This Is What It Takes to Become a Teacher in Canada (2024)

Do you want to help the next generation of students prepare for their place in the world? This step-by-step guide explains how to become a teacher so that you can get on the path to this meaningful and enriching career. After all, you probably have good reasons for wanting to enter this field. For instance, maybe you've had a teacher who inspired you to do your best, and now you want to inspire others. Or maybe you love to learn and wish to share your enthusiasm with young people.

One thing is clear: Teachers can shape the future, and that's a big reason why the diverse field of education has been called both a calling and a gift.

The information below outlines what's required to work as an educator, no matter which grades or subjects interest you.

Understanding how to become a teacher in Canada requires knowing that the process varies a little from one province or territory to another. Teachers are certified either provincially or territorially. The steps will be slightly different depending on where you live or intend to work. You can only teach in a province or territory you are certified in.

In general, however, the requirements to become a teacher in the Canadian public school system are:

  1. Earn a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree from an approved university, completing a practicum (i.e., a period of supervised classroom teaching) as part of that process. Or earn a bachelor's degree in a different major, then complete an approved post-degree teacher education program that awards a BEd and includes a practicum.
  2. Obtain teacher certification through the governing body for education in your province or territory.

As you'll soon discover, you may have a variety of different options. But typically, becoming a teacher takes about four to six years. Or, if you already have a degree, you could be teaching after just one or two years of study. Less commonly, you can become a teacher without a teaching degree by helping to fill a teaching shortage or, in some areas, by teaching in private schools. But this guide begins with the process of becoming a certified teacher. That's the most secure route to career opportunities. Check out these 11 steps:

  1. Determine if teaching is a good fit for you.
  2. Decide where you want to teach.
  3. Consider which grades you want to teach.
  4. Think about which subjects you want to teach.
  5. Research the requirements for the teaching areas that interest you.
  6. Apply to university.
  7. Complete the first degree in your education plan.
  8. Get into a post-degree BEd program, if necessary.
  9. Complete your BEd program, including a practicum.
  10. Get certified.
  11. Find your first teaching job.

1. Determine if teaching is a good fit for you.

There's no doubt that teaching can be a satisfying career, but not everyone has the personality to be a teacher. So start with a bit of soul-searching. Ask yourself questions like:

  • Can I keep my sense of humour when things don't go as planned?
  • Can I be patient when other people don't "get" certain concepts right away?
  • Do I enjoy listening to stories from younger people?
  • Do I like to learn new things?
  • Do I have the potential to be a good role model?

Also, try some activities that will give you a sense of what it's like to teach:

  • Volunteering with young people: Doing volunteer work with children or teens is a great way to figure out if teaching is right for you. And it will look great on your resume. Youth sports, after-school programs, and youth organizations like Scouts Canada are all possibilities for volunteering. You may have to meet a minimum age requirement, and you may need to agree to a criminal record check first. But if there's a volunteer position that interests you, ask about it. Most organizations are happy to talk with potential volunteers.
  • Working with children and teens: From babysitting to spending a summer as a camp counsellor, there are plenty of job opportunities that can give you some useful experience. If you can, look for jobs that involve working with the age group you're interested in teaching. Or try positions with youth of different ages to get a sense of which group you find the most engaging. Ultimately, it's a good idea to have some experience with kids at the developmental stage you plan to teach.

In addition, consider the lifestyle of a teacher. Some people are attracted to teaching because they think teachers work fewer hours than other professionals. After all, school days are often shorter than the typical eight-hour workday, and teachers usually have a summer vacation. But remember that teachers often spend time out of class preparing lessons or marking assignments in addition to hours in the classroom. And many teachers help supervise after-school activities.

Of course, there are many rewards to becoming a teacher, and salary is just one of them. For example, according to Statistics Canada, an elementary teacher just starting out can make an average annual salary of $53,502. In contrast, a teacher with 15 years of experience can earn an average annual salary of $89,793.

But many teachers say they're not in this profession for the money. Teachers know they are making an important contribution to our collective future. And on a more personal level, they get to spend their days with students who are always filled with potential. Helping those students achieve their goals and reach that potential is an extraordinary reward for a great teacher to experience. So if you're wondering whether teaching is right for you, be sure to ask current or retired teachers about their views of the profession.

