O. Reg. 240/14: ACCREDITATION OF TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Link to law: http://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r14240
Published: 2014-12-01

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ontario regulation 240/14

made under the

Ontario College of Teachers Act, 1996

Made: November 13, 2014
Approved: November 26, 2014
Filed: December 1, 2014
Published on e-Laws: December 1, 2014
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: December 20, 2014


Amending O. Reg. 347/02

(ACCREDITATION OF TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS)

1. (1) The definition of “concurrent program” in subsection 1 (1) of Ontario Regulation 347/02 is revoked and the following substituted:

“concurrent program” means,

(a) a program of professional education that is undertaken at the same time as a program leading to an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than education, or

(b) a program of professional education that combines studies in education with studies in other disciplines and leads to a degree in education;

(2) Paragraph 1 of subsection 1 (2) of the Regulation is amended by adding the following subparagraph:

v. The intermediate division and the senior division in one general education subject listed in Schedule A to the teachers’ qualifications regulation, and grades 9 and 10 and grades 11 and 12 in one technological education subject listed in Schedule B to the teachers’ qualifications regulation.

2. (1) Paragraphs 1 to 5 of subsection 6 (2) of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

1. The panel must have at least four members, each of whom is appointed to the panel by the Accreditation Committee.

2. At least two members of the panel must be members of the Council, at least one of whom must be a member of the Accreditation Committee.

3. Of the members of the panel who are members of the Council, at least one must be a person who was appointed to the Council by the Lieutenant Governor in Council and at least one must be a member of the College who was elected to the Council.

(2) Paragraph 8 of subsection 6 (2) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “subparagraph 1 iv” and substituting “subparagraph 1 iv or v”.

(3) Paragraph 9 of subsection 6 (2) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “paragraphs 1 to 8” and substituting “paragraphs 1 to 3 and 6 to 8”.

(4) Subsection 6 (6) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “six” and substituting “four”. 

(5) Section 6 of the Regulation is amended by adding the following subsection:

(11) An accreditation panel established before September 1, 2015 with respect to a particular matter shall continue to deal with that matter, provided that the panel continues to meet the composition requirements under subsection (2), as it read on August 31, 2015.

3. Paragraph 3 of subsection 9 (2) of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

3. The practicum enables every student to participate in settings related to,

i. for students enrolled in a program of professional education described in subparagraph 1 v of subsection 1 (2), the intermediate division and the senior division in the general education subject that is the subject area of the program, and grades 9 and 10 and grades 11 and 12 in the technological education subject that is the subject area of the program, and

ii. for all other students, each division and at least one of the subject areas of the program that are relevant to the student.

4. Section 15 of the Regulation is amended by adding the following subsection:

(3) For the purposes of this section, a program of professional education that is a concurrent program is deemed to have been a concurrent program as of the date of initial accreditation of the program, despite any changes since that date to the definition of “concurrent program” in subsection 1 (1).

5. (1) Section 24.1 of the Regulation is amended by striking out “for Teaching Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing — ASL/LSQ Communication” in the portion before paragraph 1 and substituting “for Teaching Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing — American Sign Language (ASL), for Teaching Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing — Langue des signes québécoise (LSQ)”.

(2) Paragraphs 2 and 3 of section 24.1 of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

2. The program has the same core curriculum for each qualification.

3. The program has additional course content in,

i. communication in American Sign Language, for a program leading to a qualification for Teaching Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing — American Sign Language (ASL),

ii. communication in Langue des signes québécoise, for a program leading to a qualification for Teaching Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing — Langue des signes québécoise (LSQ), or

iii. aural and oral communication with students who are deaf or hard of hearing, for a program leading to a qualification for Teaching Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing — Aural and Oral Communication.

6. Subsection 37 (8) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “or of an appeal panel”.

7. Sections 39, 40, 41 and 42 of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

Appeal, program of professional education

39. (1) A provider of a program of professional education may appeal a decision of the Accreditation Committee in respect of the program by delivering to the Accreditation Appeal Committee a notice of appeal setting out the grounds for the provider’s appeal and the facts on which it relies. 

(2) The provider shall indicate in a notice of appeal under subsection (1) whether it would like a hearing or a written review of the appeal.

