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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Guidance & Career Education Specialist

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Course Schedule
Session Dates Deadline Status
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
*Registration will remain open until 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the posted registration deadline date.
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Course Description

  • CONT613
  • CAN 685.00
  • 125 hours
  • EN
  • Online

The Guidance and Career Education Specialist course examines the diverse roles of a guidance teacher/counsellor with particular emphasis on leadership. Candidates will learn about skills related to culturally sensitive counselling; new emerging technologies; support to classroom teachers on career education delivery; challenges related to ethics, mental health and marginalized students; networking; and leadership skills. This course is suitable for all teachers but particularly for those desiring a leadership role within a school setting.

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Requirements

Application Requirements

1) OCT Membership showing completion of Part 2. 2) 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 Part 3 (Specialist) course as experience is course/subject specific.

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Materials

Course Materials

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

https://www.osca.ca/about-us/osca-store/ethical-guidelines-new/ethical-guidelines.html 

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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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