Computer Studies – Senior ABQ (OISE, Fall 2023, Online)

September 21, 2023 to November 30, 2023

  • Category: ABQ, Online
  • Region: Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, GTA, Northern Ontario, Outside Ontario, Southern Ontario
  • Topic: Computer Studies
  • Grades: Senior (grades 11-12)

Course Description

Computer Studies Senior is all about creating and problem solving and explores Computer Science pedagogy including best practices in teaching and learning in grades 11 and 12. This course represents an exciting opportunity for teachers to expand their ability to jointly explore the principles of decomposition, pattern recognition, abstractions, and algorithms. Ontario Ministry documents and curriculum will be explored to develop student-centric activities so students are able to explore their passion for computing. Strategies will be developed to create a Computer Science classroom into a place where students are makers and creators and not simply consumers of technology. The course explores computing systems fundamentals, computing innovations, and important societal issues such as data privacy, environmental issues, and computing ethics.


  1. Certificate of Qualification:
    Must be registered with the Ontario College of Teachers or hold an interim Certificate of Qualification. Must hold an acceptable university degree or equivalent. It is no longer necessary to send in a copy of your Certificate of Qualification. We have access to this information via the OCT Public Registry.
  2. 2 Full University Degree Credits in the Subject:Official transcript(s) showing proof of successful completion of a minimum of 2.0 university degree credits in Computer Studies.
  1. Must be able to code using Java or Python.


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.