Teacher Candidate Classes


Toronto Association (TA) Teacher Candidate Course 2018-19  [revised 12 April 2018]

Whether you are new to SCD Teacher Certification or already have Part 1, here is an opportunity for you. Through Fall 2018 and Winter 2019, Jean Noble will prepare you for one or more exams. Live music will be used where appropriate.

The RSCDS Certification process involves 5 Units:

    Teaching Certificate Part 1---------Teaching Certificate Part 2

• Unit 1:  Theory-----------------------• Unit 4:  Teaching Practice

• Unit 2:  Practical dancing ----------• Unit 5:  Teaching Level 2

• Unit 3:  Teaching Level 1

The Syllabus and other important documents are on the Society website: 

Unit 1 (the written exam) is offered twice:      October 20, 2018, and February 2, 2019

Except in unusual circumstances, Unit 1 must be taken before Units 2 or 3.

A candidate should start the course for Unit 2 either before or at the same time as Unit 3.
Units 2 and 3 must be passed within 3 years of each other. Teaching Certificate Part 1 is awarded when Units 1, 2, and 3 have been passed.

To enrol in Unit 5, candidates must show their whole Unit 4 Record of Teaching Practice and a copy of the examiner’s written assessment to their Unit 5 tutor. A minimum of 12 months must elapse between a candidate gaining Teaching Certificate Part 1 and submitting the Record of Teaching Practice for Unit 4. Therefore Unit 5 candidates are strongly advised to complete Unit 4 as soon as possible if they haven’t already done so; before September 2018 in any event.

We are aiming for exams in April 2019. Therefore, Unit 2 and Unit 3 candidates should attempt Unit 1 at the earliest opportunity (20 October 2018) so as to allow a re-sit in Feb 2019 if necessary. TA will organize an exam on the October date.

Goal of TA course:to prepare for Units 1+2+Unit 3, or Unit 5.

Format:3 hours alternate weeks (Sundays 2-5 p.m.) for 7 weeks in Fall 2018;
                same in Winter 2019.

Cost:    $500-$650 depending on enrolment numbers,
                for Units 1+2+3, or Unit 5, payable in advance.
                Society exam fees apply separately, listed here: www.rscds.org/document/196

Application:  Please send an email to Tony Szeto ( aszeto2010@gmail.com ) asap, in any event no later than August 1, 2018 with the following information:



Phone number


TA membership number

TA classes attended and when

Social Groups in the past 3 years


Contact Tony Szeto via aszeto2010@gmail.com

Download this page in .pdf format:  Teacher Candidate Info [revised 12 April 2018].pdf


Scholarship Info:

RSCDS Toronto