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Education - Continuing Teacher Education

Progam Director
Tony DiPetta

General Information

Administrative Co-ordinator
Jody Boone

905-688-5550, extension 3342
Welch Hall 174

The Continuing Teacher Education program offers a Bachelor of Education Specialist Program as a professional post certification degree that builds on the Three-Session Additional Qualification courses accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT). This program does not lead to teacher certification in Ontario. Those interested in obtaining an Ontario Certificate of Qualification (OCQ) should consult the Department of Teacher Education.

The Bachelor of Education Specialist Program is a professional degree option for teachers who already hold a Bachelor of Education Degree from an accredited university and are registered with the OCT as eligible to undertake Additional Qualification courses. The Bachelor of Education Specialist degree provides certified teachers with a second professional degree for the purposes of skills and career enhancement. For teachers certified in jurisdictions other than Ontario the Bachelor of Education Specialist Program provides an opportunity to obtain training in specific education areas that may not be available in their home jurisdictions and which will be recorded on university transcripts. The Bachelor of Education Specialist Program is based on Additional Qualification courses that go beyond initial Bachelor of Education degree preparation and provide opportunities and resources for in-depth research and study in the areas of teaching, learning and curriculum.

Admissions

Candidates for the Bachelor of Education Specialist Program must hold a valid Bachelor of Education degree and must be registered with the OCT and certified to teach within the K-12 school system in Ontario. Advanced standing credits may be granted for Additional Qualification courses previously completed at Brock University within one year of admission to the program. Only one Bachelor of Education Specialist degree can be awarded as a post initial BEd degree.

Candidates for the Bachelor of Education Specialist Program must provide official transcripts indicating completion of a recognized Bachelor of Education degree or a valid teaching certificate recognized by the OCT. Official transcripts must be original copies not photocopied and must be mailed to the Office of the Registrar, Brock University attention Teacher In-Service Education.

Candidates in the Bachelor of Education Specialist program must complete all degree requirements within seven years of the date of admission and maintain an 80 percent overall average in order to be recommended for graduation by Brock University. Only courses taken at Brock University will be included in the calculation of averages.

Program Requirements

All Continuing Teacher Education courses have minimum and maximum enrolments. Candidates are encouraged to apply early.

Bachelor of Education Specialist

Areas of Concentration

The Bachelor of Education Specialist Program provides candidates with focused opportunities and experiences for professional learning through an in-depth program of study in the areas of teaching, learning and curriculum. The areas of professional study can be centered on any of the three session Specialist Qualification courses offered through the Continuing Teacher Education program at Brock. Specialist Qualification course may be identified in the course descriptions by sequential titling e.g. EDUC 9F11 (Teaching French as a Second Language I); EDUC 9F12 (Teaching French as a Second Language II); EDUC 9F13 (Teaching French as a Second Language Specialist).

The Specialist Qualifications areas offered are:

Special Education

Teaching English Language Learners

Mathematics Primary/Junior

In order to fulfill the requirements for the Bachelor of Education Specialist degree candidates must successfully complete a minimum of 6 specialized Additional Qualification courses, offered at Brock, consisting of:

Two of three-session Specialist Qualification courses or one three-session Specialist Qualification and three credits from Additional Qualifications, Additional Basic Qualifications, Honour Specialist Qualifications, Recognized one-session qualification courses.

Description of Courses

Note that not all courses are offered in every session. Refer to the applicable term timetable for details.

