Course Description

Special Education, Part 1 is intended to enhance professional practice, and extend knowledge and skills in this subject area.  The course will employ a critical, pedagogical lens to explore the following areas in a holistic and integrated manner:

  • theoretical foundations
  • development of learners
  • program planning and implementation
  • instructional practices
  • assessment and evaluation
  • the learning environment
  • ethical considerations related to teaching and learning across the division

The Additional Qualification course: Special Education, Part I is a key course for building teaching competencies in fostering inclusive classrooms. This is an introductory course with a focus on the theory and practice underpinning special education. The course explores exceptionalities and diagnosed conditions, teaching strategies, resources, program planning, and other issues related to teaching and learning in inclusive classrooms.



  • This $50.00 discount applies to Laurier Waterloo BEd graduates only.
  • Use discount code ALUMNI50 during checkout to have discount applied.


  • Up to and including the first day of course: Full refund less 15% administrative fee.
  • No refunds will be issued after the first day of the course.
  • If course is cancelled due to insufficient registration: 100% refund


  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that they are eligible to take this course and have it applied to their OCT record.
  • Applicants must be a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers

For more information, contact the AQ office at aq@wlu.ca.

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Special Education Part 1
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4:30PM to 7:30PM
Apr 09, 2024 to Jun 13, 2024
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Course Fee non-credit $685.00
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Final date for registration is April 4, 2024

Once your application has been submitted, the AQ office will send you an email confirming that your registration has been accepted.

Instructor: Brian Slemko

Blended format: Synchronous classroom: 45 hours, Individual online: 55 hours and Independent study: 25 hours

Synchronous Class Schedule:

Tuesdays and Thursdays  4:30 pm -  7:30 pm

April 9, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30

May 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 28

June 4, 11



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