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AGENDA  Types of AQS  Modes of Delivery  May and June Intersession  Registration  Reporting of Results to OCT.

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1 AGENDA  Types of AQS  Modes of Delivery  May and June Intersession  Registration  Reporting of Results to OCT

2  Additional Basic Qualifications (ABQs)  Additional Qualification Courses (AQs)  Honour Specialist Courses  Principal’s Qualification Courses (PQP) TYPES OF ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

3  Regulated under O. Reg. 176/10  Accredited by Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) using their course guidelines  Entered on candidate’s certificate of qualification  Each course is a minimum of 125 hours of work  Degree credit courses  May count for grid movement All courses:

4 An ABQ is a divisional qualification and qualifies you to teach in a division beyond the two that are part of your BEd program.  Primary ABQ (Grades K-3)  Junior ABQ (Grades 4-6)  Intermediate ABQ (Grades 7-10)  Senior ABQ (Grades 11-12) What is an ABQ?

5 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  No teachable subjects are required EDUC Primary ABQ

6 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  No teachable subjects are required EDUC – Junior ABQ

7 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, etc. Intermediate ABQ

8  Three (3) full undergraduate courses in one teachable subject – 18 credits  Must check teachable eligibility with the Office of the Registrar before registering  The Reg. office staff are qualified to evaluate your transcript to determine which courses will count toward which teaching subject. Teachable Subject Requirements - Intermediate

9  EDUC 4015 English EDUC 4015 English  EDUC 4035 Geography EDUC 4035 Geography  EDUC 4045 History EDUC 4045 History  EDUC 4055 Mathematics EDUC 4055 Mathematics  EDUC 4065 Music --Instrumental EDUC 4065 Music --Instrumental  EDUC 4075 Health and Physical Education EDUC 4075 Health and Physical Education  EDUC 4085 Science - General EDUC 4085 Science - General  EDUC 4095 Visual Arts EDUC 4095 Visual Arts  EDUC 4115 Religious Education EDUC 4115 Religious Education Intermediate Teaching Subjects

10 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

11  Senior ABQ requires five full undergraduate courses (30 credits) in one subject for a FIRST teaching subject.  For a SECOND teaching subject (optional), three full undergraduate courses (18 credits) are required.  You do not need to be qualified in two subjects to take the Senior ABQ – only one is required  Must check your teachable eligibility with the Office of the Registrar before registering  The Reg. office staff are qualified to evaluate your transcript to determine which courses will count toward which teaching subject. Teachable Subject Requirements - Senior ABQ

12  EDUC 4610 English EDUC 4610 English  EDUC 4620 Computer Studies EDUC 4620 Computer Studies  EDUC 4630 Business Studies: Accounting EDUC 4630 Business Studies: Accounting  EDUC 4640 Geography EDUC 4640 Geography  EDUC 4650 History EDUC 4650 History  EDUC 4660 Mathematics EDUC 4660 Mathematics  EDUC 4670 Health and Physical Education EDUC 4670 Health and Physical Education  EDUC 4680 Science – Biology EDUC 4680 Science – Biology  EDUC 4690 Visual Arts EDUC 4690 Visual Arts  EDUC 4700 Music – Instrumental EDUC 4700 Music – Instrumental  EDUC 4710 Science – Physics EDUC 4710 Science – Physics  EDUC 4720 Science – Chemistry EDUC 4720 Science – Chemistry  EDUC 4740 Social Sciences – General EDUC 4740 Social Sciences – General  EDUC 4780 Religious Education EDUC 4780 Religious Education Senior ABQ Teachable Subjects

13 In an AQ, you have an opportunity to focus in on specific area to expand on qualifications Two types:  One Session AQs  For example, Outdoor Experiential Education, Autism, Teaching Combined Grades, Alternative Education  Three Session AQs  Offered in three-parts that lead to a Specialist qualification  For example, Special Education, Parts I, II and III, Kindergarten, Parts I, II, and III, FSL, Parts I, II and III, Reading, Parts I, II, and IIII…..and many more What is an AQ?

14  Once you have taken all three parts of a Three-Session Qualification you are deemed to be a Specialist in that area.  Part I courses – you are eligible to take Part I courses immediately after BEd program completion  Part II courses – must have one year of successful teaching experience (194 teaching days). These can be supply days and don’t have to be consecutive, they are cumulative.  Part III courses – must have two years of successful teaching experience (388 days) with one year in the subject area Three Session AQs

15  Examines a particular curriculum subject from Kindergarten to Grade 12.  Emphasizes learning theory, developmental needs, and effective teaching methods pertinent to the subject specialization  Normally taken by High School Teachers who want to be Department Heads or by Curriculum Consultants  Need two years of successful teaching experience, one year in subject area, and an Honours Undergraduate Degree in the subject (54 credits with a B average) Honour Specialist Courses

16  EDUC 4420 English EDUC 4420 English  EDUC 4430 French as a Second Language EDUC 4430 French as a Second Language  EDUC 4440 Geography EDUC 4440 Geography  EDUC 4450 History EDUC 4450 History  EDUC 4460 Biology EDUC 4460 Biology  EDUC 4470 Chemistry EDUC 4470 Chemistry  EDUC 4480 Physics EDUC 4480 Physics  EDUC 4490 Mathematics EDUC 4490 Mathematics  EDUC 4520 Health and Physical Education EDUC 4520 Health and Physical Education  EDUC 4530 Visual Arts EDUC 4530 Visual Arts  EDUC 4540 Science --General* EDUC 4540 Science --General*  EDUC 4550 Computer Studies EDUC 4550 Computer Studies  EDUC 4570 Business Studies EDUC 4570 Business Studies Honour Specialist Courses

