Special Education
Special Education Part I >>
Special Education Part I provides an introduction and overview of the characteristics of students identified as exceptional and students who require modifications and/or accommodations based on their learning needs. This course will help teachers develop skills and knowledge in the design, delivery, programming and assessment of special education. Teachers will gain knowledge of various exceptionalities, Ontario Ministry of Education and Ontario College of Teachers legislation, curriculum policy documents and other Ministry of Education policies.
Special Education Part II >>
This course provides candidates the ability to extend and apply skills and knowledge in Special Education programs and services. Special Education Part II continues to develop skills and knowledge of teachers in the design, delivery, programming and assessment of students with exceptional needs. This course will support the expectations outlined in the Ministry of Education curriculum policy documents as well as other Ministry of Education policies and support documents.
Special Education Specialist >>
Special Education Specialist provides candidates the ability to extend and apply skills and knowledge in Special Education programs and services. Special Education, Specialist is the extension of Special Education Part II and will develop leadership skills and knowledge of teachers in the design, delivery, programming and assessment of students with exceptional needs. This course will support the expectations outlined in the Ministry of Education curriculum policy documents as well as other Ministry of Education policies and support documents.

This course provides candidates with an in depth knowledge of the field of special education with a focus on developing leadership and advocacy skills. Candidates will explore Ministry directions and issues facing Special Education in Ontario. Opportunities will be provided for the critical analysis of current programming, legislation, regulations, policies, and ethical issues. This will culminate in a practical leadership experience that will demonstrate the candidate’s interest in and commitment to leadership in special education.
Teaching Students with Communications Needs (Autism Spectrum Disorders)
This course provides an introduction and overview of the characteristics of students identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Candidates will extend and apply their skills and knowledge in Special Education programs and services for their work with students with Autism. Teaching Students with Communications Needs (Autism Spectrum Disorders) lays the foundation for understanding what Autism is, how students with Autism learn, how they communicate, how they behave, as well as how to recognize and use their skills, strengths and needs in their inclusion in the regular classroom.  This course will provide knowledge needed by teachers to design and deliver programs and assessment for students along the spectrum. This course will be consistent with the expectations outlined in Ministry of Education curriculum policy and support documents.