Special Education Part 1 acts as an introductory course into the theories and practices for understanding and identifying exceptionalities of students. This course explores creative program development and planning, as well as flexible integration models for assessment of students with special needs.
Topics in this course include:
- Historical perspective on special education including Bill 82
- Roles and responsibilities of teachers, parents, and the community
- Government funding and special education
- Organization of school-based teams
- Flexible integration models
- Modifications and accommodations in elementary and secondary classrooms
- Paraprofessionals and special education
- Understanding and identifying exceptionalities
- Understanding the IPRC process
- Assessment of students with special needs
- Understanding and creating Individual Education Plans
Special Education in Ontario Schools, latest edition
Bennet & Dworet, Highland Press
Books are available for purchase through the University of Windsor Bookstore. Visit their website at http://www.bookstore.uwindsor.ca/.
OSAP Funding for AQ Courses
The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) now includes funding for hundreds of micro-credential programs. The micro-credentials plan ensures loans and grants will be available to more learners to rapidly upskill and reskill for in-demand jobs. Please be advised that this AQ course is on the list of eligible courses for OSAP funding. Please view the Micro-credential website for details and eligibility. https://www.ontario.ca/page/micro-credentials-ontarios-postsecondary-schools.
Who can get OSAP?
OSAP is open to Ontario residents of any age who are:
- Canadian citizens
- permanent residents, or
- protected persons
If you have questions regarding Micro-credential funding, please contact Student Awards and Financial Aid at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Hold a “Certificate of Qualification” or “Interim Certificate of Qualification” showing basic qualifications in two divisions, i.e. Primary, Junior, Intermediate, or Senior.
- "Certificate of Qualification" must be in good standing.
NOTE: Candidates who hold Technological Education qualifications but do not have any basic qualifications in Primary, Junior, Intermediate or Senior divisions are only eligible to register in Part 1 as specified by the Ontario College of Teachers.
Important Notice: While we endeavour to be as accurate as possible while reviewing your qualifications for courses in our program, the Faculty of Education bears no responsibility for ensuring you have met the qualifications as per the guidelines of the Ontario College of Teachers. It is your responsibility to learn which prerequisites you will need. https://www.oct.ca/members/additional-qualifications/prerequisites