Teaching LGBTQ course candidates will be on an educational journey through the complex struggles of gender and sexual/sexuality minorities (GSM) students. Educators will learn about queer history and queer theory, queer culture, critical pedagogy, and, most importantly, the challenge to meet our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, intersexual, queer, questioning, ally, pansexual and two-spirited youth in a safer, inclusive, evolving, and celebratory space. Candidates will collaborate, conduct inquiries, reflect, and shift their mindset through an equity and inclusive stance. Reflecting back and looking forward, candidates will open up the present to make their classroom, a space for all students.
There is no textbook required for the course. Most of the readings will be provided through links within the course. Some of the readings and videos will be accessed through the Internet and others are online journals.
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
Students must enroll in courses prior to the semester deadline date. OSAP would directly reimburse you for the tuition fee. If you have questions regarding Micro-credential funding, please contact Student Awards and Financial Aid at email@example.com.
- Hold a “Certificate of Qualification” or “Interim Certificate of Qualification” showing basic qualifications in two divisions, i.e. Primary, Junior, Intermediate, or Senior.
- "Certificate of Qualification" must be in good standing.
NOTE: If you have qualifications in Technological Education subjects, your certificate of qualification and registration enables you to complete a number of AQs, including any in Schedule C.
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