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The underlying purpose of the Additional Qualification course Honour Specialist General Social Sciences is to focus on conceptualizing leadership. The course addresses the complexity of supervising the diverse courses in the Social Science and Humanities curriculum. Mentoring is a theme that runs throughout the course, as candidates consider ways to assist and support others in curriculum, pedagogy, inclusivity, assessment and evaluation, technology, and other key issues related to program planning and implementation.
In this Honour Specialist General Social Sciences course, candidates will explore leadership issues in various ways, including independent reading and reflection. Candidates will work with colleagues in class and participate in tasks that include a course culminating activity designed to synthesize learning from the course for application to teaching and leadership practice. The course is designed to promote strategies that support students' conceptual development and enduring understanding.
This leadership course has been developed for teachers who already have a deep understanding of subject content and pedagogy gained from practical teaching experience, professional reading and previous course work.
Topics in this course include:
• The revised Social Science and Humanities curriculum
• Mentoring teachers new to general Social Sciences
• Inclusive learning environments
• Technology in the Social Sciences classroom
• Leadership responsibilities
• Effective leadership skills
• Working with and on teams
• Professional development opportunities
1) OCT MEMBERSHIP
We will use the OCT number you provide during online registration to confirm that your Certificate of Qualifications shows certification in at least two teaching divisions (Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior).
2) YOUR ORIGINAL UNDERGRADUATE/GRADUATE UNIVERSITY TRANSCRIPT(S)*
Your transcript(s) must show:
- The equivalent of 9.0 full year undergraduate/graduate courses in this teaching subject with a minimum 'B' average in these courses. People-centred courses from many disciplines are acceptable; Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Child Studies, Economics, Gender Studies, Geography, History, etc.
- A Bachelors degree at an accredited university with the equivalent of 20.0 full year courses
3) 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 Specialist course as experience is course/subject specific.
*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.
**If you completed a medial degree and do not have a major you may be eligible for a Combined Honour Specialist. Please see our FAQ's or contact us for more information.