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Additional Qualifications (CAD)

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AQ and ABQ online courses for teachers


2018 Winter session

January 22 - April 6

Register before January 12

 

2018 Spring session

April 9 - June 28

Register before March 30

 

2018 Summer session

July 30 - August 24

Register before June 22

 

2018 Fall session

September 24 - December 7

Register before September 14

 

 

  • AQ Courses Fees – 750$ plus Admission/Readmission (if applicable)
  • Completely Online
  • Accredited by OCT
  • Recognized by QECO & OSSTF


 

Are you eligible for the $450 Ministry Subsidy?

If you take the Math AQ or ABQ course, you may be eligible.

For more information: www.otffeo.on.ca.

 

Courses offered in every session
AQ courses - Expand knowledge and skill within a subject or division
Registration Forms (Admission, Registration)
Special Education, Part I
Special Education Part II
FSL, Part 1 (refer section test)
Reading, Part 1
Mathematics Primary/Junior Part I

 

Courses offered in every session
ABQ Courses - Qualify teaching in another division
Registration Forms (Admission, Registration)
Mathematics, Intermediate
Primary Basic

 

ABQ Intermediate Division - Mathematics
  • Don't have the full prerequisite of two full university math courses?
  • You need to pass a test.
  • Cost is $50.
  • The test is a limited one time offer.
  • The Centre does not provide a practice test.
  • You must obtain a minimum of 70%
  • Test is based on intermediate math curriculum.

 

EDUC1235EL
Special Education Part I

AQThis courseof 125 hoursis an introduction to special education. It discusses the theory and practices related to students having special needs. The course explores the commonalities between students, planning and program delivery, accessibility, availability of resources and other issues related to teaching and learning. Although this course specifically targets those who want to learn more about special education, it can also help all teachers to be better prepared to teach integrated students having special needs.

 

EDUC 2235EL
SPECIAL EDUCATION, PART 2 AQ

Part 2 of this Additional Qualification course is to extend the learning and apply knowledge and skills of teachers in Special Education. Teachers will enhance their ability to assess, design, deliver and effectively program for students who are identified with exceptionalities.

The focus of the course will address the legal issues, Ministry Documents and other resources as it relates to the understanding of assessment, IPRC process, Individual Education Plans (IEP), Human Right legislation, Assistive Technology and programming in order to meet the needs of individual students. Candidates will examine Boards’ Special Education programs plans and services and community agencies as they relate to supporting students and parents.

The course requires a minimum of 125 hours of work by the candidate.

 

EDUC 1275 EL
READING, PART 1 AQ

The Additional Qualification course Reading, Part 1 focuses on the relevant research evidence underpinning effective reading instruction including: theoretical foundations, current approaches to literacy instruction, the relationship of reading to other aspects of language development, the learning environment, assessment and evaluation, and ethical considerations related to the teaching of reading. The process of learning to read and the teaching of reading will be investigated through The Ontario Curriculum and related Ministry of Education documents. The course is designed to enhance professional practice and extend knowledge and skills. Candidates will engage in professional reading, inquiry, dialogue and reflection.

The course requires a minimum of 125 hours of work by the candidate. Successful candidates will be recommended for the Ontario College of Teachers Additional Qualification Reading, Part 1.

 

EDUC1615EL
Maths P/J Part I AQ

The 125 hours Additional Qualification course Mathematics Primary and Junior, Part I, is designed for critically exploring and enhancing professional practices, critical pedagogies, knowledge and skills. It employs a critical, pedagogical lens to explore in a holistic and integrated manner theoretical foundations, learning theory, program planning, development and implementation, instructional design and practices, assessment and evaluation, the learning environment, research and ethical considerations related to teaching and learning across the divisions. Through these explorations, participants strengthen professional efficacy by gaining in-depth knowledge, refining professional judgement and generating new knowledge for practice.

Critical to the holistic implementation of this course is the modeling of a positive learning environment that reflects care, diversity and equity. This course supports the enhancement of professional knowledge, ethical practice, leadership and ongoing professional learning.

