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Ontario English Catholic Teachers

Guidance and Career Education

Part 1

Guidance and Career Education Part 1 is an introductory course open to all elementary teachers or secondary teachers who have a basic qualification in general studies or technological studies and who are interested in learning more about the guidance program, policies, and how the skills of guidance counsellors can be implemented in the classroom to enhance the learning and understanding of others.

The underlying purpose of Guidance and Career Education Part 1 is to provide you with an overview of the guidance program. Particular emphasis is placed on the policy document Creating Pathways to Success. It is also intended to provide opportunities to learn basic counselling, interpersonal, and human relations skills necessary for addressing the challenges of teaching in contemporary school settings.

This course is open to all elementary teachers or secondary teachers who have a basic qualification in general studies or technological studies.

Part 2

Guidance and Career Education Part 2 enhances professional practice. The course extends, applies, and designs learning opportunities that reflect the knowledge and skills outlined in Guidance and Career Education Part 1.

Using an inquiry framework, the course also extends candidates professional learning and practice in:

  • Theoretical Foundations of Guidance and Career Education
  • Program Planning, Development and Implementation
  • Learning Environments and Instructional Strategies
  • Reflecting, Documenting and Interpreting Learning
  • Shared Responsibility for Learning
  • Research, Professional Learning and the Scholarship of Pedagogy

The assessment and evaluation strategies reflect effective, collaborative and inquiry-based practices.

This course is open to all elementary teachers or secondary teachers who have a basic qualification in general studies or technological studies. In addition teachers, must have taught at least 194 days and have Guidance and Career Education Part 1.

Specialist

The Additional Qualification Course: Guidance and Career Education Specialist fosters leadership, critical and collaborative inquiry and exploration of the dimensions associated with children and adolescent development from K- 12 and post-secondary destinations.

Beyond that, the course cultivates leadership in program planning, development, implementation strategies and frameworks related to Guidance and Career Education as well as critically exploring effective, collaborative transition planning to support student learning including marginalized, and those who learn differently. The course also fosters shared leadership in critically exploring, developing and implementing programs that respond to students’ lived experiences, development, strengths, interests and needs.

The assessment and evaluation strategies reflect effective, collaborative and inquiry-based practices.

This course is open to all elementary teachers or secondary teachers who have a basic qualification in general studies or technological studies. In addition teachers, must have taught two years, with at least one year in the field of Guidance and Career Education as well as Guidance and Career Education Part 2.

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