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Special Education, Part 1 (May - June)

Course Code: NG23SP12

Availability: Enrolment is closed

Open to new teachers graduating in June of this year. Dive into this AQ course with your peers and build knowledge and strategies from the instructor who is a K-12 classroom educator with years of experience and insight.

This course is a requirement for teaching Special Education in Ontario. As an introductory course, this course focuses on the integration of cutting edge theory and practice underpinning special education. Current Ministry directions will be explored. Issues related to Cross-Disciplinary Team Approaches, Team Referrals, the IPRC process, IEPs and the role of SEAC will form part of the course. Focus will be placed on the exploration, through holistic approaches, of the commonalties that unite students, program planning and delivery, the accessible environment, resource availability and other issues related to teaching and learning in all classrooms. You will develop a basic understanding of categories and definitions of various exceptionalities as defined in Ministry documents. You will begin to develop an understanding of accommodations, modifications and alternative expectations, strategies and assessment practices based on the developmental and/or special needs of individual students and will practice a variety of age and exceptionality-specific teaching strategies as well as research and experience-validated practices.


  • A Certificate of Qualification and Registration with the OCT by the end date of the course
  • Qualifications in at least one of the following:
    • primary division
    • junior division
    • intermediate division
    • senior division.

    Documents Required

    • NONE
    Session Dates
    Start Date: May 16, 2023
    End Date: Jun 30, 2023
    Online:May 16, 2023 - June 30, 2023.

    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 to complete assignments and collaborate in discussion forums. All deadlines will be communicated by the Instructor.

    Format / Location

    Craig, Alexandra (Charlie) R.


    Availability: Enrolment is closed

    Course listings are accurate as of May. 19 14:14 PM.