(3) A notice of appeal under subsection (1) must be,

(a) delivered to the Registrar within 60 days after the day the provider receives a copy of the decision that is the subject of the appeal; and

(b) accompanied by the fee prescribed by by-law.

(4) The Accreditation Appeal Committee may refuse to accept a notice of appeal under subsection (1), other than a notice of appeal of a decision denying accreditation or renewal of accreditation of a program of professional education, if in the Committee’s opinion the appeal is frivolous, vexatious or an abuse of process.

(5) The Accreditation Appeal Committee may extend the time for the delivery of a notice of appeal under subsection (1) if it is satisfied that there are apparent grounds for reconsidering the decision and there are reasonable grounds for applying for the extension.

(6) The Accreditation Appeal Committee shall conduct a hearing respecting an appeal under this section if the provider indicated in the notice of appeal that it would like a hearing and the decision that is the subject of the appeal,

(a) grants initial accreditation with conditions, or general accreditation with conditions, of a program of professional education;

(b) denies accreditation or renewal of accreditation of a program of professional education; or

(c) revokes accreditation of a program of professional education.

(7) Subject to subsection (4), for all appeals under this section other than those mentioned under subsection (6), the Accreditation Appeal Committee shall conduct either a written review under section 41 or a hearing under section 43, as it considers appropriate.

Appeal, program of additional qualification

40. (1) A provider of a program of additional qualification may appeal a decision of the Registrar in respect of the program by delivering to the Accreditation Appeal Committee a notice of appeal setting out the grounds for the provider’s appeal and the facts on which it relies.

(2) A notice of appeal under subsection (1) must be,

(a) delivered to the Registrar within 60 days after the day the provider receives a copy of the decision that is the subject of the appeal; and

(b) accompanied by the fee prescribed by by-law.

(3) The Accreditation Appeal Committee may refuse to accept a notice of appeal under subsection (1) if in the Committee’s opinion the appeal is frivolous, vexatious or an abuse of process.

(4) The Accreditation Appeal Committee may extend the time for the delivery of a notice of appeal under subsection (1) if it is satisfied that there are apparent grounds for reconsidering the decision and there are reasonable grounds for applying for the extension.

(5) Subject to subsection (3), the Accreditation Appeal Committee shall conduct a written review under section 41 for all appeals relating to a program of additional qualification, unless the Committee determines that a hearing is appropriate in the circumstances.

Written review

41. (1) The Accreditation Appeal Committee shall conduct a written review by reviewing the notice of appeal and any submissions and documents the Committee considers relevant.

(2) The Committee may exercise the same powers as an accreditation panel under section 11 while conducting a review of the facts and grounds for an appeal in respect of a program of professional education.

(3) Upon completion of its review, the Committee shall issue its decision in writing in accordance with subsection 45 (1).

(4) No member of the Accreditation Appeal Committee who participated in a review of a program of professional education as a member of an accreditation panel or who participated in the decision of the Accreditation Committee in respect of the accreditation of the program shall participate in any proceeding of the Accreditation Appeal Committee relating to the appeal of that decision.

8. Subsections 43 (1) and (2) of the Regulation are revoked.

9. (1) Subsection 44 (2) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “section 43” and substituting “sections 39, 40, 41 and 43”.

(2) Subsection 44 (3) of the Regulation is amended by striking out the portion before clause (a) and substituting the following:

(3) After considering the notice of appeal and any submissions and documents the Committee considers relevant, the Accreditation Appeal Committee shall issue its decision and make an order, 

. . . . .

10. Subsection 45 (1) of the Regulation is amended by striking out the portion before clause (a) and substituting the following:

(1) After conducting a written review under section 41 or a hearing under section 43, the Accreditation Appeal Committee shall,

. . . . .

Commencement

11. (1) Subject to subsection (2), this Regulation comes into force on September 1, 2015.

(2) Subsection 1 (1), section 4 and this section come into force on the day this Regulation is filed.

Made by:
Pris par :

Council of the Ontario College of Teachers:
Le Conseil de l’Ordre des enseignantes et des enseignants de l’Ontario :

Liz Papadopoulos

Chair of Council

Michael Salvatori

Chief Executive Officer and Registrar

Date made: November 13, 2014.
Pris le : 13 novembre 2014.

 

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