Course

PK12-SCHS

Social Sciences - Honour Specialist

Candidates of the Social Science Honour Specialist course will examine curriculum development and instructional applications in the Social Sciences.

Candidates of this course will engage in interactive discussions and activities while exploring current methodologies, learning expectations, and assessment and evaluation strategies related to Senior Social Science. With particular focus on board or school leadership, candidates of this course will develop professional learning initiatives unique to leaders of Social Science curriculum.

Prerequisites

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

  2. Academic University Degree:
    Official university transcript(s) (sent directly from the institution OR delivered to Continuing and Professional Learning office in a sealed envelope) showing proof of an acceptable academic university degree conferred by an accredited institution acceptable to the University of Toronto and the Ontario College of Teachers, with a minimum of 20 full university degree credits or the equivalent. Courses required for teaching certification or additional teaching qualifications cannot be used for this requirement. Please note this includes all undergraduate programs/courses at all institutions.

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

  4. Official University Transcript(s) showing one of the following:

    • For a single Honour Specialist, proof of successful completion of 9.0 university degree credits or the equivalent in the subject in which the Honour Specialist qualification is being sought with an overall average of at least a "B" or "70%" (please note: 1.0 university degree credits is the equivalent to 1 full year course or 2 half-year courses.)

      Please note: Acceptable Social Sciences-related subjects include Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology, Economics, Law, Philosophy, Politics and Women's And Gender Studies.

    OR

    • For a combined Honour Specialist, proof of successful completion of 14.0 university degree credits or the equivalent in the 2 subjects in which the combined Honour Specialist qualification is being sought, including no fewer than 6.0 university degree credits or the equivalent in each subject. Each subject area must have an overall average of at least a "B" or "70%". Both of the Honour Specialist courses in the combination must be successfully completed before the qualification will be recommended to the Ontario College of Teachers to be added to the Certificate of Qualification.

PLEASE NOTE: For a combined Honour Specialist, proof of teaching experience is only required for the Honour Specialist subject that is completed first.

Applicants who have applied for a single Honour Specialist but who do not meet the prerequisites may also be considered for a combined Honour Specialist. It is OISE's practice to process an application for one of the combined subjects, and to advise the applicant accordingly.

NOTE: Exceptions and additional requirements are noted here.

Recommendations

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.

Status

Available

Delivery

Online

Price

$795

Hours

125.0

Full Course Details

Section Title:

Social Sciences - Honour Specialist

Enrolment Session:

2024 Summer

Type:

Online

Total Hours:

125.0

Instructors:

Dates:

04 Jul 2024 to 25 Jul 2024

Delivery Option:

Online

Course Fee(s):

$795

Section Note(s):

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: June 25, 2024, 11:59pm EST. If the "Add to Cart" button is still available, late registration is possible for this course.

This session will run intensively 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. Please ensure you consider your other personal/professional obligations when planning for Summer learning.

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

Note:

  • 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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