N.S. government announces approach to streamline requirements for schooling courses

Possible instructors will before long be in a position to utilize to schooling courses at Nova Scotia universities just after just two many years of undergraduate study, Leading Tim Houston introduced Friday night.

Students are at this time needed to have completed an undergraduate diploma in advance of currently being equipped to utilize. Houston informed a crowd of about 350 folks gathered at a downtown Halifax resort for the once-a-year standard meeting for the Progressive Conservatives that his hope is the modify will be all set in time for drop enrolment at universities.

“Just like the previous times,” he said. “It worked then and it will operate now.”

Speaking to reporters later, Houston said the policy alter is intended to tackle a lack of lecturers in the province and get more people today functioning in school rooms sooner. He explained there is “a significant disconnect” where people are capable to get the job done as substitute lecturers now, even if they do not have teaching degrees.

“It will be an chance for a great deal of folks to become lecturers in this province and we’re energized about it.”

Employment provides prolonged to all prospective grads

The change is not the only a single meant to raise the instructing ranks in the province. Through his speech, Houston reported position gives have been prolonged to anyone preparing to graduate with an education and learning diploma from a Nova Scotia university.

Instruction Minister Becky Druhan explained to reporters that throughout a current occupation reasonable for the universities, regional centres for training prolonged about 300 employment offers. Druhan stated she’s anticipating most of those provides to be accepted.

“What we need to have to do is make absolutely sure that all of our educational institutions have all of the teachers they have to have when they need to have them.”

Ongoing conversations with university officers and an analysis of workforce desires will determine whether more seats have to have to be made in university instruction systems, she explained.

Houston explained talks with the Nova Scotia Teachers Union and universities about the modify have been taking place guiding the scenes for a bit, but he is “guaranteed it just ramped up in seriousness.”

These are the most current efforts the Tories have announced to try to get far more people today teaching in school rooms across the province.

Past yr, improvements were manufactured to grant early certification to college students nearing graduation from instruction programs so they could consider on subbing get the job done. In December, the govt announced a new quickly-keep track of instruction program at Cape Breton University that will enable people today to graduate faster.

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