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  • November 11 2014

    Education Minister praises College

    The Honourable Liz Sandals, Ontario’s Minister of Education, praised the College during opening remarks at the College’s Inspiring Public Confidence conference. Read the full text.

  • October 23 2014

    We got silver. Yes!

    The College office space was recently awarded LEED silver certification by the Canadian Green Building Council.

  • August 19 2014

    Notice of Election

    The 2015 election for the seventh Council of the Ontario College of Teachers is officially underway.


The Ontario College of Teachers licenses, governs and regulates Ontario's teaching profession in the public interest.

Teachers who work in publicly funded schools in Ontario must be certified to teach in the province and be members of the College. 

The College sets ethical standards of practice, issues teaching certificates and may suspend or revoke them, accredits teacher education programs and courses, and investigates and hears complaints about members.

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Planning New Teacher Education. Find out about the enhanced program

Initial teacher education – what people learn to become teachers – is undergoing significant and exciting change in Ontario.

Beginning on September 1, 2015, the initial teacher education program at Ontario’s faculties of education will expand to four-semesters and include twice the amount of practice teaching time (80 days, up from 40) and greater attention to students’ mental health and well-being, how to teach with technology, and diversity among other core elements.

The Ontario College of Teachers is proud to take a leadership role in developing the program requirements.

We are also proud to work with the faculties to help implement the program and with the province to make necessary legislative changes.

Read more about Enhancing Teacher Education


Professionally Speaking


Safety Rules

Government, school boards, administrators and OCTs are working together to create safe schools for Ontario students.

College Channel

Great Teaching Video

When it comes to science, Gabriel Ayyavo, OCT, breathes new life into teaching high school biology and his professional practice.


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  • We got silver. Yes! You are probably doing what you can to reduce your environmental footprint. Right? Us too.
  • GAME ON! A high school teacher uses video games to get teenagers energized about English.



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