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Ontario College of Teachers memorandums provide policy guidance to district school boards, the Ministry of Education, faculties of education and other education stakeholders. They outline the College’s recommendations for implementing various College policies and programs.

These memorandums are posted for reference purposes and to demonstrate our accountability and transparency in the public interest.

Issue Date From To Document Title/Details
12/12/14 Michael Salvatori, OCT,
Chief Executive Officer and Registrar
  • Deans and Directors, Faculties of Education
  • Registrars, Faculties of Education
  • Secretaries General, Ontario Teachers’ Federation and Affiliates
  • QECO, OSSTF Certification
  • Providers of Additional Qualification Programs
Changes to the Teachers’ Qualifications Regulation and the Accreditation Regulation
17/03/14 Michael Salvatori, OCT,
Chief Executive Officer and Registrar
  • Stakeholders
  Teachers’ Qualifications Regulation Amendments: Enhanced Teacher Education Program
10/02/14 Michael Salvatori, OCT,
Chief Executive Officer and Registrar
  • Deans, Faculties of Education
Transition Provisions for Teacher Candidates Enrolled in Teacher Education Programs
29/10/13 Michael Salvatori, OCT,
Chief Executive Officer and Registrar
  • Deans of Faculties of Education
Accreditation Regulation Amendments for Expanded Teacher Education Program
20/09/13 Michael Salvatori, OCT,
Chief Executive Officer and Registrar 
  • Deans and Directors, Faculties/Schools of Education
  • Practicum Co-ordinators, Faculties/Schools of Education
Practicum Placements for Pre-Service Programs Leading to Qualifications to Teach French as a Second Language (92 KB)
25/07/13 Michael Salvatori, OCT,
Chief Executive Officer and Registrar
  • Deans of Faculties of Education
Transition Provisions for Current Teacher Candidates (95 KB)
06/06/13 Michael Salvatori, OCT,
Chief Executive Officer and Registrar
  • Deans of Faculties of Education
  • Registrars, Faculties of Education
  • Providers of Additional Qualification Programs
  • General Secretaries, Ontario Teachers’ Federation and Affiliates
  • Supervisory Officers Organizations
Sunsetting of Old Qualifications (85 KB)
19/10/12 Michael Salvatori, OCT,
Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
  • Providers of Additional Qualification Programs
Substantial Changes to Accredited Additional Qualification (AQ) Programs (100 KB)
30/08/12 Michael Salvatori, OCT,
Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
  • Supervisory Officer Organizations
  • Supervisory Officers of School Authorities
  • Deans of Faculties of Education
  • Registrars, Faculties of Education
  • Providers of Additional Qualification Programs
  • General Secretaries, Ontario Teachers’ Federation and Affiliates
Successful Teaching Experience for Additional Qualifications (135 KB)
10/07/12 Michael Salvatori, OCT,
Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
  • Providers, Programs of Professional Education
  • Providers, Additional Qualification (AQ) Courses
  • Ontario Association of Deans of Education
  • Deans, Faculties of Education
  • Registrars, Faculties of Education
  • Directors of Education
  • Superintendents, Human Resources
  • Secretaries, School Authorities
  • Directors of Education Organizations
  • Ministry of Education, including District Offices
  • Principals/Supervisory Officers Organizations
  • General Secretaries, OTF and Affiliates
  • QECO, OSSTF Certification
Additional Qualifications to be retired August 31, 2012 (135 KB)
13/02/2012 Michael Salvatori, OCT
Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
  • Providers, Programs of Professional Education
  • Providers, Programs of Additional Qualification
Implementation of Changes Affecting Native Languages Programs (176 KB)
15/11/2011 Michael Salvatori, OCT,
Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
  • Providers, Programs of Professional Education
Multi-Session Programs of Professional Education / Certification Requirements Effective May 2011 (162 KB)
19/04/2011 Michael Salvatori, OCT,
Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
  • Providers, Programs of Professional Education
  • Providers, Additional Qualification (AQ) Courses
  • Ontario Association of Deans of Education Deans, Faculties of Education
  • Registrars, Faculties of Education
  • Directors of Education
  • Superintendents, Human Resources
  • Secretaries, School Authorities
  • Directors of Education Organizations
  • Ministry of Education, including District Offices
  • Principals/Supervisory Officers Organizations
  • General Secretaries, OTF and Affiliates
  • QECO, OSSTF Certification
New Additional Qualifications Effective March 31, 2011 (53 KB)
14/12/2010 Michael Salvatori, OCT,
Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
  • Providers of Additional Qualifications Programs
Instructional Contact Time and the Format and Structure of Accredited Additional Qualification (AQ) Programs (442 KB)
08/12/2010 Michael Salvatori, OCT,
Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
  • Ontario Association of Deans of Education
  • Deans, Faculties of Education
  • Registrars, Faculties of Education
  • Providers, Additional Qualification Courses
  • Directors of Education
  • Superintendents, Human Resources
  • Secretaries, School Authorities
  • Directors of Education Organizations
  • Ministry of Education, including District Offices
  • Principals/Supervisory Officers Organizations
  • General Secretaries, OTF and Affiliates
  • QECO, OSSTF Certification
  • Inter-faculty Technological Education Council
  • Ontario Council for Technology Education
  • College members
Teachers’ Qualifications Regulation 176/10, Clarification re: Prerequisites for Entry into Honour Specialist in Technological Education and Principal’s Qualification courses (68 KB)
08/12/2010 Michael Salvatori, OCT,
Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
  • Ontario Association of Deans of Education
  • Deans, Faculties of Education
  • Registrars, Faculties of Education
  • Providers, Additional Qualifications Courses
  • Directors of Education
  • Superintendents, Human Resources
  • Secretaries, School Authorities
  • Directors of Education Organizations
  • Ministry of Education, including District Offices
  • Principals/Supervisory Officers Organizations
  • General Secretaries, OTF and Affiliates
  • QECO, OSSTF Certification
  • Inter-faculty Technological Education Council
  • Ontario Council for Technology Education
  • College members
Honour Technological Education Specialist Qualification program – Equivalent of one year’s full-time study (58 KB)
08/12/2010 Michael Salvatori, OCT,
Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
  • Providers, Programs of Professional Education
  • Providers, Additional Qualification (AQ) Courses
  • Ontario Association of Deans of Education
  • Deans, Faculties of Education
  • Registrars, Faculties of Education
  • Directors of Education
  • Superintendents, Human Resources
  • Secretaries, School Authorities
  • Directors of Education Organizations
  • Ministry of Education, including District Offices
  • Principals/Supervisory Officers Organizations
  • General Secretaries, OTF and Affiliates
  • QECO, OSSTF Certification
  • College members
New three-part Specialist Kindergarten Additional Qualification (AQ) (75 KB)
26/11/2010 Michael Salvatori, OCT,
Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
  • Providers, Programs of Professional Education
  • Providers, Additional Qualification (AQ) Programs
Changes to the Teachers' Qualifications Regulation and Accreditation Regulation (560 KB) Attachment: Overview - Ontario College of Teachers - Teachers’ Qualifications Regulation - 2010 (666 KB)
25/03/2010 Michael Salvatori, OCT,
Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
  • Providers of Additional Qualification Programs
Launch of New Process for Renewing the Accreditation of Additional Qualification Programs (48 KB)
24/11/2009 Michael Salvatori, OCT,
Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
  • Program Providers of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Additional
    Qualifications Programs at York University, University of Ottawa and Nipissing University
Teaching Experience in Lieu of Practicum (48 KB)
24/08/2009 Michael Salvatori, OCT,
Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
  • Ontario Association of Deans of Education
  • Deans, Faculties of Education
  • Registrars, Faculties of Education
  • OADE In-Service Committee
  • Providers, Additional Qualifications Courses
  • Directors of Education
  • Secretaries, School Authorities
  • Directors of Education Organizations
  • Principals/Supervisory Officers Organizations
  • Deputy Minister of Education
  • Ministry of Education including District Offices
  • General Secretaries, OTF and Affiliates
  • Other Education Partner Organizations
Honour Technological Education Specialist Qualification program - Equivalent to one year of full-time study (92 KB)
24/07/2009 Michael Salvatori, OCT,
Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
  • Ontario Association of Deans of Education
  • Deans, Faculties of Education
  • Registrars, Faculties of Education
  • Providers, Additional Qualifications Courses
  • Directors of Education
  • Superintendents, Human Resources
  • Secretaries, School Authorities
  • Directors of Education Organizations
  • Trustees Organizations
  • Principals/Supervisory Officers Organizations
  • Ministry of Education including District Offices
  • General Secretaries, OTF and Affiliates
  • QECO, OSSTF Certification
  • Other Education Partner Organizations
Amendments to Regulation 184/97, Teachers’ Qualifications re prerequisites for the Principal's Qualification Program (PQP) (33 KB)
29/05/2009 Lise Roy-Kolbusz
Interim Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
  • Ontario Association of Deans of Education
  • Deans, Faculties of Education
  • Registrars, Faculties of Education
  • OADE In-service Subcommittee
  • Providers of Additional Qualification Courses
