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New Grad - Special Education, Part 1

Course Code: NG21SP11

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The New B.Ed. Grad AQ Program offers a set of AQs that have been designed to explore and answer questions that may be unique to new teachers. These courses are specifically tailored for newly graduated teachers with limited classroom experience.

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.


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

Documents Required

  • NONE
Session Dates
Start Date: May 18, 2021
End Date: Jun 30, 2021
Online: May 18, 2021 - June 30, 2021.

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

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