Canada Teacher Certification

Get in the Classroom Faster Through Houghton

When you earn your bachelor’s degree in education at Houghton, you will be in a position to seek certification and be in the classroom sooner. As an accredited program, Houghton’s 4-year bachelor’s program fulfills your education requirements for certification by the Ontario College of Teachers.

How It Works


Pass the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations appropriate to your desired teaching certificate(s)


Apply for and receive NY initial teacher certification

Houghton’s education coursework meets the rigorous requirements for certification in both New York State and Ontario. Through deep discussion and preparation in the classroom, practicum experiences in the K-12 schools, and a solid, Christ-centered foundation, you will be prepared to be students’ favorite teacher in the U.S. or Canadian schools. Students seeking additional credentials can also enroll in the fully online master’s in education, which prepares students to pursue professional teacher certification in New York.

Elementary Teachers

  • Certified without conditions

Secondary Teachers

  • Seek certification with conditions and can begin teaching immediately. Major in education and a subject area at Houghton (ex/ math, history, etc.). Upon beginning work as a teacher, you will take coursework in a second subject, which will allow you to seek certification without conditions.

Questions? Connect with Your Admission Counselor

Connect with your admission counselor to learn more about the program and how you can become a teacher in Canada. Once you are in the program, Houghton’s dedicated faculty will walk with you every step through the certification process.