- implementing guidance curriculum policy, including the Career Studies course
- understanding of leadership within a guidance context
- enhancing a repertoire of counseling techniques, group intervention and facilitation skills
- developing a variety of student assessment and evaluation instruments appropriate to the developmental stage of students and the delivery of the guidance curriculum
- implementing, through the Program Effectiveness Survey, guidance program evaluation to help the school improve its guidance program plan
- demonstrating knowledge of legal and ethical issues and responsibilities related to guidance and counseling, career education and workplace learning (e.g. privacy act, freedom of information act, sexual abuse and harassment)
- understanding changes in computer technology that facilitate the processing of student course selection, scheduling and record management required by the OSR and the OST
Brief Counseling That Works: A Solution-Focused Approach by Gerald Sklare ISBN: 1412904587
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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
If you have questions regarding Micro-credential funding, please contact Student Awards and Financial Aid at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Hold a "Certificate of Qualification" showing successful completion of Guidance and Career Studies, Part 2
- "Certificate of Qualification" must be in good standing.
- Two years teaching experience (or 388 equivalent days) as verified on the Confirmation of Teaching Experience form, signed by a supervisory officer*, confirming two years of teaching experience completed after teacher’s certification. The Superintendent must also recognize on this Confirmation of Teaching Experience form that in one of these years, the candidate has demonstrated that significant program and instruction modifications in Guidance and Career Studies were explicitly planned, implemented and reviewed in the teacher's class. This form must be received by the semester deadline date 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). This form must be received prior to the course start date 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