Math Proficiency Test update for Teacher Candidates

Teacher Candidates should monitor the websites of the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) and the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) for information, including FAQs and the latest updates, on the Math Proficiency Test.

What is the Math Proficiency Test?

The Math Proficiency Test is separate from the completion of an initial teacher education program.

The Ontario Government has enacted legislation that requires all individuals who complete their Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) application for a certificate on or after March 31, 2O2O, must pass a Math Proficiency Test in order to become certified with the OCT, whether or not the application was started before that date. A complete application means the OCT has received all required documentation and fees.

Teacher education candidates who are enrolled in, or have completed, a multisession program, such as a Technological Education Teacher Education program, and who complete their OCT application for a general or transitional certificate on or after March 31 , 2020, must pass the Math Proficiency Test in order to become certified, whether or not the application was started before that date.

If Ontario Teacher Candidates complete their OCT application for a certificate on or after March 31, 2020, then they will need to first complete the Math Proficiency Test requirement and be certified in Ontario before applying to another Canadian province/territory as a labour mobility candidate for certification.

Learn more about the Faculty’s understanding of the Test in a recent memo to Teacher Candidates from the Dean. Please note that information on the EQAO and OCT websites supercedes information published on the Faculty website.