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  • Academic Title
    Certificate in Educational Studies
  • Course description
    The Certificate in Educational Studies is awarded upon completion of the following courses with a minimum 70 per cent overall average:
    -     ADED 4F35 or EDUC 4P03
    -     EDUC 3F01 and 4P80
    -     three credits from EDUC 3F00, 3F90, 3P40, 3P45, 3P50, 3P52, 3P60, 3P62, 3P90, 4P01, 4P02, 4P04, 4P05, 4P06, 4P24, 4P25, 4P26, 4P35, 4P36, 4P70 (see program note 1)

    Under exceptional circumstances, the Department may require the substitution of other relevant courses for those usually required.

    EDUC 1F90

    Introduction to Education Studies

    Major issues and problems in the organization, staffing and planning of schools and school services today.

    Lectures, seminar, 6 hours per week

    Restriction: open to students admitted to the Professional Masters Preparation Certificate Program.

    Note: course offered in winter term only.

    EDUC 1F95

    Introduction to Foundations of Education


    Historical, philosophical, sociological and psychological dimensions of formal schooling are explored within a Canadian.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BA (Honours)/BEd (Primary/Junior), BA (Honours)/BEd (Junior/Intermediate), BSc Integrated Studies (Honours)/BEd (Junior/Intermediate), BPhEd (Honours)/BEd (Junior/Intermediate), BA(Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior), BSc (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) and BPhEd (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) students with a minimum of 3.0 overall credits until date specified in the Registration guide.

    *EDUC 2F01

    Cognition and Learning

    (also offered as CHYS 2F01)

    Psychological approaches to cognitive, behavioural, and social development. Cognitive processes in learning and instruction (assisting students to use appropriate cognitive processes on specific academic tasks). Cognitive theories applied to school subject areas including reading, writing, mathematics, science.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BA CHYS (Pass)/BEd (Primary/Junior) and BA (Honours)/BEd (Primary/Junior) students with a minimum of 6.0 overall credits, until date specified in the Registration guide.

    Prerequisite: CHYS 1F90 or PSYC 1F90.

    EDUC 2P65

    Diversity Issues in Schooling

    Issues and directions in a diverse society and their impact in the classroom; includes classism, racism, multiculturalism, ablism and sexism; roles and strategies leading to the goal of equity.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BA Integrated Studies (Honours)/BEd (Junior/Intermediate) and BSc Integrated Studies (Honours)/BEd (Junior/Intermediate) and BPhEd (Honours)/BEd (Junior/Intermediate) students until date specified in the Registration guide. Students must have a minimum of 3.0 overall credits.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in EDUC 3P65 and 8P02.

    EDUC 3F00

    Curriculum Theory and Design


    Theoretical conceptions of curriculum and how these connect with philosophies of education and practices of curriculum design and curriculum change.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BA CHYS (Pass)/BEd (Primary/Junior), BA CHYS (Honours)/BEd (Primary/Junior), BA Integrated Studies (Honours)/BEd (Junior/Intermediate), BSc Integrated Studies (Honours)/BEd (Junior/Intermediate) and BPhEd (Honours)/BEd (Junior/Intermediate) students with a minimum of 6.0 overall credits and Certificate in Educational Studies students until date specified in the Registration guide.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in EDUC 2F00.

    EDUC 3F01

    The Process of Teaching

    Introduction to the study of teacher behaviour through a systematic exploration of the assumptions, educational purposes, teaching strategies, curricular designs and materials and the social and psychological theory underlying selected models of teaching. The alternative patterns by which teachers may model their behaviour. Students will be required to familiarize themselves with current educational concepts and recent literature in the field.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BA CHYS (Pass)/BEd (Primary/Junior) and BA CHYS (Honours)/BEd (Primary/Junior) students with a minimum of 6.0 overall credits and Certificate in Educational Studies students until date specified in the Registration guide.

    EDUC 3F90

    Independent Study

    Topic, readings and methods of evaluation chosen in consultation with a faculty member willing to supervise the student.

    Restriction: permission of the Chair.

    Note: consultation is done prior to enrolment. A written agreement is signed by the Chair and filed with the department.

    EDUC 3P40

    Family, Schools and Literacy

    Research and issues in family literacy and parental involvement in education. Strategies for intervention and home-school collaboration in literacy development.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BA CHYS (Pass)/BEd (Primary/Junior) and BA (Honours)/BEd (Primary/Junior) students with a minimum of 6.0 overall credits and Certificate in Educational Studies students until date specified in the Registration guide.

