Form C "Teacher Certification Application Form for Internationally Educated Teachers" - New Brunswick, Canada

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FORM C
Internationally Educated Teacher
PROCEDURES FOR INTERIM TEACHER’S CERTIFICATE
If you do not have a Bachelor of Education degree or equivalent, please
contact an accredited New Brunswick university to discuss entry into a
Bachelor of Education program. A Bachelor of Education degree or a
degree approved by the New Brunswick Teacher Certification office of the
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is required to
be eligible for certification.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
If you hold certification in another province in Canada please refer to:
Certified
Teacher in CANADA (Form
B).
If you hold certification from the United States please refer to:
United States
Educated Teacher INTERIM TEACHER’S CERTIFICATE (Form D).
Requirement for Internationally Educated Teachers
st
Effective January 1
, 2018, Internationally Educated Applicants seeking a
Teaching Certificate in New Brunswick must first obtain an assessment of their
academic credentials from World Education Services (WES).
You are encouraged to complete a Self-Evaluation Form to learn about the
requirements necessary for certification in New Brunswick. The Self-Evaluation
form will also help you determine whether to proceed with an evaluation of your
academic credentials by World Education Services (ESD).
WES is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing accurate and reliable
evaluations of academic credentials earned outside of Canada. WES is the
largest and one of the oldest credential evaluation services in North America.
FORM C
Internationally Educated Teacher
PROCEDURES FOR INTERIM TEACHER’S CERTIFICATE
If you do not have a Bachelor of Education degree or equivalent, please
contact an accredited New Brunswick university to discuss entry into a
Bachelor of Education program. A Bachelor of Education degree or a
degree approved by the New Brunswick Teacher Certification office of the
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is required to
be eligible for certification.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
If you hold certification in another province in Canada please refer to:
Certified
Teacher in CANADA (Form
B).
If you hold certification from the United States please refer to:
United States
Educated Teacher INTERIM TEACHER’S CERTIFICATE (Form D).
Requirement for Internationally Educated Teachers
st
Effective January 1
, 2018, Internationally Educated Applicants seeking a
Teaching Certificate in New Brunswick must first obtain an assessment of their
academic credentials from World Education Services (WES).
You are encouraged to complete a Self-Evaluation Form to learn about the
requirements necessary for certification in New Brunswick. The Self-Evaluation
form will also help you determine whether to proceed with an evaluation of your
academic credentials by World Education Services (ESD).
WES is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing accurate and reliable
evaluations of academic credentials earned outside of Canada. WES is the
largest and one of the oldest credential evaluation services in North America.
WES Assessment of your Academic Credentials
To make a request to WES for your academic credentials assessments please
refer to the contact details below:
All original documents submitted to WES are accepted in English or
French.
World Education Services
2 Carlton Street, Suite 1400
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1J3
Canada
Telephone: 416-972-0070
Fax: 416-972-9004
Website:
https://www.wes.org/partners/credential-evaluation-
requirements-new-brusnwick/
Here are the steps for requesting an evaluation by WES:
Select Canada for your evaluation.
Select WES Standard Application.
Create an account to submit an application.
Add New Brunswick Teacher Certification as a recipient.
Select WES ICAP Course-by-Course as the evaluation type for your
post-secondary education completed outside of Canada.
The cost of the services is $245.00 CAD payable to WES.
The WES evaluation will be completed within 7 days of the receipt of your
WES application and all required documents.
After an evaluation is completed, WES will send a report and copies of
your verified transcripts directly to New Brunswick Teacher Certification
office to commence processing of your application.
An additional copy will be sent to you for your records.
WES verifies academic credentials by one of the following methods:
1. Requiring that official transcripts be sent to WES directly by the institutions
or examination bodies that issued them;
2. Requiring that official transcripts be verified by the appropriate
government authority (e.g., Department of Education) before being sent
directly to WES; and
3. Verifying documents submitted by individuals by sending them back to the
institution or examination bodies that issued them, and obtaining a written
confirmation of their authenticity.
