CONT802 Kindergarten Part 2 @ Courses for Teachers - Queen's Continuing Teacher Education Courses for Teachers - Queen's Continuing Teacher Education

Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Kindergarten Part 2

Grey placeholder image

All of our courses are fully online.

Apply now

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
Fall 2018 Oct 01, 2018 - Dec 07, 2018 Sep 14, 2018 Opens
Mar 01, 2018
Winter 2019 Jan 28, 2019 - Apr 12, 2019 Jan 11, 2019 Opens
Mar 01, 2018
Icon with the letter 'i'

Information

Course Description

  • CONT802
  • 685.00
  • Three-Part AQs
  • 125 hours
  • EN
  • Online

Using a critical lens of inquiry, the Kindergarten Part 2 additional qualification course will allow you to build on your professional practice and explore, apply, and deepen your knowledge and skills of Kindergarten best practices. By purposefully planning authentic learning experiences through play, you will continue to develop your professional repertoire of a rich range of differentiated instruction strategies and provocations to support early learners’ development across the social, emotional, communication/language, cognitive, and physical domains. This course will explore theoretical foundations of early years teaching, the development of learners, program planning and implementation, instructional practices, assessment, the learning environment, and ethical considerations related to teaching and supporting students from diverse backgrounds. You will have an opportunity to interact and collaborate with teacher colleagues who share your desire to enhance professional knowledge, ethical practice, leadership, and ongoing learning as it applies to early childhood. In addition, you will complete relevant activities both individually and in collaborative groups, supporting and honouring the positive team climate in a Kindergarten classroom.

Course Learning Expectations

In this course you will have the opportunity to:

• research and discuss current issues in the early years
• reflect on your own professional teaching practice and set goals
• develop an awareness of the rights of the child as outlined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in all interactions with children and families
• deepen your knowledge of differentiated instruction and emergent design practices in the planning, development, and implementation of learning experiences in Kindergarten
• explore programs that allow for a young learner’s multiple ways of representing when communicating ideas, concepts, and observations
• explore observation-based strategies as a key component of assessment in the Kindergarten program
• explore the significance of sustaining a positive, welcoming school climate in which all parent perspectives are encouraged, valued, and heard

Icon with a checkmark

Requirements

Application Requirements

1) OCT Membership showing completion of Part 1

2) CONFIRMATION OF TEACHING EXPERIENCE FORM

Signed by a Supervisory Official* from your Board confirming that you have one year (194 days) of teaching experience since becoming a certified teacher.

*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 if you have an existing Part 2, Part 3 (Specialist), or Honour Specialist qualification on your OCT record you are not required to submit a form for a Part 2 course. A new form is always required for Part 3 (Specialist).

Icon with a book

Materials

Course Materials

This course has no required resources.
Icon with an asterisk

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.

Have a question? Contact us!

Apply now

Back to Top