CONT586 Honour Specialist Biology @ Courses for Teachers - Queen's Continuing Teacher Education
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Honour Specialist Biology

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Course Schedule
Session Dates Deadline Status
Winter 2020 Jan 27, 2020 - Apr 10, 2020 Jan 10, 2020 Open
Summer 2020 Jun 29, 2020 - Aug 14, 2020 Jun 12, 2020 Open
*Registration will remain open until 4:00 pm on the posted registration deadline date.
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Course Description

  • CONT586
  • CAN 745.00
  • Honour Specialist
  • 6 credits
  • 125 hours
  • EN
  • Online

Biology is a dynamic subject, with new techniques and discoveries appearing every day. To keep students engaged with authentic and impactful activities, the Biology teacher must move from the role of teacher to that of instructional leader. In this course you will explore new techniques and learning theories designed to increase student achievement and enhance your Biology program. By exploring aspects of leadership in biology education, such as communication, inquiry-based learning, ensuring equitable practices, honouring First Peoples perspectives, using technology and other new approaches in and outside of the classroom, developing global citizens, and elements of departmental leadership, the Honours Specialist Biology course will help you improve your practice and make that transition from teacher to instructional leader.

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Requirements

Application Requirements

1) OCT MEMBERSHIP

We will use the OCT number you provide during online registration to confirm that your Certificate of Qualifications shows certification in at least two teaching divisions (Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior).

2) YOUR ORIGINAL UNDERGRADUATE/GRADUATE UNIVERSITY TRANSCRIPT(S)*

Your transcript(s) must show:

- The equivalent of 9.0 full year undergraduate/graduate courses in this teaching subject with a minimum 'B' average in these courses (Accepted courses: Biology, Biochemistry, Anatomy, Ecology, etc.)
- A Bachelor’s degree at an accredited university with the equivalent of 20.0 full year courses

3) CONFIRMATION OF TEACHING EXPERIENCE FORM

Signed by a Supervisory Official* from your School Board confirming that you have two years (388 days) of teaching experience since becoming a certified teacher, one year (194 days) of which is in the subject area of this course.

*The Ontario College of Teachers defines "Supervisory Official" as the Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent of the school board for a teacher employed by a Board of Education. A principal or headmaster is not recognized in this capacity. For a teacher employed by a private school, the "supervisory official" is the Ministry of Education official (Education Officer) appointed to your school. For overseas experience the appropriate Supervisory Official is the person your Principal reports to.

Please note that a new form is always required for a Specialist course as experience is course/subject specific.

*If you completed a Queen's undergrad (at any time), or a B.Ed., Honour Specialist, or an Intermediate or Senior ABQ course with us within the last 4 years you are not required to resend your transcripts.

**If you completed a medial degree and do not have a major you may be eligible for a Combined Honour Specialist. Please see our FAQ's or contact us for more information.

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Materials

Course Materials

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Accommodations

Accommodations

Applicants who require accommodations for a specific learning need (e.g., learning disability) within their AQ/ABQ course, should click here for further information and support.

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