Course Description

This course focuses on the skills and knowledge for teaching geography in the senior division and will enable teachers to implement curriculum planning, teaching strategies, and assessment of learning experiences. Students explore various dimensions of geography through completing assignments, directed readings and interactive discussions.

Course Outline

Topics in this course include:

  • Investigation of senior Curriculum
  • Investigation of the senior learner
  • Expectation based learning: creating meaningful assignments
  • Cooperative and Collaborative learning at the senior level
  • Examination of ministry curriculum documents
  • Teaching Literacy through geography
  • Incorporating and evaluating O.S.S. learning expectations
  • Geography for the applied student
  • Classroom Management
  • Technology in the classroom (GIS, Online Learning, Internet Support)
  • Teaching Citizenship: local, national, global
  • Social Science: relevance, issues, challenges
  • Assessment and Evaluation: (building rubrics)
  • Lesson Planning and Unit Planning




There are no textbooks required for this course.


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 award1@uwindsor.ca.


  • Hold a Certificate of Qualification or showing basic qualifications in two divisions:  i.e. Primary, Junior, Intermediate, or Senior.   
  • Transcript  confirming FIVE full (or equivalent) university level credits in the teaching subject.   For candidates who already hold a Senior basic qualification, a minimum of TWO full (or equivalent) university level credits in the teaching subject are required.  

It is requested that you complete an application if you have enrolled for this course.  If you would like to be pre-screened for eligibility it is appreciated that you submit an application well in advance of the semester deadline date.

How Do I complete an application form?

  • You will need to either create a student account or login to your existing account at https://register.continue.uwindsor.ca/
  • Once you have access to your account you will see “my applications” on the menu items shown on the left side of the screen
  • Select available applications
  • Complete the ABQ Application (Pre-requisite Credits) application.
  • Make sure you upload files to the application form otherwise they will not be included with your application. (Chose file/upload/Save). Your files will be shown if you successfully uploaded documents.
  • Make sure you select save and submit in order to submit your application.
  • The admissions team will review your application and respond as soon as possible. It can take two weeks or more for a response regarding eligibility due to the volume of applications received.

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


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Section Title
ABQ Geography, Senior Division (Spring 2024)
Section Schedule
Apr 13, 2024 to May 25, 2024
Delivery Options
Online - Asynchronous Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $735.00
Reading List / Textbook
There are no textbooks required for this course.
Section Notes

The deadline to enroll in spring 2024 courses is March 23, 2024  

See above for potential discounts.  All discounts must be applied at time of enrollment.

Please ensure you submit an application and all supporting documents by the deadline date. Instructions on how to submit the application are under course pre-requisites.  If you have an approved application on file, you do not need to submit another application.

If you require assistance, please contact aq@uwindsor.ca


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