LIFELONG LEARNING IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS

 

A. ALTERNATIVE AND INNOVATIVE ENTERPRISES

This division is designed for people involved in teaching and learning in both the traditional school classroom and in other roles related to teaching and leearning, such as parents who teach their children at home, nurses, coaches, administrators, government employees, business and industry. Topics focus around teaching and learning strategies in a variety of contexts; however, they also cross over to other areas such as leadership training, and ecological and experiential education, which are also featured in this division.

There are no prerequisites to take any of the offerings in this division, and successful completion of these non-credit courses/workshops results in a Certificate of Achievement being awarded and a notation made on the person's non-credit Lakehead University transcript.


1. Teacher Preparation/Educator Workshops

The Department of Lifelong Learning in Education is pleased to offer on-campus workshops to undergraduate BEd students, educators, and interested members of the general public on a wide variety of topics related to teaching and learning. All workshops are highly participatory and interactive, and are facilitiated by skilled professionals who are specialists in the topic being presented. Workshops are offered in the Fall and Winter terms, usually on weekends or in the evenings, to make them accessible to as many people as possible. A full listing of workshops and descriptions is maintained on the Lifelong Learning in Education website at: http://education.lakeheadu.ca/lifelong/online.

2. Online Professional Development Courses

The Department of Lifelong Learning in Education is pleased to offer Online Professional Development Courses for educators and the general public. All courses are offered entirely online, and vary from five to fifteen hours in length. Courses are available year-round on a monthly basis and, once registered, participants have a full month to complete the five-hour courses, and multiple months for the longer courses. This time frame allows students to work on the course according to their personal schedules. A full listing of courses and descriptions is maintained on the Lifelong Learning in Education website at: http://education.lakeheadu.ca/lifelong/online.

 

B. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The Faculty of Education offers five categories of professional development for teachers and non-teachers interested in furthering their education in the area of teaching and learning:

1. Additional and Additional Basic Qualifications

The Additional Qualifications category is designed for those students who wish to continue their professional development as classroom teachers. Students may take up to 2 FCEs in the fall/winter and 1 FCE each in the spring and in the summer terms. Many of these courses are now available online.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

To be recommended to the College of Teachers for Additional (AQ) and Additional Basic (ABQ) Qualification courses, students must have:

(a) a certificate or letter of standing qualifying the applicant to teach in an elementary or secondary school in the province of Ontario; or
(b) professional standing deemed equivalent to the foregoing.

Students who do not possess teaching qualifications may also take these courses.

Notes:

1. Core Prerequisites
Core II or Part II requires successful completion of Part I and one year of teaching experience.
Core III or Part III requires successful completion of Part II and two years of teaching experience, one year in Ontario, with one of the years in the area of specialization.

2. College of Teachers Regulations
All courses, except those prefixed by an asterisk*, may lead to College of Teachers Additional Qualifications, provided prerequisites, in effect at time of registration, are taken into consideration. It is the candidates' responsibility to acquaint themselves with Ontario Regulation 184/97, or subsequent documents, for further details and clarification regarding this matter.

3. Honour Specialist Prerequisites
All Honour Specialist courses have the following prerequisites:
1. 20 full course equivalents - 9 FCEs in major area with a B average.
2. Two years of teaching, one in Ontario in the area of specialization.
3. Signature of supervisory officer.

2. Professional Learning Courses

The Department of Lifelong Learning is a qualified provider of Professional Learning Courses as deemed by the Ontario College of Teachers. Courses may be offered in both the core and elective categories that will count towards a teacher's five year "recertification" commitments. Some of these courses may be available online.

To be recommended to the Ontario College of Teachers for Professional Learning credit, teachers must have a certificate or letter of standing qualifying the applicant to teach in an elementary or secondary school in the province of Ontario.

Students who do not possess teaching qualifications may also take these courses.

3. Principals' Qualification Program

The Department of Lifelong Learning is a qualified provider of the Principals' Qualification Program (PQP) as deemed by the Ontario College of Teachers. Courses are offered through a mixed delivery package involving both on-campus and distance delivery. Interested candidates should contact the Department of Lifelong Learning.

4. Professional Development Workshops

The Department of Lifelong Learning offers professional development workshops to both undergraduate students and classroom teachers, both on-campus and off-campus. A variety of topics are covered. Workshops will be offered as required, on and off-campus.

5. Bachelor of Education (Extension) Degree Program

The Bachelor of Education (Extension) Degree Program offers courses for certificated teachers who wish to qualify for the Bachelor of Education degree through part-time study. The program is designed to accommodate teachers who hold a university degree as well as those who wish to pursue academic and professional studies concurrently.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Normal minimum requirements for admission for the BEd (Extension) program are:

1. (a) a certificate or letter of standing qualifying the applicant to teach in an elementary or secondary school in the province of Ontario; or
(b) professional standing deemed equivalent to the foregoing; and
2. (a) an approved university degree; or
(b) evidence of admission to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science program at Lakehead University.

PROGRAM

BEd Degree Requirements (Extension Program)
To qualify for the BEd degree, candidates enroled in the Extension programs must:
1. attain passing grades with an overall average of at least 60% in five courses;
2. complete the required course work at Lakehead University. Candidates for the BEd Extension Degree may earn one full course equivalent from a university other than Lakehead.


See also:
Faculty of Education - Undergraduate Programs
- Faculty Regulations
- Department of Lifelong Learning in Education
- Courses
- Undergraduate Studies in Education
- Courses
- Programs P/J Specialization
- Programs J/I Specialization
- Programs I/S Specialization

- Aboriginal Education
- Native Teacher Education Programs
- Native Language Instructors' Program

Faculty of Graduate Studies
- Information/Regulations
- Faculty of Education

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