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Accreditation Committee Decision

Tyndale University College

Application for General Accreditation

Consecutive program of professional education with an area of study in the Primary/Junior and Junior/Intermediate divisions, including Primary/Junior with a focus on teaching French as a Second Language, leading to a Bachelor of Education degree

Decision of the Accreditation Committee

Initial Accreditation

For the reasons set out above, the Accreditation Committee concludes that the program offered at Tyndale University College fully satisfies Requirements 1, 1.1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 and, substantially, but does not fully satisfy Requirements 3.1, 4 and 10 of Regulation 347/02, Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs for accreditation of the following program:

  • Consecutive program of professional education with an area of study in the Primary/Junior and Junior/Intermediate divisions, including Primary/Junior with a focus on teaching French as a Second Language, leading to a Bachelor of Education degree

The Accreditation Committee therefore grants general accreditation to the program with the following conditions as noted below:

Requirement 3.1

The Director shall submit evidence acceptable to the Accreditation Committee that the program enables students of this program of professional education with a focus on teaching French as a Second Language to acquire knowledge and skills in elements 1 and 2 of Curriculum Knowledge, set out in Schedule 1.

Requirement 4

The Director shall submit evidence acceptable to the Accreditation Committee that the Ontario Curriculum (The Ontario Curriculum: French as a Second Language: Core, Grades 4–8; Extended, Grades 4–8; Immersion, Grades 1–8, 2013) is used in the program’s focus on teaching French as a Second Language for all teacher candidates.

Requirement 10

The Director shall submit evidence acceptable to the Accreditation Committee that the method courses are appropriate in relation to the subject matter to which they relate specific to its program’s focus on teaching French as a Second Language.

Summary

The Director shall submit this evidence to the College within 12 months of receipt of the Accreditation Committee’s decision. Once the Director provides information that the Accreditation Committee finds to be acceptable evidence, Requirements 3.1, 4 and 10 respectively will be fully satisfied for the program.

The Accreditation Committee accepts that the Department of Education intends to fully satisfy the conditions within the specified time period of 12 months.

Initial Plan

Notwithstanding the 12-month timeline indicated above, as required in Section 16. (1) of Regulation 347/02, Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs, the Director of the Department of Education, Tyndale University College shall submit to the Accreditation Committee, within six months after receiving the decision, a plan outlining the method and estimated time for satisfying the aforementioned conditions of accreditation, and report annually to the committee on the progress in satisfying the conditions.

The Accreditation Committee grants general accreditation to this program for a period of seven years until September 18, 2025 or for an amended period of time that is in accordance with Section 15 of Regulation 347/02, Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs.

Accreditation Committee
Ontario College of Teachers
September 18, 2018


Removal of Conditions

The Accreditation Committee issued a decision on November 30, 2018 to remove the accreditation conditions on Requirements 3.1, 4 and 10 for the consecutive program. This program is now accredited without conditions. 

In making its decision, the Committee considered, and deemed acceptable, the evidence provided by the Department of Education, Tyndale University College. 

Accreditation Committee
Ontario College of Teachers
November 30, 2018

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