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Providing an acceptable alternative to structured practical training

Classification: Non-Health

Regulatory Body

Ontario College of TEACHERS

Ontario College of TEACHERS


This practice describes an approach to providing alternatives to required practical training.

The Ontario College of Teachers (OCT ) requires that an acceptable teacher education program include a minimum of 40 days of practice teaching supervised by the program's provider.

To provide an acceptable alternative for applicants who complete programs that do not have this practical training, the OCT accepts evidence of one year of teaching experience following certification in another jurisdiction.

Value to Regulator

  • Helps to ensure adherence to published criteria, policies and procedures.
  • Helps to accommodate diverse needs of applicants.
  • Makes registration process more efficient and less complicated; timelines are improved, unnecessary steps are eliminated, use of resources is optimized.
  • Helps to prevent potential for unintended or differential impact on non-traditional applicants.

Value for Applicants

  • Resources and alternative ways to meet registration requirements are available to applicants.
  • Enables applicants to meet registration requirements in more efficient way; process is streamlined and registration requirements are relevant and fair.

Duties from Registration Practices Assessment Guides

This practice falls under the following duties from the Registration Practices Assessment Guides:

  • Fairness
  • Fairness

Profession's Membership Size

Large (more than 10,000 members)

Date of publication:

May 31, 2013