Becoming a Teacher
This document reflects input from a variety of groups from Ontario education stakeholders.
This questionnaire helps internationally educated teachers determine how likely they are to meet the regulatory requirements for teacher certification in Ontario.
Overview of programs, strategies and practices that lead to a high-quality practicum experience for teacher candidates.
The Ontario College of Teachers receives applications for certification from thousands of people from more than 100 different countries each year. These applications are evaluated to ensure Ontario’s academic, professional and language proficiency requirements are met.
Requirements for teacher certification differ around the world. Even if you have
taught in another country, you may not currently meet the academic, professional and/or language proficiency requirements for certification in Ontario.
Report on the procedures the College uses to certify teachers. Submitted for 2012 as required to the Office of the Fairness Commissioner.
This Fair Registration Practices Report was produced as required by:
-the Fair Access to Regulated Professions Act (FARPA) s. 20 and 23(1), for regulated professions named in Schedule 1 of FARPA
-the Health Professions Procedural Code set out in Schedule 2 of the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) s. 22.7 (1) and 22.9(1), for health colleges.
The Ontario College of Teachers - the regulatory body for teachers - has a professional designation for all Ontario teachers in good standing... a first for teachers in Canada.
Report of the two-year review of teachers' qualifications, including 66 recommendations to the government for changing and updating courses for pre-service and in-service teacher education.
If you are applying to become an Ontario certified teacher, you will want to watch this registration tutorial video. Presented by College Registrar and Chief Executive Officer Michael Salvatori, OCT, it contains helpful tips and advice to guide you step-by-step through the process of applying online.
A workbook for teachers to use on their own.
This review of the language competencies required of teachers for effective professional practice reveals that teachers’ language competencies are diverse and extensive.
Cases and questions to guide the discussion, a guide for facilitators, and a workbook to map the cases back to the standards.
Ethical dilemmas and a framework for decision making.
A script, Recreational Mutiny, presents a principal’s dilemma. Discussion and reflection guide included.
Lays out context and structure of the resource kit.
A two-sided poster listing the standards of practice and ethical standards that are the foundation of teaching in Ontario.
Brochure for high school students outlining the qualities, education and experience you need to become a teacher.
Another cohort of new teachers swelled the ranks of Ontario’s 30,000+ teachers unable to find regular teaching jobs in 2012. Read our exclusive survey for all the details.
This report is a supplement to the Transition to Teaching study report for 2012.
Surplus Ontario teachers queue up for years to secure full employment.
This report is a supplement to the Transition to Teaching study report for 2013.
Ontario’s Transition to Teaching study focuses on job search outcomes, early-career experiences and professional development of newly licensed teachers.
This report is a supplement to the Transition to Teaching study report for 2014.
The Transition to Teaching surveys include samples of all individuals recently licensed to teach in the province of Ontario.
This report is a supplement to the Transition to Teaching study report for 2016.