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Ontario College of Teachers, or oct.ca, is a professional teacher
governing body. It was generated in 1997. Its primary purpose is to
oversee and regulate the teaching profession. It is believed that this
would raise public awareness and respect. If an individual wishes to
become a teacher in a public forumin Ontario, they must register with
oct.ca. The OCT also sets forth the mandates for proper behavior by a teacher in
not only the classroom but also in the public realm. They possess not
only the ability, but also the authority to issue, suspend, and even
revoke teaching licenses. Once a member in the Ontario College of
Teachers, one will be notified of continuing education opportunities.
This governing body and their powers can be viewed at www.oct.ca. There one will find that the specific body that holds hearings, reviews and issues licenses is made up of 14 individuals that are appointed from the general public, with the remainding individuals being elected by their teaching peers. The governing body is made up of a total of 37 members.
Oct.ca also aids those individuals who are not teachers, to become teachers. There is a whole section of the site that revolves around the dissemination of information in aiding the prospective teacher in finding a solid teaching education. The information also involves the testing process the teacher needs to go through, the many forms that must be filled out, and the periodic testing in their selected specialty.
The site, www.oct.ca is not just for the members and the novices. There is a whole area on the site that will keep more experienced teachers up to date on the latest education news, and the many regulations concerning their accreditation. Oct ensures that the teachers in the schools are not only competent, they are well educated and ethical.