Additional Qualification Courses

The Faculty of Education offers additional qualifications (AQ) professional development courses that any certified teacher may take in order to upgrade their skills, expand their knowledge and advance their career.

These courses are taught by qualified instructors with decades of combined experience, and enable teachers to add additional teaching divisions or subjects to their teaching certificates over the course of their careers. Courses are offered primarily online, and are available throughout the year. All courses are accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers.

Most Western AQ courses are offered in a combined format, where candidates across Schedule A (ABQ), Schedule D, or Schedule E may be combined. As candidates participate in course discussions and collaborative inquiries they work towards achievement of their course-specific expectations. 

All AQ courses are fully online unless otherwise indicated.