Course Description

This course looks at a variety of teaching and learning strategies that match your educational philosophy against the Grade 11 and 12 Ontario Biology curriculum. One of the primary goals is to help you develop and deliver curriculum that is meaningful and engaging for your future student learners. Much of the course focuses on the collegial discussion of strategies and collaboration is encouraged through a number of activities such as the design of a unit and development of key concepts. Learn with us at OISE for a stimulating learning session and discover many interesting and engaging ways of teaching and learning.

How to apply:

This course has a 4-step application process, and requires additional information (see prerequisites).
Please ensure that all 4 phases of your application are complete before the specified deadline. Late and/or unqualified applications may result in course withdrawals.

  1. STEP 1Sign in or create your Learner Account
  2. STEP 2Register for this course (add to cart and pay)
  3. STEP 3 Log back in to your Learner Account, select 'My Applications'
  4. STEP 4Complete and submit your application



1. Certificate of Qualification:
Must be a registered member of the Ontario College of Teachers.

2. Post-Secondary Education:

Must hold an acceptable post-secondary degree or equivalent qualifications.

3. 5 Full University Degree Credits in the Subject:
Official transcript(s) showing proof of successful completion of 5.0 university degree credits in Biology.

For the first Science Senior Qualification (Biology, Chemistry or Physics) listed on the Certificate of Qualification, candidates require successful completion of 5.0 university degree credits in the subject. Any subsequent Science Senior Qualification candidates require successful completion of 3.0 university degree credits in the subject.


1.0 university degree credits is the equivalent to 1 full year course, or, 2 half-year courses.


Successful completion is a final grade of C-

Upon successful completion of the course, a recommendation will be sent to the Ontario College of Teachers. 



PK12-BIOS-Science Biology - Senior
Choose from the available sections below and follow the 4-step process to complete all stages of your application. Please ensure your application is complete before the specified deadline in the section notes.
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Science Biology - Senior
Jul 04, 2024 to Jul 25, 2024
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Section Notes

Deadline to register: June 25, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. EST. If the "Add to Cart" button is still available, late registration is possible for this course. 

This session will run for 3 weeks intensively. Your learning will take the form of in-depth online discussions as well as group and individual assignments.

Learners will be expected to engage in approximately 42 hours of learning per week for a total of 125 hours:

  • 100 hours online learning (asynchronous, but facilitator-led and paced into modules)
  • 25 hours assignments and independent study


  • Once registered, please visit the Learner Portal to submit your course application and any related documents by the registration deadline (we recommend doing so from a computer for the best user experience)
  • Requests for withdrawal received by the registration deadline will receive a refund. Requests made after this date will require further review. You can find our withdrawal, refund and transfer policy under Resources > OISE CPL Registration Policies
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