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Consecutive Bachelor of Education & Technological Education Teacher Candidates

Current Teacher Candidates


To teach in Ontario's publicly funded schools, you will need to become a member of the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT)  and receive an Ontario teaching certificate. If you have questions about the process, in December, as part of the Professional Preparation Conference, the OCT offers information sessions on the registration process to obtain your Ontario teaching license.

**The steps below must all be complete before September 1, 2015


The OCT (Ontario College or Teachers) application process (in brief):

►1. You apply to the OCTopen new window - Ontario College of Teacher on-line

2. You send the required documents to the OCT (per their instructions).

3. You arrange to have your previous degree transcript sent directly from the University you attended either by directly contacting the university or if you attended an Ontario University by using the OUAC link that is part of the OCT application.

4. You arrange to have your B.Ed. or Dipl. Tech. Ed transcript sent to the OCT after graduation/convocation. Please note that the University of Toronto does not send your transcript automatically, you must arrange to have your Teacher Education transcript sent directly to the OCT.  

5. The final step in OCT certification is the Report from Faculty/Electronic recommendation sent by us directly to the OCT – this is an electronic file that is sent using an identifier, which is your OCT number.
This "Recommendation" also known as "Report from Faculty" will be sent upon successful completion of the program;

but only if you have provided us with your OCT Number (you receive this when you apply to the OCT).

email your request to admitted@oise.utoronto.ca , along with:

  • your 6 digit OCT application number
  • your full name
  • your birthdate
  • program you completed and year convocated
  • your teaching Divisions  and subjects if applicable




If you have any questions, please contact:
OISE Registrar's Office, Initial Teacher Education, Admitted Students Unit
Telephone: 416-978-4300 | Email: admitted@oise.utoronto.ca


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