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Fulfilling Certificate Conditions

***Please note these requirements are subject to change***

Fulfilling the conditions on your Certificate of Qualification and Registration

To be eligible for a Certificate of Qualification and Registration without conditions, your teacher education program must be academic, not employment-based and completed at the post-secondary level. It must also lead to certification or authorization to teach in the jurisdiction where you completed it.

Your program needs to include at least four semesters of teacher education coursework that is comprised of:

  • education foundations;
  • methods suitable for two teaching qualifications in Ontario;
  • complementary education to support methodology coursework and;
  • a minimum of 80 days of practice teaching.

You must also meet the academic, language proficiency and professional suitability requirements for certification.

Your Certificate of Qualification and Registration (CQR) may be issued with conditions if you have incomplete requirements. Please ensure that you review your certificate and, if applicable, its conditions. The information in the chart below will help you understand your conditions and how to fulfill them.

You may be required to complete more than one type of condition on your certificate.

 

CONDITION

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO FULFILL IT

 

A condition to complete one or more courses in complementary education of your choice

 

  • Successfully complete one or more additional qualification courses listed in Schedule C. View the complete list of Schedule C courses. 
  • Find an approved provider of Additional Qualification courses, by using our search engine Find an AQ.  

Note: Schedule C courses or equivalent* may be used to fulfill the complementary education course condition and if used, it will not appear on your certificate.

 

You cannot change your decision once you inform us of your decision to fulfill a condition with a Schedule C course.

 

A condition to complete one or more Additional Basic Qualification (ABQ) course(s)

 

  • Successfully complete one or more ABQ course(s), according to the instructions on your certificate.  
  • Choose a teaching subject if your condition requires you to complete an Intermediate or Senior ABQ. View the complete list of subjects in Schedule A.
  • Find an approved provider of Additional Qualification courses, by using our search engine Find an AQ.   

Note: Only Primary, Junior, Schedule A or Schedule B courses may be used to fulfill the ABQ course requirement.

 

A condition to complete a practicum or equivalent teaching experience

 

                               OR

 

  • Provide proof of successful teaching experience in Ontario, as certified by a school principal. This teaching experience must occur while you hold a valid Certificate of Qualification and Registration. 

 

If your Certificate of Qualification and Registration was issued prior to September 1, 2015, you have three years from the date your CQR was issued to fulfill your conditions. You may request up to two one-year extensions to fulfill your conditions, before your certificate expires.  

If your CQR was issued on or after September 1, 2015, you have five years from the date of your initial certification to fulfill the conditions on your certificate. You may request a one-time, one-year extension to fulfill your conditions, before your certificate expires.

You may request a review of these conditions by our Registration Appeals Committee. The Request for Review by Registration Appeals Committee form is available through our E-Services. Appeals must be submitted within 60 days of the Registrar’s decision.

The committee panel, at its earliest scheduled meeting, will review your request and notify you in writing of its decision on your appeal. The committee will use its best efforts to ensure a decision is made within 120 days from when we received your appeal.

Glossary of Terms  

Additional Basic Qualifications courses allow teachers to add another division or subject area to what they are already qualified to teach. ABQ courses can prepare teachers to teach students at the Primary, Junior, Intermediate or Senior level or in Technological Education. They can also provide English or French-speaking teachers with the skills to work in the other language. Primary, Junior, Schedule A or Schedule B courses must be used to fulfill the ABQ course requirement. 

Schedule A: One-session Additional Basic Qualifications courses prepare members to teach in another division or general education subject area at the Intermediate or Senior level. They also support a teacher’s professional practice by extending skills and knowledge in design, delivery and assessment in the division or subject.   

Schedule B: One-session Additional Basic Qualifications courses prepare members to teach additional technological education courses. They support a teacher’s professional practice by adding to technical proficiency and pedagogical knowledge and skill. 

Schedule C: One-session Additional Qualifications courses extend teachers’ knowledge and skills in design and delivery of specific programs. They also support professional practice by preparing teachers for specific roles. Successfully completing a Schedule C course or equivalent* will fulfill a condition to complete a course in complementary education. ***Please note these requirements are subject to change***

*Equivalent Standing

The following information will help you determine whether you should pursue a request for equivalent standing for coursework in complementary education.

In order to meet the requirements for equivalent standing, the coursework must be completed at an acceptable teacher education institution outside of Ontario, in addition to your initial teacher education program required for certification.

Once you have completed the coursework at an acceptable teacher education institution, you should arrange for an official transcript to be sent directly to the Ontario College of Teachers from the institution. Once we have received the transcript, the College will determine if the course meets the requirements for equivalent standing and fulfilling your condition(s).

Please note that the College does not conduct pre-assessments of coursework. We can only provide an assessment outcome once we have received an official transcript. Only Schedule C coursework is guaranteed to fulfill the condition(s) of complementary education.

If you have questions about fulfilling conditions, please contact Client Services at info@oct.ca or at 416-961-8800 or toll-free in Ontario at 1-888-534-2222.


 

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