Visual Arts, Part 1

This Visual Arts Part 1 AQ Course provides candidates with a theoretical and practical introduction to the teaching of visual arts at the elementary and secondary levels. The course focuses on lesson planning, sequential lesson development, and classroom implementation within a context of culturally relevant pedagogy.

Through exploration of the elements and principles of design using a variety of media, candidates connect professional practice to the developmental stages of students’ art as they learn to use a variety of authentic assessment strategies and practical evaluation instruments. The course also includes art history and appreciation, aesthetics and criticism. Hands-on workshops expand candidates’ understanding and skill in the use of visual arts techniques, thus increasing confidence and ability to deliver appropriate, challenging studio activities to meet curriculum policies and standards and to address attendant Issues of safety and liability.


  • An undergraduate degree acceptable to the Ontario College of Teachers
  • Be a member in good standing with the OCT

Documents Required

  • NONE

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