  • Directors of Education Organizations
  • Ministry of Education including District Offices
  • General Secretaries, OTF and Affiliates
  • QECO
  • OSSTF Certification
Phased-out Schedule D Qualifications (42 KB)
22/05/2009 Lise Roy-Kolbusz
Interim Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
  • Ontario Association of Deans of Education
  • Deans, Faculties of Education
    Registrars, Faculties of Education
  • Providers, Additional Qualification Courses
  • Directors of Education
  • Principals/Supervisory Officers Organizations
  • Ministry of Education including District Offices
  • General Secretaries, OTF and Affiliates
  • QECO, OSSTF Certification
Implementation of Changes to the Schedules in Regulation 184/97, Teachers’ Qualifications – May 31, 2009 (48 KB)
22/05/2009 Lise Roy-Kolbusz
Interim Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
  • Ontario Association of Deans of Education
  • Deans, Faculties of Education
  • Registrars, Faculties of Education
  • Providers, Additional Qualifications Courses
  • Directors of Education
  • Secretaries, School Authorities
  • Directors of Education Organizations
  • Trustees Organizations
  • Principals/Supervisory Officers Organizations
  • Ministry of Education including District Offices
  • Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
  • General Secretaries, OTF and Affiliates
  • QECO, OSSTF Certification
Amendments to Regulation 347/02, Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs (48 KB)
12/12/2008 Brian P. McGowan, Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
  • Deans, Faculties of Education
  • Registrars, Faculties of Education
  • OADE In-Service Committee
  • Other Additional Qualifications Course Providers
Enrolment in Additional Qualification (AQ) and Additional Basic Qualification (ABQ) Courses by Candidates Graduating from Multi-Session Teacher Education Programs (128 KB)
28/05/2008 Brian P. McGowan, Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
  • Ontario Association of Deans of Education
  • Deans, Faculties of Education
  • Registrars, Faculties of Education
  • Providers, Additional Qualifications Courses
  • Directors of Education
  • Superintendents, Human Resources
  • Secretaries, School Authorities
  • Directors of Education Organizations
  • Trustees Organizations
  • Principals/Supervisory Officers Organizations
  • Ministry of Education including District Offices
  • General Secretaries, OTF and Affiliates
  • QECO, OSSTF Certification
  • Other Education Partner Organizations
Amendments to Regulation 184/97, Teachers’ Qualifications and Regulation 347/02, Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs – Ontario Regulation 135/08 and Ontario Regulation 136/08 (128 KB)
26/05/2008 Brian P. McGowan, Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
  • Ontario Association of Deans of Education
  • Deans, Faculties of Education
  • Registrars, Faculties of Education
  • Providers, Additional Qualifications Courses
  • Directors of Education
  • Superintendents, Human Resources
  • Secretaries, School Authorities
  • Directors of Education Organizations
  • Trustees Organizations
  • Principals/Supervisory Officers Organizations
  • Ministry of Education including District Offices
  • General Secretaries, OTF and Affiliates
  • QECO, OSSTF Certification
  • Other Education Partner Organizations
Professional Advisory re. Additional Qualifications (336 KB)
23/04/2008 Brian P. McGowan, Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
  • Ontario Association of Deans of Education
  • Deans, Faculties of Education
  • Registrars, Faculties of Education
  • OADE In-service Subcommittee
  • Providors, Additional Qualification Courses
  • Directors of Education Organizations
  • Principals/Supervisory Officers Organizations
  • Ministry of Education including District Offices
  • General Secretaries, OTF and Affiliates
  • QECO, OSSTF Certification
Implementation of Changes to Regulation 184/97, Teachers’ Qualifications (292 KB)
31/03/2008 Brian P. McGowan, Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
  • Ontario Association of Deans of Education
  • Deans, Faculties of Education
  • Registrars, Faculties of Education
  • Providers, Additional Qualifications Courses
  • Directors of Education
  • Superintendents, Human Resources
  • Secretaries, School Authorities
  • Directors of Education Organizations
  • Trustees Organizations
  • Principals/Supervisory Officers Organizations
  • Ministry of Education including District Offices
  • General Secretaries, OTF and Affiliates
  • QECO, OSSTF Certification
  • Other Education Partner Organizations
Amendments to Regulation 184/97, Teachers’ Qualifications (248 KB)
01/08/2007 Lise Roy-Kolbusz, Deputy Registrar
  • Deans, Faculties of Education
  • OTF and Affiliates
  • Qualifications Evaluation Council of Ontario
  • OSSTF Certification Council
Wage Earning Experience Required for Technological Studies Certification – Apprenticeship Hours Acceptable (329 KB)
03/04/2007 Brian P. McGowan, Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
