Course Description

This introductory course in Co-operative Education provides a foundation for integrating internal learning in school with external work experiences outside of school. Teachers are exposed to key components of experimental learning and their role in facilitating career development in students with job shadowing, job twinning, placements and school-to-work transitions including the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP).

Course Outline

Topics include: 
• Pre-course counseling and interviewing procedures for Coop opportunities
• Roles and responsibilities of employers 
• Understanding the purpose of pre-placement orientation
• Assessing and evaluating student performance including regular on-site assessments
• Accommodating and modifying expectations for students with special needs
• Understanding legal and ethical issues
• Understanding provincial and federal legislation related to work environments
• Understanding procedures for accident reports



  • Hold a “Certificate of Qualification” showing basic qualifications in two divisions, i.e. Primary, Junior, Intermediate, or Senior. 

Note: Candidates who hold Technological Education qualifications but do not have any basic qualifications in Primary, Junior, Intermediate or Senior divisions are 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


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