IN THIS ISSUE: The College turns 20
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The Standard for Great Teaching
JUNE 2017
In this edition:
The College turns 20
Student art
Myth or fact?
Engaging the public
Celebrating Great Teaching
Helpful online resources
Presenting to College Council
In your community
College Speakers Bureau
Find a Teacher
20 years of public protection
20 years of protecting the public interest
The College is celebrating 20 years of regulatory excellence. Discover the different ways in which the College has been setting the standard for great teaching in Ontario for two decades.
Student art exhibition
Student art exhibition

More than 70 schools in Ontario participated in a student art exhibition to commemorate the College’s 20th anniversary. Students created their art based on four themes: what they love about school; favourite subject; what they want to learn; and if they were a teacher. See a selection here.


Test your Knowledge about the College!
Test your knowledge!
Myth or Fact: The College has the authority to decide whether a university can offer teacher education programs.
Fact: Universities determine which programs to offer and set their own admission standards and degree requirements. The College has the authority to ensure that teacher education programs meet regulatory requirements for accreditation.
Celebrate Great Teaching
Engaging the public
This summer the College will hold focus groups with members of the public in Ottawa, Kingston, London, Sudbury, Toronto, and St. Catharines.
The purpose is to gauge the public’s knowledge of the College’s mandate, gain insight into preferred topics for professional advice to teachers, and to receive feedback from the public we serve on the accessibility of our services.
Celebrating Great Teaching.
Celebrating Great Teaching
The College sets the standards of practice and the ethical standards for Ontario’s teaching profession. See how Tom Deer, OCT, keeps indigenous culture alive by sharing his lifelong passion for languages with the next generation.
Bookmark this
Bookmark this

Visit these online resources for parents and students:

  • Exceptional Parent’s comprehensive guide for parents with children with disabilities and special needs
  • Here’s My Canada invites Canadians everywhere to express what Canada means to them in a 30-second video
  • Apps Analysis’s reviews of educational apps for students from K to 12
Address College Council
Address College Council

Do you have a topic related to the College’s work or activities that you would like to present to our Council? Council invites public presentations at its quarterly meetings and at its Annual Meeting of Members.

In the Community
In the community

The College attends events to raise awareness of its role in protecting the public interest — which includes managing risks to protect student safety — and to promote the high standards to which our members aspire.

Speakers available!
Speakers available!
Looking for a speaker for your next school council meeting?
The College Speakers Bureau can connect you with College experts who can speak about professional teaching standards and a variety of regulatory governance topics. This service is available for free across Ontario.
Find a Teacher

The College Council grants the Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT) designation to members in good standing.

Did you know you can search our public register for anyone who has been certified to teach in Ontario's publicly funded schools and verify their qualifications?