Centre for Academic Development (CAD)
The Centre for Academic Development (CAD) of the Faculty of Education of Laurentian University provides additional qualifications (AQ) and additional basic qualification (ABQ) courses of the highest professional quality. All AQ and ABQ courses reflect the Ontario College of Teachers' Standards of Practice for the teaching profession.
The ABQ courses allow teachers to add another division or subject area to what they are already qualified to teach.
The AQ courses allow members to expand their knowledge and skills within the divisions and subjects in which they are already qualified or to acquire knowledge in new subject areas. Specialist courses allow teachers to focus on leadership and curriculum development.
AQ and ABQ online courses for teachers
2021 Winter session
January 18 - April 2
Register before January 8
2021 Spring session
April 5 - June 25
Register before March 19
2021 Summer session
2021 Fall session
- AQ Courses Fees – 675$ plus Admission/Readmission (if applicable)
- ABQ Courses Fees – 750$ plus Admission/Readmission (if applicable)
- Accredited by OCT
- Recognized by QECO & OSSTF
Courses offered in every session
|AQ courses - Expand knowledge and skill within a subject or division|
|Registration Forms (Admission, Registration, Statement of Teaching Experience)|
|Special Education, Part I|
|FSL, Part 1 and Part II see Summary #12|
|Reading, Part 1|
|Mathematics Primary/Junior Part I|
Mathematics Primary/Junior Part II
Mathematics Primary/Junior Part III
Courses offered in every session
|ABQ Courses - Qualify teaching in another division|
|Registration Forms (Admission, Registration)|
ABQ Intermediate Division - Mathematics
Special Education Part I
This course of 125 hours is 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 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.
EDUC 1515 FL
Français langue seconde Partie I QA
La première partie menant à la qualification additionnelle en Français langue seconde permet
aux participantes et aux participants d’acquérir une base solide et une bonne compréhension de
la vision et de la philosophie qui sous-tendent l’enseignement efficace de cette matière. Ce
cours s’adresse aux personnes qui œuvrent au palier élémentaire ou secondaire qui possèdent
une qualification de base en enseignement aux cycles primaire, moyen, intermédiaire ou
supérieur et qui ont déjà étudié le français au secondaire ou au postsecondaire.
La capacité d’offrir une expérience d’apprentissage positive à tous les élèves est essentielle à la
prestation d’un programme de Français langue seconde. Les participantes et les participants
apprennent à combiner leur connaissance du développement et de l’apprentissage de l’enfant,
et leur connaissance de l’enseignement efficace du Français langue seconde.
Ce cours est une introduction qui porte plus particulièrement sur les recherches pertinentes qui
sous-tendent l’enseignement efficace du Français langue seconde. Il s’adresse aux enseignantes
et aux enseignants qui désirent acquérir des connaissances et des compétences de base de
l’enseignement du Français langue seconde.
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 modelling 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.
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 modelling of a positive learning environment that reflects care, professional knowledge, ethical practice, leadership and ongoing learning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Operation of an on-line course
- Terms of registration
- Obtaining a receipt
- Printing Form T2202A for tax purposes
- UNOFFICIAL transcript
- OFFICIAL transcript
- User name and password for Webadvisor, transcript, T2202A and Webmail
- Recommendation to the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT)
- Declaration of Language Proficiency (for FSL) The FSL course allows you to teach in the French immersion program for English school boards. The QBA Primaire (en français) would allow you to teach primary grades 1-3 in French schools
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.
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 scan 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.
A receipt will be sent upon request once the course fees have been collected. You can forward your request to email@example.com.
The University no longer sends the T2202A automatically because you can print it through Webadvisor.
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: https://webadvisor.laurentian.ca
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
As a follow-up to the success of your course, the Centre for Academic Development is responsible for forwarding the recommendation to the OCT.
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 email@example.com. In your message, specify the courses you are taking and a detailed description of the problem.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.