Frequently Asked Questions
What qualifications do I need to teach in English or French language schools?
In general, teachers who receive their initial training in a teacher
education program where English is the language of instruction are eligible
to teach in English-language publicly-funded schools. Similarly, teachers trained
in French-language programs are eligible to teach in French-language publicly-funded
schools. At the elementary level, there is a language restriction. You must hold English-language
basic qualifications (Primary, Junior, Intermediate or Senior) to teach in
an English-language elementary school and you must hold French-language basic
qualifications (primaire, moyen, intermédiaire or supérieur)
to teach in a French language elementary school. French immersion schools are
considered English-language schools. There is no language restriction for secondary
school teaching assignments.
To teach French as a Second Language (FSL), you must hold the specific qualification on your Certificate of Qualification
and Registration or the board must ask the Ministry of Education for a Temporary
Letter of Approval.
However, College members may obtain qualifications to teach in another language by adding Additional Qualifications offered by approved providers to their certificate. Click here for information on these courses.
For any information about teaching assignments, please contact the Ministry of Education.