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1 Agenda Additional Qualification courses overview On-Site Intersession Courses Distance Education Courses Admission Requirements Registration Reporting of Course Results

2 Additional Qualification Courses Additional Basic Qualification Courses Additional Qualification Courses Honour Specialist Courses PQP Courses

3 All courses: regulated under Ontario Regulation 176/10 accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers will be entered on the candidate’s certificate of qualification degree credit courses may count for pay grid movement

4 Additional Basic Qualifications Additional Basic Qualification courses are courses that lead to qualification in a division beyond the two that are part of your BEd program  Primary ABQ  Junior ABQ  Intermediate ABQ (various teachable electives)  Senior ABQ (various teachable electives)

5 Additional Qualification Courses Focus in on specific areas to expand on qualifications One session and Three-session courses Three-session courses lead to specialist designation (e.g., Special Education, ESL, FSL, Guidance, Cooperative Education, Visual Arts, Reading, etc.)

6 Modes of Delivery Face-to-Face  May/June Intersession – North Bay or Brantford campuses  8 areas across Ontario Area Coordinator in each location Brantford/Waterloo, North Bay/Parry Sound, Renfrew County, Sault Ste. Marie, Simcoe/Muskoka, Sudbury, Timmins, York Region Spring, Summer, Fall/Winter, Winter/Spring

7 Modes of Delivery (continued) Print Correspondence – Special Ed only  Spring/Summer (May 7 to August 15)  Fall/Winter (October 9 to March 1)  Winter/Spring (January 7 to April 26)  Printed course package  Access to Instructor through and phone  Assignments usually sent to instructor through

8 Modes of Delivery (continued) On-line - currently use Blackboard  Participation on a discussion board  Asynchronous communication (no set times, no chat rooms, use discussion board on your own time)  Shorter in length than correspondence  More intensive  Spring/Summer (May 23 to August 15)  Fall/Winter (October 1 to December 21)  Winter/Spring (January 23 to April 19)

9 BEd Intersession – May/June Exclusive opportunity to complete a course in one month Have your summer free Designed for Nipissing Education Grads Study with your peers Intensive instruction by BEd faculty and exemplary teachers 4 weeks in class – no practicum

10 May On-site Intensive Courses Primary ABQ Junior ABQ Intermediate ABQ Senior ABQ 2012 – April 30 – May 25 (in-class portion – no practicum – no Fridays)

11 Goals: To familiarize candidates with the curriculum in Ontario for Grades JK - 3 To support appropriate strategy selection and development for students in Grades JK to 3 Primary ABQ

12 Goals: To familiarize candidates with the curriculum in Ontario for Grades 4-6 To support appropriate strategy selection and development for students in Grades 4 to 6 Junior ABQ

13 Goals: To familiarize candidates with the curriculum in Ontario for Grades 7-10 and extend the skills and knowledge for teaching in the intermediate division and of a subject-specific intermediate division program. One half of the course (the elective) concentrates on specific content for one teaching subject. Course composed of a Core component (50%) and an elective component (50%). Core component includes Methods, Special Education, as well as a minimum of 2 hours in Language Arts, Math, Music, HPE, History, Geography, and Science. Intermediate ABQ

14 Goals: To familiarize candidates with the curriculum in Ontario for Grades 11 and 12 and extend the skills and knowledge for teaching in the senior division and of a subject-specific senior division program. One half of the course (the elective) concentrates on specific content for one teaching subject. Course composed of a Core component (50%) and an elective component (50%). Core component includes CDE, Ed & Schooling and Special Ed. Senior ABQ

15 On-site Intermediate ABQ Courses English Geography History Mathematics Music (Instrumental) Health Education and Physical Education Religious Education Science General Visual Arts All of the above electives are also offered through on-line delivery

16 On-site Senior ABQ Electives Business Studies (Accounting)* Biology English Geography History Social Sciences Mathematics Music (Instrumental)* Health and Physical Education* Visual Arts* * Business, Music, HPE and Visual Arts not currently offered online

17 June On-site Intensive Courses Special Education Part 1 (practicum timing to be determined – usually first week) French as a 2 nd Language, Part I (practicum timing to be determined – usually first week) May 28 – June 22 STUDENTS ARRANGE OWN PRACTICUM THERE WILL BE FRIDAY CLASSES

