Visual Arts Specialist

Emphasizing an integrated, collaborative approach, this course aims to remove barriers to emerging technologies for a global vision to student learning.

To further develop instructional strategies, you will construct unit plans/courses to encourage student choice and voice as reflected in current curriculum practices and policies. Leadership skills are in the forefront as you continue to refine a personal visual arts philosophy. Engaging in self-directed learning will deepen the knowledge of visual arts production, processes and theories. This course promotes an on-line component and limited access to studio experiences.


Prerequisites for Specialist:

  1. Completion of Part 1 and Part 2:
    Evidence of the completion of Part 1 and Part 2 as shown on your Certificate of Qualification. It is no longer necessary to send in a copy of your Certificate of Qualification. We have access to this information via the OCT Public Registry.

  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 Certificate 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.









Full Course Details

Section Title:

Visual Arts Specialist

Enrolment Session:

2024 Summer



Total Hours:



Tue, Wed, Thu




04 Jul 2024 to 25 Jul 2024

Delivery Option:


Schedule & Location:

Course Fee(s):


Section Note(s):

Deadline to register: June 25, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. EST. If the "Add to Cart" button is still available, late registration is possible for this course. 

This session will run for 3 weeks intensively. 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:

  • 35 hours synchronous online learning (video conferencing & activities) - click “View Details” next to ’Schedule & Location’ to view the meeting schedule 
  • 65 hours asynchronous online learning
  • 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

Required Supplies

• Device for taking pictures and using digital apps (ex. phone, tablet and/or DSLR Camera)
• Google Gmail Account

• Sketchbook or Sketchpaper for making an art journal
• Watercolour pencils or watercolour paint set
• Thin paint brush (suitable for watercolour)
• Graphite pencils
• Eraser
• Small pack of colour fine line markers (eg.Staedtler, Pilot)
• Thin black felt marker for sketching
• Markers (ex. Crayola) or Graphic markers
• Glue Stick
• Wood glue or white glue
• 1 sheet of white Cardstock (bristol board paper)
• Small Exacto Knife
• Scissors
• Ruler

Learners will also be asked to source available household supplies for activities (Ex. Magazines, Egg Cartons, Fabric, Styrofoam etc)

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