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  • May 25 2016

    Inspiring Public Confidence conference gets underway

    Trustees, school board officials and regulators from several professions will gather Thursday and Friday at Toronto’s Chelsea Hotel for the College’s Inspiring Public Confidence conference.

  • May 19 2016

    It’s in the Mail!

    The June issue of Professionally Speaking is on its way to your home. This edition looks at responsible social media use, mental wellness for teachers, and much more!

  • May 17 2016

    College welcomes proposed legislation

    Proposed changes to the Ontario College of Teachers Act recommended by College Council aim to enhance the College’s ability to make more information available faster. See our reaction.

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

E-Services – Membership Fee

Professionally Speaking

Going Social

Inside the June Issue

Use social media to increase student engagement and support classroom and professional learning.

College Channel

Kathryn Whitfield

Great Teaching Video

Kathryn Whitfield, OCT, uses primary sources to make the link between past and present for her Grade 10 students. 


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