  • Deans, Faculties of Education
  • Directors of Education
  • Principals Organizations
  • Supervisory Officer Organizations
  • Trustees Organizations
  • OTF and Affiliates
  • Minster of Education (various)
  • Other Education Stakeholders
Accessibility of College Discipline Decisions (151 KB)
21/06/2006 W. Douglas Wilson, Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
  • Directors of Education
  • Supervisory Officers Organizations
  • Trustees Organizations
  • Deputy Minister of Education
New Teacher Induction Program (257 KB)
19/01/2006 W. Douglas Wilson, Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
  • Directors of Education
  • School Authorities
  • Human Resources Supervisory Officers
  • Principals Organizations
  • Deans of Education
2006 College Certificates (248 KB)
22/08/2005 W. Douglas Wilson, Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
  • Directors of Education
  • Superintendents, Human Resources
  • Secretaries, School Authorities
  • Supervisory Officers Organizations
Temporary Letter of Approval Process (533 KB)
05/08/2005 W. Douglas Wilson, Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
  • Directors of Education
  • Supervisory Officer Organizations
  • Deans Organizations
  • Faculties of Education
  • Secretaries, School Authorities
  • Principals Organizations
  • Ministry of Education (various contacts)
  • Federation Organizations (various contacts)
  • Providers of Additional Qualification Programs
  • Practicum Coordinators, Director, School University Partnership Program
  • Independent School Associations
Practical Experience in Programs of Professional Education (344 KB)
07/06/2005 W. Douglas Wilson, Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
  • Deans, Faculties of Education
  • Registrars, Faculties of Education
  • Providers of Additional Qualification Programs
Teaching Experience From Outside Ontario/Additional Qualifications (122 KB)
25/01/2005 Margaret Aubé, Professional Affairs Coordinator
  • Deans, Faculties of Education
  • Registrars, Faculties of Education
  • Continuing Education Subcommittee of the Ontario Association of Deans of Education
Intersession Additional Qualification (AQ) and Additional Basic Qualification (ABQ) Courses for Ontario Graduating Pre-service Students (170 KB)
22/10/2004 W. Douglas Wilson, Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
  • Deans, Faculties of Education
  • Registrars, Faculties of Education
  • Providers of Additional Qualification Programs
  • Qualifications Evaluation Council of Ontario
  • OSSTF Certification Council
Regulation 184/97 – Teachers Qualifications – amendments to the regulation (216 KB)
14/07/2004 W. Douglas Wilson, Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
  • Directors of Education Organizations
  • Supervisory Officers Organizations
  • Deans Organizations
  • Faculties of Education
  • Secretaries, School Authorities
  • Ministry of Education (various contacts)
  • Federation Organizations (various contacts)
  • Providers of Additional Qualification Programs
  • Qualifications Evaluation Council of Ontario
Teaching Experience Entry Requirements for Part III (Specialist) and Honour Specialist Additional Qualification Courses (152 KB)
28/05/2001 J. W. (Joe) Atkinson, Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
  • Directors of Education
  • Trustees Organizations
  • Supervisory Officers Organizations
  • OTF and Affiliates
  • Principal Organizations
Parameters for hiring new graduates and applicants from out of province/country (165 KB)
16/02/2001 J. W. (Joe) Atkinson, Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
  • Deans, Faculties of Education
  • Council of Directors of Education
  • Supervisory Officers Organizations
  • Principals Organizations
  • OTF and Affiliates
  • Deputy Minister of Education
  • Design and Technology Teachers of Ontario
Decertification of Teachers with Design and Technology Qualifications (193 KB)
31/01/2001 W. Douglas Wilson, Deputy Registrar
  • Directors of Education
  • Secretaries, School Authorities
Temporary Letters of Approval – reminder when required and revised application form (258 KB)
22/12/1999 Margaret Wilson, Registrar
  • Field Services Branch, Ministry of Education
Degree Equivalent Designation on Certificates (285 KB)
01/02/1999 Margaret Wilson, Registrar Veronica Lacey, Deputy Minister of Education
  • Qualifications Evaluation Council of Ontario
  • OSSTF Certification Unit
  • OTF and Affiliates
  • MET District Offices
Qualifications Required for Teaching in French as a Second Language programs in English-Language District School Boards/School Authorities and for Teaching in Schools and Classes of French-language District School Boards/School Authorities (120 KB)
08/11/1998 Margaret Wilson, Registrar
  • Directors of Education
Collection of Membership Fees – Payroll Deductions (196 KB)
07/08/1998 Margaret Wilson, Registrar
  • Directors of Education
Requirements for Hiring Teachers (198 KB)

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