2. Decide where you want to teach.

Teacher certification is a provincial and territorial responsibility. That means the requirements vary by province or territory. However, the amount of effort that an aspiring teacher invests into their education is pretty consistent across Canada. No region provides a "shortcut" to becoming a teacher. So think about where you want to live and work.

For example, it's best to complete your education in British Columbia if you live in Ontario and want to teach in BC after graduation. That's because education programs at British Columbia universities are designed to meet the requirements for how to become a teacher in BC.

Once certified in one province, you can teach in that province. But if you move to another province or territory, you will have to become certified there. An agreement does exist that allows teachers trained in one region of Canada to forego additional training in other parts of Canada. But you may need to provide documents like reference letters as proof of your good character. The process can take some time, so if you do move, be sure to start applying for certification well in advance of when you plan to teach.

You can access more information about the specific requirements for becoming a teacher in each province or territory—including how to transfer between regions—by checking out the list of certifying agencies at the end of this article.

3. Consider which grades you want to teach.

This Is What It Takes to Become a Teacher in Canada (1)Before researching teacher education programs, it's smart to decide which grades you want to teach. After all, the process for becoming a teacher is different for different grade levels. Consider the following options:

Elementary school teachers, also called primary school teachers, are often generalists. Depending on the school district, they typically teach kindergarten through grades five or six. Elementary school teachers are with their students throughout most of each school day and generally teach multiple subjects. So, to become an elementary school teacher, you must study a diverse range of subjects, such as art, reading, math, and science. Elementary education programs also cover topics like child psychology and child development.

Some elementary education programs are first-degree programs. In other words, you won't need to have another degree before you enrol. These BEd programs last four or five years and include a student-teaching experience or practicum in the final year.

You can also enter a post-baccalaureate program in elementary education if you already have a degree in another subject. After your first degree, such programs are usually one or two years of further study.

Middle school teachers teach the grades between elementary and high school (often six through eight, but it varies by the school district). In many districts, a middle school teacher can specialize in teaching a certain subject. To specialize, you typically need to earn a bachelor's degree in that subject, then complete a post-degree education program. However, a growing number of universities offer BEd programs specifically geared toward learning how to teach middle school students.

High school teachers usually specialize in one or two subjects. For example, a teacher could teach both English and history. To become a high school teacher, you usually need a bachelor's degree related to the subjects you want to teach. But you can major or minor in those subjects. For example, if you want to teach math and biology, you could complete a major in math and a minor in biology as part of your first degree. Then you could enrol in a one- or two-year BEd teaching program that includes a practicum.

So, which grade level is best? It depends on you. Some teachers enjoy the energy and diversity of teaching elementary school students. A typical day can include helping with art projects, supervising basic science projects, and reading aloud. For teachers in the younger grades, duties can also include basic caretaking tasks like tying students' shoes or helping them organize their desks.

In contrast, high school teachers can delve into their favourite subjects. They can help students discover how their classes fit into their future plans. And you probably know from your own experiences that high school students are more independent.

Ultimately, your decision might come down to which age group you enjoy the most. If you're not sure, try doing volunteer or paid work with youth of different ages. Or set up some informational interviews with experienced teachers to get their input.

Also, keep in mind that learning how to become a professor is a different process than becoming a teacher in the K-12 school system. A professor teaches at a college or university. Professors don't need to complete teaching education programs. Instead, they earn master's degrees or PhDs in the subjects they wish to teach.

4. Think about which subjects you want to teach.

As mentioned above, most high school teachers (and some middle school teachers) focus on one or two subjects. Some school districts employ subject specialists at the elementary level as well. For example, an elementary school might have a teacher who instructs the music classes for every grade. Other elementary-school specializations include physical education and First Nations languages.

If you want to teach a trade, the process is different. After completing a teaching program, qualified and experienced tradespeople can often teach in public high schools. More and more programs are becoming available that focus on teacher education for the trades. Although you don't usually need to have a degree before starting such programs, you do usually need a certain amount of work experience in your trade.

5. Research the requirements for the teaching areas that interest you.

After narrowing down your career goals a bit, start making an education plan for yourself. Check out the guidelines you need to follow from the certifying agency in your chosen province or territory. Consider:

  • What kind of degree will you need to teach the subjects and grade levels that interest you?
  • Do you need a first degree before enrolling in a post-degree teacher preparation program, or can you pursue an education degree without obtaining a first degree?
  • How many hours of student teaching are required for your chosen grade level?
  • Which university programs are recognized by the certifying agency?