18 Important Information Payment is due at the time of registration Scheduling for Intermediate and Senior ABQ courses may involve evening classes – PLAN FOR THIS Course schedules and rooms are not finalized until late April when exact student numbers are known June courses are scheduled around convocation Do not request that you be in the same section as a friend – we assign course sections and do not accommodate special requests

19 Brantford On-site Intensive Courses * (subject to space availability) MAY – ABQs (to be determined) JUNE - Special Education

20 Distance Education Courses Completed independently at home (must meet assignment deadlines) On-line or print correspondence delivery Experienced part-time instructors Longer completion time than on-site Other students in the course may be experienced teachers Cannot be fast-tracked

21 ABQ Distance Courses and Dates Primary ABQ ( On-line only) Junior ABQ ( On-line only ) Intermediate ABQ ( On-line only ) Senior ABQ ( On-line only ) 2012 On-line: May 23 to August Correspondence: May 7 to August 15

22 Distance Intermediate ABQ Electives English Geography History Mathematics Music (Instrumental) Health Education and Physical Education Religious Studies Science General Visual Arts

23 Distance Senior ABQ Electives English Geography History Social Sciences Computer Studies* (not offered on-site) Mathematics Biology Chemistry* (not offered on-site) Religious Studies *not offered on-site

24 Special Education Practicum - Distance You are required to spend a minimum of 24 hours of work with 2 or more students with different identified exceptionalities 12 of these 24 hours are used for observation You will be asked to apply your observations in course assignments You can arrange your own practicum at a local school but you can only begin your practicum after the course start date Necessary (downloadable) forms are available on class Blackboard once the course begins Other summer options include: summer school, summer camps, daycare facilities, neighbours, family members, etc. If you are unsure about the suitability of a practicum setting, check with your instructor

25 Admission Requirements ABQ Senior or Intermediate Current BEd student in good standing (in either the P/J or J/I divisions) Teachable subjects as required for the Intermediate or Senior divisions Application with the Ontario College of Teachers is in-progress

26 Admission Requirements ABQ Primary or Junior Current BEd student in good standing in either Junior/Intermediate or Intermediate/Senior Application with the Ontario College of Teachers is in-progress No teachable subjects required

27 Teachable Subject Requirements - Intermediate Intermediate ABQ -requires three full undergraduate courses in one subject Must check your teachable eligibility with the Office of the Registrar before registering

28 Teachable Subject Requirements Senior ABQ requires five full undergraduate courses in one subject Must check your teachable eligibility with the Office of the Registrar before registering

29 Registration Requirements Students must login to WebAdvisor and enter their OCT number prior to registration Teachable eligibility must be confirmed before you will be able to register the Office of the Registrar at from your student account

30 Registration Requirements Distance Courses – registration begins March 1 On-Site Courses – registration begins March 8 Courses are subject to space limitations Courses depend on a minimum enrolment. Courses with insufficient enrolment may be cancelled.

31 Registration Process Registration is done through WebAdvisor. System won’t allow registration unless you have entered your OCT number on the system prior to registration (login to Webadvisor, go to Teacher or Masters Students menu, click on Register OCT number). The system won’t allow you to register for Intermediate or Senior ABQ courses if you have not checked your eligibility with the Office of the Registrar

32 Registration Process Any changes to your registration must be made through WebAdvisor Non-payment of fees, non-attendance or telling the professor is NOT considered an official withdrawal Withdrawals from courses must be made through WebAdvisor

33 Registration Process Prior to the first class, students who are deemed to be in poor academic standing will be de-registered from any ABQ or AQ courses that they register for

34 Fees Provide your credit card information when registering on-line, or If paying by cheque or cash, fees must be paid to the Finance Office within two days of registration Course fee – ABQ courses: $750 AQ courses: $650

35 Reporting Course Results Grade available on WebAdvisor University Transcript sent to you Reported by university to OCT in August Recorded by OCT on your Certificate of Qualification (will not be on the first certificate that you receive) Must be an OCT member to record your course

36 Distance Course Information Cindy Forth ext In-Service Education (Centre for Flexible Teaching and Learning) ext 4217

37 BOOKMARK THESE SITES  Distance Education courses  Face-to-Face courses  Important dates and deadlines  Fees GeneralInformation.asp GeneralInformation.asp  Specific information about intersession: schedules, class lists, course cancellations, frequently asked questions


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