Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
26 Upper Canada

Qualifications and DQs

Qualifications
A teacher's qualifications are as per their OCT Qualifications Records Card.  A teacher can be asked to teach outside of their qualified area through the mutual consent provisions of Regulation 298. Teachers urged to read the Qualifications and Mutual Consent Guide put forward by the Ministry of Education.  Given the complexity of qualifications, please consider the table below as a guide (note: not all course codes are listed).  Contact the District Office if you have questions.

Deemed Qualifications
A teacher may become deemed qualified in a subject area if they have successfully taught a course in that semester for which they are not qualified and where mutual consent was granted.   Subject to the points outlined in the "Notes" section, if you have successfully taught a course and do not possess the qualifications as suggested in the table below, your Principal must approach you prior to the end of first semester (for semester 1 courses) or prior to Spring Staffing (for semester 2 courses) and ask if you wish to be deemed in that subject area. 

Notes:
  • You are deemed qualified in the subject area (with division), not just the course code.  Example, if a teacher has successfully taught ENG1P (English), they are deemed to teach in any I-English course; if a teacher has successfully taught HPC3O (Parenting), they are deemed to teach in any S-Family Studies course.
  • There are no subject qualifications required to be assigned to LinkCrew, Co-op, SST, or Teacher Librarian.  Therefore, you cannot be deemed qualified in LinkCrew, Co-op, SST, or Library
  • You cannot be deemed qualified if you are assigned French courses (course code starts with "F") or Spec Ed (Resource room, "K" classes).
  • You can only be deemed qualified in Technology courses if you have a qualification in any other Technology area.
  • A teacher who earned a technology qualification prior to 1995 is qualified to teach the broad-based subject that relates to the pre-1995 qualification [ex: "Design and Technology" qualifies for "Technological Design"]
  • An Honours Specialist in Business allows a teacher to be qualified to teach any Business Course
  • Course codes that end in "F" i.e. CHV 2OF require Histoire qualification or History qualification with fluency in French.  French qualifications are not required
  • A teacher with a Home Economics Qualification is qualified to teach Family Studies
  • a "Senior" division qualification in a subject area ("I/S" or "Sr.") allows you to teach grades 9-12 in that subject area.
  • an "Intermediate" division qualification in a subject area ("I/S" or "Int.") allows you to teacher grade 9-10 in that subject area.
  • having Part 1, 2 or Specialist in an ABQ (such as Family Studies, Spec ed, etc) qualifies you in that area

Code Course Title Qualifications to Teach
The Arts

ADA Dramatic Arts I/S Dramatic Arts

ADD Dramatic Arts-Production I/S Dramatic Arts

ADC Drama in the Community I/S Dramatic Arts

ADB Dramatic Arts-Music Theatre I/S Dramatic Arts

ADV Dramatic Arts-Film/Video I/S Dramatic Arts

ADF Director's Craft Sr. Dramatic Arts

ADG Dramatic Arts-Acting Sr. Dramatic Arts

ADP Dramatic Arts-Theatre Development Sr. Dramatic Arts

ADT Dramatic Arts-Canadian Theatre Sr. Dramatic Arts

ALC1O Comprehensive Arts Int. Dramatic Arts/Visual Arts/Dance/Music

AMU Music I/S Instr. Music/*Vocal (if teacher has instrumental background)

