Primary Basic

The Primary Basic Additional Qualification course focuses on educating the active, curious primary child in Kindergarten to grade 3.

We begin our exploration with who the primary child is and some key characteristics and pedagogues (e.g. play, inquiry). We continue by building our instructional toolbox for the primary classroom including strategies for assessment and planning and explore program considerations for the various Ontario curriculum areas. Through conversation, reflection, inquiry and active exploration in a variety of settings (individual, small group, large group), we will build on the understanding we each bring to the learning community and extend our understanding as a collective. The online sections of this course offer convenient, supportive, and flexible access, enabling time to read, reflect, respond and develop new skills and knowledge. Candidates work individually and in groups on assignments, presentations and projects. Ongoing constructive and supportive feedback to group and individual assignments enhances this interactive teaching and learning environment.


Certificate of Qualification:
Must be a registered member of the Ontario College of Teachers.

Post-Secondary Education:
Must hold an acceptable post-secondary degree or equivalent qualifications.


Successful completion is a final grade of C-

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










Full Course Details

Section Title:

Primary Basic

Enrolment Session:

2024 Late Summer



Total Hours:




08 Aug 2024 to 29 Aug 2024

Delivery Option:


Course Fee(s):



Section Note(s):

Deadline to register: Aug 1, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. EST - late registration beyond this deadline may be available if space permits.

This session will run intensely for 3 weeks. Your learning will take the form of in-depth online discussions as well as group and individual assignments.

Learners will be expected to engage in approximately 42 hours of learning per week for a total of 125 hours:

  • 100 hours online learning (asynchronous, but facilitator-led and paced into modules)
  • 25 hours assignments and independent study


  • Once registered, please visit the Learner Portal to submit your course application and any related documents by the registration deadline (we recommend doing so from a computer for the best user experience)
  • Requests for withdrawal received by the registration deadline will receive a refund. Requests made after this date will require further review. You can find our withdrawal, refund and transfer policy under Resources » OISE CPL Registration Policies

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