Elementary and Preschool Teachers

Job description

These individuals teach students various concepts such as reading, spelling, math, etc.

Environment

  • Controlled ambient temperature

Main tasks

  • Prepare the material to be taught to students according to the established and approved curriculum.
  • Teach students through lectures, discussions, audiovisual presentations, and field trips.
  • Organize activities to promote the physical, intellectual, and social development of students.
  • Distribute and correct assignments.
  • Prepare, administer, and correct exams.
  • Assess student progress, identify individual needs, and implement remedial programs as required.
  • Discuss results with parents and school authorities.
  • Ensure discipline in the classroom and report behavioural problems to school authorities.
  • Participate in staff meetings, educational conferences, and training workshops.
  • Supervise teacher trainees as required.

Advancement and mobility

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

Hourly wage

The hourly wage is calculated by averaging wages from 2020 to 2022.
Minimum
$25.00
Median
$39.01
Maximum
$51.08

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

60,000

All of Québec

na

Gender distribution

All of Québec

Not available.
86.4% Female
13.6% Male

Not available.
  • 86.4% Female
  • 13.6% 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

$71,000

All of Québec

Other characteristics

All of Québec

  • Non traditional for men
  • None

All of Québec

  • Non traditional for men
  • None

Sectors of activity

All of Québec

Not available.
  1. NAICS 61
    100% of jobs
  2. NAICS 91
    0% of jobs
  3. NAICS 624
    0% of jobs
  4. NAICS 621, 622, 623
    0% of jobs
  5. NAICS 44, 45
    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 624
    0% of jobs
  4. NAICS 621, 622, 623
    0% of jobs
  5. NAICS 44, 45
    0% of jobs
  6. Others
    0% of jobs

Training and requirements

Formation

Most training programs are offered in French only.

University

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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Fine arts or applied arts
Bachelor’s degree

Placement rate: 51%

29.4% of graduates pursue further studies

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Master’s degree

Placement rate: 73.7%

5.3% of graduates pursue further studies

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Music
Bachelor’s degree

Placement rate: 39.3%

43.6% of graduates pursue further studies

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Master’s degree

Placement rate: 48%

34% of graduates pursue further studies

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Teaching at the preschool level
Bachelor’s degree

Placement rate: 70.5%

18% of graduates pursue further studies

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Master’s degree

Placement rate: 70%

20% of graduates pursue further studies

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This discipline is taught in the following institutions:

Also required

  • Authorization to teach.

Sometimes required

  • Membership in a teachers’ association or federation may be required.

Main skills and characteristics

Skills

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

Abilities

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

Knowledge and attributes

  • Capacity to establish and maintain interpersonal relations
  • Autonomy
  • Commitment
  • Versatility
  • 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.
Artistic
People with this profile prefer to express their emotions and thoughts through various art forms. They like to use their imagination.
Investigative
People with this profile prefer relying on theoretical knowledge before acting. They like observation, analysis and problem solving.

Official name of the NOC 41221

Elementary school and kindergarten teachers

Job titles

  • Kindergarten teacher
  • Teacher - junior kindergarten
  • Elementary school teacher
  • Special education teacher - primary school
  • Special education teacher - elementary school
  • Teacher-librarian - elementary school
  • Visiting teacher - elementary school
  • Early childhood services teacher - elementary school
  • Aboriginal school teacher - elementary school
  • Elementary school reading clinician
  • Elementary school substitute teacher
  • English as a second language elementary school teacher
  • English teacher - elementary school
  • Art teacher - elementary school
  • Crafts teacher - elementary school
  • Industrial arts teacher - elementary school
  • Home economics teacher - elementary school
  • Physical education teacher - elementary school
  • Correspondence teacher - elementary school
  • French immersion teacher - elementary school
  • Nature study teacher - elementary school
  • Sewing teacher - elementary school
  • Cooking teacher - elementary school
  • French as a second language elementary school teacher
  • French teacher - elementary school
  • Language teacher - elementary school
  • Music teacher - elementary school
  • Special needs teacher - elementary school
  • Professeurs/professeures d'école secondaire de premier cycle

Skill type

Education, law and social, community and government services

Last update: February 14, 2024

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