# Indicates a cross listed course
* Indicates primary offering of a cross listed course

Prerequisites and Restrictions

Students must check to ensure that prerequisites are met. Students may be deregistered, at the request of the instructor, from any course for which prerequisites and/or restrictions have not been met.
EDUC 9F04
Kindergarten I
Exploring the theoretical foundations, the development of learners, program planning and implementation, assessment, the learning environment and ethical considerations.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Restriction: certification in the Primary Division required. Contact the department for permission.
Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9F05
Intermediate Education I
Critical pedagogical lens with which to explore key topics in intermediate education including theoretical foundations, learner development, program planning and implementation, instructional practices, assessment and evaluation, learning environment and ethical considerations related to teaching and learning in a holistic and integrated manner.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Restriction: must be certified in the intermediate division in a general education subject.
Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9F08
Religious Education in Catholic Schools I
Development of the foundations of religious literacy, ethical studies, and communities of faith and faith development associated with teaching within Ontario Catholic Schools. Exploration of scripture through a Catholic lens combined with strategies and resources for making curriculum and teaching practice connections for the classroom. Social constructivist approach to developing positive learning environments based on personal reflection and interaction with peers and instructor.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9F09
Religious Education in Catholic Schools II
Professional practice and extending knowledge and skills through critical reflection and inquiry. Critical pedagogical lens to explore in a holistic and integrated manner the following: mission of Catholic schools, sacred scriptures, spiritual, sacramental and liturgical life, the Church and a post-modern world, faith in action, ethics and morality, pedagogical practices for religious education, school ministry, the faith journey related to teaching and learning across the divisions.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Prerequisite(s): Religious Education in Catholic Schools I, plus 194 days of successful teaching.
Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9F11
French as a Second Language I
Aims of the French program in Ontario schools, methodology; an introduction to linguistics, audiovisual devices, demonstration classes and practice teaching.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Restriction: contact the department for permission.
Prerequisite(s): successful completion of an oral and written French language pre-test.
Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9F12
French as a Second Language II
Teaching French as a second language in core and immersion programs at the primary, junior and intermediate levels including Ontario Ministry guidelines, language development, curriculum and unit development, language materials and visits to immersion classes.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Prerequisite(s): French as a Second Language I, plus 194 days of successful teaching.
Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9F21
Reading I
Introduction to language processes of reading and writing. Basic assessment procedures and improvement of reading skills.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9F24
Teaching and Learning through E-Learning
Development of expertise as a collaborative teacher-learner in a technology infused environment. Exploration of current educational technologies and pedagogies with a focus on online methods, web-based programs, tools and applications.
Lectures, seminars.
Note: open to certified teachers. This course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9F27
Librarianship I
Understanding the role of the teacher-librarian and collaborative process in developing teaching strategies for resource-based learning. Topics include utilizing and integrating basic library information technology, collection development, print and non-print resource evaluation, introduction to child and adolescent literature, systems, policies and procedures for organizing and distributing resources.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9F64
Guidance and Career Education I
Counselling, consultation, instruction and program design.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9F67
Teaching English Language Learners I
Introduction to the study of Teaching English Language Learners (TELL). Role of the teacher in a multilingual, multicultural, multiracial teaching and learning environment. View of curriculum development and delivery from three perspectives: sociocultural, linguistic and academic.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Note: applicants must be able to communicate well in both written and spoken English. This course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9F68
Teaching English Language Learners II
Further development of methodology-teaching techniques, modification and delivery of instruction. Assessment, evaluation focusing on best practice.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Prerequisite(s): Teaching English Language Learners I, plus 194 days of successful teaching experience.
Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9F69
Teaching English Language Learners, Specialist
Design, implementation and evaluation of an effective TELL program. Development of a theoretical framework for the field of TELL and the role of advocacy and leadership surrounding TELL issues.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Prerequisite(s): Teaching English Language Learners II, and proof of appropriate regulatory experience required by Ministry of Education Regulation 184/97.
Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9F77
Additional Basic Qualification Junior Division
Basic teaching strategies in all subject areas taught at the junior level. Current principles of child development and learning and curriculum at the junior level.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Note: for teachers who are seeking qualification in an additional area of concentration in the junior division (Ont. 184/97, Section 30 and 31). This course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9F78
Additional Basic Qualification Primary Division
Basic teaching strategies in all subject areas taught at the primary level. Current principles of child development and learning and curriculum at the primary level.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Note: for teachers who are seeking qualification in an additional area of concentration in the primary division (Ont. 184/97, Section 28 and 29). This course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9F84
Mathematics Primary/Junior I
Developmental and learning theories as they apply to teaching strategies for mathematics, including learning processes, organization, motivation and concept development. Examination of mathematics application across the curriculum and in practical application beyond the classroom.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Restriction: must be certified in the primary and/or junior division(s).
Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9F85
Mathematics Primary/Junior II
Exploration and application of learning and developmental theories as they apply to teaching and learning mathematics in the elementary grades, including learning processes, organization and lesson planning, impact of culture, gender and motivation on math concept development and understanding. Examines “doing math” across the curriculum and in practical application beyond the classroom.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Restriction: must be certified in the primary and/or junior division(s).
Prerequisite(s): Mathematics Primary/Junior I, plus 194 days of teaching experience.
Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9F86
Mathematics Primary/Junior Specialist
Additional strategies for reviewing, developing and implementing changes in mathematics at the Primary/Junior level. Topics may include assessment strategies for student achievement, diagnostic techniques and programming for students with special needs and abilities.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Restriction: must be certified in the primary and/or junior division(s).
Prerequisite(s): Mathematics Primary/Junior II and proof of appropriate regulatory experience required by Ministry of Education Regulation 184/97.
Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9F87
Mathematics Grade 7/8
Developmental and learning theories as they apply to teaching strategies for mathematics at the grade 7 and 8 levels including but not limited to learning processes, organization, motivation and concept development. Practical application beyond the classroom.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9F91
Teacher Leadership I
Personal development in teacher leadership. What teacher leadership means in the classroom, the school and the larger community through connections between theory, practice and personal experience. Topics include leadership styles; planning for leadership in schools, classrooms and the community; leadership in education compared to leadership in other organizations; importance of community connections, methods of data collection and analytics to inform decision-making; and how to develop a personal plan for leadership growth including a leadership portfolio.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9F95
Teaching Students with Communication Needs (ASD)
Exploration of the foundation of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Focus onteaching and learning effectively in Ontario school settings. Topics includeits history; assessment, diagnosis, and identification; evidence-basedpractice; school-based strategies; individual education plans; and broadersocietal issues related to ASD.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9F97
Special Education I
Understanding the Education Act, Ministry curriculum expectations, regulations, policy and the Standards of Practice that support Special Education. Identification of students with exceptionalities; characteristics and definitions of: Behaviour; Communication (Autism, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Language, Speech Impairments); Intellectual (Giftedness, Mild Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disability); Physical; Multiple. Knowing how to write, develop and amend an IEP, importance of information technology.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9F98
Special Education II
Continuing to address categories, definitions and identification of exceptionalities. Knowledge of the qualities and characteristics of ability and disability, formal, informal data, information gathering, tools, tests and assessment strategies to interpret, inform and develop the IEP collaboratively. Examination of board special education programs, plans and services. Learning from and working with students, parents and community partners. Application of information technology.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Prerequisite(s): Special Education I, plus 194 days of successful teaching experience.
Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9F99
Special Education Specialist
Advanced focus on the categories, definitions and identification of exceptionalities. Analyzing current Ontario legislation, regulations and policies concerning issues related to exceptional students. Leadership in assessing modifying, designing, implementing and communicating programs and services based on current special education research and exemplary practice. Developing effective collaborative approaches and mediation skills with school, parent/guardian and community. Promoting information technology.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Prerequisite(s): Special Education II, and proof of appropriate regulatory experience required by Ministry of Education Regulation 184/97.
Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9M00-9M09
Additional Basic Qualification Intermediate Division
Current principles of student development and learning, curriculum development and implementation, and teaching strategies.

