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AQ and ABQ Courses

Additional Qualifications (PCTE)

Professional Continuing Teacher Education

The Professional Continuing Teacher Education (PCTE) unit at Laurentian University provides Additional Qualification (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. 

 

  • Our AQ courses allow teachers to further develop their knowledge and skills in the divisions or subjects for which they are already qualified or to acquire new knowledge and skills in other subjects.

  • Our ABQ courses allow teachers to add another division or subject area of general education to their existing qualifications.

2022-2023 - Session Dates

Session Date Registration Deadline

Winter Session

January 16 - March 31

January 6

Spring Session

April 3 - June 16

March 17

Summer Session

July 3 - August 25

June 17

Fall Session

September 18 - December 1

September 1

August 25 (for ABQs that require an assessment)

Admission Requirements

Additional Qualifications (AQ)

Your registration becomes official only when the required documentation has been received and you have paid your tuition. You will receive a confirmation email from our team when your application is processed. 

 

AQ Courses - Part 1

 

AQ Courses - Part 2

  • Complete Registration Form

  • Good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) or OCT applicant if you are a new Ontario BEd. graduate

  • Proof of completion of Part 1 of this course (photocopy of transcript or Certificate of Qualification on which the course appears)

  • Statement of Teaching Experience completed by your superintendent. At least one year of teaching experience or equivalent is required to be enrolled in the second part of a course.

 

AQ Courses - Part 3

  • Complete Registration Form

  • Good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) or OCT applicant if you are a new Ontario BEd. graduate

  • Proof of completion of Part 2 of this course (photocopy of transcript or Certificate of Qualification on which the course appears)

  • Statement of Teaching Experience completed by your superintendent. At least one year of teaching experience or equivalent is required to be enrolled in the second part of a course.

 

Registration Form

 

Additional Basic Qualifications (ABQ)

Your registration becomes official only when the required documentation has been received and you have paid your tuition. You will receive a confirmation email from our team when your application is processed.

 

Record Evaluation for ABQs (Intermediate and Senior Only)

To apply for our Additional Basic Qualifications courses, you must apply for a confirmation code. 

You must submit a copy of your university/college transcript to determine if you are eligible. This is the copy of your transcript that includes your first degree.  Please send copies to qba-evaluations@laurentian.ca

Please indicate the desired course in your message, your OCT number and phone number. *

Intermediate division requires 12 credits in the subject area while the senior division requires 18 credits. 

If you are determined eligible, you will receive a CONFIRMATION CODE from qba-evaluations@laurentian.ca. You will need this to complete the registration form.

 

Additional Basic Qualification Requirements for the Intermediate Division

  • To apply for an Intermediate Division ABQ course, you must apply for a confirmation code.

  • Copy of University Bachelor's Degree - Transcript

  • 12 credits in the field of study

  • Completed Registration Form

  • Good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) or OCT applicant if you are a new Ontario BEd. graduate

 

Additional Basic Qualification Requirements for the Senior Division

  • To apply for an Senior Division ABQ course, you must apply for a confirmation code.

  • Copy of University Bachelor's Degree - Transcript

  • 18 credits in the field of study

  • Completed Registration Form

  • Good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) or OCT applicant if you are a new Ontario BEd. graduate

 

Registration Form

 

Important Information

Fees

Tuition Fees - AQ - $675

Tuition Fees - ABQ  - $750

 

Please note:
Your payment must be made online. We no longer accept credit cards or cheques. You will receive instructions on how to make your payment after your application is processed. 

 

OSAP

This training is eligible for OSAP, if you need it. For more information, visit the OSAP website or contact the Financial Aid office at financialaid@laurentian.ca.

 


 

Course Withdrawal and Reimbursement

Individuals enrolled in an Additional Qualification or Additional Basic Qualification course, who withdraw from a course, must notify the Centre for Academic Development in writing at: aq-courses@laurentian.ca

 

A full refund will be given to the student who withdraws prior to the start of the course. A 50% refund will be given to a student who withdraws from the course during the first and second week. No refunds will be given if the course has started its third week. No withdrawals are allowed after four weeks. A reminder that there is a $40 non-refundable administrative fee included in the tuition.

 

Please note that refunds may take 15-20 business days.

 

Refund Schedule - Fall 2022:

Dates Refund

By midnight September 18th, 2022

100% Refund except $40 application fee

Before midnight September 30th, 2022 

50% Refund

After midnight September 30th, 2022

No Refund

After October 14th, 2022

No course withdrawal allowed

 

Refund Schedule - Winter 2023:

Dates Refund

By midnight January 15, 2023

100% Refund except $40 application fee

Before midnight January 27, 2023

50% Refund

After midnight January 27, 2023

No Refund

After February 17, 2023

No course withdrawal allowed

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Please click below to view our FAQ document. You can navigate the document by clicking the headings in the table of contents. You can find many answers for common questions.

 

View our FAQ Document