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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Senior History

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All of our courses are fully online.

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Course Schedule
Session Dates Deadline Status
Fall 2021 Sep 27, 2021 - Dec 03, 2021 Sep 10, 2021 Open
Winter 2022 Jan 24, 2022 - Apr 08, 2022 Jan 14, 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

  • CONT794
  • CAN 745.00
  • 125 hours
  • EN
  • Online

Welcome to a journey through time. Never has history played a greater role on the world stage, although Herodotus might debate this observation. If we are the memory bearers for our society, then we have a challenging duty. Neil Postman remarks in Teaching as a Conserving Activity (1979) that every teacher must be a History teacher. “To teach about the atom without Democritus, to teach political theory without Aristotle or Machiavelli, to teach music without Hayden, is to refuse our students access to The Great Conversation.” Will we play the judge or simply record what actually happened? Given Werner Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, can we ever really know an event or personality?

Learning is a result of inquiry, experiences, and interchange with others. Therefore, communicating with others in this course is vital to everyone’s success.

Course Learning Expectations

In this course you will have the opportunity to:

• explore the Ontario curriculum, supports, and resources
• critically explore and apply various theoretical frameworks underpinning this additional qualification course in the design, assessment, and implementation of practices and/or programs
• critically reflect on teaching practice and engage in professional discussions regarding the relationship between theory and practice
• explore and employ a range of instructional strategies to support student learning, resilience, and well-being
• critically reflect on the integration of culturally inclusive pedagogies in program design, planning, and development
• explore strategies for promoting active citizenship
• examine strategies to foster professional learning networks, as well as partnerships with parents and community stakeholders

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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 History 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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Course Materials


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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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