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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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Special Education - Specialist

Course code: EDAQ 6103C

Format: blended

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Special Education Specialist is open to all elementary or secondary teachers who have a basic qualification in general studies and who wish to deepen further their knowledge regarding students identified as exceptional.

Special Education Specialist extends the knowledge and skills of Part 2 and continues to focus on theory and practice in special education. Critical to the delivery of special education is the ability of teachers to ensure positive learning experiences for students. The Special Education Specialist course provides you with more in-depth information and practice in special education. It also focuses on leadership in the field of special education. The course continues to foster discussion on important issues that culminate in a Practical Leadership Project relevant to teachers.


  • OCT Certificate of Qualification.
  • Successful completion of Special Education Part 2, and proof that the qualification is noted on the OCT Certificate of Qualification.
  • Evidence of at least two years of successful teaching experience in Ontario, including at least one school year of experience in Ontario in the subject listed above certified by the appropriate supervisory officer by submitting a Certificate of Teaching Experience.