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Consecutive Bachelor of Education & Technological Education Teacher Candidates

Newly Admitted Teacher Candidates



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About the Course: Frequently Asked Questions
Registration & Payment

 Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to take this course in order to teach in Catholic Schools?
Yes. This course is only for teacher candidates and is offered in Faculties of Education during the academic year. Catholic School Boards require this course as a pre-requisite for a job interview and as a condition of employment.

Do I have to be a Catholic to be hired by a Catholic School Board?
Yes. It is the policy of Catholic School Boards to only hire Catholic teachers at the present time.

Do I require a pastoral reference to teach in a Catholic School?
Yes. Most of the Catholic Boards in Ontario will require a reference from your parish priest as part of the application process.

How will completion of this course be documented?
Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of professional learning and a final grade. The course will not appear on your official transcript.

Is this course the same as the Religious Education Part 1 Additional Qualification Course?
No. This course is required for hiring purposes by the Catholic School Boards. Most boards require teachers to take the Religious Education Part 1 Additional Qualification Course during the first two years of teaching.

Will one of my practicum placements be in a Catholic School?
Yes. OISE will do all it can to place you in a Catholic School, however due to circumstances beyond our control, considerable travel time to your practicum may be required.


If you have any further questions please email continuinged@oise.utoronto.ca

For fees, refunds, to register and for more informaton, go to:

 Teaching in Ontario's Catholic Schools (opens in a new window)


If you have any questions regarding the Teaching in Ontario's Catholic Schools course, please contact:
Email: continuinged@oise.utoronto.ca