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History - Senior Division

Course Code: YF22SBH1

Availability: Enrolment is closed

This course is designed to “extend skills and knowledge of teachers in the design, delivery and assessment of a subject-specific senior division program.” Teaching Senior History is a complex activity, and involves more than a sound knowledge of Ontario Ministry of Education course expectations. This course is designed to introduce teachers to most of the unique features of teaching students at this level. Some topics introduced in the course include critical historical thinking, inquiry based learning, informed practice, holistic education, assessment and evaluation, Professional Learning Communities, literacy and post-secondary destinations. Using up-to-date on-line resources, and realistic, reflective activities, this course will provide students with the opportunity to explore, share and incorporate theoretical approaches and teaching strategies appropriate to the Senior History classroom.


  • An undergraduate degree acceptable to the Ontario College of Teachers
  • Be a member in good standing with the OCT
  • Five full university degree credit courses in History
  • For candidates who already hold a Senior Basic Qualification, 2 full undergrad courses in History are required

Documents Required

    Official transcript(s) sent directly to the Professional Learning Office from the granting institution before course start date
Session Dates
Start Date: Oct 04, 2022
End Date: Dec 09, 2022
Online: October 4, 2022 - December 9, 2022.

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.

Format / Location

Mewhinney, Robert


Availability: Enrolment is closed

Course listings are accurate as of Oct. 07 14:48 PM.