|The Ontario College of Teachers requires both a criminal record check and a criminal record declaration by the applicant as necessary components of registration for new applicants.
|The costs associated with the provision of the criminal record check and any appeals are to be borne by the applicant.
|All positive reports of criminal offences will be examined by the Ontario College of Teachers' Registrar to determine whether the record of offence(s) is relevant to the applicant's honesty, integrity and/or suitability to practise the profession and whether the offence(s) constitute reasonable grounds for refusal to issue a certificate of qualification and registration, or to impose terms, conditions or limitations on registration, in accordance with Section 18(2) of the Ontario College of Teachers Act.
|Applicants for registration by the Ontario College of Teachers will be advised of the reasons for the decisions of the OCT Registrar to refuse certification or to impose terms, conditions or limitations and that appeals to these decisions will be determined in accordance with Part III of the Ontario College of Teachers Act.
|Questions regarding the policy should be directed to the Ontario College of Teachers.
|a certificate of birth or baptism, or other acceptable proof of the date and place of birth;
|a certificate of change of name where applicable;
|proof of freedom from active tuberculosis (Ont. Reg. 184/97);
|be able to demonstrate an acceptable level of fluency and accuracy in spoken and written English; and/or attend an interview and/or submit a written résumé if requested;
|have a basic level of computer skills.
|a full résumé
|evidence of academic qualifications satisfactory to the University
|There are two streams in this program.
|Design and Technology Stream
|Candidates must hold a degree from a recognized university and proven aptitude. The degree must include at least three credits in an academic teachable subject. Candidates also must have a definite interest and experience in technology.
Technological Studies Stream Candidates Holding a Degree
Applicants who hold a degree from a recognized university must meet the following admission requirements:
|Competence in one area of Technological Studies at both the basic and related advanced level or both areas of Technological Studies at the basic level.
|a combination of education related to the area or areas of technological studies selected as options in the program of professional education beyond that referred to in clause (a) and business or industrial experience in the area or areas of technological studies selected as options in the program of technological studies that totals five years, including at least 2 years of wage-earning experience, no less than 16 months of which is continuous employment
|at least 3700 hours of wage-earning experience and successful completion of a post-secondary education program acceptable to the College of Teachers that includes at least 24 months of academic studies, if the wage-earning experience and the education program are related to the area or areas of technological studies selected as options in the program of professional education.
|A Certificate of Qualification (trade certificate/licence) from the regulated and provincially licenced trades that is associated with manufacturing, transportation, or construction, or equivalent work related experience for hospitality services, technological design and communications.
|Work experience must be supported by sworn statements or official documents on company letterhead from personnel managers and/or other appropriate persons and must specify the nature of the work and experience, and years and months of experience. Experience must be in the subject area or areas in which the teacher candidate wishes to teach.
Self-employed applicants must provide an official sworn statement attesting to the specific nature and duration of their work experience, including a letter from their accountant. They will also be interviewed by which they will be able to demonstrate or prove their competency in a specific technology area.
Technological Studies Stream Candidates Not Holding a Degree
Applicants holding a minimum of a two-year diploma from a College of Applied Arts and Technology or equivalent (a minimum of 16 months post-secondary education), and meeting all other admissions criteria as outlined above, may be considered for admission to the Technological Studies stream.
Preference will be given to those applicants who hold a degree. Those admitted without a degree will be eligible to receive a Certificate in Education.
Enterprise Education Intermediate/Senior (Grades 7-12)
Candidates must have at least five credits, averaging 75 percent, in one teachable area (see Clarification of Teachable Subjects for Business Studies) and three credits, averaging 70 percent, in a second teachable subject as listed under program components. During the pre-service year, each candidate will participate in two tutorials, one in each teachable subject.
French Teaching Specialization Intermediate/Senior (Grades 7-12)
Admission is limited to students enrolled at the University of Waterloo and Brock University with a major in French. For details see the Co-ordinator, French Teaching Specialization.
Native Teacher Education
Aboriginal candidates who hold an undergraduate degree may apply to the regular pre-service education program.
Primary/Junior Certificate Program
Aboriginal candidates may be admitted to this program with Grade 12 or equivalent.
