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Academic Records

You must arrange for your university to send to the College academic records for all the degrees and programs listed on your application form. The College will base its evaluation on these records.

The College understands that, in Pakistan, educational records are called marksheets or marks cards and that the original is issued only once. If the marksheets are lost or stolen, you can apply to the university for a duplicate.

You must present these original records to the College at the walk-in centre or send them by mail (the College will return them to you):

  • marksheets for each year or term for each degree listed on your application form
  • marksheets for each year or term of your teacher education program
  • the degree scroll for every program on your application.

Statement of Professional Standing

A Statement of Professional Standing is required from the country, province or state where you completed your teacher education program, and from any other country, province or state where you are or have been certified to teach.

The College understands that Statements of Professional Standing are not issued in Pakistan.

Instead, you must arrange for the head of the last school where you taught in an elementary or secondary school Pakistan to send a letter of reference directly to the College. The letter must be current. It must list the dates and length of your employment as a teacher and say that you were never suspended for any disciplinary reason and that your conduct was satisfactory.


Verification letters

You must arrange for the university to send a verification letter to the College from the university (or affiliated college) for your teacher education program and for each degree listed on your application.

Verification letters issued by the university must be signed by one of the following:

  • Registrar
  • Deputy Registrar
  • Assistant Registrar
  • Controller of Examinations
  • Assistant Controller of Examinations

Verification letters issued by the affiliated college must be signed by one of the following:

  • Principal
  • Director

Note: The verification letter is only acceptable from the affiliated college if the name of the college is indicated on the application form, degree scroll or marksheets.

The verification letters must confirm:

  • dates you attended and length of program
  • course content and hours or units of study, if not on the marksheets
  • name of the degree and the date on which it was awarded
  • for your teacher education program, the number of weeks and the grade levels and subjects you taught in the supervised practice teaching.

Teaching Certificate

You must send a photocopy of your teaching certificates from all jurisdictions where you are or have been authorized to teach. This applies even if you have never taught there.

The College understands that teaching certificates are not issued in Pakistan. Instead, we will accept your letter of reference (Statement of Professional Standing) as a teaching certificate.


Pakistan Education Overview

You will find below information on the education system in Pakistan as well as some general outcomes of the evaluation of teacher education programs completed in Pakistan. 

While we have made every effort to ensure that the material on this site is accurate at the time of posting, there may be changes of which the College is not yet aware. The information provided is general and should not be considered as an individual assessment of your file.

The information below is organized in the following way:

  • description of teacher education in Pakistan
  • general credential assessment outcome for applicants who have completed teacher education programs in Pakistan.

Teacher Education

The Primary Teaching Certificate (PTC) is offered at the secondary school level (Standard 10) and prepares teachers to teach Grades 1 to 5. Programs completed at the secondary school level are not acceptable to the College.

The Certificate in Teaching (CT) prepares teachers to teach all levels and subjects up to Grade 8 and requires one year of study after Grade 12.

Secondary school teachers in Pakistan obtain a Bachelor of Education degree. The Bachelor of Education program requires one year of study following a minimum of a three-year Bachelor degree. Generally, the Bachelor of Education program prepares teachers to teach Grades 5 to 10. However, since the methodology coursework is subject specific and not generalist training, it is appropriate for the granting of the Intermediate division in Ontario.

Language Proficiency

To satisfy the language proficiency requirement, the College requires a verification letter from the institution where the teacher education program was completed confirming that the entire teacher education program was completed in English or French. 

Alternatively, you can provide evidence of acceptable language proficiency in one of the four approved ways.

This is for information purposes only. Each application will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Summary

Many applicants who have completed their teacher education programs in Pakistan meet the College’s registration requirements for certification. Some applicants may be required to complete additional teacher education coursework that will be listed as conditions on the certificate.

To be eligible for certification, you will still have to meet the academic, language proficiency and suitability requirements for certification.

This is for information purposes only. Each application will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

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