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Science General - Intermediate

Course details

Credential
Successful completion will be recommended to OCT

Delivery method
Online

Course dates, fees and registration

Fall 2024

Online/Asynchronous: September 30 to November 29, 2024

$725 CAD

Open

Registration open until September 25, 2024

Coming soon

Registration opens on May 27, 2024

Closed

Registration closed

Overview

Science General – Intermediate is an Additional Basic Qualification (ABQ) course. This course is a prerequisite for teaching science and technology in grades 7 to 10. It serves a diverse group of previously qualified teachers. You must have a background in this area and be a teacher who is:

  • New to the Ontario school system;
  • Making divisional changes;
  • Planning to move into administrative positions; and/or
  • Interested in engaging in ongoing professional learning.

Critical to the delivery of intermediate division subjects is the ability of teachers to ensure positive learning experiences for students. Teachers are skilled at combining their knowledge of adolescent development and learning with their understanding of the subject matter to facilitate active student engagement. 

See the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) guidelines for more details about the course.

Course code: EDAQ 5300C


NEW! AQ/ABQ courses are micro-credentials and eligible for OSAP

What are micro-credentials?

A micro-credential is a digitally-recorded recognition of a specific skill. It is a portable communication tool that represents evidence of your skills for employers, educators, and peers. Micro-credentials are created with industry, so you can be assured that the skills you are learning are in demand and current.

Who is eligible for OSAP for micro-credentials?

To be eligible for OSAP for micro-credentials, a student must be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or a protected person; and, be a resident of Ontario.

For more information please visit the OSAP website at .  


Course information

Fall 2024

Science General - Intermediate Online/Asynchronous: Monday, September 30 to Friday, November 29, 2024

Term Schedule

Please note: course status decisions for Fall 2024 will be made on September 26, 2024. A course may be cancelled if enrollment is not sufficient; please apply early to avoid cancellation.

Please review the Term Schedule.

Fees

Additional Basic Qualification (ABQ) course $725 CDN per course
Additional Qualification (AQ) course $675 CDN per course

Discounts

All ԰AV University alumni and current teacher candidates are eligible for a $100 CDN rebate for AQ/ABQ courses.

Process:

  1. Pay all AQ/ABQ course fees in full at the time of application;
  2. Alumni rebates will be issued automatically once your course is confirmed as running.

Registration

To register for an AQ/ABQ course, please visit the .

All AQ/ABQ courses will run online through Canvas. Synchronous courses will be held on the day/time indicated on the Term Schedule.

This course may include components such as, but not limited to:

  • Content presentations and/or videos;
  • Hands-on exercises;
  • Case discussions and simulations;
  • Group and individual work (assignments/quizzes);
  • Concept and topic discussions; and
  • Topic reflections.

This is an open enrolment course.

Those completing ԰AV University Continuous Learning open enrolment offerings (e.g. certificate programs, courses, workshops, microcertifications, etc.) are subject to the policies of ԰AV University and Continuous Learning. ԰AV policies can be found in the . Continuous Learning policies can be found in the Regulations section of the Continuous Learning website. Specifically, those completing open enrolment offerings are expected to adhere to the General and Open enrolment regulations.

Time limit

Students must complete the Type 1 Diabetes Educator certificate within twenty-four (24) calendar months from the day access to the course content is activated in Catalog.


Requirements

Prerequisites

  • Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) Certificate of Qualification and Registration or Interim Certificate of Qualification from OCT*; and
  •  Minimum of 2 full-year university credits (i.e. equivalent to 12.0 credit hours at Ontario Tech U) in Science (i.e. any combination of Biology, Chemistry or Physics).

*Exceptions apply for current Ontario Tech University teacher candidates. See the "Admission" > "԰AV University teacher candidates" section below for details.

Applications

Application process & requirements
  1. Complete the application form and pay all applicable course fees through the  by the corresponding application deadline; and
    • Note: Please confirm the correct course(s) are selected on your application before submission.
  2. Submit the following supporting documentation to continuouslearning@ontariotechu.ca by the corresponding application deadline (listed above):
    • A copy of your Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) Certificate of Qualification and Registration or Interim Certificate of Qualification from OCT*; and
    • An official transcript(s) verifying completion of 2 full-year (or equivalent) undergraduate courses in Science.

Notes: 

  • You are responsible for ensuring that you satisfy all prerequisite requirements prior to applying/registering for AQ/ABQ courses;
  • All relevant application documentation must be submitted to continuouslearning@ontariotechu.ca by the application deadline;
  • The AQ/ABQ payment confirmation/signature page at the end of your application indicates you have successfully applied for an AQ/ABQ course. An email confirming course/registration status will be sent after the term's application deadline date;
  • We suggest applying for courses and workshops you intend to take early to avoid cancellation of courses and workshops due to low enrolment.

Admission

General

To be admitted to AQ/ABQ courses, you must:

  • Submit an application for the course through the ;
  • Have successfully completed a Bachelor of Education;
  • Hold a Certificate of Qualification or Interim Certificate of Qualification from the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT);
  • Be in ‘Good Standing’ with OCT; and
  • Meet all other AQ/ABQ course applications and prerequisite requirements (listed above).
԰AV University teacher candidates

If you are a current Ontario Tech University teacher candidate, you may be admitted to AQ/ABQ courses prior to membership with the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) if you:

  • Submit an application for the course through the ;
  • Meet all graduation requirements for the Bachelor of Education program prior to the AQ/ABQ course start date;
  • Have registered with OCT;
  • Have paid your OCT dues; and
  • Meet all other AQ/ABQ course applications and prerequisite requirements (listed above).
Technology requirements

Online learning requirements:

  • Computer with internet access;
  • Stable internet or data connection;
  • Microphone;
  • Webcam; and
  • Audio device (examples: speakers, headphones/earbuds, headset).
Material requirements

There are no additional materials required for this course. Supplementary materials, such as slide presentations, may be provided at the instructor's discretion.

Course details

Credential
Successful completion will be recommended to OCT

Delivery method
Online

Course dates, fees and registration

Fall 2024

Online/Asynchronous: September 30 to November 29, 2024

$725 CAD

Open

Registration open until September 25, 2024

Coming soon

Registration opens on May 27, 2024

Closed

Registration closed

Contact information

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905.721.3111

԰AV University, North Oshawa location
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa L1G 0C5 


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