What is a Trained Graduate Teacher?
TGT full form is Trained Graduate Teacher. A Trained Graduate Teacher, is a person who’s training for a specified time period in an accredited institution to become a teacher. A trained graduate teacher (TGT) in Ontario, Canada may be certified as either an elementary school teacher or secondary school teacher. TGTs are required to have the minimum qualifications and hold the proper credentials needed for teaching pre-elementary children or secondary students at schools across the province of Ontario. They work with students in kindergarten through grade twelve and are qualified to teach up to two subject areas while they complete their certification.
How does it work?
An individual or a teacher’s association can employ a Trained Graduate Teacher to complete the required work load. The school board or the teacher’s association will deal with all administrative and legal issues related to the employment of a TGT. The Ontario secondary school diploma is the minimum requirement for becoming a secondary school TGT in the province; it is not required that you have any previous training as a teacher to become one. However, many colleges offer pre-service programs that are accredited. It makes them eligible for being employed as teachers right after they complete their secondary schooling.
About Trained Graduate Teacher:
The role of the Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT) has been defined by the government and professional bodies; in most cases, it is to teach a specific number of courses in a specific subject area. For example, if you are contracted as an English TGT in high schools, you will be responsible for teaching students English. The number and type of courses that TGTs are expected to teach depends on the position they will hold and their teaching qualifications. The term TGT may be misleading; you are not simply an assistant teacher who may or not have complete control over a classroom.