AMB Instrumental Music - Brass I/S Instrumental Music

AMC Music for Creating I/S Instrumental Music

AMD Electronic Music I/S Instrumental Music

AME Small Ensemble I/S Instrumental Music

AMG Guitar Music I/S Instrumental Music

AMH Stage-Band Music I/S Instrumental Music

AMJ Vocal Jazz I/S Vocal Music

AMK Keyboard Music I/S Instrumental Music

AMM Music and Computers I/S Instrumental Music

AMO Instrumental Music-Orchestra I/S Instrumental Music

AMP Instrumental Music-Percussion I/S Instrumental Music

AMQ Steel Drum - Music I/S Instrumental Music

AMR Repertoire I/S Instrumental Music

AMS Instrumental Music-Strings I/S Instrumental Music

AMT Music Theatre I/S Vocal Music&Instrumental

AMV Music - Vocal/Choral I/S Vocal Music

AMW Music - Woodwinds I/S Instrumental Music

AMX3M Music-External (Conservatory) Sr. Instrumental Music

AMX4M Music - External (Conservatory) Sr. Instrumental Music

ASM Media Arts I/S Visual Arts or background in Comm. Tech and English

AEA4O Exploring the Arts Sr. Dramatic Arts/Visual Arts/Dance/Music





ATC Dance I/S Dance


All other Dance I/S Dance





AVI Visual Arts I/S Visual Arts


All other Visual Arts I/S Visual Arts




Business Studies (an Honours Specialist in Business qualifies you for any course)

BAF Financial Accounting Fundamentals Sr. Business - Accounting

BAI Accounting Essentials Sr. Business - Accounting

BAN Accounting for Small Business Sr. Business - Accounting

BAT Financial Accounting Principles Sr. Business - Accounting

BBB Introduction to International Business Sr. Business - Marketing or Sr. Business - General

BBI Introduction to Business Int. Business (any discipline) or Int. Business - General

BDI Entrepreneurship: The Venture Sr. Business - Entrepreneural Studies or Marketing

BDP The Enterprising Person Sr. Business - Entrepreneural Studies

BDV Entrepreneurial Studies: Venture Sr. Business - Entrepreneural Studies

BMI Introduction to Marketing Sr. Business - Marketing or Sr. Business - General

BMX Introduction to Retail and Service
Sr. Business - Marketing or Sr. Business - General

BOG Business Leadership: Becoming a Manager
Sr. Business - Marketing or Sr. Business - General

BOH Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals
Sr. Business - Marketing or Sr. Business - General

BTA The Digital Environment
Sr. Business - Info.Mgmt / Data Processing

BTT Introduction to Information Tech. Int. Business - Info. Mgmt / Data Processing

BTX Multimedia Solutions
Sr. Business - Info.Mgmt / Data Processing




Canadian and World Studies

CGC Geography of Canada Int. Geography


All other Geography Sr. Geography





CHC Canadian History in the 20th Cent. Int. History

CHV Civics (0.5 credit) I/S History


All other History Sr. History





CIE The Individual and the Economy Sr. Economics

CIC Making Economic Choices Sr. Economics

CIA Analysing Current Economic Issues Sr. Economics





CLU Understanding Canadian Law Sr. Law

CLN Canadian and International Law Sr. Law





CPC Canadian Politics Sr. Politics or Sr. History

CPW Canadian and World Politics Sr. Politics or Sr. History




English

ENG English I/S English

ELS Literacy Skills: Reading and Writing Sr. English

EMS Media Studies Sr. English

EPS Presentation and Speaking Skills Sr. English


All other English Sr. English




English Literacy Development

ELD Beginning Literacy etc. I/S English; I/S quals. + Reading

OLC Ontario Secondary School Literacy I/S English




English As Second Language

ESL
I/S English/ESL




French

FEF Extended French I/S French/FSL

FIF French Immersion I/S French/FSL

FSF Core French I/S French/FSL




Guidance and Career Education - not general studies

GLD Gr. 10 Discovering the Workplace Int. + Guidance

GLN Gr. 12 Navigating the Workplace Sr. + Guidance

GLS Learning Strategies I/S + Guidance

GLC Careers Studies Int. + Guidance

GPP Leadership and Peer Support Sr. + Guidance

GWL Designing your Future Sr. + Guidance

GLE Learning Strategies I/S + Guidance




Health and Physical Education

PPL Healthy Active Living Education I/S Physical and Health Ed

PSE Exercise Science Sr. Physical and Health Ed.

PLF Recreation and Fitness Leadership Sr. Physical and Health Ed.

PPZ Health for Life Sr. Physical and Health Ed.

PSK Introduction to Kinesiology Sr. Physical and Health Ed.


