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Acceptable Teaching Experience

This chart will help you determine if your teaching experience is acceptable for entry into an Additional Qualification course or to fulfill a practicum condition on your certificate. Please review the chart carefully and make note of the section that applies to your experience.

This chart contains the current requirements for acceptable teaching experience. Requirements may change without notice.

Ontario's publicly-funded schools

Recognition requirement Details
Acceptable teaching experience
  • certified to teach in Ontario
  • the experience occurred in an elementary or secondary school and...
  • teaching experience must be paid
Verified teaching experience in writing To fulfil a practicum condition, experience must be verified by a principal or a supervisory officer.
Teaching experience from a school that is authorized to operate in the jurisdiction List of all publicly funded schools in Ontario

Other schools in Ontario

(private schools, First Nations education authorities and international schools authorized by the Ontario Ministry of Education)

Recognition requirement Details
Acceptable teaching experience
  • certified to teach in Ontario
  • the experience occurred in an elementary or secondary school and...
  • teaching experience must be paid
Verified teaching experience in writing
  • For entry into Additional Qualification courses:
To fulfil a practicum condition, experience must be verified by a principal or a Supervisory Officer from Ontario’s Ministry of Education
Teaching experience must be from a school authorized to operate in the jurisdiction Private / International school (s) must be authorized by Ontario’s Ministry of Education and appear on this list

Schools outside of Ontario

Recognition requirement Details
Acceptable teaching experience
  • teaching experience was obtained after you were certified to teach in the jurisdiction where the experience was acquired or
  • after the completion of your teacher education program if the jurisdiction does not have a licensing body
  • the experience occurred in an elementary or secondary school and
  • teaching experience must be paid
Verified teaching experience in writing

For entry into Additional Qualification courses, experience must be verified by the appropriate supervisory official in the jurisdiction. If the jurisdiction does not have a supervisory official role the experience should be verified by a principal.

Please see the statement of successful teaching experience form.

Teaching experienced must be from a school authorized to operate in the jurisdiction Authorized to operate by the ministry of education or an equivalent authority in the jurisdiction

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