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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Senior English

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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

  • CONT771
  • CAN 745.00
  • 125 hours
  • EN
  • Online

Teaching English is an increasingly complex task in a world where students engage with a wide variety of information and communication technologies. Encouraging students to read texts from cultures and contexts outside of their own experience, or supporting them to write more deeply in different modes while developing critical skills of discernment presents an exciting challenge for any English teacher. The CON 771 Senior English course begins by asking you to reflect on the subject of English and the role of the teacher. The course content considers the strands from the English curriculum (for Grades 11–12) and explores theories and issues that underpin those strands. At the end of the course, you will bring together theory and practice in culminating activities designed to prepare you for teaching Senior English. In addition to the five thematic modules (introduction, language, reading, writing, media studies), at the core of Senior English 771 is engagement in work that will deepen your professional expertise in areas such as exceptionalities, learning theories, and assessment. Throughout, you will be reading scholarly articles and reviewing excerpts from Bridging English (Fifth Edition) by Milner, Milner, and Mitchell. These course readings offer a blend of theory and practice to support you in your future work as a Senior English teacher. Central to this course is an emphasis on online collaborative learning. Collaboration and community will be developed through asynchronous and synchronous discussions. Another key component will be your personal and professional growth through self-reflection. Course Learning Expectations In this course you will have the opportunity to: • analyze current research and initiatives in the teaching of Senior English • apply specific curriculum requirements for Senior English in Ontario • evaluate information and communication technologies used in the teaching of English • assess the four curriculum strands for Grades 11 and 12 • review oral communication, reading and literature studies, writing, media studies, literary theories, learning theories, equity and inclusion, and assessment and evaluation practices

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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 English or the equivalent of 2.0 full-year undergraduate/graduate courses if you already hold another senior qualification. 1.0 of the required courses must be in English Literature/Writing.

*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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Course Materials

Electronic resources are available within the course.

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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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