Report says NS producing surplus teachers

January 17, 2008

A new provincial report suggests that Nova Scotia is producing a surplus of teachers: NS schools are graduating 1,000 new teachers annually, to fill just 370 vacancies.  As a result, more than 700 teachers leave either the province or the profession each year. The report therefore does not look favourably on a proposed BEd program at Cape Breton University. CBU has campaigned for its own program, because it has to turn away applicants for the program it currently offers in partnership with Memorial University.