2 years teachers college vs. 1 year in ontario

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Mar 26, 2013
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2 years teachers college vs. 1 year in ontario

2 years teachers college vs. 1 year in ontario
does anyone have any experience with the 2 years teachers college in Ontario vs the 1 year teachers college?

do you find it easier now that it is 2 years? or just as intense as the 1 year program?
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Nov 19, 2014
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Toronto, ON
If you have an option, take the shorter route. Teacher's college is almost entirely fluff. There’s lots of busywork and none of it is substantive. It was like this when it was one year and it’s gotten worse now that it’s two years. There are several courses that have nothing to do with teaching at all (e.g., at OISE, "Indigenous Experiences of Racism and Settler Colonialism"). The only thing that is useful are the practicums (teaching your own class in schools, under the supervision of and with the aid of an actual teacher). The in-class portion of teacher's college exists only because it is required.
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Nov 12, 2011
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I thought all teacher college programs are 2 years now?
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Aug 15, 2015
1105 posts
Markham, ON
It must be a very popular program because admission at the one college I was interested ignored my email when I requested for information. I also left them a voicemail. This was at least half a year ago. I visited their website but I wanted to speak with someone.

I'm sorry they felt that I was a waste of their time and ignored my inquiry. I even called when it was not admission season. I was seriously thinking about it as a mature student.

Anyways, I no longer care about this fluff program.


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