Additional Qualification courses

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Agenda
Additional Qualification courses overview
 On-Site Intersession Courses
 Distance Education Courses
 Admission Requirements
 Registration
 Reporting of Course Results
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Additional Qualification Courses
Additional Basic Qualification Courses
 Additional Qualification Courses
 Honour Specialist Courses
 PQP Courses
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All courses:
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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
Additional Basic Qualifications
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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)
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.)
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Modes of Delivery
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Face-to-Face
Intersession – North Bay or
Brantford campuses
 8 areas across Ontario
 May/June
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
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Modes of Delivery (continued)
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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 email and phone
 Assignments usually sent to instructor through
email
Modes of Delivery (continued)
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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)
BEd Intersession – May/June
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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
May On-site Intensive Courses
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Primary ABQ
Junior ABQ
Intermediate ABQ
Senior ABQ
2012 – April 30 – May 25 (in-class portion – no
practicum – no Fridays)
Primary ABQ
Goals:
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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
Junior ABQ
Goals:
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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
Intermediate ABQ
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.
Senior ABQ
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.
On-site Intermediate ABQ Courses
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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
On-site Senior ABQ Electives
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Business Studies
(Accounting)*
Biology
English
Geography
History
Social Sciences
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Mathematics
Music (Instrumental)*
Health and Physical
Education*
Visual Arts*
*Business, Music, HPE and Visual Arts not currently offered online
June On-site Intensive Courses
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Special Education Part 1 (practicum timing to be
determined – usually first week)
French as a 2nd Language, Part I (practicum timing to
be determined – usually first week)
May 28 – June 22
STUDENTS ARRANGE OWN PRACTICUM
THERE WILL BE FRIDAY CLASSES
Important Information
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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
Brantford On-site Intensive Courses *
(subject to space availability)
MAY – ABQs (to be determined)
JUNE - Special Education
Distance Education Courses
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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
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)
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2012 On-line: May 23 to August 15
2012 Correspondence: May 7 to August 15
Distance Intermediate ABQ
Electives
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English
Geography
History
Mathematics
Music (Instrumental)
Health Education and Physical Education
Religious Studies
Science General
Visual Arts
Distance Senior ABQ Electives
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English
Geography
History
Social Sciences
Computer Studies* (not offered on-site)
Mathematics
Biology
Chemistry* (not offered on-site)
Religious Studies
*not offered on-site
Special Education Practicum - Distance
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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
Admission Requirements
ABQ Senior or Intermediate
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Current BEd student in good standing (in either
the P/J or J/I divisions)
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Teachable subjects as required for the
Intermediate or Senior divisions
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Application with the Ontario College of Teachers
is in-progress
Admission Requirements
ABQ Primary or Junior
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Current BEd student in good standing in either
Junior/Intermediate or Intermediate/Senior
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Application with the Ontario College of Teachers
is in-progress
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No teachable subjects required
Teachable Subject Requirements Intermediate
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Intermediate ABQ
-requires three full undergraduate courses
in one subject
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Must check your teachable eligibility with
the Office of the Registrar before
registering
Teachable Subject
Requirements
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Senior ABQ requires five full
undergraduate courses in one subject
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Must check your teachable eligibility
with the Office of the Registrar before
registering
Registration Requirements
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Students must login to WebAdvisor and enter their
OCT number prior to registration
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Teachable eligibility must be confirmed before you will
be able to register
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E-mail the Office of the Registrar at
[email protected] from your student e-mail
account
Registration Requirements
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Distance Courses – registration begins March 1
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On-Site Courses – registration begins March 8
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Courses are subject to space limitations
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Courses depend on a minimum enrolment. Courses
with insufficient enrolment may be cancelled.
Registration Process
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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).
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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
Registration Process
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Any changes to your registration must be made
through WebAdvisor
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Non-payment of fees, non-attendance or telling
the professor is NOT considered an official
withdrawal
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Withdrawals from courses must be made
through WebAdvisor
Registration Process
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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
Fees
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Provide your credit card information when
registering on-line, or
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If paying by cheque or cash, fees must be
paid to the Finance Office within two days of
registration
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Course fee – ABQ courses: $750
AQ courses: $650
Reporting Course Results
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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
Distance Course Information
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Cindy Forth ext. 4382
[email protected]
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In-Service Education (Centre for Flexible
Teaching and Learning) ext 4217
[email protected]
BOOKMARK THESE SITES
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www.nipissingu.ca/aq
 Distance Education courses
 Face-to-Face courses
 Important dates and deadlines
 Fees
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http://www.nipissingu.ca/aq/BEdIntersessionGeneralInformation.asp
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Specific information about intersession: schedules, class lists,
course cancellations, frequently asked questions
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