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Western Education's online Additional Qualification courses provide certified teachers and other professionals with meaningful, real-world specialist skills to help them advance in their careers.

These short, yet rich, courses are delivered via an easy-to-use e-learning website that allows for productive collaboration with peers and instructors. Earn the qualifications that will help you reach your potential in education and beyond. See our full list of courses by clicking on the courses button below.

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We offer introductory and specialized courses in 24 in-demand subject areas, including special education, STEM, and French language. Find your subject area and your preferred course time by clicking on the button below. Watch our introductory videos to get acquainted with our approach and e-learning platform.

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Our courses start at four times during the year: January, May, July, and September. Not every AQ course is offered in all sessions, so check the course information to find an available session that fits your schedule. Each course is approximately 4-10 weeks in length and is designed for full-time professionals to complete in evenings and on weekends.

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The Additional Qualifications courses have high entrance requirements to ensure the quality of the cohort and the learning experience for all.  Introductory AQ courses generally have lower admission requirements than specialist courses.  Click on General Criteria below to check if you qualify for your specific program of interest. 

General Criteria

Our competitive tuition rates range between $675 - $725 for the 2015-2016 year, which includes a $100 non-refundable processing fee. For more information on tuition, payment, and international fees, click on the button below.

  • Three-Part AQ Course: $675
  • Additional Basic AQ Course: $675
  • Honour Specialist Course: $725
  • Technological Education: $725

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School Board Funding

If you are affiliated with a School Board you may be eligible to receive PD funding for an AQ course. Please check on available support with your board representative.

Ready to register? Simply go to the All Courses page below and click on the register button under the subject area that interests you. From there you can specify the specific course you would like to take, and the session you are interested in, and complete the form and payment requirements to register in the course.

To check specific information including a description, basic admission requirements and course materials, click on the courses button under the subject area. 

We look forward to having you join one of our AQ sessions.

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This section is designed for current students and offers helpful links and resources to assist you with completing your qualification. Good luck and let us know how we can help!



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