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How do I qualify for equivalent standing?

The College determines whether education courses are eligible for equivalent standing.

To qualify for equivalent standing a course must:

  • extend beyond the teacher education program required for initial certification
  • have been completed at an accredited teacher training institution or in an approved graduate program in teacher education
  • match the content of the Additional Qualification course for which equivalent standing is being requested
  • represent at least 125 hours of study
  • contain a concentrated study of teaching methodology appropriate for curriculum in Ontario elementary and/or secondary schools.

There is a non-refundable fee for equivalency assessments. Equivalency is not granted based on academic (non-pedagogical) courses or experience. Please note: Equivalent Standing is intended for approved teacher education coursework completed at an institution outside of Ontario.

To apply, please go to the Forms section on our web site. Alternatively, provide a mailing address or fax number and we'll mail you an application form.

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