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  • January 06 2015

    College office granted environmental certification

    The Ontario College of Teachers’ office building at 101 Bloor St. West, Toronto, was recently granted BOMA BESt Level 2 Certification.

  • December 12 2014

    Council revises TQR and Accreditation regulations

    Council recently approved changes to the Teachers’ Qualifications and Accreditation regulations that affect program providers and College membership requirements.

  • December 09 2014

    Knowledge Keepers

    This video profiles an educator in Manitoulin Island who, after years of overcoming life challenges, has helped numerous First Nations children gain an education.

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.

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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.

Read more about Enhancing Teacher Education


Professionally Speaking

Inside the December Issue

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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