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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Senior Social Sciences

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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 Jul 30, 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

  • CONT635
  • CAN 745.00
  • 125 hours
  • EN
  • Online

This course introduces teachers to the Senior Social Sciences area of study as outlined by the Ontario Ministry of Education. This course will familiarize educators with the Senior Social Science curriculum and will provide information on how to teach these courses to a diverse student population.

By participating in an online community, teachers will share ideas, concerns, and best practices. They will explore a variety of Ministry documents that support professional practice. Course participants also will undertake tasks that foster professional development while contributing to the growth of their colleagues.

Course Learning Expectations

In this course, you will have the opportunity to:

• critically examine and assess Ministry of Education curriculum policy and documents in the design and delivery of Senior Social Science curriculum
• explore theoretical foundations and learning theories specific to this course of study
• examine critical issues related to the Senior Social Science courses
• discuss methods of fostering inclusive learning environments for adolescents through effective classroom management strategies, knowledge of adolescent development, and sensitivity to cultural differences
• identify ways to meet the needs of students with exceptionalities through accommodations and/or modifications to program plans
• explore ways of increasing student engagement using technology
• generate a unit plan for a Senior Social Science course using backward design
• develop and implement a variety of assessment and evaluation tools for a Senior Social Science course

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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 Social Sciences or the equivalent of 2.0 full-year undergraduate/graduate courses if you already hold another senior qualification. People-centred courses from many disciplines are acceptable; Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Child Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, History, Politics etc.

*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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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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