6. Apply to university.

Here's where you start putting your plan into action. When you apply to universities, make sure the programs they offer will enable you to obtain certification in the province or territory you want to teach in.

Also, keep this in mind: If your chosen path requires a post-degree teaching program, you don't have to complete it at the same school as your first degree. For example, if you want to be a math teacher, you can earn a bachelor's degree in math at one university, then complete your post-degree education program at a different school.

And, of course, when applying to university, it's wise to start creating a financial plan. Post-secondary education is an investment in your future—but it can also be a big financial commitment. Consider the 2019-2020 tuition fees for programs in these fields of study:

  • Education: $4,624
  • Humanities: $5,542
  • Science: $6,056

According to Maclean's, books cost $773 per year, on average.

Fortunately, you may qualify for a number of financial aid options, such as grants, low-interest student loans, and work-study programs. So if the cost seems like a barrier to becoming a teacher, be sure to talk to the financial aid offices at the universities you apply to.

7. Complete the first degree in your education plan.

This may also be your final degree if you've chosen to earn a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree first instead of majoring in a different subject and then completing a post-degree education program that awards a BEd.

No matter which route you take, here are a few things you can do to make this step a little easier:

This Is What It Takes to Become a Teacher in Canada (2)

  • Keep your grades up. You'll want a strong academic record if you plan to apply for a post-degree program. Good grades can also help when you apply for teaching jobs.
  • Continue adding to your resume. If you have the time, continuing any volunteer work with young people is a great idea. When you apply to be certified—and when you apply for jobs after graduation—having more volunteer work can give you an edge over other applicants.
  • Keep your record and online activity clean. When you apply for certification, you will likely have to undergo a criminal record check. So it goes without saying that you want to stay out of trouble. Also, take a close look at your social media accounts. Don't post anything you wouldn't want a potential employer—or one of your future students—to see. Remember that once something is online, it can be hard to get rid of.

8. Get into a post-degree BEd program, if necessary.

Follow this step if your first bachelor's degree isn't already a Bachelor of Education. Apply to a teacher preparation program that is approved by your region's certifying body. And make sure the number of supervised teaching hours in the program's practicum will meet the requirements for certification. For example, to be a certified teacher in Alberta, you will need to complete ten weeks of teaching in a supervised practicum. In Ontario, you will need 80 days (or 400 hours).

As part of your application, you may need to provide other evidence that you will make a good teacher. For instance, that might mean providing a history of your work with children or teens, including your volunteer work. You may also be invited to participate in an interview, or you may need to write an essay explaining why you want to be a teacher. You may also be asked to provide letters of reference.

9. Complete your BEd program, including a practicum.

During a BEd program, you'll learn the concepts and best practices involved in managing a class of students. You'll also have the opportunity to teach. This step requires completing a student-teaching practicum. In other words, you will be responsible for every aspect of teaching, from creating lesson plans to marking papers. But don't panic: Your training up to this point will have prepared you to lead a class. And you'll be supervised by an experienced teacher.

For a successful practicum, it's wise to maintain a professional image. After all, you want to set a good example. Keep these tips in mind:

  • Be prepared. Students sometimes like to "test" their student teachers. Having a solid game plan for every class will help you—and your class—stay focused.
  • Respect the dress code. Make sure you look like a teacher, not a student.
  • Arrive on time. You always want to appear professional in the eyes of students and colleagues. That includes being punctual and polite.
  • Respect your students' confidentiality. New teachers are sometimes so excited by their students that they want to talk about them all the time. Don't forget your school's confidentiality policies.
  • Be careful online. Find out what your school's social media rules are for teachers.
  • Have fun!

10. Get certified.

Apply for certification through the governing agency for teachers in your province or territory. The exact requirements vary by region, but you generally need to provide proof of the following:

  • Your education, including the teaching programs you've completed
  • Your teaching experience, including your student-teaching practicum
  • Your suitability for the job, which may require you to provide letters of reference and undergo a criminal record check

You will also have to pay a certification fee. And you may be required to provide proof of your language proficiency in English or French. In Quebec, you will have to write a language exam in English or French, and you may be asked to take an oral exam.