17  After 5 years of successful teaching experience  Must be qualified in three divisions (one of which must be Intermediate)  Require either two specialists, one specialist and half of a Masters degree, or a full Masters degree Principal’s Qualification Program

18  Distance Education  Online  Face-to-Face  Blended (part online, part F2F) What Modes of Delivery are Available?

19  Completed independently at home (must meet assignment deadlines)  On-line delivery  Experienced part-time instructors  Other students in the course may be experienced teachers  Cannot be fast-tracked Distance Education Courses

20  Wide variety of courses including ABQs, one session AQs, three session AQs, and Honour Specialist.  All content delivered online  Regular interaction required (i.e., participation on discussion board)  Asynchronous communication  More intensive and shorter in length than correspondence  Estimate 10 to 15 hours of work per week  Three sessions per year  Spring/Summer  Fall/Winter  Winter/Spring  ABQs and higher enrolment AQs (e.g., Special Ed, Reading, etc.) offered in every session Online Delivery (Blackboard)

21  4-week May/June Intersession – North Bay or Brantford campuses  ABQs in May  Special Education and FSL in June  Brantford offers a more limited selection of courses  8 areas across Ontario – SUMMER 2013 (Month of July)  Area coordinator in each location  Brantford, North Bay/Parry Sound, Renfrew County, Ottawa, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, York Region  AQs only  ABQs not offered face-to-face except for May and June intersession  Number of courses varies by location Face-to Face (On-site) Courses

22  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  Attendance in all classes is mandatory BEd Intersession – May and June

23  Primary ABQ  Junior ABQ  Intermediate ABQ  Senior ABQ  May 6 to May 31 (Monday to Thursday)  All in-class  No practicum May 2013 Intersession – North Bay

24  Primary ABQ  Intermediate ABQ – limited number of electives  Senior ABQ – limited number of electives  May 6 to May 31 (Monday to Thursday)  All in-class  No practicum May 2013 Intersession – Brantford

25  Primary and Junior ABQ  8:30 to 4:30 (Monday to Thursday)  Intermediate and Senior ABQs  Core component (8:30 – 12:30 – Monday to Thursday)  Elective (Teaching subject) afternoons or evenings  Course scheduling and rooms not finalized until late April when exact student numbers are known. Please do not inquire before that time.  Cancellations for low enrolment courses will be made in early April. May 2013 Class Schedules May 6 to May 31

26  Special Education, Part I (North Bay and Brantford)  French as a 2 nd Language, Part I (North Bay only) – testing dates TBA  Students must arrange a practicum placement for the week of June 3. An will be sent once practicum forms have been uploaded to website.  Classroom component, June 10 to June 28.  Classes scheduled (8:30 to 4:30 – there will be Friday classes)  No classes scheduled on convocation days June 2013 Intersession June 3 to June 28

27  Registration Begins March 6 on WebAdvisor  Fees - $650 for AQs & $750 for ABQs  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 Important Information

28  May 29 to August 16  Registration begins March 6, 2013  Fees - $650 for AQs & $750 for ABQs  Payment is due at the time of registration  Cannot fast-track and finish early  Must meet assignment deadlines  Can take more than one online course at once as long as you meet deadlines  The practicum component of the Spec. Ed., Part I course is done at a different time and has a different format and different forms than the June Intersession course. Consists of 24 hours of work (12 hours are observation). On-line Course Dates Spring/Summer 2013

29  Must be a current BEd student in good standing  Must confirm eligibility for Intermediate or Senior ABQ course teachables by ing from your student account.  Application with the Ontario College of Teachers must be in-progress. You are required to enter your OCT number on WebAdvisor prior to registration Registration

30  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 Teachers or Masters Students Menu, click on Register OCT number  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 Registration Process

31  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  Withdrawal from courses must be made through WebAdvisor or in writing to the Office of the Registrar  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.

32 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

33 Reporting Course Results  Grade available on WebAdvisor after July 31  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 in good standing to record your course

34 All graduating teachers must pay their OCT membership dues and be a member in good standing no later than JULY 31, Any teacher who fails to pay their dues and is not a member in good standing with the College by July 31, 2013 will NEVER be reported to OCT for AQ or ABQ courses taken in this session. If you do not plan to follow through with OCT certification immediately following completion of your pre-service program, you should not plan to take AQs until you are a member in good standing. IMPORTANT ADVISORY REQUIREMENT TO BE REPORTED TO OCT FOR THE INTERSESSION ABQS AND AQS

35  Cindy Forth ext  In-Service Education ext AQ Information

36   Distance Education courses  Face-to-Face courses  Important dates and deadlines  Fees  school-of-education/pd-for-teachers/Pages/BEd- Intersession.aspx school-of-education/pd-for-teachers/Pages/BEd- Intersession.aspx  Specific information about intersession: schedules, class lists, course cancellations, frequently asked questions BOOKMARK THESE SITES


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