How do I become a teacher in Ontario?
To teach in one of Ontario’s publicly funded elementary and secondary schools, you must have successfully completed an acceptable teacher education program and be one of our members. Here at the Ontario College of Teachers, we evaluate the qualifications and credentials of all applicants to ensure that they meet the high standards set in law for all Ontario teachers.
You can refer to our Thinking About Teaching? brochure for more information.
Educated outside of Canada? Our Applicant Eligibility Assessment Tool can help you determine how likely you are to meet the regulatory requirements for teacher certification in Ontario.
Certified in another Canadian jurisdiction? Click here for more information about Canadian Certified Teachers.