If you are missing some of the required components, you may receive an interim certificate. This enables you to teach for a certain period of time while completing the remaining requirements.

In some provinces, all teachers have an interim certification period. For example, if you apply in Alberta, you will receive an Interim Professional Certificate, which is good for three years. After three years, your school will recommend you for a Permanent Professional Certificate (which doesn't expire).

You may also have to join a professional association for teachers. These associations can provide networking opportunities, job information, and continuing education to help you with the ongoing process of learning how to become a teacher. In Ontario, for example, the Ontario College of Teachers offers the New Teacher Induction Program to support new teachers.

As you continue in your teaching career, you'll need to maintain your certification and any professional memberships you have. That might mean paying fees every year to keep your teaching license and memberships active.

11. Find your first teaching job.

This Is What It Takes to Become a Teacher in Canada (3)This step also varies a bit from one province or territory to another. In some regions (for example, British Columbia), you can access a central registry that includes job openings and teachers looking for work. In other regions, such as Newfoundland and Labrador, you can find job postings through individual school districts.

In regions with tight job markets, you may have to register as a substitute teacher before eventually being hired for a full-time position. Substitute teaching can be a great way to make connections with potential coworkers and get your foot in the door.

How to Become a Teacher Without a Teaching Degree

Earning a degree in education is the best route to the classroom since the majority of teaching jobs require a BEd. Even without a formal education degree, you will probably need to be certified in your province or territory in order to teach. And in most cases, you will need at least a bachelor's degree in another subject or some job-specific training in order to become certified.

However, if a teaching degree is not an option for you, here are some other possible paths:

  • Help fill a teaching shortage. In some special cases, you can teach without having an education degree, but you probably won't have a permanent position. People are sometimes needed to fill a temporary shortage, particularly a shortage of substitute teachers. For example:
    • In Quebec, a Letter of Tolerance can be issued to a school or district that would like to hire a teacher without a degree in education. This type of letter is only issued in exceptional circumstances, and it's good for one year.
    • In New Brunswick, a school district can issue a Local Permit to fill a shortage of substitute teachers. You need at least two years of post-secondary education to receive a Local Permit.
    • In the Yukon, you can apply to be a substitute teacher without a bachelor's degree. You will have to complete a criminal record check as part of the application.
  • Teach in the private school system. More than 400,000 students attend private schools in Canada, ranging from religious schools to First Nations schools to sports academies. (Note that religious schools in Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan, the Yukon, and Nunavut are part of the public school system, so the regulations for teaching in public schools apply to them.)

Within the private school system, you can teach without an education degree in some provinces or territories. However, you must still apply for certification. For example, in British Columbia, you can apply for an Independent Teaching Certificate, which usually limits a teacher to certain subjects or certain types of schools.

Certification Guidelines

Information about teacher certification for each province or territory can be found at these websites:

This Is What It Takes to Become a Teacher in Canada (2024)


Can UK teachers teach in Canada? ›

Can a British teacher teach in Canada? Yes they can, if you are a qualified teacher with a 3-4 year bachelor degree and with a teaching qualification for the school age children you'll teach.

Can foreigners become a teacher in Canada? ›

Teaching jobs in Canada are available for immigrants. But, with Canada being a large, diverse country, opportunities differ in various cities and regions of Canada. Provincial and territorial governments operate their own school systems, and are responsible for setting out the regulations for teaching jobs in Canada.

How long does it take to get a teaching degree in Canada? ›

Certified teacher training

is to take the four-year certified Bachelor of Education program leading to a teaching diploma for preschool, elementary school, secondary school and vocational training.

Is it hard to become a teacher in Canada? ›

Yes, this is a difficult field to get into. Your previous educational credentials and work experience will not help. To begin with, you have to do a teaching course in Canada to be able to teach in schools. You will get a license only after you have done the course.

Are teachers paid well in Canada? ›

Overall, Canadian teachers are among the highest-paid compared to teachers from around the world. On top of the base salary, teachers often receive a healthy benefits package. And, the benefits are part of the total compensation package.

