Additional Qualification (AQ) General Information

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.

Ontario College of Teachers

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.

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.

2020-2021 Session Dates

Session Start Date
Week of
End Date
Week of
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 12, 2021
Summer 2021

Daily 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

July 5, 2021 July 30, 2021 June 1, 2021 June 11, 2021

Winter 2021 Course Offerings

Register Online!

Registration closes December 11, 2020. Payment deadline December 17, 2020

Course Dates: Week of January 4, 2021 – March 29, 2021

Notes:

  1. 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
  2. All AQ courses are offered online (synchronously/asynchronously) until further notice.
  3. 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.
Course Prerequisites
Health and Physical Education, P/J, Part 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 are 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 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 Certificate of Qualification and Registration, P, in Good Standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
Mathematics, Primary/Junior, Part 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
Mathematics, Grade 7/8 Certificate of Qualification and Registration, I, in Good Standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
Reading, Part 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 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 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, Part 3 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 Certificate of Qualification and Registration, P/J/I/S, in Good Standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
Teaching Students with Communication Needs (ASD) Certificate of Qualification and Registration, P/J/I/S, in Good Standing with the Ontario College of Teachers