 

EDUC2615EL
Maths P/J Part II AQ

The 125 hours Additional Qualification course Mathematics, Primary and Junior, Part II, is designed to enhance professional practice, and extend and apply knowledge and skills in the design and delivery of Mathematics Primary and Junior programs. It builds upon the foundation developed in Mathematics, Primary and Junior Part I as it explores the theoretical foundations, the development of learners, program planning and implementation, assessment, the learning environment and ethical considerations related to teaching and learning across the divisions. Critical to the implementation of this course is the modeling of a positive learning environment that reflects care, professional knowledge, ethical practice, leadership and ongoing learning.

 

EDUC3615EL
Maths P/J Part III AQ

The 125 hour Additional Qualification course Mathematics, Primary and Junior, Specialist, employs a critical, pedagogical lens to explore in a holistic and integrated manner theoretical foundations, learning theory, program planning, development and implementation, instructional design and practices, assessment and evaluation, the learning environment, research and ethical considerations related to teaching and learning across the divisions. Through these explorations candidates strengthen professional efficacy by gaining in-depth knowledge, refining professional judgment and generating new knowledge for practice.

 

EDUC 1805 EL
Teaching LGBTQ Students AQ

The 125 hour Additional Qualification course Teaching LGBTQ Students, employs a critical, pedagogical lens to explore in a holistic and integrated manner theoretical foundations, learning theory, program planning, development and implementation, instructional design and practices, assessment and evaluation, the learning environment, research and ethical considerations related to teaching and learning across divisions. Critical to the implementation of this course is the modeling of a positive learning environment that reflects care, professional knowledge, ethical practice, leadership and ongoing learning.

Candidates working in the publicly funded school system, independent/private institutions or First Nations schools have a need to explore topics and issues of particular relevance to the context in which they work or may work.

 

EDUC4605EL
Primary Basic ABQ

This Primary Additional Basic Qualification Course is designed to provide the candidate with the knowledge and skills required to teach the Ontario Primary curriculum (Junior Kindergarten and/or Early Learning Kindergarten to Grade Three) with a high degree of success. This course will examine the theory, pedagogy, ethics, learning strategies and professional duties and responsibilities required to become a successful Primary division teacher in Ontario elementary schools. Through the acquisition of these skills, teachers will be able to create dynamic and engaging learning environments.

 

EDUC 4715EL
INTERMEDIATE – MATHEMATICS ABQ

The additional basic qualification course in mathematics is designed to enable teachers to gain knowledge and skills in the design, implementation and evaluation of intermediate mathematics programs. This course focuses on child development and adolescents, curricula contents, teaching methods and evaluation, learning theories, and the development and evaluation of programs. It focuses on the reconstruction of mathematical concepts in order to understand and analyze mathematical reasoning in the context of teaching and learning. Expectations and content are derived from the guidelines developed by The Ontario College of Teachers. The Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession and Ethical Standards for the Teaching Profession provide foundations to the approach followed in class. The course requires a minimum of 125 hours of work by the candidate.

 

EDUC4845EL
Senior Health & Phys.Ed. ABQ

This Senior Division, Health and Physical Education Additional Basic Qualification Course is designed to provide the candidate with the knowledge and skills required to teach the senior division Health and Physical Education courses with a high degree of success. This course will examine the theory, pedagogy, ethics, learning strategies and professional duties and responsibilities required to become a successful senior division teacher in Ontario secondary schools. Through the acquisition of these skills, teachers will be able to create dynamic and engaging learning environments.

 

EDUC4875EL
Senior History ABQ

This Senior History Additional Basic Qualification Course is designed to provide the candidate with the knowledge and skills required to teach the Ontario Senior History curriculum with a high degree of success. This course will examine the theory, pedagogy, ethics, learning strategies and professional duties and responsibilities required to become a successful teacher of Senior History in Ontario high schools. A collegial approach is a key aspect of this course. Through the acquisition of these skills, teachers will be able to create dynamic and engaging learning environments.

 

 

  1. Operation of an on-line course
  2. Terms of registration
  3. Obtaining a receipt
  4. Printing Form T2202A for tax purposes
  5. UNOFFICIAL transcript
  6. OFFICIAL transcript
  7. User name and password for Webadvisor, transcript, T2202A and Webmail
  8. Credits
  9. QECO
  10. Recommendation to the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT)
  11. D2L-Desire2Learn
  12. Language proficiency testing

 

 

Operation of an online course

There are no specific times of encounter. You work at your own pace while respecting the deadlines  established by the teacher responsible for the course.