Can I move to Canada as a teacher? ›

Express Entry for Teachers

A great option for those seeking immigration to Canada as a teacher should look into applying for Express Entry. This is one of the most common ways to move to Canada as a teacher which is under the Skilled Worker Stream, which is a federal program managed by Express Entry.

How much is the salary of a teacher in Canada? ›

The average teacher salary in Canada is $42,956 per year or $22.03 per hour. Entry-level positions start at $35,100 per year, while most experienced workers make up to $67,777 per year.

Which country pays teachers the most? ›

Luxembourg. According to an OECD report, Luxembourg (a European country) has the highest-paid teachers in the world. Another source indicates that a bachelor's degree holder is entitled to an initial salary of €67,000 (US $70,323.20) per annum at the start of their teaching career.

Which country needs teachers the most? ›

China. Based on many studies, China runs at the top of the list. China has continued to be the most sought-after teaching destination right now because it has almost 300 million English learners.

Can I get a Canadian teaching certificate online? ›

You can now request the temporary certificate online. For more information, please see our frequently asked questions. Under the Ontario Labour Mobility Act, 2009, teachers certified in any Canadian province or territory can also get certified in Ontario.

What qualifications do I need to be a teacher? ›

To become a teacher, you'll need qualified teacher status (QTS) and to obtain QTS you must have a degree or a qualification equivalent to a UK degree.

How do I become a primary school teacher in Canada? ›

Employment requirements

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.

What type of teacher is most in demand? ›

Which teaching subject is most in demand? While specific needs vary by institution, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are subjects that are always in high demand.

What is the fastest you can get a teaching degree? ›

If you already have a bachelor's degree, you may be able to become a teacher in just one year by enrolling in a master's in education programs for non-teachers with a licensure track.

How long does it take to get a teaching certificate? ›

How many years do you have to study to be a teacher? The minimum number of years to become a qualified school teacher is four years.

Which teachers get paid the most? ›

Some move into more specialized teaching roles; some of the best-paid teaching jobs include special education and gifted education.
  1. Superintendent. ...
  2. School Principal/Assistant Principal. ...
  3. University/College Administrator. ...
  4. Professor. ...
  5. Instructional Coordinator. ...
  6. High School Teachers.

What is Canada's minimum wage? ›

View more information. Effective as of April 1, 2022. On January 1, 2023, minimum wage will increase from $13.70 to $14.50 per hour ($0.80 increase) and on October 1, 2023, minimum wage will increase from $14.50 to $15.00 per hour ($0.50 increase). View more information.

How much do teachers make in Canada per hour? ›

The average school teacher salary in Canada is $46,987 per year or $24.10 per hour. Entry-level positions start at $37,050 per year, while most experienced workers make up to $77,107 per year.

Is there a demand for teachers in Canada? ›

In the past, teaching and education have not been a profession that has been widely valued across the world, including forward-thinking Canada. However, now more than ever, education is being prioritised, and the demand for teachers in Canada grows.

Does Canada have a teacher shortage? ›

The United States isn't the only country battling a teacher shortage. A recent report shows that Canada is struggling to keep up with demand for teachers as well.

Where is the best place to live in Canada? ›

1. Ottawa. Ottawa is a very popular choice for expatriates. The city consistently ranks highly for the quality of life, cleanliness and is one of the best communities to live in worldwide.

Do teachers get paid in summer Canada? ›

A teacher's salary is annual. Teachers receive vacation during the summer and at specified times throughout the school year.

Are Canadian teachers underpaid? ›

“Canadian teachers are well paid: salaries after 15 years of experience are among the highest across OECD countries at $90 (U.S.) per teaching hour for secondary school teachers and more than $65,000 (U.S.) per year,” says a summary of the Canadian portion of the data.

How much do private school teachers make in Canada? ›

How much does a Private School Teacher make? The national average salary for a Private School Teacher is $72,357 in Canada. Filter by location to see Private School Teacher salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 4,855 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Private School Teacher employees.

