This course is designed to assist educators seeking to enrich professional practice and extend knowledge, dispositions and skills in the development and delivery of Mathematics programs. Participants will engage in a critical, pedagogical lens to explore in a holistic and integrated manner theoretical foundations, learning theory, mandated policies, program planning, development and implementation, instructional design and practices, assessment and evaluation, the learning environment, research and ethical considerations related to teaching and learning in the field of Mathematics. Through these explorations, candidates strengthen professional efficiency by gaining in-depth knowledge, refining professional judgement and generating new knowledge for practice. Indigenous resources and approaches are included throughout the course.
Teachers certified with the Ontario College of Teachers are eligible to take AQ courses. Ontario B.Ed students may take courses prior to membership with OCT, if they have met all the requirements to graduate and if they have applied to the OCT for a Certificate of Qualification.
Special permission may be granted by SNP to allow those without teacher qualifications to enrol.
Candidates must be qualified for admission according to Regulation 184-97 of the Ontario College of Teachers Act.
Certification will be recommended to the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) for those candidates who successfully complete the course, and who hold membership with OCT, and who hold a valid or interim Certificate of Qualification/letter of Eligibility.
Teaching or assisting with primary, junior, secondary and post-secondary students.