Course Listing: Additional Basic Qualifications

We offer the following courses related to Additional Basic Qualifications:

Details about each of these courses is below.


  • Intermediate Basic (Dramatic Arts)

    The Additional Basic Qualification course, Intermediate Division Dramatic Arts, is a prerequisite for teaching Dramatic Arts in the intermediate division and serves a diverse group of previously qualified teachers. Candidates include teachers making divisional changes, planning to move into administrative positions, entering the Ontario school system as well as teachers engaging in ongoing professional learning.

    Critical to the delivery of intermediate division subjects is the ability of teachers to ensure positive learning experiences for students. Thus, effective teachers are skilled at combining their knowledge of adolescent development and learning with their understanding of the subject matter of Dramatic Arts and their ability to facilitate active student engagement.

    Prerequisites

    • An undergraduate degree acceptable to the Ontario College of Teachers
    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT

    Documents Required

    • NONE
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  • Intermediate Basic (English)

    Many teachers, for career reasons, decide to gain Additional Basic Qualifications in the Intermediate Division. This course helps teachers to acquire this certification to teach grades 7-10. In this course, you will study human development as it applies in the Intermediate Division, relating with adolescents, classroom management, typical curriculum design in the division, specific programming for the subject, general and specific instructional practices, the research and best current practice in the subject and a wide variety of assessment strategies. With a focus on developmental practice you will examine equitable practices, the effective use of technology, and Standards of Practice. You will discuss the broader issues of Intermediate education such as the implementation of Choices Into Action, Pathways to Success, supporting students in their transition to high school, the need to prepare students for the OSSLT, supporting students at risk, and the implications of accountability at the Intermediate division.

    Prerequisites

    • An undergraduate degree acceptable to the Ontario College of Teachers
    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT
    • TWO full university degree credit courses in Pure English

    Documents Required

    • Official transcript(s) sent directly to the Professional Learning Office from the granting institution before course start date
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  • Intermediate Basic (First Nations, Metis and Inuit Studies)

    Many teachers, for career reasons, decide to gain Additional Basic Qualifications in the Intermediate Division. This course helps teachers to acquire this certification to teach grades 7-10. In this course, you will study human development as it applies in the Intermediate Division, relating with adolescents, classroom management, typical curriculum design in the division, specific programming for the subject, general and specific instructional practices, the research and best current practice in the subject and a wide variety of assessment strategies. With a focus on developmental practice you will examine equitable practices, the effective use of technology, and Standards of Practice. You will discuss the broader issues of Intermediate education such as the implementation of Choices Into Action, Pathways to Success, supporting students in their transition to high school, the need to prepare students for the OSSLT, supporting students at risk, and the implications of accountability at the Intermediate division.

    Prerequisites

    • An undergraduate degree acceptable to the Ontario College of Teachers
    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT

    Documents Required

    • NONE
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  • Intermediate Basic (Geography)

    Many teachers, for career reasons, decide to gain Additional Basic Qualifications in the Intermediate Division. This course helps teachers to acquire this certification to teach grades 7-10. In this course, you will study human development as it applies in the Intermediate Division, relating with adolescents, classroom management, typical curriculum design in the division, specific programming for the subject, general and specific instructional practices, the research and best current practice in the subject and a wide variety of assessment strategies. With a focus on developmental practice you will examine equitable practices, the effective use of technology, and Standards of Practice. You will discuss the broader issues of Intermediate education such as the implementation of Choices Into Action, Pathways to Success, supporting students in their transition to high school, the need to prepare students for the OSSLT, supporting students at risk, and the implications of accountability at the Intermediate division.

    Prerequisites

    • An undergraduate degree acceptable to the Ontario College of Teachers
    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT
    • TWO full university degree credit courses in Geography

    Documents Required

    • Official transcript(s) sent directly to the Professional Learning Office from the granting institution before course start date
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  • Intermediate Basic (Health and Physical Education)

    The purpose of the Physical and Health Education (H&PE) Intermediate Additional Qualification (ABQ) Course is to develop candidates’ skills and knowledge for design, delivery, and assessment of H&PE programs. This course focuses on the theory and practice underpinning H&PE through exploration of the underlying philosophy and its application for ensuring a healthy, active living education for young adolescents

    Prerequisites

    • An undergraduate degree acceptable to the Ontario College of Teachers
    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT

    Documents Required

    • NONE
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  • Intermediate Basic (History)

    Many teachers, for career reasons, decide to gain Additional Basic Qualifications in the Intermediate Division. This course helps teachers to acquire this certification to teach grades 7-10. In this course, you will study human development as it applies in the Intermediate Division, relating with adolescents, classroom management, typical curriculum design in the division, specific programming for the subject, general and specific instructional practices, the research and best current practice in the subject and a wide variety of assessment strategies. With a focus on developmental practice you will examine equitable practices, the effective use of technology, and Standards of Practice. You will discuss the broader issues of Intermediate education such as the implementation of Choices Into Action, Pathways to Success, supporting students in their transition to high school, the need to prepare students for the OSSLT, supporting students at risk, and the implications of accountability at the Intermediate division.