All Other Phys. Ed I/S Physical and Health Ed




Interdisciplinary Studies

IDC/IDP Interdisciplinary Studies I/S in 1 of the subject areas in the IDC/IDP course




Classical Studies, International Languages & Native Languages

LVG Ancient Greek I/S Classical Studies-Greek

LVL Latin I/S Classical Studies-Latin

LVV Classical Civilization I/S Classical Studies





LBA/LYX International Languages I/S International Languages


All other International Languages I/S International Languages





LNA/LNO Native Languages I/S Native Languages


All other Native Languages I/S Native Languages




Mathematics

M codes All Math I/S Mathematics




Native Studies

NAC1O Natives Studies I/S Natives Studies or I-Visual Arts
   NBE  English: Aboriginal Voices
 S-Native Studies or S-English

N codes All Native Studies I/S Natives Studies




Science

SNC Science I/S Science (any discipline)

SVN Environmental Science S Science (any discipline) or Sci-General

SBI Biology I/S Science - Biology

SCH Chemistry I/S Science - Chemistry

SPH Physics I/S Science - Physics

SES Earth and Space Science I/S Geology or I/S Sci-General




Social Science and the Humanities

HFN Food and Nutrition Int. Family Studies

HFA Food and Nutrition Sr. Family Studies

HFC Food and Culture Sr. Family Studies

HIF Individual and Family Living Int. Family Studies

HHD Dynamics of Human Relationships Sr. Family Studies

HHG Issue in Human Growth and Dev. Sr. Family Studies

HHS Individuals and Families in a Diverse Sr. Family Studies

HIP Managing Personal Resources Sr. Family Studies

HLS Living Spaces and Shelter Sr. Family Studies

HNL Clothing Int. Family Studies

HNC Fashion and Creative Expression Sr. Family Studies

HNB The Fashion Industry Sr. Family Studies

HPC Parenting Sr. Family Studies

HPD Parenting and Human Development Sr. Family Studies

HPW Living and Working with Children Sr. Family Studies





HSC World Cultures Sr. Individual & Society and/or Senior Social Sciences

HSE Equity and Social Justice: From Theory to Practice Sr. Individual & Society and/or Senior Social Sciences

HSG Gender Studies Sr. Individual & Society and/or Senior Social Sciences

HSP Intro to Anthropology, Psych, Sociology Sr. Individual & Society and/or Senior Social Sciences

HSB Challenge and Change in Society Sr. Individual & Society and/or Senior Social Sciences





HZB Philosophy Sr. Philosophy

HZT Philosophy Sr. Philosophy





HRE Religious Education I/S Individual & Society / Hist

HRF World Religions and Belief Traditions in Daily Life I/S Individual & Society / and/or I/S Hist and/or Senior Social Science

HRT World Religions I/S Individual & Society / Hist




Technological Education (Can be deemed in a Tech course if you have a tech qualification in another area)

TCJ Construction Technology B/A Tech - Construction

TDJ Technological Design B/A Tech - Tech. Design

TEJ Computer Technology B/A Tech – Computer Technology – B/A Tech -Computer Science, and/or Sr. Computer Science if the teacher had this qualification prior to 2010

TFJ Hospitality and Tourism Tech B/A Tech - Hospitality

TGJ Communications Tech B/A Tech - Communications

THJ Green Industries B/A Tech - Green Industries

TIJ Exploring Technology Basic Tech (any discipline)

TMJ Manufacturing Tech B/A Tech - Manufacturing

TOJ Child Development and Gerontology have B/A Tech – Health Care

TPJ Health Care
B/A Tech - Personal Services

TTI Integrated Technologies Basic Tech (any discipline)

TTJ Transportation Tech B/A Tech - Transportation

TWJ Custom Woodworking B/A Tech - Construction

TXJ Hairstyling and Aesthetics B/A Tech - Hairstyling and Aesthetics




Computer Studies

TIK Computer and Information Science Int. Computer Studies

TEE Computer Engineering Technology Int. Computer Studies





ICE Computer Engineering Sr. Computer Studies

ICS Computer and Information Science I/S Computer Studies or I/S Business - Data Processing

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