CONT608 Senior Physics @ Courses for Teachers - Queen's Continuing Teacher Education
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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Senior Physics

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Course Schedule
Session Dates Deadline Status
Fall 2019 Sep 30, 2019 - Dec 06, 2019 Sep 27, 2019 Open
Winter 2020 Jan 27, 2020 - Apr 10, 2020 Jan 10, 2020 Open
Late Winter 2020 Feb 24, 2020 - Apr 24, 2020 Feb 14, 2020 Open
*Registration will remain open until 4:00 pm on the posted registration deadline date.
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Course Description

  • CONT608
  • CAN 745.00
  • ABQ Senior
  • 6 credits
  • 125 hours
  • EN
  • Online

Physics is such an exciting and fundamental field, responsible for so many important innovations and technologies — when its study meets the interests, enthusiasm and abilities of the Senior-level learner, great things can happen!

This course explores how to share the intrigue, discipline and wonder of Physics with Senior students and how to embed the knowledge, skills and habits of mind that students will need to become life-long learners. It is designed to refresh your understanding of principles of effective teaching and learning, curriculum development, and professional practices. It is also designed to dig deep into how Senior students learn Physics and how teachers can plan for success, create engaging and effective lessons, use best practices in assessment and evaluation, and critically evaluate a Physics program. By the end of the course, your enhanced knowledge of the Senior Physics curriculum, how Senior students learn, and how best to teach Physics to these learners should give you added confidence, resources and strategies for teaching high school Physics.

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Application Requirements


We will use the OCT number you provide during online registration to confirm you are an OCT member with an undergraduate degree.


Your transcript(s) must show:

The equivalent of 3.0 full-year undergraduate/graduate courses in Physics or the equivalent of 2.0 full-year undergraduate/graduate courses if you already hold another senior qualification.

*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.

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