    Prerequisites

    • An undergraduate degree acceptable to the Ontario College of Teachers
    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT
    • TWO full university degree credit courses in History

    Documents Required

    • Official transcript(s) sent directly to the Professional Learning Office from the granting institution before course start date
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  • Intermediate Basic (Mathematics)

    Many teachers, for career reasons, decide to gain Additional Basic Qualifications in the Intermediate Division. This course helps teachers to acquire this certification to teach grades 7-10. In this course, you will study human development as it applies in the Intermediate Division, relating with adolescents, classroom management, typical curriculum design in the division, specific programming for the subject, general and specific instructional practices, the research and best current practice in the subject and a wide variety of assessment strategies. With a focus on developmental practice you will examine equitable practices, the effective use of technology, and Standards of Practice. You will discuss the broader issues of Intermediate education such as the implementation of Choices Into Action, Pathways to Success, supporting students in their transition to high school, the need to prepare students for the OSSLT, supporting students at risk, and the implications of accountability at the Intermediate division.

    Prerequisites

    • An undergraduate degree acceptable to the Ontario College of Teachers
    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT
    • TWO full university degree credit courses in Mathematics (i.e. calculus, geometry, linear algebra, statistics) OR successful completion of a math proficiency test (conducted online about 4 weeks prior to course start date)

    Documents Required

      Official transcript(s) sent directly to the Professional Learning Office from the granting institution before course start date if not writing the math proficiency test.
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  • Intermediate Basic (Science - General)

    Many teachers, for career reasons, decide to gain Additional Basic Qualifications in the Intermediate Division. This course helps teachers to acquire this certification to teach grades 7-10. In this course, you will study human development as it applies in the Intermediate Division, relating with adolescents, classroom management, typical curriculum design in the division, specific programming for the subject, general and specific instructional practices, the research and best current practice in the subject and a wide variety of assessment strategies. With a focus on developmental practice you will examine equitable practices, the effective use of technology, and Standards of Practice. You will discuss the broader issues of Intermediate education such as the implementation of Choices Into Action, Pathways to Success, supporting students in their transition to high school, the need to prepare students for the OSSLT, supporting students at risk, and the implications of accountability at the Intermediate division.

    Prerequisites

    • An undergraduate degree acceptable to the Ontario College of Teachers
    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT
    • TWO full university degree credit courses in Science. More than one of the following should be represented in these courses: biology, botany, chemistry, physics, zoology

    Documents Required

    • Official transcript(s) sent directly to the Professional Learning Office from the granting institution before course start date
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  • Junior Basic

    The junior grades build on the foundation of the primary years and form a significant transition to adolescence. In this course, you will study how students at this age move to mastery in several basic areas of the curriculum. The course highlights child development for grades 4 to 6, the Ontario curriculum and the recent Junior Expert Panel Reports and its learning expectations, the importance of assessment and evaluation, issues of reporting student progress, implications of EQAO testing, and cutting-edge, research-supported, instructional practices for students. In addition, you will review the critical role played by language across the curriculum, the importance of mathematics and science, and the rich learning environment provided by the arts within the junior classroom.

    Prerequisites

    • An undergraduate degree acceptable to the Ontario College of Teachers
    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT

    Documents Required

    • NONE
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  • Primary Basic

    Early identification and intervention are key to developing successful learners. This course focuses on content and teaching methods appropriate to the Primary Division (JK-Grade 3). In this course, you will study how the young school-age child adjusts to school and to formal learning. The course highlights child development for the five to eight year old, the issues in implementing the Ontario curriculum and its learning expectations, the importance of good assessment and evaluation and how they apply to the Ontario report card, implications of EQAO testing at Grade 3, the role of the two Early Years Expert Panel Reports, and current knowledge of educational theory and instructional practices. You will review the critical role played by language across the curriculum, the importance of mathematics and science, the research on primary education, and the rich learning environment provided by the arts in the primary classroom.

