Honour Specialist (Mathematics)

Course Code: YU20HMA1

In this Honour Specialist (Mathematics) , Additional Qualification (AQ) course, we will examine our values, perceptions and knowledge about teaching, learning and education leadership in mathematics. We will build on this understanding through professional readings, developing interesting new ways of teaching, discussions, ongoing analysis, reflection, and finally an inquiry project. These learning experiences will provide the basis for your understanding of current pedagogy in the teaching of mathematics as well as enable you to be a leader implementing change in your school environment. You will look closely at a variety of instructional strategies as well as your role as a leader and a facilitator of change. By increasing your understanding of professional communities of practice, you will solidify your own ability to be a strong communicator and assist your teacher colleagues in adopting a “strong vision” for the teaching of mathematics in Ontario schools.


  • Be a member in good standing with the OCT
  • FOUR-year (20 full courses) academic undergraduate degree, (excluding education courses)
  • NINE full courses (non-education) in the subject of the Honour Specialist (Mathematics), with a minimum B average
  • Minimum TWO years certified teaching experience by the first day of the course, subsequent to certification including at least ONE year in Mathematics.

Documents Required

  • Signed Supervisory Officer's Form by course end date confirming teaching experience
  • Official transcript(s) sent directly to the Professional Learning Office from the granting institution before course start date
Session Dates
Start Date: Jul 06, 2020
End Date: Jul 31, 2020
Online: July 6 - 31, 2020.

This 125 hour course consists of 100 hours of interactive coursework and 25 hours of independent learning. Regular and relevant candidate participation is a requirement. Expect to be online at least every second day for Fall, Winter and Spring courses; and every weekday during a Summer course to complete assignments and collaborate in discussion forums. All deadlines will be communicated by the Instructor.


Cutajar, Charlotte