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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Kindergarten Specialist

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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

  • CONT803
  • CAN 685.00
  • 125 hours
  • EN
  • Online

Becoming a leader in your school and community is an important aspect of teaching. This course will increase your confidence, ability and knowledge to allow you to lead your colleagues and students to reach their full potential. This hands-on course encourages you to push your understanding of early learning to new heights and incorporate engaging, thought provoking and inclusive practices to meet the needs of all students across Ontario.

In this course, you’ll learn about

  • creating, developing and building partnerships in the school and community
  • developing yourself as a leader and showcasing that leadership in the community and school
  • increasing your knowledge and confidence in bringing Indigenous education and understanding into the classroom
  • incorporating cultural heritage into programming in appropriate and meaningful ways
  • engaging students across the four frames by integrating the arts into your programming
  • critically analyzing your approach to teaching, documenting and assessing math and literacy skills
  • building on your understanding of current and meaningful assessment and documentation strategies to also include self-evaluations for your students


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Application Requirements

1) OCT Membership showing completion of Part 2.

2) CONFIRMATION OF TEACHING EXPERIENCE FORM Signed by a Supervisory Official* from your School Board confirming that you have two years (388 days) of teaching experience since becoming a certified teacher, one year (194 days) of which is in the subject area of this course.

*The Ontario College of Teachers defines "Supervisory Official" as the Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent of the school board for a teacher employed by a Board of Education. A principal or headmaster is not recognized in this capacity.

For a teacher employed by a private school, the "supervisory official" is the Ministry of Education official (Education Officer) appointed to your school. For overseas experience the appropriate Supervisory Official is the person your Principal reports to.

**Please note that a new form is always required for a Part 3 (Specialist) course as experience is course/subject specific.

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Course Materials

This course has no required resources.

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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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