Course Listing: Mathematics

We offer the following courses related to Mathematics:

Details about each of these courses is below.


  • Honour Specialist (Mathematics)

    In this course, you will examine your values, perceptions and knowledge about the teaching, learning and education leadership in Mathematics. You will build on this understanding through professional readings, developing interesting new ways of teaching, discussions, ongoing analysis and reflection. These learning experiences will provide the basis for your understanding of current pedagogy in the teaching of Mathematics, as well as enable you to prepare to implement change in your school environment. You will look closely at a variety of instructional strategies as well as your role as a leader and a facilitator of change. By deepening your understanding of professional communities of practice you will solidify your own ability to be a strong communicator and mentor/coach to assist your teacher colleagues in adopting a strong vision for the teaching of Mathematics in Ontario schools. This course supports the following foundations of professional practice for the teaching profession: Teaching Practice, Ongoing Professional Development, Professional Knowledge, and Commitment to Students.

    Prerequisites

    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT
    • FOUR-year (20 full courses) academic undergraduate degree, (excluding education courses)
    • NINE full courses (non-education) in the subject of the Honour Specialist (Mathematics), with a minimum B average
    • Minimum TWO years certified teaching experience by the first day of the course, subsequent to certification including at least ONE year in Mathematics.

    Documents Required

    • Signed Supervisory Officer's Form by course end date confirming teaching experience
    • Official transcript(s) sent directly to the Professional Learning Office from the granting institution before course start date
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  • Mathematics, Primary and Junior, Part 1

    This course is recommended for people who are already certified in the Primary or Junior division. It will not grant you either the Primary or Junior division. Numeracy is one of the major directions from the Ministry and clearly, mathematics instruction is a priority in today's classroom. As a teacher, the Expert Panel Report on Early Math and Junior Math, curriculum implementation issues, assessing and evaluating for the provincial report cards, external testing, and calls for greater accountability challenge you. This course addresses these challenges in a supportive way, with the aim of assisting you to improve your practice and help your students become more effective learners. The major themes you will study in this course are the child’s cognitive development as it relates to mathematics, the subject content, integration within the total program and effective assessment procedures. The course will build your comfort level, while giving you a greater understanding of mathematics through hands-on experiences, interactive learning, problem-solving, open-ended investigations, and a variety of assessment practices to help with the standard report card.

    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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  • Mathematics, Primary and Junior, Part 2

    This course continues to advance your broader understanding of mathematics education, building upon your foundation from Part 1 and the Technical Guide on Early Math and the Expert Panel Report on Junior Math. You will review the significance of the primary/junior components in the new curriculum, and the role of a variety of assessment strategies in your program, including diagnostic and provincial testing, with a view to considering how they can assist you in the improvement of mathematics understanding. You will also explore ways to integrate mathematics across the curriculum in order to use time more effectively; to highlight the relevance of mathematics in other subjects, and to increase mathematical literacy. You will review mathematics content such as geometry, measurement, and problem solving, the use of concrete materials to clinch understanding, and learn to evaluate available computer software as a resource for your mathematics program.

    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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  • Mathematics, Primary and Junior, Part 3 Specialist

    The Part 3 Specialist course continues to advance your broader understanding of the mathematics curriculum. You will examine the potential role of the Lead Teacher and their possible role in the implementation of the Expert Panel Report on Early and Junior Math. It will enable you to develop the skills required to become a leader in the field. You will enhance your skills of planning, programming, teaching and evaluating in order to support other teachers as they change their practice. The course will provide you with strategies for the development, implementation, and facilitation of in-service programs in mathematics education. The CRDI approach to the implementation of change in the mathematics curriculum will be a particular focus. You will examine the areas of controversy in the teaching of mathematics and the current research base. You will be prepared for leadership opportunities at a department/division, school and system level.

    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 Mathematics at the Primary or Junior Level

    Documents Required

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