
  • Guest teacher - secondary school
  • Private teacher - secondary school
  • Substitute high school teacher
  • Algebra teacher - secondary school
  • German teacher - secondary school
  • English as a second language (esl) high school teacher
  • English teacher - secondary school
  • Art teacher - secondary school
  • Drama teacher - secondary school
  • Arts and crafts teacher - secondary school
  • Academic subjects high school teacher
  • Industrial arts teacher - secondary school
  • Practical and applied arts teacher
  • Aboriginal school community teacher - secondary school
  • Economics teacher - secondary school
  • Home economics teacher - secondary school
  • Career education teacher
  • Industrial and vocational education teacher - secondary school
  • Physical education teacher - secondary school
  • High school teacher - outdoor activities
  • Secondary school vocational teacher
  • Religious education high school teacher
  • Spanish teacher - secondary school
  • Career and technology studies teacher
  • Business education teacher
  • Correspondence teacher - secondary school
  • Career exploration teacher
  • History teacher - secondary school
  • Health education teacher - secondary school
  • Computer technology teacher - secondary school
  • Italian teacher - secondary school
  • Fine arts teacher - secondary school
  • Calculus teacher - secondary school
  • Chemistry teacher - secondary school
  • Business and commerce teacher - secondary school
  • Accounting teacher - secondary school
  • Sewing teacher - secondary school
  • Cooking teacher - secondary school
  • French as a second language teacher - secondary school
  • French teacher - secondary school
  • Geography teacher - secondary school
  • Geometry teacher - secondary school
  • Greek teacher - secondary school
  • Classical languages secondary school teacher
  • Modern languages teacher - secondary school
  • Latin teacher - secondary school
  • English literature high school teacher
  • Mathematics teacher - secondary school
  • Trades instructor - secondary school
  • Technical and vocational teacher - secondary school
  • Ethics teacher - secondary school
  • Music teacher - secondary school
  • Physics teacher - secondary school
  • Career and life management teacher
  • Special programs teacher - secondary school
  • Science high school teacher
  • Humanities teacher - high school
  • Physical science teacher - secondary school
  • Sheet metal instructor - secondary school
  • Data processing teacher - secondary school
  • Cooperative learning teacher
  • Special needs teacher - secondary school
  • Cooperative education teacher
  • Distance education teacher - secondary school

Skill type

Education, law and social, community and government services

Last update: February 14, 2024

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