Program Description

This course is designed to critically and collaboratively cultivate professional efficacy, emancipatory leadership practices and advance the scholarship of teaching by fostering cultures of critical reflection and inquiry. The course employs a critical, pedagogical lens to explore in a holistic and integrated manner theoretical foundations, learning theory, program planning, development and implementation, instructional design and practices, assessment and evaluation, the learning environment, research, and ethical considerations related to teaching and learning across the divisions. Through these explorations, candidates strengthen professional efficacy by gaining in-depth knowledge, refining professional judgment and generating new knowledge for practice with attention to the First Nations learner and their personal learning environment.

Admission Requirements: 

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.

Career Paths: 

Teaching or assisting with primary, junior, secondary and post-secondary students.