Principals' Qualification Program - Admission Requirements
Please note that if your Certificate of Qualification does not list all of your current professional qualifications, you are advised to have it brought up to date as soon as possible. The Ontario College of Teachers makes no provision on the Certificate of Qualification for listing extra credit courses or a partially completed Master's degree program. You should inform the College of partial credits and forward to them the necessary transcripts to support your application. If you wish to have such credits considered by OISE , it will be necessary to supplement your application with copies of official transcripts (photocopies are not acceptable) and a letter from the institution indicating that the credits completed are equvialent to half a Master's. You are advised to apply early, and to forward ALL appropriate documentation so that your application may be assessed accurately, well ahead of the start of classes.
Amendments to S.44(1) of Reg.184/97 Teachers Qualifications, were filed as Reg. 135/08 in May 2008 stipulating the minimum duration of a Master’s degree as 30 credits;
“a degree for which the applicant was required to complete at least 30 graduate post-secondary credits or their equivalent, or a doctorate, where the master’s degree or doctorate is granted by an institution identified in clause (a), (b), (c) or (d) definition of “acceptable post-secondary degree” in subsection 1 (2). ”
The credits or their equivalent must have been completed by the applicant in addition to any credits that he or she was required to complete to be granted a Certificate of Qualification or Interim Certificate of Qualification. As such, an official transcript of the graduate degree must be submitted as part of the admission review process.
Prerequisites for PQP Part 1:
2. Evidence of one of the following:
3. Evidence of at least five (5) years of successful teaching experience as certified by an appropriate Supervisory Officer on the 'Certificate of Teaching Experience Form' (Found in the 'Forms & Handbooks' section of this site.
Prerequisites for PQP Part 2:
It is no longer necessary to send in a copy of your Certificate of Qualification. We have access to this information via the OCT Public Registry.