Course Listing: Special Education

We offer the following courses related to Special Education:

Details about each of these courses is below.


  • Special Education, Part 1

    The Additional Qualification Course: Special Education Part I employs a critical, pedagogical lens to explore in a holistic and integrated manner theoretical foundations, development of learners, program planning and implementation, instructional practices, assessment and evaluation, the learning environment and ethical considerations related to teaching and learning across the divisions. Critical to the implementation of this course is the modeling of a positive learning environment that reflects care, diversity and equity. This course supports the enhancement of professional knowledge, ethical practice, leadership and ongoing learning. The Special Education, Part I additional qualification course guideline provides a conceptual framework for providers and instructors to develop and facilitate the Special Education, Part I course. The guideline framework is intended to be a fluid, holistic and integrated representation of key concepts associated with Special Education.

    -abridged from OCT course guideline, April 2014

    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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  • Special Education, Part 2

    This Addition Qualification Special Education Part 2 Course is designed to expand upon the skills and knowledge developed by successful candidates who have completed Part 1. It employs a critical, pedagogical lens to explore in a holistic and integrated manner theoretical foundations, development of learners, program planning, and Ethical Standards and the Standards of Practice. Critical to the implementation of this course is the modeling of a positive learning environment that reflects care, diversity, and equity.

    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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  • Special Education, Part 3 Specialist

    The Additional Qualification Course: Special Education Specialist extends and reinforces the knowledge and skills from Part I and Part 2 with a specific focus on the development of leadership skills. It employs a critical, pedagogical lens to explore in a holistic and integrated manner theoretical foundations, development of learners, program planning and implementation, instructional practices, assessment and evaluation, the learning environment and ethical considerations related to teaching and learning across the divisions. This course supports the enhancement of professional knowledge, ethical practice, leadership and ongoing learning.

    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 Special Education

    Documents Required

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