Elementary school teachers teach all subjects and facilitate the learning of children aged four to nine, focusing in particular on building students' literacy and numeracy. Middle years & high school teachers teach students ten to eighteen and may be generalists or subject area specialists. Teachers may also teach adults aged 18+ at adult education centres. In Manitoba, teacher training is divided into three streams: Early Years (K to 4), Middle Years (grades 5 to 8) and Senior Years (grades 9 to 12). 

This profile page includes information about: Elementary, Middle & High School Teachers including Special Needs Teachers, Music Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, English Second Language Teachers, and School Principals. Please see the links to the right for information about higher level School Administrators, Education Policy Analysts and Curriculum Developers.

Occupational profile


Teachers of academic subjects require a bachelor's degree in education which is often preceded by a bachelor's degree. Teachers of vocational or technical subjects require a bachelor's degree in education which is usually preceded by specialized training or experience in the subject. Additional certification is required to teach English or French as a second language. (National Occupational Classification).

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