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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Guidance & Career Education Part 1

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All of our courses are fully online.

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Course Schedule
Session Dates Deadline Status
Late Summer 2021 Aug 09, 2021 - Oct 01, 2021 Aug 06, 2021 Open
Fall 2021 Sep 27, 2021 - Dec 03, 2021 Sep 10, 2021 Open
Fall/Winter 2021 Nov 08, 2021 - Feb 11, 2022 Oct 29, 2021 Open
Winter 2022 Jan 24, 2022 - Apr 08, 2022 Jan 14, 2022 Open
Late Winter 2022 Feb 21, 2022 - Apr 22, 2022 Feb 11, 2022 Open
*Registration will remain open until 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the posted registration deadline date.
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Course Description

  • CONT611
  • CAN 685.00
  • 125 hours
  • EN
  • Online

“I want to be an engineer but I’m having trouble with Grade 9 Math.” “I’m worried about one of my friends—I think my friend might harm herself.” “I hate school.” “My friend is being bullied at recess in the schoolyard.” “Working 25 hours a week is pulling my marks down.” “I did elementary school in Alberta. Do I have to take Grade 9 French?” “My stepfather—I can’t stand him.” “Are there any scholarships out there for me?” So, you want to get your Guidance qualifications! Above is a sampling of situations you might encounter as a Guidance counsellor. They run the gamut from personal issues to school-related ones. This course will get you started in the Guidance field. You’ll learn more about Guidance programs and related resources, and you’ll also learn some basic interpersonal and human-relations skills. These are helpful in addressing the challenges of teaching in contemporary school settings. Welcome to Queen’s Online Learning and Guidance and Career Education Part 1. Let’s begin the journey. Course Learning Expectations In this course you will: • apply the theoretical understanding necessary to implement and assess programs and/or practices related to Guidance and Career Education • develop awareness and integrate expectations, strategies, and assessment practices in response to the individual needs of students and the promotion of student success • enhance an understanding of holistic learning environments (diversity, character development, equity, multiple intelligence, differentiated instruction) • explore strategies for collaboration with in-school personnel, parents/guardians, and the community • understand the role of the Guidance teacher/counsellor in collaboration with all educational and community partners • develop an understanding of the continuum of Guidance and Career Education including K–12 and post-secondary education pathways

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Application Requirements

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

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Course Materials

Ethical Guidelines for Guidance Teacher-Counsellors (2020), Ontario School Counsellors Association 

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