ASPIRE Faculty of Education Continuing Studies


Teacher Professional Development & Additional Qualifications

We offer Additional Qualification (AQ) courses that are specifically designed for Ontario-certified teacher and focus on the Ontario education curriculum. Taking AQ courses can help you upgrade your skills, expand your knowledge and advance your career.

Additionally, ASPIRE offers professional development courses, certificates and workshops that leverage expertise in the field of education. These professional development courses can be taken individually or combined to form certificates in a variety of fields including Early Childhood Education and Teaching English as a Second Language.

Prof. Dev. for Ontario Teachers (AQ)

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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Certificates and Workshops

ASPIRE offers teachers and other professionals post-degree certificates in professional education. These certificates are flexible, engaging and designed to meet your needs as an aspiring or current educator in the following fields:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Special Education
  • Leadership
  • eLearning
  • Gender-based violence: From Understanding to effective policies and practices.

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