Elementary school and kindergarten teachers perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Participate in staff meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops
B. May supervise teachers' aides and student teachers.
C. Elementary school and kindergarten teachers may specialize in such areas as special education or second language instruction.
D. Prepare courses for presentation to students according to approved curriculum
E. Teach students using a systematic plan of lessons, discussions, audio-visual presentations and field trips
F. Lead students in activities to promote their physical, mental and social development and their school readiness
G. Assign and correct homework
1. You need a bachelor's degree in education and a provincial/territorial teaching certificate.
2. You need additional training or specialization during your bachelor's degree studies to specialize in special education or second-language instruction.
3. You need additional certification to teach English or French as a second language.
4. With experience, you may move up the ranks to become an education consultant or school principal.
5. Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree.
4. Social Studies
The average hourly wages for Elementary School and Kindergarten Teachers is $26.17/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the social science, education, government service and religion and are close to the average for all professional occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.