Topics in this course include:
- current Ontario legislation, regulations and policies concerning ethical issues
- innovative and alternative practices to meet student needs
- the legal issues and challenges associated with special education
- provincial, national and international reports and current trends in theory and research
- categories and definitions of the range of exceptionalities as defined by the Ministry of Education: Behaviour, Communication, Intellectual, Physical and Multiple
- teaching colleagues how to apply Ministry of Education and board policies in the development and implementation of programs and services
- facilitating mentorship and coaching networks
- reviewing issues and preparing files as required to access funding
- demonstrating and promoting practices, strategies and assessments in special education
- developing and supporting special education teams at the school and board level
- working collaboratively with agencies
- promoting the use of information technology in research and inquiry processes
- enhancing independent learning and living
- assistive technology: tools for learning
An Educator’s Guide to Special Education Law
Brenda Bowlby, Catherine Peters & Martha McKinnon.
Books are available for purchase through the University of Windsor Bookstore. Please visit their website at www.bookstore.uwindsor.ca.
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 Special Education, Part 2.
- "Certificate of Qualification" must be in good standing.
- Two years teaching experience 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 Special Education were explicitly planned, implemented and reviewed in the teacher’s class. This form must be submitted to our office 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).
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