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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Intermediate Family Studies

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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

  • CONT687
  • CAN 745.00
  • 125 hours
  • EN
  • Online

In this course, you will have the opportunity to explore your role as a Family Studies educator. You will discover the role Family Studies courses play in student success, enrichment, and health and well-being. This course will provide you with opportunities to explore the Intermediate Family Studies curriculum, as well as how to integrate a Family Studies approach into other subject areas. As a multidisciplinary course, Family Studies offers students a variety of practical, rich, and experiential learning opportunities which they will be able to use throughout their lives. This course provides a look at the history of Family Studies as a subject, the Intermediate curriculum as it currently exists, and ways of encouraging Intermediate students to explore topics relevant to themselves and the everyday life of Canadian families. Reflective practice through Journaling and online discussion with colleagues will add to your professional practice as a Family Studies educator.

Course Learning Expectations

In this course you will have the opportunity to:

• engage in meaningful professional dialogue with colleagues
• reflect on your own learning and teaching practice
• develop opportunities for student engagement and success in the classroom
• explore theories of student learning helpful in building your Family Studies program
• apply theoretical knowledge to practical tools and strategies
• understand safety issues connected with teaching Family Studies
• collaborate to develop useful resources to support your Family Studies teaching practice
• design inquiry- and project-based learning tasks for Intermediate students

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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 courses related to the family or the equivalent of 2.0 full-year undergraduate/graduate courses if you already hold another intermediate qualification. Courses from many disciplines are acceptable (i.e., Psychology, Sociology, Child & Youth Studies, Women's Studies, Health, Kinesiology, Fashion, 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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