The College appoints an accreditation panel to conduct a comprehensive review of each teacher education program including interviews and observations.
Although the College supported the general principles of this bill to improve access to professions for those educated outside Canada, many important details were left to be defined by yet undrafted regulations. Also, some provisions conflicted with the College's legal obligations.
This bill, the Education Statute Law Amendment Act (Learning to Age 18), proposed raising the leaving age and giving credit for time spent in programs offered by non-traditional educational organizations. The College, while supporting the intent, said the bill did not deal adequately with accountability and responsibility for the educational programming.
This bill was a response to an Ontario government report on identifying and preventing sexual misconduct in schools. Although the legislation was welcome, the College found significant shortcomings: no definition of sexual misconduct and two loopholes that could allow a sexual predator to remain in or return to the school system.
College suggestions on revising governance structure of the College and strengthening self-regulation in the teaching profession.
College reply to Education Minister who asked for advice on a teacher testing program. College examined how other professions and jurisdictions measured and maintained competency, consulted education stakeholders and presented 15 recommendations.
Ontario’s teaching profession regulates itself. This means that the people of Ontario trust teachers to govern their own profession using their collective specialized knowledge, skills and experience.