Course Description

Candidates in the Guidance and Career Education Part 1 course will examine introductory principles of school guidance and explore current school issues. Choices into Action policy is methodically explained alongside how to implement guidance education into the classroom to enhance the learning and understanding of others. Candidates will develop basic counseling, interpersonal and HR skills required for addressing the challenges of teaching in contemporary school settings.

Course Outline

Topics include: 
  • Role of counselors and teachers in implementing the guidance and career education 
  • Developing programs that address student interpersonal and career expectations found in the Ontario curriculum appropriate to student developmental and diverse backgrounds
  • Understanding career development and education theory
  • Investigating post-secondary education, training, and destinations
  • Understanding, within the guidance and career education context, education-related legislation, Ministry of Education, district school board and school policies and procedures related to issues such as Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC),  Individual Education Plan (IEP), Ontario Student Record (OSR) Ontario Student Transcript (OST),  Annual Education Plan 
  • Understanding legislation as related to co-operative education, community service, and work environments
  • Demonstrating knowledge of legal/ethical issues related to counseling, career education, and workplace learning as they apply to both teacher and counselor



OSAP Funding for AQ Courses

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 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  eligible to register for this course. 


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


This course is offered by the Faculty of Education. For inquiries you can contact the Continuing Teacher Education Program team directly at aq@uwindsor.ca.

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