How to Apply & Admission Requirements - Non-Ontario Residents

Did you miss our information Night on November 2nd? Attached is the Program Information. If you have any questions, please contact our office at or by calling 416-736-5971.

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Education Program is offering a limited number of additional spaces to Canadian applicants from outside Ontario. Please note that admission requirements and tuition fees are different for non-Ontario applicants.

Non-Ontario residents take the program part-time over three years, from August to April each year. Part-time Teacher Candidates enrol in two courses per term in a prescribed order. The learning expectations of the program and the assignments are the same for all Teacher Candidates.

Teacher Candidates enrolled should plan to spend approximately five to seven hours per course each week. This time commitment takes into account participation in the online class (i.e., viewing the sessions) and completing the associated coursework.

All Teacher Candidates are required to complete and submit a clear criminal record check with Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) on an annual basis in order to maintain enrolment in the program.

Applying to the Program

Applications & References due 15 March 2018

All applications will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee after March 15th. Only applicants who are short-listed will be contacted for a telephone or Skype interview. Admission decisions will be made by mid to late April and communicated by early May. Contact with applicants will be made using email throughout the process as appropriate.

Please Note:  All applicants will receive an email with the final decision of the Admissions Committee by early May. This information will be communicated via the email address provided on the application.

The application is available in mid-December each year and applications are due March 15th.

Admission Requirements for Non-Ontario applicants are as follows:

  1. Permanent Resident or Canadian Citizen who resides in Canada, yet outside of the province of Ontario;
  2. BEd or equivalent with a minimum grade-point average of B in both academic and practicum courses;
  3. Documentation of two successfully-completed American Sign Language (ASL) courses at a recognized college/university or community based (e.g., Canadian Hearing Society) program; and
  4. Current Canadian Provincial/Territorial Teacher Certificate in good standing.

Teacher Candidates are considered for admission on the basis of their:

  • Teaching Experience in elementary and/or secondary school classrooms
  • Experience with deaf or hard of hearing students
  • Academic Background
  • Credentials, related additional qualifications, and professional development activities
  • Volunteer experience

Program course work deals with areas pertinent to deaf and hard of hearing education. These areas include: language and literacy development; oral communication; deaf and hard of hearing studies; bilingual/bicultural education; American Sign Language; audiology; listening and speaking; hearing technologies; and working with deaf and hard of hearing learners in inclusive settings. Teacher Candidates must also complete practicum placements.

Contact Information

For further information, please contact the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Education Program Office. Phone: 416-736-5971, TTY 416-736-5972 or email:

Applications & References due 15 March 2018