EDUC 9M00
Intermediate Basic English
Current principles of student development and learning, curriculum development and implementation, and teaching strategies.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Restriction: contact the department for permission.
Prerequisite(s): an acceptable undergraduate degree that includes two full credits in the subject area.
Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9M01
Intermediate Basic Mathematics
Current principles of student development and learning, curriculum development and implementation, and teaching strategies.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Restriction: contact the department for permission.
Prerequisite(s): an acceptable undergraduate degree that includes two full credits in the subject area or successful completion of a pre-test in lieu of the two full credits.
Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9M02
Intermediate Basic Science - General
Current principles of student development and learning, curriculum development and implementation, and teaching strategies.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Restriction: please contact the department for permission.
Prerequisite(s): an acceptable undergraduate degree that includes two full credits in the subject area.
Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9M03
Intermediate Basic History
Current principles of student development and learning, curriculum development and implementation, and teaching strategies.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Restriction: please contact the department for permission.
Prerequisite(s): an acceptable undergraduate degree that includes two full credits in the subject area including at least a 0.5 credit recommended in Canadian History.
Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9M04
Intermediate Basic Geography
Current principles of student development and learning, curriculum development and implementation, and teaching strategies.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Restriction: please contact the department for permission.
Prerequisite(s): an acceptable undergraduate degree that includes two full credits in the subject area including at least a 0.5 credit recommended in Canadian Geography.
Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9M07
Intermediate Basic Health and Physical Education
Current principles of student development and learning, curriculum development and implementation, and teaching strategies.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Restriction: please contact the department for permission.
Prerequisite(s): an acceptable undergraduate degree or previous Health and Physical Education experience.
Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9M20-9M29
Additional Basic Qualification Senior Division (First or Second Teachable)
Current principles of student development and learning, curriculum development and implementation, and teaching strategies.

