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Teaching Streams

A teaching stream refers to a group of grade levels within the Manitoba public school system. Manitoba groups public school grade levels into two streams for the purpose of certifying teachers:

  1. Early/Middle Years (Kindergarten - Grade 8)
  2. Senior Years (Grades 9 - 12)

Each teaching stream requires a teachable major and teachable minor subject area with the number of credit hours identified below.

Teaching Streams - Responsibility and Requirements
Stream Early/Middle Years Senior Years
Grade Level Kindergarten - Grade 8 Grade 9 - 12
Duties Teach all subjects to a class of students Teach one or more subjects to several classes
Credit Hour Requirements
  • Major teachable subject of 18 credit hours
  • Minor teachable subject of 12 credit hours
  • Two years (60 credit hours) of education coursework, including 24 weeks (30 credit hours) of student teaching
  • 6 credit hours in Mathematics
  • 6 credit hours in a Physical or Biological Science
  • 6 credit hours in English or French
  • 6 credit hours in History or Geography, or a combination of History and Geography
  • Major teachable subject of 30 credit hours
  • Minor teachable subject of 18 credit hours
  • Two years (60 credit hours) of education coursework, including 24 weeks (30 credit hours) of student teaching

Once the Professional Certification and Student Records Unit (PCSRU) determines that you qualify for a teaching certificate, it will analyze your credit hours to ensure that you meet the requirements to teach a specific teaching stream.

What is student teaching (practicum)?

Student teaching (practicum) is the experience of observing regular classroom teachers as well as teaching classes under the supervision of a classroom teacher and a university advisor.

All applicants must have completed a practicum to be certified in Manitoba.

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