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					The SOS Presents...

How To Pursue A
Career In Teaching
              Presented by:
        Anjali Lobo, Shane Klein
        and Robert Moscaritolo

Special Thanks to Anjali Lobo For creating
          the PowerPoint Slides
                           Agenda
   Introduction
       What is a Teacher?
       Why Teach?
       Famous Teachers & Quotes
       5 Easy Steps to Becoming a Teacher
   Steps To Becoming a Teacher
     Brief Overview
     Pre-Teacher’s College
     Teacher’s College
     Post Teacher’s College

   Conclusion
     Other Career Opportunities
     Teaching abroad
     Concurrent Interview Success Tips
     Questions & Guest Speaker
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           What is a Teacher?
   “Everybody who is anybody was taught how
    to be somebody by a teacher” – Anonymous

    Teachers are...

    •Educators
    •Advisors
    •Mentors
    •Role Models

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                   Why Teach?
   Inspiring those around you

   Sharing your passion with others

   Making a difference in your community

   “A hundred years from now it will not matter what my
    bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the
    kind of car I drove...but the world may be different
    because I was important in the life of a child.”
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                    Some Famous
                   Influential People
   Sir Isaac Newton (1643
    – 1727)
       Famous for describing to the world
        what that mysterious force is which
        keeps us on the ground!


   Mother Teresa (1910 –
    1997)
       Taught the world how to care for
        the poor unconditionally as a true
        humanitarian.
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   Now that we have hopefully motivated
    everyone to become inspirational
    teachers, we will tell you how to become
    one!

   It can be done in exactly 5 steps!




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          5 Easy Steps to Becoming a
             Teacher in Ontario…
Step 1: Get a well           Step 2:      Step 3: Decide what level and subject
rounded high school          Gather       you’d like to teach. Explore the university
education, including         experience   and faculty programs to see which ones
good marks in                working      suit you.
mathematics,                 with         Teachers in Ontario must earn
science and liberal          children.    qualifications in two consecutive divisions
arts.
                                          in their teachers education program.

      YOU ARE NOW A
   CERTIFIED TEACHER IN
        ONTARIO!!                          Step 4: Earn a postsecondary degree and
                                           a Bachelor of Education degree or
Step 5: Apply to become a member of        equivalent. To teach Grades 7 to 10, you
the Ontario College of Teachers. Once      need to qualify as an expert in one
the College certifies you, you can seek    subject. To teach Grades 11 and 12, you
employment in Ontario’s schools .          must be qualified to teach two subjects.

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         What Kind of Teacher Do
            You Want to Be?
   If interested in teaching in the Primary/Junior
    (Kindergarten to Grade 3) or the Junior/Intermediate
    (Grades 4 -10) levels you require a 3 year degree (90
    credits). Expert in 1 teaching subject.
   If interested in teaching at the Intermediate/ Senior Level
    you require a 4 year honours degree (120 Credits). Expert
    in 2 teaching subjects.
   If interested in teaching at the university level, require a
    PhD plus years of research experience


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Overview (3 Stages)

   Stage 1: Pre-Teachers College
           Undergraduate degree
             Conservative  3 years
             Concurrent
   Stage 2: Teacher’s College
           1-year teacher education program
   Stage 3: Post-Teacher’s College
           apply to the Ontario Teacher’s College for
            certification & New Teacher Induction Program
            (NTIP)

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“Getting a Good Foundation”




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What you need to become a teacher

   To teach in Ontario you need to complete 3
    years of full-time study leading to a post-
    secondary degree
   This is followed by a 1 year
    Bachelors of Education degree
   Technological education
    teachers require 5 years of
    work experience

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Teaching in Elementary Schools
   Elementary school teachers
    teach most school subjects
   University: specialize in one
    or two subjects from the
    elementary school
    curriculum (ie. English,
    History, Science or Math)
   Courses in psychology, child
    development or sociology of
    the family are helpful
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Teaching in Secondary Schools
               Secondary school teachers
                require academic credentials in
                at least two subject areas
               In University major and minor
                in 2 of the following: Science
                (Physics, Chemistry or
                Biology), Math, English,
                Religious Studies, Philosophy,
                History, etc.
               Take an Honours degree if you
                want to be a subject specialist
                (Teach Grades 11 & 12)
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           Gaining Experience
   Volunteer in/at:
      Schools (Elementary or High School)
      Community Centers
      Recreation Centers
      Religious Programs
   Application process requires completion of a
    personal statement indicating all
    volunteer / work experience

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The Best Ways to Get Involved
   Volunteer with students in age group you want to teach

   Ideal experience would be in a classroom setting, as a
    teaching assistant for example.

