Course Description

This course will extend the skills and knowledge of teachers in the design, delivery, and assessment of the primary basic division program.  It focuses on the belief that primary programs include active, play-based learning and an individualized curriculum that has a particular emphasis on social and language development through all content areas. 
Candidates will participate in discussions that include readings, creating new tools for teaching and a culminating task on planning and communication.  This course leads to a basic qualification in the Primary Division.

Course Outline

Topics in this course include:
  • Developing a learning community
  • Understanding the primary learner
  • Understanding primary learning
  • Understanding the primary learning environment 
  • Differentiating instruction in the primary classroom
  • Assessment, evaluation, and reporting
  • Parent involvement




There are no textbooks required for this course.


  • A "Certificate of Qualification" showing basic qualifications in two divisions:  i.e.  Junior, Intermediate, or Senior. 
  • "Certificate of Qualification" must be in good standing.  
  • An acceptable university degree

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


Enroll Now - Select a section to enroll in
Section Title
ABQ Primary Division (Winter 2022)
Section Schedule
Jan 25, 2022 to Apr 11, 2022
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $735.00
Reading List / Textbook
There are no textbooks required for this course.
Section Notes
The deadline to enroll in Winter 2022 courses is January 3rd, 2022.
Required fields are indicated by .