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  • September 15 2016

    Celebrate World Teachers’ Day with #just1word

    In honour of World Teachers’ Day this October 5, the College is asking you to describe your favourite teacher (past or present) in Just One Word.

  • September 08 2016

    Essential Back-to-School Resources

    The start of a new school year can be hectic, so we've pulled together a collection of some of our most helpful back-to-school resources for teachers.

  • September 07 2016

    Caring for Anishinaabe Children

    This vignette profiles what our ethical standards – care, trust, respect, integrity – mean from the perspective of an Anishinaabe member of the College.

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.

Find out how new certification requirements may affect you


Professionally Speaking

Professionally Speaking

Inside the September Issue

Preparing new teachers for the modern classroom.

College Channel

Breanna Myles, OCT, explores world issues and encourages global awareness in her Grade 7/8 geo-literacy classroom.


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