- It is not possible to transfer from the alternative, three-year program to the regular, two-year program.
If you hold or will receive an undergraduate university degree prior to entering the program and are considering obtaining Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT) designation, first check the requirements below. Your eligibility depends on the type of degree obtained, your academic average, prerequisite courses for the teaching subject, the French proficiency test, and other requirements. As the number of places is limited, admission is offered to the applicants with the best scores, in accordance with registration targets for each teaching subject and division. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
Must be accredited by an official body such as a provincial ministry of education, the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche scientifique (MESRS), or the national ministry of education in your country. These are the only ministries that are authorized to issue a university degree. Your program must have been accredited when you received your degree.
- In Canada: University bachelor’s degree of at least 90 credits or specialized four-year bachelor’s degree from an Ontario college.
- Foreign institutions: University degree of 180 ECTS credits in a single program, issued by a university (e.g. licence, engineering degree).
We do not accept the following foreign degrees or diplomas:
- Diplôme d’État issued by an institution that is not authorized to grant a university degree
- So-called "university level" degrees not provided in a university
- BAC + 3 (or more) degree from a higher educational institution that is not accredited by the MESRS or the national ministry of education in your country
- University degree, even if it comprises 180 ECTS credits (e.g. Hautes Écoles)
- 30-, 60- or 120-ECTS degree (e.g. master 1, master 2, DESS, 120-ECTS master’s)
- BT, BTS, DEUG, DUEL, DUES, DUT, DST, Gradué, Troisième Graduat
- Combined degrees (e.g. 120-ECTS DEUG + 60-ECTS master)
An applicant’s average counts for 50% of the admission decision. Make sure that you have the minimum average required for admission. If it is less than the minimum required, your file can be refused.
- In Canada: At least 66% in your 10 best full-year or 20 best one-term undergraduate university courses completed before September 1 of the year in which you enrol. Courses required to satisfy a teaching subject are not included in the calculation if they are not in the top 20. However, if you have completed fewer than 20 courses, all courses completed to date will be considered. Grades obtained at the college/CEGEP/graduate level are not included in the calculation.
- Foreign institutions: At least 66% based on the annual grade point average (e.g. 10/20, pass, satisfactory)
Divisions and teaching subjects
Primary/Junior (Kindergarten to Grade 6) – offered online. No prerequisites required.
You must have acquired experience and skills relevant to the teaching profession. Experience is an integral part of program admission. However, it cannot replace the teaching subject requirements. You must submit an Experience profile, available through your uoZone account once you apply. It counts for 50% of the admission decision, and you must obtain a minimum score of 66%. Note that the Experience profile cannot compensate for a low academic average, and vice versa. If either your Experience profile score or your academic average fails to meet the minimum requirement, your application may be denied.
The following will not be evaluated: letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae, business cards, or documents that were not expressly requested.
French proficiency test
Even if you are Francophone, have studied in French, or have completed a French immersion program, you are required to take the . It cannot be substituted by any other test. Make sure to prepare. For more information, contact the Faculty at .
Good to know
- Access program: Spaces are reserved for the following groups: Aboriginal peoples (2%), persons with disabilities (3%), and members of visible minorities (9%). Please specify the group with which you identify at the end of the online Experience profile.
- Proof of teaching in a French-language school in Ontario (letter of permission): If you work as a teacher in an Ontario school under an OCT letter of permission.
- Agreement between the University of Ottawa and the Aurores Boréales and Providence school boards: Six places in the Primary/Junior division are reserved for applicants who live in the catchment area for these school boards. To be eligible, you must complete the form and have it signed by the school board. You must also meet the minimum admission requirements.