   Working with groups related with issues of social equity
    and justice, example SAINTS (Students Against Injustice
    Never Tire Society) at my old high school.




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Other Ways to Get Involved
   Volunteering for or
    helping out with charity
    work
   Coaching
   Tutoring
   Hospital work
   Anything to show your
    a committed individual

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“To get through the hardest journey, we need to take only
    one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping”
                                                 -Chinese Proverbs




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      General vs. Technological
   General Teachers require a degree as
    mentioned previously.
   Technological Teachers on the other hand
    can teach if they have a minimum of at
    least 5 working experience in a field.
   For example mechanics can teach at the
    college or high-school level

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       Concurrent Education vs.
        Consecutive Education
   The Concurrent Education
    Program allows teacher
    candidates to pursue an
    undergraduate degree at the
    same time as a Bachelor of
    Education
   The Consecutive Education
    Program is designed for those
    candidates who have already
    obtained their undergraduate
    degree
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Consecutive Education Program
   Students can apply in the last year of
    their degree, or after graduating.
 Can complete program on a part time
(3 years) or full time (1 year) basis.
   Approximately 7000 students compete for
    about 700 spaces (York U). About a 10%
    acceptance rate.
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Concurrent Education Program
   Students usually apply by the end of the first or
    second years of their undergraduate degrees.
   Bachelor of Education is completed at the same
    time as your bachelor degree.
   Must be completed in 5 years
   Take a stop-over year in 3rd or 4th year to focus
    strictly on courses for your bachelors degree, not
    teaching degree

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            Teacher Education
            Application Service
   Should use TEAS to apply for admission to a
    teacher’s college
   Leads to OCT Certificate of Qualification in a
    consecutive program at an Ontario faculty of
    education
   Apply online to teachers college though TEAS
     www.ouac.com/teas




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                Application Fees
   For TEAS: $110 for 3 choices of
    Faculties of Education, and $35
    for each additional application
   $8 per transcript
   Each institution also has additional
    supplemental fees 




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Teachers Education Program
Brock University                        Queen’s University
    oSt. Catharines                         oKingston
    owww.brocku.ca/registrar/admissions     owww.educ.queensu.ca

Charles Sturt University               Redeemer University
    oBurlington                            oAncaster
    owww.charlessturt.ca                   owww.redeemer.ca/BEd

Lakehead University                    University of Ontario Institute of
    oThunder Bay                       Technology
    owww.admissions.lakeheadu.ca           oOshawa
                                           owww.education.uoit.ca
University of Toronto
    oToronto                           University of Ottawa
    owww.oise.utoronto.ca/admissions       oOttawa
                                           owww.education.uottawa.ca



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Teachers Education Program
University of Western Ontario   Tyndale University
    oLondon                         oToronto
    owww.edu.uwo.ca                 owww.tyndale.ca/university/education

Laurentian University           University of Windsor
    oSudbury                        oWindsor
    owww.laurentian.ca              owww.uwindsor.ca/edfac

Niagara University              Wilfred Laurier University
    oNiagara                         oWaterloo
    owww.niagara.edu/teach           owww.wlu.ca/education

Nipissing University            York University
     oNorth Bay                      oToronto
     owww.nipissingu.ca              owww.edu.yorku.ca

Trent University
     oPeterborough
     owww.trentu.ca/education
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Teacher’s College at
Consecutive B.Ed/Concurrent B.Ed
 Submission of
   the online TEAS
   Supplementary Information     Forms (Cover
    Page, Experience Summary, Experience
    Profile, Personal Statement)
   two reference forms and letters
   transcripts
   test results for English proficiency
   Interview



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Teacher’s College at

Consecutive B.Ed/Concurrent B.Ed
 Primary/Junior (K6)
 Junior/Intermediate (310)
    One Subject
 Intermediate/Senior (712)
    Two subjects

