Teachers Teaching On Call
On-call and Substitute Teaching Careers
A teacher teaching on call is often referred to as a TTOC, is a casual or substitute public school teacher of various subjects from Kindergarten to grade 12.
In many urban districts, being a TTOC is an entry point to securing a permanent contract position. Often permanent teaching positions are filled from the districts’ TTOC list. Being a teacher on call is a great way to experience different classroom environments within a flexible work schedule.
Certification and Qualification Details
Most TTOC’s in BC are certified by the Ministry of Education’s Teacher Regulation Branch. In districts where recruitment of TTOC’s is more challenging (i.e. rural districts), non-certificated people may be hired.
In cases when a certified teacher is not able to be hired, a letter of permission may be obtained. These letters of permission allow an individual to teach within the system for up to one year at a time without their certification.
Teachers Teaching on Call (TTOC’s) are paid on the salary scale at 1/189 of their category classification and experience to a maximum rate at Category 5 Step 7, for each full day worked. The following salary grid is an example and is based on data from May 2019. Salary scales differ between school districts and the actual amount received will depend on the district of employment.
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Remote and Rural Allowance
There are some additional allowances paid to some teachers in certain districts. In many districts, allowances are paid to teachers who hold positions of special responsibility such as a department head, head teacher, teacher in charge, or teacher coordinator.
In addition teachers in some districts are paid a remote and rural allowance to aid in the recruiting efforts of districts in remote communities and to recognize the difficulty of working in a remote community. The allowance is approximately $2,519 per FTE annually as of July 1, 2021. Teachers teaching on call (TTOCs) are not eligible to receive this allowance.
To view districts’ individual salary grids, check out the Salary Finder tool.
Training and Educational Programs
To prepare teachers for the classroom, teacher education programs include theoretical coursework, and an in-school practicum experience component. The length of training to prepare a teacher for the public school system ranges from one to two years depending on the program.
Start your substitute/on-call teaching career by enrolling in a teacher education program at one of these BC universities.
Thompson Rivers University | Bachelor of Education Trades & Technology
Thompson Rivers University | Bachelor of Education, Elementary
Thompson Rivers University | Master of Education
Trinity Western University | Bachelor of Education
Trinity Western University | Bachelor of Education | Master of Arts in Educational Studies in Special Education
No programs in this region.
VANCOUVER ISLAND / SUNSHINE COAST
University of Victoria | Bachelor of Education, Elementary
University of Victoria | Bachelor of Education, Secondary Post-Degree Professional Program
University of Victoria | Bachelor of Education, Elementary Post-Degree Professional Program
Vancouver Island University | Bachelor of Education
Vancouver Island University | Bachelor of Education – Elementary Post Baccalaureate Degree
Vancouver Island University | Bachelor of Education – Secondary Post Baccalaureate Degree
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