Skills Secondary School Teacher in the Southern Region

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a secondary school teacher in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Secondary school teachers (NOC 41220).


  • Advise students on course selection and on vocational and personal matters
  • Supervise teaching assistants
  • Train student teachers
  • Assign and correct homework
  • Develop course content
  • Evaluate the progress of students and discuss results with students, parents and school officials
  • Participate in staff meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops
  • Prepare and deliver presentations at conferences, workshops and symposia
  • Prepare subject material for presentation according to an approved curriculum
  • Prepare, administer and correct tests
  • Provide tutoring assistance
  • Teach students through lectures, discussions, audio-visual presentations and laboratory, shop and field studies

Skills and Knowledge Checklist

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.


Service and Care Help - Service and Care
  • Serving Others
  • Counselling and Nurturing
Communication Help - Communication
  • Promoting and Selling
  • Advising and Consulting
  • Professional Communicating
  • Teaching and Training
  • Liaising and Networking
Creative Expression Help - Creative Expression
  • Writing
Information Handling Help - Information Handling
  • Processing Information
Analysis Help - Analysis
  • Analyzing Information
  • Planning
Management Help - Management
  • Supervising
  • Co-ordinating and Organizing
  • Leading and Motivating
  • Strategic Planning


Communications and Transportation Help - Communications and Transportation
  • Communications and Media
Social Sciences and Arts Help - Social Sciences and Arts
  • Fine and Applied Arts
  • History and Archaeology
  • Languages (English and French)
Education and Training Help - Education and Training
  • Teaching and Instruction
Mathematics and Science Help - Mathematics and Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Sciences (Geosciences)
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
Business, Finance and Management Help - Business, Finance and Management
  • Client Service
  • Business Management
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