  *Choose the subjects when
  applying
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    Consecutive Program Continued...
   Requirements:
      Fill out an application form through the Teacher
       Education Application Service (TEAS)
       http://www.ouac.on.ca/teas/index.html
      This is similar to OUAC when applying to Universities
       and Colleges in high school
      Overall Grade Point Average of at Least a B (6 / 9 on
       York’s Scale)
      2 Reference Letters
      Personal Statement (Why do you want to be a teacher)
      Experience summary of all volunteer and community
       involvment
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    Concurrent Program Continued...
   Teaching Practicum required each year,
    this is where students teach a high-
    school class once a week for duration of
    the school year
   Requires a minimum C+ overall GPA
    (York) for admission
   Personal statement, 2 reference letters,
    personal profile and interview all part of
    the application process.
   Everyone who applies gets an interview
    unlike applying to medical school for
    example.
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“Getting Certified”



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     Ontario College of Teachers
What is OCT??
   The OCT was established by legislation to serve
    and protect the public interest through certifying,
    governing and enforcing the standards of
    practice for the teaching profession
   Teachers in publicly funded schools (and some
    private schools) must be members in good
    standing with the OCT


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     Ontario College of Teachers
   Functions:
     set out clear standards of practice
     provide for ongoing education of teachers
     investigate complaints involving members
     conduct hearings about professional
      misconduct
     take appropriate disciplinary action
     accredit teacher education programs




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Application Fees
   OCT fees:
                Fee (educated in Ontario)  $140
     Registration
     Annual Membership fee  $120




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     Ontario College of Teachers

   Informative brochure can be found at:
    http://www.oct.ca/publications/pdf/tabat_e.
    pdf




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     Teaching Outside of Ontario
   There are many opportunities for Canadian
    teachers to teach abroad
   Many of the Colleges offer international courses
    and programs to help support and encourage
    teachers to teach abroad
   Should check with each faculty separately




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       Other
Career Opportunities




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      Becoming a Professor
 Ph.D.
 High grade point average
 Published writings
 Apply to university




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         High-School Principal

 Undergraduate degree
 Teaching experience
 Certification in 3 of 4 teaching
  divisions
 Additional qualifications/Master’s degree
 Principal’s qualification program



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Concurrent: Job Opportunities




   Law, Social Work, Journalism

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          5 Easy Steps to Becoming a
             Teacher in Ontario…
Step 1: Get a well           Step 2:      Step 3: Decide what level and subject
rounded high school          Gather       you’d like to teach. Explore the university
education, including         experience   and faculty programs to see which ones
good marks in                working      suit you.
mathematics,                 with         Teachers in Ontario must earn
science and liberal          children.    qualifications in two consecutive divisions
arts.
                                          in their teachers education program.

      YOU ARE NOW A
   CERTIFIED TEACHER IN
        ONTARIO!!                          Step 4: Earn a postsecondary degree and
                                           a Bachelor of Education degree or
Step 5: Apply to become a member of        equivalent. To teach Grades 7 to 10, you
the Ontario College of Teachers. Once      need to qualify as an expert in one
the College certifies you, you can seek    subject. To teach Grades 11 and 12, you
employment in Ontario’s schools .          must be qualified to teach two subjects.

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Remember…
 You may need more
    than only good      An Interview may
 marks to gain entry    be required, with
  into the faculty of   a points system
      education!!         that weighs
                           marks and
                            volunteer
                          experience.

    Be prepared to
     COMPETE!!


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    Tips For The Concurrent Program
           Interview (at York)
   The interview itself lasts approximately 20
    minutes

   Interviewed by 2 individuals, not necessarily
    from York’s Faculty of Education

   During the interview, one individual strictly asks
    questions where the other individual strictly
    observes and notes everything your saying
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      Interview Tips Continued...
   Initially your asked to share a personal
    experience or event which influenced your
    decision to become a teacher

   This lasts about 5 minutes, make it personal and
    speak passionately about it.

   Asked specific questions about the type of
    volunteer work you indicated in your profile.

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      Interview Tips Continued...
   You might be asked to think of a time you
    witnessed an issue of injustice or equity in your
    volunteer or work experience and what you
    learned from it

   You will be asked to think of a current issue /
    debate topic in education right now and discuss
    it as well as give your opinion of it.

   Just be prepared to talk about yourself!

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For More Information:
 http://www.oct.ca/become_a_teacher/
 http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/general/list/f
  aculty.html
 http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/teacher/em
  ploy.html
 http://www.ouac.on.ca/teas/teas-fees.html




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