National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011
- 4 - Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services
- 40 - Professional occupations in education services
- 403 - Secondary and elementary school teachers and educational counsellors
4032 - Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
Elementary school and kindergarten teachers teach basic subjects such as reading, writing and arithmetic or specialized subjects such as English or French as a second language at public and private elementary schools.
- elementary school teacher, English as a second language
- elementary school teacher, French as a second language
- French immersion teacher - elementary school
- kindergarten teacher
- primary school teacher
- remedial teacher - elementary school
- special education teacher - elementary school
- special education teacher - primary school
- supply teacher - elementary school
- teacher-librarian, elementary school
- Early childhood educators and assistants (4214)
- Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants (4413)
- Elementary school librarians (See 5211 Library and public archive technicians)
- Psychoeducators (See 4153 Family, marriage and other related counsellors)
- School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education (0422)
- Secondary school teachers (4031)
- Teachers of persons with developmental disabilities (See 4215 Instructors of persons with disabilities)
Elementary school and kindergarten teachers perform some or all of the following duties:
- Prepare courses for presentation to students according to approved curriculum
- Teach students using a systematic plan of lessons, discussions, audio-visual presentations and field trips
- Lead students in activities to promote their physical, mental and social development and their school readiness
- Assign and correct homework
- Prepare, administer and correct tests
- Evaluate the progress of students and discuss results with students, parents and school officials
- Identify children's individual learning needs
- Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help
- Participate in staff meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops
- May supervise teachers' aides and student teachers.
Elementary school and kindergarten teachers may specialize in such areas as special education or second language instruction.
- A bachelor's degree in education is required.
- A bachelor's degree in child development may be required.
- Additional training is required to specialize in special education or second language instruction.
- A provincial teaching certificate is required. Additional certification is required to teach English or French as a second language.
- Membership in a provincial or territorial teachers' association or federation is usually required.
- Progression to education consultant or school principal is possible with experience.