SOQP@OPSOA

The Supervisory Officer’s Qualification Program is a professional learning program that prepares candidates to receive a Supervisory Officer’s Certificate in Ontario as either an Academic or Business Supervisory Officer.

 

Academic Candidate Requirements

To be considered for admission into OPSOA’s SOQP, the candidate must first submit proof of meeting each the following criteria, as stipulated in Ontario Regulation 176/10, section 35 (3) and (4).

 

  • At least five (5) years classroom teaching experience as verified by Supervisory Officer

  • OCT Certificate of Qualification and Registration or Interim Certificate

  • Intermediate division qualifications in a general education subject from Schedule A or a qualification in Grades 9 and 10 in a technological education subject from Schedule B and qualifications in any two of:

    • the Primary Division 

    • the Junior Division

    • either the Senior division in a general education subject from Schedule A or Grades 11 and 12 in a technological education subject from Schedule B, or qualifications that the Registrar considers to be equivalent

  • holds an acceptable post-secondary degree or qualifications the Registrar considers to be equivalent to such a degree

  • An acceptable master's degree with 30 graduate post-secondary credits or their equivalent, or a doctorate of which the credits or their equivalent were completed in addition to any credits required for initial certification.

  • Elementary School Principal's Certificate, a Secondary School Principal's Certificate - Type A, a Secondary School Principal's Certificate - Type B, or a Secondary School Principal's Certificate, or qualifications to be a principal from a jurisdiction outside Ontario, verified by the appropriate supervisory official

  • Certificate of Qualification indicating qualifications in Parts 1 & 2 - Principals Qualification Program (PQP)

  • Experience in the position of principal outside Ontario that the Registrar considers to be equivalent to a position in Ontario for which principal's qualifications are required under the Education Act

  • Specialist or honour specialist qualifications in one or more subjects and, in addition to five years of classroom teaching experience, at least two school years of successful experience as a teacher appointed by a school board to supervise or co-ordinate a subject or program or to act as a consultant for teachers of a subject or program, as verified by the appropriate supervisory officer or supervisory official

  • Specialist or honour specialist qualifications from a jurisdiction outside Ontario, as verified by the appropriate supervisory official, the Registrar considers to be equivalent to specialist or honour specialist qualifications in one or more subjects and, in addition to five years of classroom teaching experience, at least two years of successful experience in a position the Registrar considers to be equivalent to a position as a teacher appointed by a school board to supervise or co-ordinate a subject or program or to act as a consultant for teachers of a subject or program, as verified by the appropriate supervisory officer or supervisory official

  • In addition to five years of classroom teaching experience, at least two years of experience as an education officer employed at the Ministry of Education, as verified by a district manager or branch director of the Ministry, or an employee outside Ontario in a position that the Registrar considers to be equivalent to the position of supervisory officer of a school board, as verified by the appropriate supervisory official or a program consultant seconded to the Ontario Ministry of Education for French-language, English-language or Native-language programs, as verified by a district manager or branch director of the Ministry of Education.

 

All candidates to the OPSOA’s Supervisory Officer’s Qualification Program (the “SOQP”) must submit to OPSOA all necessary qualifications and degrees specified in this application, that meet all of the requirements for admission into the SOQP as set out in O. Reg. 176/10, made under the Ontario College of Teachers Act, 1996, S.O. 1996, c. 12. It is the responsibility of each candidate to ensure that they have met the prescribed requirements contained in O. Reg. 176/10, which are a pre-requisite to admission to the SOQP, and to the issuance of a general certificate of qualification and registration by the Registrar of the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT), upon successful completion of the SOQP. OPSOA shall not be responsible or liable for any loss, claims, harm or damages whatsoever incurred by the candidate in the event that the Registrar of the Ontario College of Teachers refuses to accept an candidate’s qualifications as meeting the prescribed requirements for admission to the SOQP, and does not record the supervisory officer’s qualification on the candidate’s OCT General Certificate of Qualification and Registration, even where the candidate has paid for and successfully completed the SOQP.

 

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