Course Description

This course extends on the knowledge and skills received upon completion of Part II for all teachers in both elementary and secondary schools.  The course continues to focus on the theory and practice underpinning dramatic arts education.

Course Outline

Topics in this course include: 
  • analyzing critically current Ontario legislation, regulations, and policies  related to dramatic arts education
  • designing and evaluating innovative practices in dramatic arts education
  • examining the influence of drama as it stimulates discourse into issues of social justice and relates to people with special needs
  • facilitating mentorship and coaching networks in the dramatic arts 
  • facilitating opportunities for ongoing professional learning opportunities for teachers in the dramatic arts
  • providing leadership in using fair and equitable assessments applying multiple methods of assessment, both formal and informal, formative and summative as well as a range of assessment strategies
  • having familiarity with theories of theatre practitioners (e.g. Konstatin   Stanislavski, Bertolt Brecht, Federick Alexander, Patsy Rodenberg, Cecily Berry, Rudolf Laban, etc.)
  • examining drama’s relationship to social issues such as justice, racism, intolerance, private and public security and respect for individual beliefs
  • having familiarity with nonrealistic theatrical styles such as clowning, melodrama, Shakespeare, mime, restoration, comedy and mask
  • having familiarity with the evolution of theatrical styles such as 
  • children’s theatre, Commedia Dell’Art, Epic and theatre of the absurd
  • having familiarity with the art of the playwright
  • having awareness of the roles of directors and stage managers 




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

Students must enroll in courses prior to the semester deadline date.  OSAP would directly reimburse you for the tuition fee.  If you have questions regarding Micro-credential funding, please contact Student Awards and Financial Aid at award1@uwindsor.ca.


  • Hold a “Certificate of Qualification”  showing successful completion of Part 2. 
  • Confirmation of Teaching Experience form, signed by a supervisory officer*, confirming two years of teaching experience completed after teacher’s certification. In one of these years, the candidate has had experience in Dramatic Arts. The form must be submitted by the semester deadline for course approval.

* The Ontario College of Teachers defines “supervisory official” as the Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent of the school board for a teacher employed by a Board of Education. (A principal or headmaster is not recognized in this capacity). 


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
AQ Dramatic Arts, Specialist (Summer 2024)
Section Schedule
Jun 03, 2024 to Aug 19, 2024
Delivery Options
Online - Asynchronous Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $685.00
Reading List / Textbook
There are no textbooks required for this course.
Section Notes
The deadline to enroll in Summer 2024 courses is May 20, 2024.  
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