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   Alternative Opportunities

  
    



The only teaching positions for which certification with the Ontario College of Teachers is mandatory are those in publicly funded schools. This includes full-time, part-time and occasional (supply) positions.

You may decide to explore alternative teaching possibilities outside of Ontario’s publicly funded school system.

HERITAGE LANGUAGE TEACHING
ADULT CONTINUING EDUCATION
WORKING AS AN EDUCATION ASSISTANT
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND DAYCARE
PRIVATE SCHOOLS
COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language (ESL) programs operate province-wide in many different locations. ESL teachers in elementary and secondary schools must be certified by the Ontario College of Teachers and must hold the ESL Additional Qualification.

ESL positions outside K – Grade 12 do not require certification with the College, including those found in colleges, universities and private language centres.

To find out more about teaching English as a Second Language in Ontario, please visit the Teachers of English as a Second Language of Ontario (TESL Ontario) website here.