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OCT Certification

Teacher candidate working with student on tablet.In Ontario, the teaching profession is regulated by the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT). The OCT's Ethical Standards for the Teaching Profession, Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession and Professional Learning Framework describe what it means to be a member of the teaching profession in Ontario. They describe the goals, principles, and aspirations of teachers dedicated to student learning. We encourage every teacher candidate to become familiar with these documents, which can be found on the Ontario College of Teachers website.

Teachers must be members of OCT in order to work in publicly funded schools in Ontario.

UOIT's Bachelor of Education (BEd) program qualifies for certification with OCT.

BEd teacher candidates are responsible for completing the application with OCT. The process is thoroughly outlined and explained during the course of the program.

For more information, please see OCT's web page Becoming a Teacher.

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