Additional Qualification (AQ) Courses

As of June 2011, the York Catholic District School Board is an approved provider of accredited Additional Qualification courses for Ontario teachers. The courses are open to all teachers registered with the College who meet the registration requirements.


• Fall 2014 Flyer
• Application Form
• Certificate Of Successful Teaching Experience



Religious Education Part I
Religious Education Part II
Religious Education Specialist
Special Education Part I
Special Education Part II
Special Education Specialist
Special Education for Administrators
Kindergarten Part I
• Mathematics Primary/Junior Part 1
• Mathematics Grade 7 and 8


Additional Qualifications course schedules will reflect a minimum 125 hours, of which at least 100 hours is instructional contact time, involving instructors with candidates. The remaining 25 hours of instruction will be documented, highlighting course work such as assignments, reading, research etc.

All courses will adhere to the following schedule:
Fall: September - December
Winter: January - March
Spring: April - June
Summer: July
Face to Face:
Additional Qualifications course schedules will reflect a minimum 125 hours. Face to face instruction constitutes 100 hours and the remaining 25 hours of instruction will be accounted for through course assignments, reading and/or research.
14 weeknights (5:00 - 9:00 pm)
3 Saturdays (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)
(includes 1/2 hour lunch)
20 hours Teacher inquiry/Culminating Activity
25 hours independent study



• $650
• If a course text is required, fee is extra
• Religious AQ Courses may be eligible for subsidy.


For more information contact:
Dr. Pat Bucci
  Additional Qualifications Program Officer
  York Catholic District School Board
  905-713-1211 x11156

Dora Cultraro
  Administrative Officer
  York Catholic District School Board
  905-713-1211 x11644

Susan Colaluca
 Instructional Services Secretary
 York Catholic District School Board
 905-713-1211 x11120


PAYMENT: Submit a completed application accompanied by a $650.00 cheque payable to York Catholic District School Board.

Non-YCDSB Employees please provide a certified cheque or money order.
(credit card payments not accepted)
DEADLINE: See flyer for details




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