How much does teachers get paid UK? ›

Upper pay range for teachers
England (excluding London)£40,625£43,685
London fringe£41,858£44,919
Outer London£44,687£48,055
Inner London£49,320£53,482

When was the last teachers strike UK? ›

2008 National Union of Teachers strike.

Where is the best place to teach in the UK? ›

Top Regions for Nursery and Primary Teaching Jobs
Overall RankRegionAverage Annual Primary and Nursery Teacher Pay
3North West£30,132
4North East£31,390
8 more rows
17 Feb 2020

Which country treats teachers best? ›

Teachers have the highest status in China, Greece, Turkey and South Korea, and the lowest status in Italy, Czech Republic, Brazil and Israel. It is worth noting that in both cases, several of the countries were also on the list of highest and lowest-paying countries, accordingly.

Is there a shortage of teachers in UK? ›

Teacher shortages elsewhere, too

British international schools also need to recruit an additional 18,000 teachers in the next ten years, according to a recent report from the Council of British International Schools (Cobis).

What is the salary of a teacher in Alberta? ›

Wages*Low (5th percentile)Average

What do you need to become a teacher in Ontario? ›

Ontario teaching certification

an undergraduate degree for general education. an acceptable certificate (including certificate of apprenticeship), diploma or advanced diploma and work experience for technological education. a completed initial teacher education program.

How long is teachers College in Ontario? ›

To teach at the elementary and secondary level in Ontario, you will need to complete at least three years of full-time study at university or college leading to a post- secondary degree (a BSc, for example).

How long is teacher training? ›

Full-time courses usually take three to four years, while part-time courses take four to six years. If you have undergraduate credits from previous study, you might be able to complete a course in two years.

What grades do teachers need? ›

a minimum mean-grade of C+ (plus) at KCSE and C+ (plus) in each of the two teaching subjects or, a minimum of two (2) principles and one (1) subsidiary pass at 'A' Level. ii. In addition, they must have: a. A Diploma in Education from a recognized Teacher Training Institution.

Do you have to go to uni to be a teacher? ›

Most routes into teaching require you to have a degree before being accepted onto Initial Teacher Training but since 2012 there is a route into teaching without a degree through the Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS).

How much do primary school teachers get paid in Canada? ›

The average primary school teacher salary in Canada is $57,250 per year or $29.36 per hour. Entry-level positions start at $44,963 per year, while most experienced workers make up to $78,000 per year.

Which education is best in Canada? ›

Here are the best global universities in Canada
  • University of Toronto.
  • University of British Columbia.
  • McGill University.
  • University of Alberta.
  • McMaster University.
  • Universite de Montreal.
  • University of Calgary.
  • University of Waterloo.

How do I become an English teacher in Canada? ›

To become TESL Canada certified, you must have a minimum of 100 hours' TESL/TEFL training, a 20-hour practicum teaching adults, and a Bachelor's degree in any discipline.

Which course is best for teaching? ›

Best Teacher Training Courses in India to Boost Your Profile
  1. BA B. Ed. ...
  2. Diploma in Elementary Education (D. El. ...
  3. Bachelor of Physical Education. ...
  4. ICCC Career Coaching by Mindler. ...
  5. TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Certificate.
1 Jun 2022

What is the best subject to teach? ›

Best Subjects to Teach in the Classroom
  • Art.
  • Biology.
  • Chemistry.
  • English.
  • French.
  • Health & PE.
  • Mathematics.
  • Music Education.
21 Dec 2021

What are the 4 types of teachers? ›

5 transformative types of teachers
  • Elementary school teachers. Elementary school teachers play a critical role in establishing the foundation for learning. ...
  • Middle school teachers. Another highly critical period in a student's life is middle school. ...
  • High school teachers. ...
  • Special education teachers. ...
  • ESL teachers.
4 Jun 2018

Can I get a teaching license online? ›

TSC Teacher Service Commission published the teaching license vacancy online application. is the website portal to apply online TSC License application for the all level.

How do I get teacher certification? ›

Traditional Teaching Certification
  1. Choose a bachelor's degree and teacher preparation program. ...
  2. Complete a student teaching experience. ...
  3. Take your state's required exam(s) for educators. ...
  4. Apply for teacher certification. ...
  5. Choose an alternative route teacher preparation program. ...
  6. Apply for a provisional teaching certificate.

How long does it take to get a teaching credential in CA? ›

The amount of time it takes to earn a teaching credential depends on your chosen program and pathway. A traditional, non-accelerated college or university program takes four to five years, assuming you complete each course successfully the first time. Internships may take longer depending on the institution you choose.