Native as a Second Language Certificate Program
Candidates must be fluent in a Native language.
|Teaching methods designed to meet individual needs of pupils
|The acts and regulations governing education
|A review of the curriculum guidelines related to all of the divisions and a study of curriculum development
|At least 10 weeks of practical experience in schools. Enterprise Education teacher candidates will also complete at least 4 weeks practicum in a community or business organization.
|Candidates specializing in Grades 4-10 must identify one teachable subject at the Junior/Intermediate level. Depending on their undergraduate major, Junior/Intermediate certification recommendations will be as follows:
French (second language)
Physical and Health Education
Candidates specializing in Grades 7-12 must select two teachable subjects (two tutorials in the range of EDUC 8P65-8P90, 8F76) at the Intermediate/Senior level. Teaching subjects offered are as follows:
Business Studies/Marketing and Entrepreneurial Studies
Business Studies-Information Management
English (first language)
French (second language)
Physical and Health Education
Religious Education (Roman Catholic)
Technological Education Methodology courses are offered at the Basic (grades 9 and 10) level and the Advanced (grades 11 and 12) level and consist of 40 contact hours. Students are placed in a Basic or Advanced course according to their technological background and ability.
Teaching subjects offered are as follows:
Electronic Communications Technology
Graphic Communications Technology
Live Communications Technology
Computer Engineering Technology
Computer and Information Technology
Commercial Construction Technology
Industrial Construction Technology
Recreational Construction Technology
Residential Construction Technology
Travel and Accommodation
Manufacturing Process Technology
Process and Production Planning Technology
Product Design Technology
Child Care Services
Geriatric Care Services
Health Care Services
Personal Grooming Services
Design Systems Technology
Problem Solving Technology
Real World Applications of Technology
Freight Transportation Systems Technology
Mass Transit Systems Technology
Personal Transportation Technology
Candidates in the Design and Technology stream must take EDUC 8R98 as the first teachable subject and select a second teachable subject from EDUC 8P65-8P90 or EDUC 8F76 (if French as a teachable) (Schedule A of Ont. Reg. 184, Ontario Teacher Qualifications.)
Clarification of Teachable Subjects
|For Business Studies (Accounting, Data Processing, Marketing and Merchandising, Information Management), all candidates must provide evidence of having current knowledge of computer applications in business. This can be evidenced on the university transcript, the Work Experience Profile or other supplementary material. To have a first teachable subject, candidates require two credits from the specified subject area and an additional three credits from either the specified or other business studies subject(s). A second teachable subject requires two credits from the specified subject area and a third credit from either that area or other business studies subjects.
|For Dramatic Arts, all credits except one to support the teachable subject, must be of the production or performance type, in areas such as acting, film/stage directing, broadcasting. Only one credit may be of the dramatic literature or dramatic arts history type.
|For French as a Second Language, teacher candidates taking EDUC 8F76 as one of their tutorials must select a second tutorial.
|For History candidates must have the equivalent of at least one credit in Canadian history.
|For Physical and Health Education, Junior/Intermediate, candidates must present tow physical education credits that are action-based, as well as one health studies credit. For Intermediate/Senior, candidates must present two physical education credits that are action-based, two health studies credits, and one credit from either kinesiology, health studies, or physical education
|For Science-General, Junior/Intermediate, candidates must present a minimum of three credits from biology, chemistry and physics, including two credits in one of the areas and a third credit in one of the remaining areas. For Intermediate/ Senior, as a first teachable subject, the five credits must be from at least two of biology, chemistry and physics. As a second teachable subject, an additional three credits must be from at least two of biology, chemistry and physics.
|Primary/Junior level (grades K-6)
|Junior/Intermediate level (grades 4-10)
|Intermediate/Senior level (grades 7-12)
|d)Intermediate/Senior - Technological Education (grades 7-12)
Intermediate/Senior - Enterprise Education (grades 7-12)
The program requirements as outlined may met through the successful completion of a combination of compulsory and optional courses. For full-time teacher candidates, these courses are co-requisite and must be taken concurrently.
Note: teacher candidates will be required to attend some off-campus courses and programs. Transportation to these courses and programs is the responsibility of the teacher candidate.