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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Philosophy - Senior

Course code: EDAQ 5420C
Format: Online

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This course is open to candidates who meet the entry requirements identified in Regulation 184/97. Successful completion of the course enables you to receive the ABQ: Philosophy, Senior division.

The purpose of the course is to extend your skills and knowledge for teaching, both generally at the senior level and specifically in the subject of philosophy in the senior division (grades 11 and 12).

Critical to the implementation of this course is the creation of positive learning experiences that reflect care, professional knowledge, ethical practice, leadership and ongoing learning.

Philosophy-specific teaching expectations include understanding:

  • How to construct and critique an argument;
  • How to read a philosophical text;
  • Key terms and concepts related to philosophical inquiry;
  • The differences between philosophical methods and purposes and those of cognate subject disciplines; and
  • The main ideas of famous philosophers.


  • Completion of two full university degree credit courses in Humanities (e.g., Philosophy, Women's Studies, Classical Studies and Religion); and
  • You are required to submit an official transcript for review and assessment.