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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Kindergarten Part 2

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Course Schedule
Session Dates Deadline Status
Fall 2020 Sep 28, 2020 - Dec 04, 2020 Sep 11, 2020 Open
Winter 2021 Jan 25, 2021 - Apr 09, 2021 Jan 08, 2021 Open
*Registration will remain open until 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the posted registration deadline date.
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Course Description

  • CONT802
  • CAN 685.00
  • Three-Part AQs
  • 6 credits
  • 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

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Application Requirements

1) OCT Membership showing completion of Part 1


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).

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