 

 

Terms of registration

You must download the registration form and complete it manually.  If you have never taken a course at Laurentian University, you must download the admission form. You have the option of sending us your registration by fax at (705) 671-3841 or scan it with your optical drive and send it to us by e-mail at al_castonguay@ laurentian.ca.  You can also mail your application to the Centre for Academic Development to the attention of Annette Castonguay before the registration deadline.

 

 

Obtaining a receipt

A receipt will be sent upon request once the course fees have been collected.   You can forward your request to al_castonguay@laurentian.ca.

 

 

T2202A

The University no longer sends the T2202A automatically because you can print it through Webadvisor.

 

 

UNOFFICIAL Transcript

Please note that it may take up to two weeks for your marks to appear in the university's data system. You can check and print your transcript at the following site: http://webadvisor.laurentian.ca/

 

 

OFFICIAL Transcript

Please note that it may take up to two (2) weeks for your marks to appear in the university's data system.

The university no longer sends the report automatically. The following link will allow you to order the transcript:  https://laurentian.ca/transcript-requests.

You can request that it be sent directly to the QECO. You can also go to the office of registrar or contact them by phone at (705) – 673-6556.

 

 

User Name and Password

As soon as you register for a course with Laurentian University, you are assigned a user-name that is linked to your student record with us. Your user-name and student number become your permanent identification.

 

 

Credits   

The credit program changed from a credited program to a non-credit program in 1996. The value of the credits determines the funding formula for the Ministry of Education.

This funding for the AQ program has been phased out gradually since 1994. By approval of the university's Senate, the program went from credited to unaccredited.

The status of our courses has not changed with OCT AND QECO. Therefore, successful courses (65% or more) that you have completed with our institution may affect your salary adjustment record.

If you have any additional questions on this subject, contact Marcel O. Lalonde at 1-800-461-4030 ext.3946 or by e-mail at molalonde@laurentian.ca.

 

 

QECO

The University is able to forward your official transcript  to the QECO directly when you order your transcript.  You are responsible for following up with the QECO.

 

 

Recommendation to the Ontario College of Teachers

 As a follow-up to the success of your course, the Centre for Academic Development is responsible for forwarding the recommendation to the OCT.

 

 

D2L (Desire2Learn)

As you access the D2L environment, you can immediately begin your journey by clicking on CONTENT and then progressing linearly from Activity 1.1.1.

The person in charge of the course will send you a message (on the bulletin board) indicating the tasks to follow for the first days.  On-line courses should take place over a period of approximately 125 hours established by the person responsible for the course.

Within these schedules, you can manage your work time as you see fit; this is the advantage of on-line courses. For each activity, a working time is suggested. You may realize that some activities are shorter than expected while others are longer.

These are simply suggestions. Another suggestion is that you devote one hour a day to your course for reading, writing and research to equitably distribute the tasks that are required to pass the course. If you have any technical questions with the D2L environment, you can contact the D2L troubleshooting office at it@laurentian.ca. In your message, specify the courses you are taking and a detailed description of the problem.

 

 

Language Proficiency Testing 

Anyone who has not completed their initial education program in French at a French-language university in Ontario,  will be required to pass a language proficiency test to be eligible to take the AQ FSL course, part 1. 

Please contact Annette Castonguay for further details: al_castonguay@laurentian.ca.

 

Statement of Teaching Experience

 

Contact Us
 

Name Toll-free Telephone Number Telephone Number Email
Annette Castonguay - Secrétaire 1-800-461-4030 705-675-1151 poste 3945 al_castonguay@laurentienne.ca
Natalie Blanchet - Secrétaire 1-800-461-4030 705-675-1151 poste 3924 nblanchet@laurentienne.ca
Marcel Lalonde - Gérant du CPA 1-800-461-4030 705-675-1151 poste 3946 molalonde@laurentienne.ca
General Inquiries 1-800-461-4030   AQ-courses@laurentienne.ca