Course Description

The purpose of the Additional Qualification course: Visual Arts, Part II is to appraise and to apply skills and knowledge of teachers in the design, delivery, and assessment of visual arts education. The Additional Qualification course: Visual Arts, Part II supports the expectations outlined in the Ministry of Education curriculum policy documents and other Ministry of Education policies.

Course Outline

Topics include:
  • applying the functions of art and visual arts education, both for the individual and for society
  • applying critically various theories of perception, cognition, and creativity in teaching and learning as they apply to programming in the visual arts
  • demonstrating that the works of artists from diverse cultures contain commonalities
  • applying knowledge of aesthetics, art criticism, and art history as contextual elements for art objects
  • applying an understanding of design concepts and modes of representation in order to develop appropriate art curricula for students
  • knowing and providing appropriate art exemplars
  • understanding and demonstrating skills in management responsibilities, such as development and maintenance of student portfolios, conservation of materials, art room organization, and display
  • demonstrating how art can play a role in cross-curricular programming
  • demonstrating to students how to plan, reflect on, and critique their own artwork
  • making connections between making art in the classroom and the world outside the classroom
  • applying multiple methods of assessment, both formal and informal, formative and summative, and a range of assessment strategies
  • developing and maintaining community partnerships (e.g. with museums, art galleries, etc.)
  • continuing to examine major monuments and significant accomplishments in art history
  • having an awareness of the impact of photography on image-making  



Art Works - J. Markus  ISBN: 9781552393208

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 award1@uwindsor.ca.


  • Completion of Visual Arts, Part 1.
  • Hold a “Certificate of Qualification” showing basic qualifications in two divisions, i.e. Primary, Junior, Intermediate, or Senior. Candidates who hold an Interim COQ may have different/additional criteria for registration as required by the Ontario College of Teachers, and as specified on their Interim COQ.
  • "Certificate of Qualification" must be in good standing.
  • Confirmation of Teaching Experience form, signed by a supervisory officer*, confirming one year of teaching experience completed after teacher’s certification.   Form must be received prior to the course start date and 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). 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 service 


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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Section Title
AQ Visual Arts, Part 2 (Summer 2022)
Section Schedule
Jun 14, 2022 to Aug 29, 2022
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $685.00
Reading List / Textbook

Art Works - J. Markus  ISBN: 9781552393208

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

Section Notes
The deadline to enroll in Summer 2022 courses is May 23, 2022. 
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