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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 2 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 3 4 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.” 5 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. 6 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! 7 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. 8 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 9 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) 10 “Getting a Good Foundation” 11 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 12 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 13 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) 14 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 15 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. 16 Other Ways to Get Involved Volunteering for or helping out with charity work Coaching Tutoring Hospital work Anything to show your a committed individual 17 “To get through the hardest journey, we need to take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping” -Chinese Proverbs 18 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 19 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 20 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. 21 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 22 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 23 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 24 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 25 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 26 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 27 Teacher’s College at Consecutive B.Ed/Concurrent B.Ed Primary/Junior (K6) Junior/Intermediate (310) One Subject Intermediate/Senior (712) Two subjects *Choose the subjects when applying 28 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 29 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. 30 “Getting Certified” 31 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 32 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 33 Application Fees OCT fees: Fee (educated in Ontario) $140 Registration Annual Membership fee $120 34 Ontario College of Teachers Informative brochure can be found at: http://www.oct.ca/publications/pdf/tabat_e. pdf 35 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 36 Other Career Opportunities 37 Becoming a Professor Ph.D. High grade point average Published writings Apply to university 38 High-School Principal Undergraduate degree Teaching experience Certification in 3 of 4 teaching divisions Additional qualifications/Master’s degree Principal’s qualification program 39 Concurrent: Job Opportunities Law, Social Work, Journalism 40 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. 41 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!! 42 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 43 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. 44 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! 45 46 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 47
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