The Faculty of Education requires that Teacher Candidates carry out their professional duties in accordance with the expectations of members of the profession as outlined in the Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession and Ethical Standardsof theOntario College of Teachers.
The Teacher Candidate is considered an associate member of the Ontario Teachers’ Federation and must therefore act in accordance with the Duties of Teachers contained in the Regulation made under the Teaching Profession Act (June 1, 2006)
Failure to comply with any of the standards may result in the immediate withdrawal from the Community Service Learning and/or Practicum placement and possibly from the Bachelor of Education program. This is in accordance with the Faculty of Education’s ethics policy.
The following are documents that outline these expectations and policies.
- OCT Ethical Standards
- OCT Standards of Practice
- Teaching Professions Act (Excerpt)
- Faculty of Education Regulation on Professional Ethics
- Notice of Collective Disclosure
The Teacher Candidate’s performance in Community Service Learning and Practicum should be assessed as a developing teacher rather than compared to the performance of an experienced teacher. The interim and final evaluation forms for Practicum reflect the developmental nature of learning to teach. The following are tools to assist in the assessment and evaluation process of Teacher Candidates.