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Formation à l’enseignement - Part Time (French Only)

Before you choose this program, take note of the information in the program description to ensure that it is compatible with your needs. This program begins in the month of July.

  • It is not possible to transfer from the alternative, three-year program to the regular, two-year program.

If you hold or will receive an undergraduate university degree prior to entering the program and are considering obtaining Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT) designation, first check the requirements below. Your eligibility depends on the type of degree obtained, your academic average, prerequisite courses for the teaching subject, the French proficiency test, and other requirements. As the number of places is limited, admission is offered to the applicants with the best scores, in accordance with registration targets for each teaching subject and division. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

University degree

    Must be accredited by an official body such as a provincial ministry of education, the ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche scientifique (MESRS), or the national ministry of education in your country. These are the only ministries that are authorized to issue a university degree. Your program must have been accredited when you received your degree.

    • In Canada: University bachelor’s degree of at least 90 credits (or 15 credits if the university uses a 0.5 and 1.0 credit-weight system per course) or specialized four-year bachelor’s degree from an Ontario college.

    • Foreign institutions: University degree of 180 ECTS credits in a single program, issued by a university (e.g., licence, engineering degree).

    See the table below to find out what level of study you require for admission

    If in doubt, please contact us.


      An applicant’s average counts for 50% of the admission decision. Make sure that you have the minimum average required for admission. If it is less than the minimum required, your file can be refused.

      • In Canada: At least 66% in your 10 best full-year or 20 best one-term undergraduate university courses completed before September 1 of the year in which you enrol. Courses completed after September 1 are not recalculated once available in January or April. If you are refused, you will need to improve your marks before you reapply.  Courses required to satisfy a teaching subject are not included in the calculation if they are not in the top 20. However, if you have completed fewer than 20 courses, all courses completed to date will be considered. Grades obtained at the college/CEGEP/graduate level are not included in the calculation.
      • Foreign institutions: At least 66% based on the annual grade point average (e.g. 10/20, pass, satisfactory)

      Divisions and teaching subjects

      Primary/Junior (Kindergarten to Grade 6) – offered online. No prerequisites required.


      You must have acquired experience and skills relevant to the teaching profession. Experience is an integral part of program admission. However, it cannot replace the teaching subject requirements. You must submit an Experience profile, available through your uoZone account once you apply. It counts for 50% of the admission decision, and you must obtain a minimum score of 66%. Note that the Experience profile cannot compensate for a low academic average, and vice versa. If either your Experience profile score or your academic average fails to meet the minimum requirement, your application may be denied.

      The following will not be evaluated: letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae, business cards, extenuating circumstances and documents that were not expressly requested. Decisions are solely based on the average and the Profil d’expérience, and the French proficiency test.


      French proficiency test

      Even if you are Francophone, have studied in French, or have completed a French immersion program, you are required to take the French proficiency test. It cannot be substituted by any other test. Make sure to prepare. For more information, contact the faculty at [email protected].

      Good to know

      • Access program: Spaces are reserved for the following groups: Aboriginal peoples (2%), persons with disabilities (3%), and members of visible minorities (9%). Please specify the group with which you identify at the end of the online Experience profile.
      • Proof of teaching in a French-language school in Ontario (letter of permission): If you work as a teacher in an Ontario school under an OCT letter of permission.
      • Agreement between the University of Ottawa and the Aurores Boréales and Providence school boards: Six places in the Primary/Junior division are reserved for applicants who live in the catchment area for these school boards. To be eligible, you must complete the form and have it signed by the school board (see required documents below). You must also meet the minimum admission requirements. 


      To apply for admission to both the alternative, part-time program (three years) and the regular, full-time program (two years), submit two distinct applications.

      • Part-time: Submit your application directly to the University of Ottawa with the non-refundable application fee and the Experience profile evaluation fee. If you are also applying to the full-time program, you will not be required to pay the Experience profile evaluation fee, as it is already included in the application you will submit to the OUAC.
      • Full-time: Submit your application to the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC). Be sure to complete the TEAS form.
        • Indicate your choices in order of preference, as if you are admitted, you will only receive one offer per program (Not more than one in Formation à l’enseignement (full-time), one in Formation à l’enseignement (part-time), and one in Teacher Education).

      You must report all current and past postsecondary studies. If you have a master’s or doctorate, you are still required to include your undergraduate studies (e.g. university bachelor’s degree, licence, engineering degree), as graduate studies are not considered an admission requirement.

      You will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application within two weeks of applying. This message sometimes ends up in applicants’ spam folders, so be sure to check yours. If you have not received an email acknowledging receipt two weeks after applying, contact us.

