Ontario to cut supply of new teachers

June 5, 2013

The Ontario government has announced that it will reduce teacher’s college admissions by 50% and double the time it currently takes students to graduate, starting in September 2015. Both measures aim to deal with the influx of recent teacher’s college graduates who are struggling to find work in their field. The announcement, made Wednesday by Education Minister Liz Sandals, also included the news that the curriculum will be updated to help new teachers tailor their teaching methods to diverse student needs and work with students with mental health and addictions issues. The Ontario College of Teachers (OCT), which was a key partner in the Ministry of Education discussions around the framework of the program, welcomed the government’s announcement. Ontario News ReleaseGlobe and Mail | National Post | OCT News Release