Co-Operative Education Specialist

Are you ready to take the next step along your Cooperative Education career path?

Prepare for a leadership role in experiential learning through the Cooperative Education, Specialist AQ. This course will provide candidates with a comprehensive understanding, particularly with regards to leadership, of the role of the teacher responsible for implementing cooperative education and other forms of experiential learning. Learn about strategies related to program promotion, developing and enhancing community partnerships, and how to professionally manage and advocate for your program. This practical AQ will enhance your current Co-op teaching practice and will model various strategies to become a leader in experiential learning programs.


Teachers holding qualifications in technological education are also eligible to take this Three-Session Qualification course.


Prerequisites for Specialist:

  1. Completion of Part 1 and Part 2:
    A current Ontario College of Teachers' Certificate of Qualification showing successful completion of Part 1 and Part 2 of the three-session qualification.

  2. Certificate of Teaching Experience – 2 Years:
    Evidence of at least two (2) years of successful teaching experience, including one (1) year of experience in the subject in which the qualification is being sought. This experience must be certified by the appropriate Supervisory Officer on the 'OISE Certification of Teaching Experience Form'.

Please Note:

Any exceptions and additional requirements are noted below.

  • We do not have the authority to determine whether or not candidates meet the teaching experience prerequisite for Part 2 and Part 3 AQs. We are responsible only for collecting the Certificate of Teaching Experience once it has been signed by the appropriate authority. Please direct all inquiries regarding teaching experience to your employer.


Successful completion is a final grade of B-

Upon successful completion of the course, a recommendation will be sent to the Ontario College of Teachers.


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