Course Listing: New Grad

We offer the following courses related to New Grad:

Details about each of these courses is below.


  • New Grad - Mathematics, Primary and Junior (P/J), Part 1 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
    • Hold a Basic Qualification in the respective Primary or Junior divisions or Intermediate or Senior division

    Documents Required:

    • NONE

    Are you a New Grad interested in learning more about mathematics for teaching? Do you have worries/questions about teaching and learning mathematics? Are you fascinated by mathematical relationships and/or reluctant to identify yourself a "math person"? Well, look no further! In this interactive AQ course we will build on our understanding through professional readings, doing mathematics together, small and whole group discussions, ongoing analysis, reflection and self-directed study. During this two week course participants will engage in a cycle of research informing practice and practice informing research through co-teaching, analyzing student samples and reflecting on how to promote the growth of students' mathematical understanding. These learning experiences will provide the basis for your understanding of current mathematical pedagogy and Ministry policy, as well as enable you to prepare, implement and access curriculum for primary and junior students.

    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.

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  • New Grad - Special Education, Part 1

    This course is a requirement for teaching Special Education in Ontario. As an introductory course, this course focuses on the integration of cutting edge theory and practice underpinning special education. Current Ministry directions will be explored. Issues related to Cross-Disciplinary Team Approaches, Team Referrals, the IPRC process, IEPs and the role of SEAC will form part of the course. Focus will be placed on the exploration, through holistic approaches, of the commonalties that unite students, program planning and delivery, the accessible environment, resource availability and other issues related to teaching and learning in all classrooms. You will develop a basic understanding of categories and definitions of various exceptionalities as defined in Ministry documents. You will begin to develop an understanding of accommodations, modifications and alternative expectations, strategies and assessment practices based on the developmental and/or special needs of individual students and will practice a variety of age and exceptionality-specific teaching strategies as well as research and experience-validated practices.

    Prerequisites

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

    Documents Required

    • NONE
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  • New Grad - Teaching English Language Learners, Part 1

    Ontario schools are increasingly diverse. Students come from around the world, and require a greater understanding of English to be successful in school. This course provides you with an introduction to the teaching and learning of English as a Second Language: second-language acquisition, current instructional strategies, the research, the role of Canadian immigration laws, and linguistic factors. You will learn to build on the prior knowledge of literacy of your individual students. You examine the relationship of linguistic factors to the school and its curriculum and explore current issues as they relate to second language learning.

    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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