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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Senior Biology

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Course Schedule
Session Dates Deadline Status
Winter 2021 Jan 25, 2021 - Apr 09, 2021 Jan 08, 2021 Open
Spring 2021 Apr 12, 2021 - Jun 11, 2021 Apr 02, 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.
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Information

Course Description

  • CONT773
  • CAN 745.00
  • 6 credits
  • 125 hours
  • EN
  • Online

The Senior Biology AQ is designed to prepare you to teach Senior-level Biology by examining concepts related to the nature and teaching of science, with emphasis on exploring and challenging the strategies used to teach biological concepts. The course is structured around the following questions:

• Who are the learners?
• What do I want them to know or be able to do?
• How will I know they have learned?
• What learning conditions are needed to create to support the learning?

Through independent research, small-group and whole-class discussion, collaboration, and reflection, you will explore these questions as they relate to the Senior Biology curriculum. In the process, you will develop ideas to teach a robust, engaging and inquiry-driven class that is inclusive for all students and sensitive to potential biases. Opportunities for professional dialogue, collaborative inquiry, access to rich resources, and investigation of the role of technology in supporting teaching and learning will enable you to feel confident in teaching a Senior Biology course.

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Requirements

Application Requirements

1) OCT MEMBERSHIP

We will use the OCT number you provide during online registration to confirm you are an OCT member with an undergraduate degree.

2) YOUR ORIGINAL UNDERGRADUATE/GRADUATE UNIVERSITY TRANSCRIPT(S)*

Your transcript(s) must show:

The equivalent of 3.0 full-year undergraduate/graduate courses in Biology/Biochemistry or the equivalent of 2.0 full-year undergraduate/graduate courses if you already hold another senior qualification.

*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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Materials

Course Materials

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Accommodations

Accommodations

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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