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Prerequisites and registration requirements

Registration is done online. Prerequisites and registration requirements are listed on the course description page of each course.

Once registration is closed, you can register by downloading and printing the registration form. (No enrolment will be accepted after the beginning of the course.)

Before your registration can be processed, you must provide the supporting documentation listed under the pertinent program below.  The supporting documentation can be sent by e-mail to: 

educprog@uOttawa.ca

One-session Additional qualifications

Candidate must:

Be a member in good standing of the Ontario College of Teachers

Honour specialist (AQ)

Candidate must:

Be a member in good standing of the Ontario College of Teachers.

Hold an undergraduate degree of 120 units, of which 54 are in the subject specialty (chosen teaching subject), with a minimum 70% (B) average, or the equivalent.

Possess at least two years of teaching experience, with at least one year in the specialization sought. The statement of experience form is available online.

NOTE.  If you’re applying to the Honour Specialist AQ program for general science, you must have a minimum of one full-year university course in each of biology, chemistry, and physics.  If you wish to register for the Foundations course for the Honour Specialist, please choose the 'teaching subject' for the appropriate course.  You will automatically be registered for the Foundations course.

Three-session Additional qualifications

Part I

Candidate must:

Be a member in good standing of the Ontario College of Teachers.

Part II

Candidate must:

Be a member in good standing of the Ontario College of Teachers.

Provide proof of Part I on the Certificate of Qualification and Registration from the Ontario College of Teachers.

Submit a completed statement of experience, signed by the appropriate school board supervisory officer certifying the candidate has successfully taught for a minimum of one year, or the equivalent (194 days of supply teaching).

The statement of experience form is available online.          

Part III (Specialist)

Candidate must:

Be a member in good standing of the Ontario College of Teachers.

Provide proof of Part II on the Certificate of Qualification and Registration from the Ontario College of Teachers.

Submit a completed statement of experience, signed by the appropriate school board supervisory officer certifying the candidate has successfully taught for a minimum of two years, with at least one in the specialization sought.

The statement of experience form is available online.

Additional basic qualifications

Primary division

Candidate must:

Be a member in good standing of the Ontario College of Teachers

OR be referred by the Ontario College of Teachers (for candidates who hold a teacher’s certificate or permit from another province or country).

Junior division

Candidate must:

Be a member in good standing of the Ontario College of Teachers

OR be referred by the Ontario College of Teachers (for candidates who hold a teacher’s certificate or permit from another province or country).

Intermediate division

Candidate must:

Be a member in good standing of the Ontario College of Teachers

OR be referred by the Ontario College of Teachers (for candidates who hold a teacher’s certificate or permit from another province or country).

Provide an official transcript* showing successful completion of at least four one-term undergraduate university courses (12 units) in the chosen teaching subject.

NOTE: If you wish to register for the 'Foundations' course for the ABQ Intermediate division, please choose the 'teaching subject' for the appropriate course.  You will automatically be registered for the 'Foundations' course.

*Original transcript document bearing institution seal showing grades obtained (graduates of University of Ottawa are not required to provide transcripts).

Senior division

Candidate must:

Be a member in good standing of the Ontario College of Teachers

OR be referred by the Ontario College of Teachers (for candidates who hold a teacher’s certificate or permit from another province or country).

Provide an official transcript* showing successful completion of at least six one-term undergraduate university courses (18 units) in the chosen teaching subject.

NOTE: If you wish to register for the 'Foundations' course for the ABQ Senior division, please choose the 'teaching subject' for the appropriate course.  You will automatically be registered for the 'Foundations' course.

*Original transcript document bearing institution seal showing grades obtained (graduates of University of Ottawa are not required to provide transcripts).

For information on teaching students who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH), please consult the information on the program for teaching students who are deaf or hard of hearing on the French version of this website. You can also visit the Ontario College of Teacher’s information page on requirements for becoming certified to teach DHH students.

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