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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Intermediate Family Studies

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Course Schedule
Session Dates Deadline Status
Fall/Winter 2020 Nov 09, 2020 - Feb 12, 2021 Oct 23, 2020 Open
Winter 2021 Jan 25, 2021 - Apr 09, 2021 Jan 08, 2021 Open
Late Winter 2021 Feb 22, 2021 - Apr 23, 2021 Feb 05, 2021 Open
Spring 2021 Apr 12, 2021 - Jun 11, 2021 Apr 02, 2021 Open
Late Spring 2021 May 10, 2021 - Jul 02, 2021 Apr 30, 2021 Open
Summer 2021 Jun 28, 2021 - Aug 13, 2021 Jun 18, 2021 Open
Late Summer 2021 Aug 09, 2021 - Oct 01, 2021 Jul 30, 2021 Open
*Registration will remain open until 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the posted registration deadline date.
Select a course for its schedule. Not all courses are offered every session.
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Course Description

  • CONT687
  • CAN 745.00
  • 6 credits
  • 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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