    EDUC 3P45

    Reading and Literacy Development


    Overview of the reading process, acquisition of reading and writing skills and evidence-based instruction. Focus on cognitive, linguistic and sociocultural influences.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BA Integrated Studies (Honours)/BEd (Junior/Intermediate) and BSc Integrated Studies (Honours)/BEd (Junior/Intermediate) and BPhEd (Honours)/BEd (Junior/Intermediate) with a minimum of 6.0 overall credits and Certificate in Educational Studies students until date specified in the Registration guide.

    Note: optional practicum may be available.

    *EDUC 3P50

    Early Childhood Education I

    (also offered as CHYS 3P50)

    Early childhood education programs for children from birth to age eight. Topics include the historical and societal influences on early childhood education, program models derived from theories of learning and child development and research on the effectiveness of these programs.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BA CHYS (Honours)/BEd (Primary/Junior) and BA (Pass)/BEd (Primary/Junior) students with a minimum of 9.0 overall credits and Certificate in Educational Studies students until date specified in the Registration guide.

    Prerequisite: CHYS 2F10 or permission of the instructor.

    *EDUC 3P52

    Early Childhood Education II

    (also offered as CHYS 3P52)

    Methods in early childhood education programs for children from birth to age eight. Topics include curricula, instructional strategies and evaluative techniques.

    Lectures, seminar/lab, 4 hours per week.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisite: EDUC 3P50.

    Note: enrolment limited to 25 students to be determined by academic standing. Students will be involved in a field placement working with young children in a community setting. Students must have completed a satisfactory criminal background check. School Boards and preschools require a background screening prior to having direct contact with students.

    #EDUC 3P60

    Gender Issues in Teaching and Learning

    (also offered as WISE 3P60)

    Theoretical and practical aspects of feminist engagement with pedagogic processes within/against both traditional and alternative educational contexts; examination of levels and components of education from a variety of feminist theoretical perspectives; pedagogic and political consequences of ideology critique and alternative practices.

    Lectures, seminar 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to WISE (single or combined) majors and minors until date specified in the Registration guide. Students must have a minimum of 6.0 overall credits.

    Prerequisites: WISE 1F90 and 2P00 or permission of the instructor.

    *EDUC 3P62

    Video Games in the Classroom

    (also offered as IASC 3P62)

    Research and current issues related to the integration of video games and other interactive new media technologies into the elementary and secondary school instructional program.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: Students must have a minimum 6.0 overall credits.

    EDUC 3P70

    Schooling, Education and Society

    Contemporary issues facing public education. Consideration of how the organization, administration and functioning of schools shape relationships between education and society.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to Certificate in Educational Studies students until date specified in the Registration guide.

    EDUC 3P90

    Directed Studies

    Guided reading on a topic chosen in consultation with a faculty member willing to supervise the student.

    Restriction: permission of the Chair

    Note: consultation is done prior to enrolment. A written agreement is signed by the Chair and filed with the department.

    EDUC 4P01

    Higher Level Thinking in the Sciences and Mathematics

    Children's mathematical and scientific thinking in relation to developments in cognitive science, together with instructional strategies, materials and evaluation procedures. Topics include developmental perspectives on children's scientific reasoning, general vs. domain specific problem solving, the role of individual differences and learning styles, cognitive process evaluation methods, computer applications in mathematics and science instruction.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BSc Integrated Studies (Honours)/BEd (Junior/Intermediate) students with a minimum of 12.0 overall credits and Certificate in Educational Studies students until date specified in the Registration guide.

    EDUC 4P02

    Classroom Assessment - Junior/Intermediate

    Assessment literacy of prospective teachers. Classroom assessment relating to assessment of learning (summative), assessment for learning (formative and diagnostic) and assessment as learning (self-assessment). Assessment tasks and tools to enhance student learning and assessment situated in curriculum design.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BA Integrated Studies (Honours)/BEd (Junior/Intermediate), BSc Integrated Studies (Honours)/BEd (Junior/Intermediate), BPhEd (Honours)/BEd (Junior/Intermediate) and Certificate in Educational Studies students until date specified in the Registration guide. Concurrent Education students must have a minimum of 16.0 overall credits and all other students must have a minimum of 11.0 overall credits.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in EDUC 8P04.

