- Information flyer
- Course prerequisites
- Session dates
- Application instructions (pdf)
- Acceptance status
- Application form
- Certificate of successful teaching experience
Courses will run subject to sufficient enrolment. Parts 1 and/or 2 and/or Specialist may be combined if necessary to meet minimum enrolment numbers.
Statement of Teaching Experience must be signed by Superintendent of Education: Teacher Personnel
Teaching experience constitutes 10 months of actual 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
Course Cancellation Procedures
Courses may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. Decisions regarding cancellations will be made following the application deadline. In the event of a course cancellation, information will be posted on the York Catholic District School Board’s, Additional Qualifications Courses for Educators web site.
Candidates who have enrolled in a course which is subsequently cancelled by the York Catholic District School Board’s Additional Qualifications Program, will be notified of the cancellation by e-mail and/or telephone. Candidates will need to ensure that e-mail accounts are active and that they check their e-mail regularly.
If alternate choices are available, every effort will be made to accommodate applicants pending availability of spaces in these courses.
Candidates will receive a full refund of tuition fees paid for a course which is cancelled.
Issuance of Tax Receipts
Tax receipts to course participants will be issued in February.
Withdrawals / Non-attendance
Candidates who are unable to attend a course for which they have applied or in which they have been officially registered, must notify the York Catholic District School Board Additional Qualifications Committee promptly in writing by mail or email. Withdrawals are effective on the date upon which written notice is received by YCDSB’s Additional Qualifications Committee.
Candidates who withdraw from a course are refunded the portion of their tuition fee as dictated by YCDSB’s Additional Qualifications Committee and as stated in the fees refund schedule.
Completion of all components is necessary for a successful recommendation. Attendance for candidates enrolled in Additional Qualifications courses is mandatory. Absence may jeopardize successful completion of a course and therefore at the commencement of each course, instructors will advise candidates to arrange all appointments outside of course hours. If an emergency occurs which results in an absence, students should inform the course instructor and the Co-ordinator of Additional Qualifications Courses as soon as possible.
Tuition Fee Refund Schedule
The amount of tuition fees refunded is dependent on the date on which the YCDSB receives a written notice of withdrawal (email acceptable) from the candidate. Never having attended, ceasing to attend, or advising an instructor that you will no longer attend classes does not constitute official withdrawal and will result in academic and financial penalty. Tuition fee refunds are as follows:
- Candidates will receive a full refund if a course is cancelled or if the applicant is denied admission to a course.
- Withdrawal within the first two weeks of the course – $50 administrative fee applies
- Withdrawal midway through the course – 50 percent refund
- Withdrawal any time after midway – 0 percent refund
- Cancellation penalty is subtracted from the actual fee amount of the course, not including online transaction fees
- Full fee candidates and YCDSB refunds: The Office of Student Accounts issues tuition fee refunds by cheque only, within 4-6 weeks of processing. Credit/debit card direct reimbursements are not made
Regular Course Evaluation
As a provider of Additional Qualifications courses, the York Catholic District School Board will consistently require students of all courses, to provide an evaluation of each course.
Course instructors will be provided with the pre-printed evaluation forms prior to the end of the course. Evaluations will be completed at the last class, sealed in an envelope for confidentiality and returned to the Co-ordinator of Additional Qualifications Program.
When course completion lists have been submitted, the course evaluations will be available for course instructors to review. Course evaluations will also be shared with the Additional Qualifications Advisory Committee for information and feedback.
It is expected that feedback from course evaluations will be thoroughly reviewed by the Co-ordinator of Additional Qualifications Program, and shared with course instructors. When feasible and reasonable, changes and improvements to the course will be implemented for subsequent sessions of that course.
Failure in a course results when a candidate:
- fails to meet attendance requirements
- fails to satisfactorily meet course requirements
Petitions based on medical or compassionate grounds must be submitted to the course instructor with supporting documentation.
The instructor may make alternate arrangements with the candidate regarding a reasonable deadline for completion of course work.
Appeal of Academic Status
A candidate may submit a written appeal to the Additional Qualifications Advisory Committee regarding disputed course status. Fee for appeal process TBD.
Requests for special accommodation go through course instructor.