    Prerequisites

    • An undergraduate degree acceptable to the Ontario College of Teachers
    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT

    Documents Required

    • NONE
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  • Senior Basic (Dramatic Arts)

    Many teachers- for career reasons- decide to gain additional basic qualifications in the Senior Division. This program enables you to acquire your certification to teach grades 11 and 12. You will study human development as it applies to Senior Division, relating with adolescents, classroom management, typical curriculum design in the division, specific programming in the subject, general and specific instructional practices along with best current practice in assessment. You will discuss the broader issues of Senior Education and make explicit links between theory and practice for program delivery in your chosen subject field.

    Prerequisites

    • An undergraduate degree acceptable to the Ontario College of Teachers
    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT
    • Two full university degree credit courses in Dramatic Arts OR Intermediate Basic (Dramatic Arts) OR Dramatic Arts, Part 1

    Documents Required

    • Official transcript(s) sent directly to the Professional Learning Office from the granting institution before course start date
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  • Senior Basic (English)

    Many teachers- for career reasons- decide to gain additional basic qualifications in the Senior Division. This program enables you to acquire your certification to teach grades 11 and 12. You will study human development as it applies to Senior Division, relating with adolescents, classroom management, typical curriculum design in the division, specific programming in the subject, general and specific instructional practices along with best current practice in assessment. You will discuss the broader issues of Senior Education and make explicit links between theory and practice for program delivery in your chosen subject field.

    Prerequisites

    • An undergraduate degree acceptable to the Ontario College of Teachers
    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT
    • Five full university degree credit courses in Pure English
    • For candidates who already hold a Senior Basic Qualification, 2 full undergrad courses in Pure English are needed

    Documents Required

    • Official transcript(s) sent directly to the Professional Learning Office from the granting institution before course start date
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  • Senior Basic (Health & Physical Education)

    The purpose of the Physical and Health Education (H&PE) Senior Additional Basic Qualification (ABQ) Course is to develop candidates’ skills and knowledge for design, delivery, and assessment of H&PE programs. This course focuses on the theory and practice underpinning H&PE through exploration of the underlying philosophy and its application for ensuring a healthy, active living education for older adolescent students.

    Prerequisites:

    • An undergraduate degree acceptable to the Ontario College of Teachers
    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT
    • Satisfy the OCT language proficiency
    • Two full university degree credit courses in Physical and Health Education OR Intermediate Basic (Health & Phys. Ed) OR Health & Phys. Ed (I/S), Part 1.
    • For candidates who already hold a Senior Basic Qualification, 2 full undergrad courses in Physical and Health Education are required.

    Documents Required:

    • Official transcript(s) sent directly to the Professional Learning Office from the granting institution before course start date
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  • Senior Basic (History)

    Many teachers- for career reasons- decide to gain additional basic qualifications in the Senior Division. This program enables you to acquire your certification to teach grades 11 and 12. You will study human development as it applies to Senior Division, relating with adolescents, classroom management, typical curriculum design in the division, specific programming in the subject, general and specific instructional practices along with best current practice in assessment. You will discuss the broader issues of Senior Education and make explicit links between theory and practice for program delivery in your chosen subject field.

    Prerequisites

    • An undergraduate degree acceptable to the Ontario College of Teachers
    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT
    • Five full university degree credit courses in History
    • For candidates who already hold a Senior Basic Qualification, 2 full undergrad courses in History are needed

    Documents Required

      Official transcript(s) sent directly to the Professional Learning Office from the granting institution before course start date
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  • Senior Basic (Science - General)

    Many teachers- for career reasons- decide to gain additional basic qualifications in the Senior Division. This program enables you to acquire your certification to teach grades 11 and 12. You will study human development as it applies to Senior Division, relating with adolescents, classroom management, typical curriculum design in the division, specific programming in the subject, general and specific instructional practices along with best current practice in assessment. You will discuss the broader issues of Senior Education and make explicit links between theory and practice for program delivery in your chosen subject field.

    Prerequisites

    • An undergraduate degree acceptable to the Ontario College of Teachers
    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT
    • Five full university degree credit courses in pure Science. More than one of the following areas of study should be represented in these courses: biology, botany, chemistry, physics, zoology
    • For candidates who already hold a Senior Basic Qualification, 3 full undergrad courses in Science

    Documents Required

    • Official transcript(s) sent directly to the Professional Learning Office from the granting institution before course start date
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