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Course Description

The purpose of this course is to extend and apply the skills from Part I and II, with a focus on leadership role in designing, administering and evaluating Guidance programs.  It focuses on more of a comprehensive exploration of the Guidance program with an emphasis on the role of the Department Head. 
 

Course Outline

Topics in this course include:
  • 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

Notes

Textbook

Brief Counseling That Works: A Solution-Focused Approach by Gerald Sklare 

ISBN: 1412904587

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

Prerequisites

  • 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

 

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