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How CANTEACH Got Started

CANTEACH is the Official Canadian agent for Universities in Australia, New Zealand, Scotland and Wales (exclusively).

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CANTEACH was created for Canadians who want to do their Teachers College in Australia, New Zealand, Scotland or Wales and obtain their teacher certification. As a Canadian, who has studied and taught abroad, I am aware of the many benefits that this type of experience has to offer. During my time teaching at a teachers college in Buffalo, NY, I was amazed at the length and effort students would go to to obtain their teaching certificate. When I moved to New
Zealand, it became apparent that Canadians needed to come down under. Europe was also a destination that has many benefits for studying abroad in Scotland and Wales.

The CANTEACH Advantage for you

Originally, the opportunity to travel while doing a one (1) year Teachers College program abroad, studying in New Zealand, Scotland or Wales, had many benefits to offer: wonderful people, the experience of a different culture, obviously living abroad and the chance to take part in world class training programs for preparing Teachers and Professionals. These benefits continue to be available to my students and now, with the additional benefits of: saving a year of study, one (1) year abroad instead of two (2) in Ontario, saving 10K for the second year’s living expense in Ontario and the ‘opportunity cost’ of Teaching for a year instead of being in University in Ontario, the option of going abroad for Teachers College has really solidified itself as the option of choice for CANTEACH students.  Upon completion of the program, I assist students in receiving full certification back in Ontario/Canada through a tried process I set up for Canadians that attend my representative Universities.

The combination of my teaching background, being Canadian and living abroad, and enthusiasm for the teaching profession, I guarantee that I will take care of you. I look forward to working with you.

Mike Johnson

Mike Johnson,
Director,
CANTEACH

Background and Experience

The Director of CANTEACH has been working with Canadians training abroad since 1992.

Many Canadians look to broaden their personal and professional horizons by studying for their Teaching Certificate abroad. Mike Johnson has taught and worked with Canadians studying abroad to obtain their teaching certificate for over 25 years. CANTEACH chooses only those Universities that liaise with governing boards like the Ontario College of Teachers, and other governing boards, for certification purposes in Canada. These Governing Boards evaluate the programs promoted by CANTEACH and it’s member University programs meet the requirements to allow students to be able to become certified Teachers in Canada.

Mike’s Profile:

  • Director of CANTEACH for 14 years (since 2003).
  • Former Director of Student Teaching
  • Former Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Assistant Professor
  • Teaching Experience in Canada, New Zealand and USA
  • Mike Johnson is a certified Teacher in Ontario and Alberta.
  • Certification workshops and instructions provided to all CANTEACH Students by Mike Johnson

Every CANTEACH student that has completed their teacher training program abroad has been certified in Canada.

CANTEACH has quality programs for Canadians wanting to become Certified Teachers in Canada.

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