The York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) is an approved provider of accredited Schedule C (one-part) & D (three-part) Additional Qualification (AQ) courses for Ontario teachers. The courses are open to all teachers certified by and in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers who meet the registration requirements prior to the AQ course commencing. AQ courses represent 125 hours of professional learning rooted in pedagogy and professional practice. These are in accordance with Ontario Regulations 176/10: Teachers’ Qualification under the Ontario College of Teachers Act as well as the Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession: Commitment to Students and Student Learning; Leadership in Learning Communities; Ongoing Professional Learning; Professional Knowledge; and Professional Practice.
Professional learning is an integral part of the teaching profession. We expect all members will participate in ongoing learning throughout their careers, with the goal of improving outcomes for Ontario students.
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Candidates are asked to register by the Registration Deadline below. Once the course is confirmed for the session, the candidate will receive an email to complete payment by the Payment Deadline below. Failure to do so by the deadline may result in a cancellation of your registration.
If you have any questions about our AQ program please contact Angela Di Prima, Additional Qualification Program Officer, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 416-221-5050 ext. 13863.
2020-2021 Session Dates
|Registration Deadline||Payment Deadline|
|Fall 2020||September 21, 2020||December 14, 2020||September 11, 2020|
|Winter 2021||January 4, 2021||March 29, 2021||December 11, 2020||December 17, 2020|
|Spring 2021||April 5, 2021||June 28, 2021||March 1, 2021||March 9, 2021|
||July 5, 2021||July 30, 2021||June 1, 2021||June 11, 2021|
Spring 2021 Course OfferingsRegister Online!
Registration closes March 1, 2021. Payment deadline March 9, 2021
Course Dates: Week of April 5, 2021 – June 28, 2021Notes:
- All AQ prerequisites must be completed and, in the case of Part 2/Specialist AQs, the Certificate of Successful Teaching Experience must be signed by the Superintendent of Human Resources and submitted to Angela Di Prima prior to the course commencing. Failure to do so may result in an academic or financial penalty.
- Required number of teaching days for one successful teaching year: 194
- Required number of teaching days for two successful teaching years: 398
- All AQ courses are offered online (synchronously/asynchronously) until further notice.
- Courses are subject to sufficient enrolment. Part 1 and/or Part 2 and/or Specialist courses may be combined to meet minimum enrolment numbers or courses may be deferred to a future session.
|Health and Physical Education, P/J, Part 1||
|Health and Physical Education, P/J, Part 2||
|Health and Physical Education, P/J, Specialist||
|Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction, Part 1||
|Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction, Part 2||
|Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction, Specialist||
|Kindergarten, Part 1||
|Mathematics Grade 7 & 8||
|Mathematics Primary/Junior, Part 1|
|Mathematics Primary/Junior, Part 2||
|Mathematics Primary/Junior, Specialist||
|Reading, Part 1|
|Religious Education in Catholic Schools, Part 1||
|Religious Education in Catholic Schools, Part 2||
|Religious Education in Catholic Schools, Specialist||
|Special Education for Administrators|
|Special Education, Part 1|
|Special Education, Part 2||
|Special Education, Specialist||
|Teaching Students with Behavioural Needs|
|Teaching Students with Communication Needs (Autism Spectrum Disorders)|