    EDUC 4P03

    Reflection on Practice

    Classroom interactions in relation to beliefs, values and pedagogy. Students will plan classroom actions, act, observe their plans in action and reflect on the results before using the experience to replan. The reflective process will include both group interactions and individual responses.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    EDUC 4P04

    Observation and Evaluation for the Early Years

    Assessment literacy for prospective elementary school teachers. Classroom assessment relating to assessment of learning (summative), assessment for learning (formative and diagnostic) and assessment as learning (self-assessment). Assessment tasks and tools to enhance student learning and assessment situated in curriculum design.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BA CHYS (Pass)/BEd (Primary/Junior), BA (Honours)/BEd (Primary/Junior) and Certificate in Educational Studies students until date specified in the Registration guide. Students must have a minimum of 12.0 overall credits.

    EDUC 4P05

    Critical Literacies in the Humanities and Social Sciences

    Learning to engage the interpretative possibilities of texts. Critical strategies including semiotic, feminist and reader-response used in the analysis of picture books, poetry, traditional texts and contemporary fiction

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BA (Honours)/BEd (Primary/Junior), BA Integrated Studies (Honours)/BEd (Junior/Intermediate), BPhEd (Honours)/BEd (Junior/Intermediate) and Certificate in Educational Studies students until date specified in the Registration guide. Students must have a minimum of 12.0 overall credits.

    EDUC 4P06

    Classroom Assessment - Intermediate/Senior

    Assessment literacy of prospective teachers. Classroom assessment relating to assessment of learning (summative), assessment for learning (formative and diagnostic) and assessment as learning (self-assessment). Assessment tasks and tools to enhance student learning and assessment situated in curriculum design.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BA (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior), BSc (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior), BPhEd (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) and Certificate in Educational Studies students until date specified in the Registration guide. Concurrent Education students must have a minimum of 16.0 overall credits and all other students must have a minimum of 11.0 overall credits.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in EDUC 8P04.

    EDUC 4P15

    Research on Teaching

    How educational research has contributed to the development of teaching.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to Professional Masters Preparation Certificate students.

    EDUC 4P24

    Literacy in the Early Years

    Acquisition of oral language, reading and writing skills across the curriculum. Focus on sociocultural, cognitive, and linguistic influences on literacy development.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BA (Honours)/BEd (Primary/Junior) students with a minimum of 11.0 overall credits and Certificate in Educational Studies students until date specified in the Registration guide.

    EDUC 4P25

    Literacy Across the Junior/Intermediate Curriculum

    Understanding of and appreciation for the foundations of each area of study in elementary schools. Interdisciplinary curriculum design.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BA Integrated Studies (Honours)/BEd (Junior/Intermediate) and BSc Integrated Studies (Honours)/BEd (Junior/Intermediate) and BPhEd (Honours)/BEd (Junior/Intermediate) students who have a minimum of 11.0 overall credits, and Certificate in Educational Studies students until date specified in the Registration guide.

    EDUC 4P26

    Literacy Across the Intermediate/Senior Curriculum

    Understanding of, and appreciation for, the foundations of each area of study in secondary schools. Interdisciplinary curriculum design.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BA (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior), BPhEd (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) and BSc (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) students who have a minimum of 16.0 overall credits and Certificate in Educational Studies students until date specified in the Registration guide.

    EDUC 4P35

    Global Education: A Cross-Curricular Approach


    Theory and practice of teaching from a global perspective within the framework of the Ontario curriculum. New challenges in requiring the values, skills and knowledge necessary to be world-minded citizens capable of linking the local and the global.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: students must have a minimum of 13.0 overall credits.

    EDUC 4P36

    Global Education: Field Experience

    Global issues (i.e., development, culture, gender, ecology, human rights, social justice) from the perspective of individuals within a particular geographical context.

    Restriction: students must have a minimum of 13.0 overall credits and permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisites: EDUC 4P45 or permission of the Instructor.

    Note: Consult the Department prior to registration. Students are expected to cover all their own expenses.

    EDUC 4P70

    Education as a Socio-Political System

    Concepts and controversies related to legal, ethical, professional, organizational, political and administrative aspects of education in Canada.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to Certificate in Educational Studies students until date specified in the Registration guide.

    EDUC 4P80

    Research Methods in Education

    Trends in research design, ethics and data analysis.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to Certificate in Educational Studies students until date specified in the Registration guide.

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