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Initial teacher education – what people learn to become teachers – has undergone significant and exciting change in Ontario.
Beginning on September 1, 2015, the initial teacher education program at Ontario’s faculties of education expanded to four-semesters and includes 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.
Please watch this space for information updates and announcements.
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