Additional Qualification (AQ) General Information

The York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) is an approved provider of accredited Schedule C (one-part) & Schedule 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.

Ontario College of Teachers

Preamble

AQ Candidates wishing to take an AQ with YCDSB are required to have a Registration and Payment Account on the AQ Registration and Payment Website.

  • YCDSB employees, please visit the AQ Registration and Payment Website and enter the following credentials in the Login box to enable your account:
    • Username:  your firstname.lastname@ycdsb.ca email address (eg. angela.diprima@ycdsb.ca)
    • Password:  your computer password (the one used for Maplewood, Portal, etc.)
  • Non-YCDSB employees: Create an account on the AQ Registration and Payment Website. If you created an account since September 2021, you can simply log in.

Once you have logged in to the AQ Registration and Payment Website, you may put in your registration request for the AQ course and Session that is being offered (either Fall, or Spring, or Summer) by the Registration Request Deadline below.  Please note the following:

  • by registering for an AQ you are authorizing tuition payment as well;  
  • you may make changes to your registration request (such as cancellation without penalty) until the Registration Deadline.  Please refer to the Tuition Refund Schedule
  • Tuition payment will be processed 1 week after the Registration Request Deadline only for courses that have been confirmed.  See AQ Registration and Payment Information for more details on this process;
  • All AQ prerequisites must be completed prior to registration.  Part 2/Specialist AQs, includes a Certificate of Successful Teaching Experience which is automatically created as part of the registration process.  You will receive a copy of this form when you complete your registration.
    • Required number of teaching days for one successful teaching year: 194
    • Required number of teaching days for two successful teaching years: 398
    • YCDSB Employees: No further action is required
    • Non YCDSB Employees: Please submit to your Superintendent of Human Resources and return to angela.diprima@ycdsb.ca by the payment processing date
  • 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.

If you have any questions about our AQ program please contact Angela Di Prima, Additional Qualification Program Officer, by email at angela.diprima@ycdsb.ca or by phone at 416-221-5050 ext. 13863.

2021-2022 Session Dates

Session Start Date
Week of
End Date
Week of
Registration Request Deadline Payment Processing Date

Fall 2021

Evenings

October 4, 2021 December 13, 2021

September 19, 2021

(Registration opens August 30, 2021)

September 24, 2021

Spring 2022

Evenings

February 7, 2022 April 25, 2022

January 23, 2022

(Registration opens January 1, 2022)

January 28, 2022

Summer 2022

Daily 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

July 4, 2022 July 25, 2022

June 5, 2022

(Registration opens May 14, 2022)

June 10, 2022

Fall 2021 Course Offerings

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Course Prerequisites
Classroom Management
  1. Certificate of Qualification and Registration in Good Standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
Health and Physical Education, P/J, Part 1
  1. Certificate of Qualification and Registration, P/J, in Good Standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
Health and Physical Education, P/J, Part 2
  1. Certificate of Qualification and Registration, P/J, in Good Standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
  2. Health and Physical Education, P/J, Part 1
  3. Minimum 1 year teaching in any area verified by Superintendent of HR Certificate Of Successful Teaching Experience
Health and Physical Education, P/J, Specialist
  1. Certificate of Qualification and Registration, P/J, in Good Standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
  2. Health and Physical Education, P/J, Part 1 and Part 2
  3. Minimum 2 years teaching in any area verified by Superintendent of HR Certificate Of Successful Teaching Experience
Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction, Part 1
  1. Certificate of Qualification and Registration, P/J/I/S, in Good Standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction, Part 2
  1. Certificate of Qualification and Registration, P/J/I/S, in Good Standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
  2. Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction, Part 1
  3. Minimum 1 year teaching in any area verified by Superintendent of HR Certificate Of Successful Teaching Experience
Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction, Specialist
  1. Certificate of Qualification and Registration, P/J/I/S, in Good Standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
  2. Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction, Part 1 and Part 2
  3. Minimum 2 years teaching in any area verified by Superintendent of HR Certificate Of Successful Teaching Experience
Kindergarten, Part 1
  1. Certificate of Qualification and Registration, P, in Good Standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
Mathematics Grade 7 & 8
  1. Certificate of Qualification and Registration, I, in Good Standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
Mathematics Primary/Junior, Part 1
  1. Certificate of Qualification and Registration, P/J, in Good Standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
Mathematics Primary/Junior, Part 2
  1. Certificate of Qualification and Registration, P/J, in Good Standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
  2. Mathematics, Primary/Junior, Part 1
  3. Minimum 1 year teaching in any area verified by Superintendent of HR Certificate Of Successful Teaching Experience
Mathematics Primary/Junior, Specialist
  1. Certificate of Qualification and Registration, P/J, in Good Standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
  2. Mathematics, Primary/Junior, Part 1, and Part 2
  3. Minimum 2 years teaching in any area verified by Superintendent of HR Certificate Of Successful Teaching Experience
Reading, Part 1
  1. Certificate of Qualification and Registration, P/J/I/S, in Good Standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
Religious Education in Catholic Schools, Part 1
  1. Certificate of Qualification and Registration P/J/I/S in Good Standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
Religious Education in Catholic Schools, Part 2
  1. Certificate of Qualification and Registration, P/J/I/S, in Good Standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
  2. Religious Education in Catholic Schools, Part 1
  3. Minimum 1 year teaching in any area verified by Superintendent of HR Certificate Of Successful Teaching Experience
Religious Education in Catholic Schools, Specialist
  1. Certificate of Qualification and Registration, P/J/I/S, in Good Standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
  2. Religious Education in Catholic Schools, Part 1 and Part 2
  3. Minimum 2 years teaching in any area verified by Superintendent of HR Certificate Of Successful Teaching Experience
Special Education, Part 1
  1. Certificate of Qualification and Registration, P/J/I/S, in Good Standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
Special Education, Part 2
  1. Certificate of Qualification and Registration, P/J/I/S, in Good Standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
  2. Special Education, Part 1
  3. Minimum 1 year teaching in any area verified by Superintendent of HR Certificate Of Successful Teaching Experience
Special Education, Specialist
  1. Certificate of Qualification and Registration, P/J/I/S, in Good Standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
  2. Special Education, Part 1 and Part 2
  3. Minimum 2 years teaching in any areas (no longer do they need to be teaching Special Education) verified by Superintendent of HR Certificate Of Successful Teaching Experience
Teaching Students with Behavioural Needs
  1. Certificate of Qualification and Registration, P/J/I/S, in Good Standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
Teaching Students with Communication Needs (Autism Spectrum Disorders)
  1. Certificate of Qualification and Registration, P/J/I/S, in Good Standing with the Ontario College of Teachers