Frequently Asked Questions
What are Basic Qualifications?
A: These are the qualifications teachers receive after their
initial teacher education program. To be licensed to teach in Ontario, teachers
need expertise in two consecutive divisions: primary/junior or junior/intermediate
Division - Grades
- primary - Junior Kindergarten to 3
- junior - 4 to 6
- intermediate - 7 to 10
- senior - 11 and 12
Since teachers in primary and junior divisions teach all subjects, there are
no subject requirements.
Teachers in junior/intermediate must have expertise in one subject specialization
in the intermediate division.
Teachers in intermediate/senior division must have expertise in one subject
in each division.
There is a list of subjects in the Requirements for Becoming a General Education
Teacher in Ontario, which you can
download from this site.