UNB study finds most BEd students do not work in NB education sector after graduation


A recent study conducted by the University of New Brunswick’s New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) has found that only 48% of the province’s Bachelor of Education graduates work as teachers in the New Brunswick school system. Between 2004 and 2020, Université de Moncton graduates most frequently transitioned to work in an NB classroom (72%), followed by graduates from St Thomas University (42%) and UNB (37%). Graduates who were originally from NB were more likely to become teachers in NB (59%) than their domestic out-of-province (11%) and international (10%) counterparts. The study found high retention rates for those who began their work in the NB education sector, with 92% of teachers staying in NB schools after five years.