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Honour Specialist English

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Course Schedule

Session Dates Deadline Status
Spring 2018 Apr 09, 2018 - Jun 08, 2018 Mar 30, 2018 Open
Summer 2018 Jun 25, 2018 - Aug 10, 2018 Jun 15, 2018 Open
Winter 2019 Jan 28, 2019 - Apr 12, 2019 Jan 11, 2019 Opens
Mar 01, 2018
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Course Description

  • CONT590
  • 745.00
  • Honour Specialist
  • 125 hours
  • EN
  • Online

Our work as English educators seems increasingly complex in a digital world where students engage with computers, video games, text messaging, television, magazines and movies among other multimedia and where reading print literature and writing essays are just two of many choices for creating meaning. Meanwhile, politicians, media and the public decry the level of student literacy, often focusing the blame on and expecting solutions from English teaching.

This Honour Specialist English course examines some of these critical issues while building on your professional experience as an English teacher and developing strategies you may find useful in a leadership position. Candidates will work with colleagues and participate in projects including a course culminating activity which is designed to synthesize learning from the course for application to teaching practice. The course is designed to promote strategies that support students' conceptual development and enduring understandings.

This leadership course has been developed for teachers who already have a deep level of learning about subject content and pedagogy gained from practical teaching experience, professional reading and previous course work.

Topics in this course include:

- Complex issues and reform initiatives in the teaching of English
- Recent research in English education
- Information and communication technologies
- Strategies for reading and writing
- Literary theories and learning theories
- Assessment practices
- Exceptional students in English education
- Ideas for reshaping high school English
- Leadership strategies

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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
- 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

This course has no required resources.
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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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