      Be sure not to lose the email acknowledging receipt, as it contains instructions on how to log into the uoZone student portal to track your application. It also includes your student number, uoAccess ID, and password. You are responsible for regularly checking your uoZone account for missing documents.

      Log in to uoZone and see the list of required documents in your Admission File. You are responsible for uploading them in uoDoc by the deadline and for regularly checking your uoZone account to see if you are missing documents or if a decision has been posted. We may also add comments or documents to your file if we require additional information from you.

      Please note that the results of your language proficiency test will be sent to us by the Faculty. With this exception, if your file remains incomplete after the deadline, your application may be cancelled without notice.

      Don’t forget your:

      • Undergraduate diploma: You cannot be admitted based on a master’s, AGD, or doctoral degree.
        • Studies in Canada and USA: You are not required to submit your diploma if your degree transcript indicates that you have been awarded the diploma.
        • Studies abroad: You must submit a copy (or proof of completion) of an undergraduate diploma
      • Degree transcripts: Upload the grades from all your years of study to uoDoc via uoZone in a single PDF file (e.g.: Foreign study: DEUG 1 and 2 + licencelicence 1 + 2 + 3). Please note that this file will not be considered official; however, if you receive an offer of admission, you will be required to provide an official transcript marked with an official seal and issued by the educational institution, or a copy certified by a notary, lawyer, or commissioner for oaths.
        • You are not required to submit University of Ottawa transcripts or transcripts.
        • Those submitted by OUAC (Ontario Universities) must be sent "immediately". Do not wait for your final marks, as they will not be counted in the admission average.
        • You must submit transcripts from Saint Paul University (Ontario) if you attended that institution.
      • Please note that we do not accept third party transcripts or diplomas (e.g., WES - World Education Services, an Évaluation comparative des études effectuées hors du Québec or any other evaluation).  Third party evaluations are only offered as a non-binding advisory opinion and can’t  replace the University’s assessment for licensing purposes or for practicing the profession in Ontario. Transcripts and diplomas in a language other than French or English must be accompanied by a translation (in French or English) provided by the institution that issued them or by an authorized translator. A copy of the documents in the original language is still required; translation alone is not enough.
      • Transcripts from graduate or postdoctoral studies are not necessary.
      • Protected corridors:
        • Proof of teaching in a French-language school in Ontario (letter of permission) – Letter attesting to the fact that you teach in a French-language school in Ontario and letter of support from your school principal.
      • Agreements between the University of Ottawa and the Aurores Boréales and Providence school boards – Complete the form for Aurores Boréales or Providence. You must meet the minimum requirements to be eligible.
      • Experience profile: Complete the profile online at the link in your uoZone account. Only this document will be accepted. 
        • If you applied in a previous year and have already submitted a profile, you must submit a new one including your most recent experience. For more information, contact the faculty at [email protected].
        • Only ONE profile is required, regardless of the number of options you apply for.
      • French proficiency test: Register and pay the registration fee online at the link in your uoZone account. For more information, contact the faculty at [email protected]. This test can only be taken once a year. 

      The University of Ottawa reserves the right to request any other document it deems necessary to evaluate your application. All documents will become the property of the University of Ottawa and will not be returned. It’s up to you to make sure that the University receives all documents by the deadline.


      Although the deadline to submit documents is different from the application, to increase your chances of admission, you should complete your file before December 15. We begin sending out decisions in early February and will continue until we reach our targets by division and teaching subject. We send you an email once we make a decision, but you are still responsible for checking your uoZone account regularly, in case you do not receive it

      If the faculty extends the deadline, there is no guarantee of admission. Decisions will be made according to the quality of the file and the number of places available in each teaching subject and / or division. Therefore, you could be put on a waiting list.

      If you are waiting for a decision from another institution, you can still respond to your offer by the deadline to avoid losing your place. Accepting an offer from another university has no impact on decisions pending elsewhere.

      If you are admitted to your first-choice program, you cannot change to your second or third-choice program. Decisions are made considering the number of applications, the ratios, the attrition rate, and the number of places by level and teaching subject. However, you can ask to be placed on the waiting list and go through competition in subsequent rounds.  Admission is not guaranteed.

      You must accept or decline the offer before the deadline. If you accept, a $250 non-refundable deposit is required by the deadline indicated in your offer. If you’re on a waiting list and wish to remain on it, make sure you also respond before the deadline. Information concerning the waiting list can be found in our FAQ below.

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      Contact information


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      75 Laurier Avenue East, Room 109
      Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

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      Office hours

      September 1 to May 31:
      Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

      June 1 to August 31:
      Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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