Hey friends! So I'm wondering if anyone knows how one goes about being a sexual health educator? I have a BA in anthropology. I'm looking to move to Toronto next year, and that seems like a good place to go looking. Where do you go to learn that stuff? Grad school? Trade school? Any suggestions?
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This is actually a field that I'm also extremely interested in, so I've done some research on it already. First, here is a link to a super informative page on becoming a sex educator that I found in this thread.
And here's a comprehensive list of schools that offer programs in sexology, human sexuality or related fields like public health and psychology: http://www.sexscience.org/uploads/media/SSSS_doctorate_and_masters_programs.htm. Unfortunately the only school in Canada that I've found that offers a straight up doctorate program in sexology is in Montreal and the program is in French. Some of those schools do offer distance education options though.
Besides all that, I believe that to teach in Ontario, you would need a bachelor of education. The Ontario Curriculum groups sex ed with physical education so to my knowledge, the responsibility is usually with the gym teacher. However, it must be possible to get a B.Ed, get a specialization in sex ed/human sexuality and then go to a school board and offer your services to go around from school to school and teach sex ed. At least, that's my take on it.
I hope this helps a bit. If anyone has any other thoughts/suggestions, I'd love to see them too. I'm always looking for more ways to make a career out of this.
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