Application Process
As a teacher who was certified outside of Canada, you must take the following
steps to complete the application process:
 Step 1: Required Documents
Step 2: Application Fee
Step 3: Application Form
Step 4: Delivery
Evaluation of your Application
New Brunswick Teacher Certification office will evaluate your application once it
has received your WES Assessment Report and you have submitted all required
documents. Once the evaluation is complete, you will be advised of two possible
outcomes:
 You qualify for an Interim New Brunswick Teacher’s Certificate (valid for
four [4] years); or
 You do not meet the qualifications for a New Brunswick Teacher
Certificate
Certification
1. If you qualify for an Interim New Brunswick Teacher’s Certificate:
The New Brunswick Teacher Certification office will mail you an Interim
Professional Teaching Certificate and a Statement of Qualifications. The
Statement of Qualifications is a document that outlines the details of your
certification, including your certificate number, and academic
qualifications.
2. If you do not qualify for a teaching certificate:
New Brunswick Teacher Certification office will communicate in writing
explains the requirements that must be completed in order to become
certified. Once you have completed these requirements, please contact
the New Brunswick Teacher Certification office regarding your updated
information for evaluation.
Interim Teacher’s Certificate
An Interim Teacher’s Certificate enables a person who has obtained his or her
education degree outside of New Brunswick to teach in the province for a period
of four years. Upon successful completion of two years of contractual teaching
experience (1 year = 195 days) in the New Brunswick Public School system, and
any other prescribed conditions, an Interim Teacher’s Certificate may be
converted to a permanent Teacher’s Certificate. The Department of Education
and Early Childhood Development’s decision on the eligibility of the applicant for
an Interim Teacher’s Certificate is based on the Teacher Certification Regulation
2004-8 – Education Act governing certification at the time of evaluation. An
Interim Teacher’s Certificate does not guarantee employment.
Candidates applying for an Interim Teacher’s Certificate must possess:
An approved undergraduate degree comprised of a minimum of 138 credit hours.
Of the 138 credit hours, a minimum of 18 credit hours shall represent an
approved practicum (a minimum of eighteen weeks) and a minimum of 30 credit
hours shall represent professional educational course work or proof of its
equivalency.
Self-Evaluation Form for Internationally Educated Teachers
The Self-Evaluation form helps applicants familiarize themselves with the
requirements necessary to obtain a Teaching Certificate in New Brunswick. The
Self-Evaluation form will also help determine whether the applicants wish to
proceed with an evaluation of their academic credentials by World Education
Services (WES).
o I am a Canadian Citizen, landed immigrant (permanent Resident in
Canada) or hold a valid work visa.
o I have attended at least four years of post-secondary education (138 credit
hours).
o I have completed an approved Teacher Education Program.
o I hold a Teacher’s Certificate from the jurisdiction where I completed my
Teacher Education Program.
o I possess a certified criminal record check dated one year or less.
o My Teacher’s Certificate has never been suspended or revoked.
o I am fluent in English and/or French.
Application Process
Step 1: Required Documents
All costs associated with acquiring documents will be at your expense.
REMINDER
Your required documents must be in either English or French. If your
required documents are not in English or French, original notarized
translations are required.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The following documents must be included along with your completed and
signed Teacher Certification Application Form for Internationally Educated
Teachers, and application fee.
Document checklist:
1. Documents You Must Send to New Brunswick Teacher Certification
office:
o An official completed Criminal Record Check document. The document
must be less than one (1) year old.
o Proof of Canadian Citizenship, landed immigrant status or valid work visa.
o Teaching Certificate or Teaching Credential.
o Official Statement of Professional Standing. The Official Statement of
Professional Standing must be mailed directly to the New Brunswick
Teacher Certification office from the teacher licensing authority (often a
Department or Ministry of Education). This Official Letter of Professional
Standing must indicate the dates of employment, and verify that there has
been no misconduct or suspension of your right to teach. It must confirm
you are currently held in good professional standing as a teacher and be
dated within a year of application.
2. Documents provided to WES by Educational Institutions/licensing
Authorities:
Internationally Educated Applicants applying for a Teaching Certificate in New
Brunswick must first obtain an assessment of their academic credentials from
WES.
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