How long does it take to become a teacher in Canada? ›

To be certified, teachers must: have completed a minimum three-year postsecondary degree from an acceptable postsecondary institution. have successfully completed a four semester teacher education program. apply to the College for certification and pay the annual membership and registration fees.

How much do teachers make an hour? ›

The average hourly wage for a Public School Teacher in the United States is $27 as of September 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $22 and $33.

Can I get a teaching certificate without a degree? ›

If you're looking for a fresh challenge, it's never too late to switch to a career in education. So, can you become a teacher without a degree in education? Yes. Good news – you don't have to go back to school and get another bachelor's degree in education to teach thanks to alternative teacher certification programs.

Can you teach abroad with QTS? ›

Countries outside the UK that recognise QTS as a teaching qualification. Your English QTS will be recognised in many countries around the world. However, the application process for recognition in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland may have changed since 1 January 2021.

Can I teach in USA with QTS? ›

In order to be considered for a teacher exchange you must have: A minimum of five years' teaching experience. A QTS/B. Ed/degree plus PGCE certificate.

How do I become an international teacher UK? ›

Teachers who qualified overseas, or have teaching experience overseas, can apply to the Teaching Regulation Agency for QTS or undergo assessment only QTS . Teachers working in England under the 4-year rule can apply for assessment only QTS alongside their work in school.

Can I study PGCE in Canada? ›

Royal Roads University

67 Universities in Canada offering Teacher Training / PGCE degrees and courses.

How much does a QTS cost? ›

This amount is typically paid by the supporting school, which may reclaim funds by negotiation with the candidate. The fee is comprised of two parts: There is a non-refundable fee of £1000 for the full selection stage. This includes £250 for the eligibility interview and £750 for the suitability and approval visit.

How long is a QTS course? ›

Typically a 12-week programme, a number of universities, colleges, school-centred initial teacher training (SCITT), and School Direct training providers in England offer Assessment Only.

Which country is best for teachers? ›

Article Contents:
  • Best for job availability: China.
  • Best for job benefits: South Korea.
  • Best for professional development: Japan.
  • Best for teaching and traveling: Vietnam.
  • Best for non-native English teachers: Thailand.
  • Best for country infrastructure: Taiwan.
  • Best for work-life balance: Spain.
5 Oct 2022

Can UK trained teachers teach in USA? ›

Yes, you can teach a subject including English in America. A large community of foreign teachers reside, study, and teach in the US. Public and private schools, as well as higher education and adult education, offer English teaching opportunities.

Can a teacher get a green card? ›

Teachers who have received national or international acclaim and can establish extraordinary ability may qualify for a green card under this category. There is no requirement for a labor certification.

How do I become a teacher in America from UK? ›

Must, at a minimum, possess the equivalent of a 4-year U.S bachelor's degree in education or the subject you plan to teach. A formal credential evaluation of your degree is required showing U.S. equivalency. If you have a one-year teaching diploma you should contact us to discuss.

How much is teachers salary in UK? ›

All qualified teachers will have a starting salary of at least £28,000. This will be higher for teachers working in London.
Upper pay range for teachers.
England (excluding London)£40,625£43,685
London fringe£41,858£44,919
Outer London£44,687£48,055
Inner London£49,320£53,482

What countries need teachers? ›

In Asia, China is among the countries with the largest demand for teachers. It is attracting more English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers. If you are considering Asia, countries such as Japan, Vietnam, and South Korea can be your destination.

Are English teachers in demand UK? ›

Many schools throughout the UK are finding it hard to recruit new teachers in secondary school subjects, including English, maths, science, history, music, modern languages, and TEFL teachers. As a result, new and experienced overseas teachers in these subject areas are in huge demand all across the country.

How much is the salary of a teacher in Canada? ›

The average teacher salary in Canada is $42,956 per year or $22.03 per hour. Entry-level positions start at $35,100 per year, while most experienced workers make up to $67,777 per year.

What is the equivalent of a PGCE in Canada? ›

According to Education International, equivalency assessments place the PGCE as equivalent to a Masters Level degree in the United States and Canada.

Can I get a Canadian teaching certificate online? ›

You can now request the temporary certificate online. For more information, please see our frequently asked questions. Under the Ontario Labour Mobility Act, 2009, teachers certified in any Canadian province or territory can also get certified in Ontario.

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