Course Listing: Guidance and Career Education

We offer the following courses related to Guidance and Career Education:

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  • Guidance and Career Education, Part 1

    Choices Into Action, Career Education, School-to-Work transitions and the multiplicity of challenges faced by today’s students make Guidance an essential part of school. As a teacher, you have an important role in guiding and counselling students. This course introduces you to the principles of counselling, the practice of guidance in the classroom and school setting, and theories of human development. You will acquire greater skill in helping students with self-management, planning, and problem solving, in addition to skills to improve your communication and relationship skills with students and parents. Legal and ethical issues that are relevant for guidance counselors will be examined including issues dealing with sexual misconduct and abuse.

    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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  • Guidance and Career Education, Part 2

    In this course, you examine the important role of guidance and counselling in the school community, its benefits for students and teachers, and its contribution to decision-making by its various clienteles. Building upon your foundation from Part 1, you receive advanced instruction in the practice of guidance and counselling: theories of career development, career planning, career awareness, assessment tools, and the use of community resources. Relevant legal issues will be examined. You also explore your personal resources and skills as you map out an individual approach to counselling. Choices into Action‚ School-to-Work transitions, Supporting Student Success, and other Ministry related documents form the basis of this course.

    Prerequisites

    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT
    • Part 1 completed
    • Minimum ONE year of certified teaching experience by the first day of the course, subsequent to certification

    Documents Required

    • Signed Supervisory Officer's Form by course end date confirming required teaching experience
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  • Guidance and Career Education, Part 3 Specialist

    This course focuses on you as a teacher leader. In this course, you will consolidate this cycle of growth, development, and research of your expertise in guidance and counselling. You will focus on the issues that prepare teachers for leadership at a department/division, school and system level. Issues such as integrating guidance into the school curriculum, working collaboratively with other departments, program development, delivery and evaluation, group methods in guidance, school organization to support a vibrant guidance program, and the design of research-informed school-wide programs will be discussed. This course will also help you to continue the refinement of your personal style as a guidance counsellor and as part of the school's leadership team, as you focus on the changing roles given current direction in Ontario and the changing legal impacts on the responsibilities of counsellors.

    Prerequisites

    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT
    • Part 2 completed
    • Minimum TWO years certified teaching experience by the first day of the course, subsequent to certification including ONE year in Guidance and Career Education

    Documents Required

    • Signed Supervisory Officer's Form by course end date confirming teaching experience
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