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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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Enhancing Teacher Education

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.

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Professionally Speaking

Professionally Speaking


On the road to great nutrition

OCTs help shape students' healthy habits. Learn from their inspired ideas.

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Inspiring Public Confidence Award

Great Teaching Video

Renee Hiltz, OCT, gives medically fragile students the necessary tools to express themselves, and finally be heard.


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  • Register now! The Ontario College of Teachers Conference Inspiring Public Confidence will be held from November 5-7, 2014 at the Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre.




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