Job description Secondary School Teacher in British Columbia

Find out what work is like for a secondary school teacher in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Secondary school teachers (NOC 4031).

Secondary school teachers

Description

Secondary school teachers prepare and teach academic, technical, vocational or specialized subjects at public and private secondary schools. Secondary school teachers who are heads of departments are included in this unit group.

Job duties

  • This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Prepare subject material for presentation to students according to an approved curriculum
  • Teach students using a systematic plan of lectures, discussions, audio-visual presentations, and laboratory, shop and field studies
  • Assign and correct homework
  • Prepare, administer and correct tests
  • Evaluate progress, determine individual needs of students and discuss results with parents and school officials
  • Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help
  • Participate in staff meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops
  • May teach and evaluate students through distance or online courses
  • May advise students on course selection and on vocational and personal matters
  • May supervise student teachers.
  • Secondary school teachers may specialize in such areas as mathematics, English, French, special education or second language instruction. Secondary school teachers of vocational and trades subjects may specialize in areas such as hairdressing or auto mechanics.

Job titles

  • librarian-teacher - high school
  • remedial teacher - secondary school
  • trades instructor - secondary school
  • teacher-librarian, high school
  • commerce teacher - secondary school
  • adult education teacher - secondary school
  • biology teacher, high school
  • department head, secondary school
  • English as a second language teacher, high school
  • English teacher - secondary school
  • French as a second language teacher, high school
  • secondary school teacher
  • high school teacher, special education
  • supply teacher, high school
  • history teacher - secondary school
  • vocational teacher, high school

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