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  • July 10 2015

    Who governs your profession?

    College members recently elected the seventh College Council, which will govern the teaching profession in the public interest for the next three years.

  • June 30 2015

    Annual Meeting

    Transparency and communication were the themes of the evening at the 2015 Annual Meeting of Members.

  • June 04 2015

    2014 Annual Report Released

    The College's annual report is now online. The theme for this year’s publication is “Great Teaching."

About the College

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.

Read more about the College

Enhancing Teacher Education

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.

Find out how new certification requirements may affect you


Professionally Speaking

June 2015

Inside the June Issue

Game Changers

OCTs gear up for the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games.

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College Channel

June 2015

Great Teaching Video

Sylvia Duckworth, OCT, is turning the classic approach to language learning on its head and seeing a spike in student success rates.


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  • In the June 2015 Professionally Speaking: MasterChef Canada’s Alvin Leung dishes on the teacher who helped him substitute his shyness for a savoury sense of humour.
  • The College partnered with the College of Early Childhood Educators for a joint summer institute focused on interprofessional collaboration and ethical practice.

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