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Course Description

This course provides candidates with the opportunity to extend and apply the skills and knowledge gained in part 1. There will be a greater emphasis on the career development process, delivery and career assessment methods of Guidance is explored. Additionally, it will provide candidates with an in-depth exploration of the guidance program and its competencies.  Particular emphasis is placed on the teaching and counseling roles of guidance personnel. 
 

Course Outline

Topics include:
  • Role of the guidance counselor in the Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC) process
  • Developing an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or an Annual Education Plan (AEP) for students
  • The Teacher Advisory Plan (TAP) and its current status 
  • Provincial and federal legislation related to cooperative education, community service, and work
  • Theoretical and applied counseling techniques
  • Assessment and evaluation instruments and tools used for career development 
  • The OSR and the OST
  • Building  teachers’ capacities with regard to the implementation of Choices Into Action
  • Working  with volunteers and parents

  

Notes

Textbook

Counselling Skills for Teachers (2nd edition)

Kottler, Jeffrey and Kottler, Ellen, ISBN: 9781412949224

Books are available for purchase through the University of Windsor Bookstore. Please visit their website at www.bookstore.uwindsor.ca.

Prerequisites

• A "Certificate of Qualification" in good standing showing successful completion of Part 1.
Confirmation of Teaching Experience form, signed by a supervisory officer*, confirming one year of teaching experience completed after teacher's certification.  The form must be submitted to our office by the semester deadline date.
 
*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). For a teacher employed by a private school, the "supervisory official" is the Ministry of Education official (e.g. Education Officer) appointed to provide supervisory services to the school. This form must be received prior to the start date of the course and for course approval.
 

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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