EDUC 9M20
Senior Basic English
Current principles of student development and learning, curriculum development and implementation, and teaching strategies.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Restriction: please contact the department for permission.
Prerequisite(s): an acceptable undergraduate degree with at least three full credits in the subject area for a first teachable at the Senior Level or two full credits in the teachable subject area as a second teachable at the Senior level (senior basic already showing on COQ).
Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9M21
Senior Basic Mathematics
Current principles of student development and learning, curriculum development and implementation, and teaching strategies.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Restriction: please contact the department for permission.
Prerequisite(s): an acceptable undergraduate degree with at least five full credits in the subject area for a first teachable at the Senior Level or three full credits in the teachable subject area as a second teachable at the Senior level (senior basic already showing on COQ).
Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9M23
Senior Basic History
Current principles of student development and learning, curriculum development and implementation, and teaching strategies.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Restriction: please contact the department for permission.
Prerequisite(s): an acceptable undergraduate degree with at least three full credits in the subject area including at least a 0.5 credit recommended in Canadian History for a first teachable at the Senior Level or two full credits in the subject area with at least a 0.5 credit recommended in Canadian History as a second teachable at the Senior level (senior basic already showing on COQ).
Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9M24
Senior Basic Geography
Current principles of student development and learning, curriculum development and implementation, and teaching strategies.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Restriction: please contact the department for permission.
Prerequisite(s): an acceptable undergraduate degree with at least three full credits in the subject area including at least a 0.5 credit recommended in Canadian Geography for a first teachable at the Senior Level or at least two full credits in the subject area with at least a 0.5 credit recommended in Canadian Geography as a second teachable at the Senior level (senior basic already showing on COQ).
Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9M26
Senior Basic Social Science - General
Current principles of student development and learning, curriculum development and implementation, and teaching strategies.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Restriction: please contact the department for permission.
Prerequisite(s): an acceptable undergraduate degree with at least three full credits in the subject area for a first teachable at the Senior Level or two full credits in the subject area as a second teachable at the Senior level (senior basic already showing on COQ).
Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9M28
Senior Division Science - Biology ABQ
Teaching and learning strategies that blend educational philosophy with Senior Ontario Biology courses.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Restriction: please contact the department for permission.
Prerequisite(s): an acceptable undergraduate degree with at least five full credits in the subject area for a first teachable at the Senior Level or at least three full credits in the subject area as a second teachable at the Senior Level (senior basic already showing on COQ).
Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9M29
Senior Division Science - Chemistry ABQ
Teaching and learning strategies that blend educational philosophy with Senior Ontario Chemistry courses.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Restriction: please contact the department for permission.
Prerequisite(s): an acceptable undergraduate degree with at least five full credits in the subject area for a first teachable at the Senior Level or at least three full credits in the subject area as a second teachable at the Senior Level (senior basic already showing on COQ).
Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9M50-9M59
Honours Specialist
Advanced knowledge of curriculum guidelines from K to 12 and increased ability to develop remedial, regular and advanced programs and to evaluate student achievement. Increased knowledge of child and adolescent development related to the subject will also be included.

EDUC 9M50
Honour Specialist English
Advanced knowledge of curriculum guidelines from K to 12 and increased ability to develop remedial, regular and advanced programs and to evaluate student achievement. Increased knowledge of child and adolescent development related to English.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Restriction: please contact the department for permission.
Prerequisite(s): an Ontario Certificate of Qualification or Interim Certificate of Qualification, an acceptable honours degree with at least a second class or equivalent standing in nine full credits in the subject area and at least two years of successful teaching with at least one year in the subject area of qualification being sought.
Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9M51
Honour Specialist Mathematics
Advanced knowledge of curriculum guidelines from K to 12 and increased ability to develop remedial, regular and advanced programs and to evaluate student achievement. Increased knowledge of child and adolescent development related to mathematics.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Restriction: please contact the department for permission.
Prerequisite(s): an Ontario Certificate of Qualification or Interim Certificate of Qualification, an acceptable honours degree with at least a second class or equivalent standing in nine credits in the subject area and at least two years of successful teaching with at least one year in the subject area of qualification being sought.
Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.

EDUC 9M53
Honour Specialist History
Advanced knowledge of curriculum guidelines from K to 12 and increased ability to develop remedial, regular and advanced programs and to evaluate student achievement. Increased knowledge of child and adolescent development related to history.
100 contact hours plus 25 hours of independent study.
Restriction: please contact the department for permission.
Prerequisite(s): an Ontario Certificate of Qualification or Interim Certificate of Qualification, an acceptable honours degree with at least a second class or equivalent standing in nine full credits in the subject area and at least two years of successful teaching with at least one year in the subject area of qualification being sought.
Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term.