Courses & Certificates

Certificates

Braille Certificate

ASPirE offers certified 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.

Certificate of Unified English Braille Competence

The Unified English Braille Certificate is a fully online program consisting of four (4) progressive levels of code instruction. Successful completion at each level will gradually develop and expand the candidate's necessary braille skills in order to accurately read (visually read) and write (mechanically produce) the Unified English Braille code in the classroom. Upon successful completion of all 4 courses, the candidate will be eligible to receive a "Certificate of Unified English Braille Competence."

Tax Receipt

Non-Credit Programs and Courses

Our non-credit (i.e. professional development) courses are considered non-degree credit and therefore do not qualify as an education tax credit by Revenue Canada and a T2202A (Tuition and Education Amounts Certificate) will not be issued. You may be able to claim course fees on your federal income tax, line 320 on schedule 11 (see line 323 of the guide) using your registration receipt. For more information, please visit Canada Revenue Agency or consult a tax professional.

Courses

All Additional Qualification courses are fully online unless otherwise indicated. To view course offerings please select a tab below, then click on the title of a specific course.

Most Western AQ courses are offered in a combined format, where candidates across Schedule A (Divisional Qualifications-ABQ), Schedule D (3-part AQ), or Schedule E (Honour Specialist AQ), may be combined. As candidates participate in course discussions and collaborative inquiries they work towards achievement of their course-specific expectations. 

Divisional and Honour Specialist Qualifications

Primary

Primary Division and Primary Education courses provide certified teachers with qualifications to teach Grades K-3. If you are a Junior/Intermediate/Senior teacher and would like to extend your teaching qualifications to the primary elementary grades, you must take the Primary Division (ABQ) course.

Junior

Junior Division and Junior Education courses provide certified teachers with qualifications to teach Grades 4-6. If you are an Intermediate/Senior teacher and would like to extend your teaching qualifications to the junior elementary grades, you must take the Junior Division (ABQ) course.

Intermediate Division (ABQ)

Senior Division (ABQ)

Honour Specialist

For certified teachers who have been teaching for 2 years and possess a 4 year (20.0 credit)  undergraduate degree in a particular area and wish to pursue a leadership role within the school system, the honour specialist course provides a detailed study of curriculum guidelines and requirements in the subject area as well as program evaluation. 

Additional Qualification Subject Areas

For Computer Studies, English, Health & Physical Education, Science, and Social Science courses please look under the Intermediate, Senior, and Honour Specialist Qualifications sections.

Anti-Black Racism

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Business Studies

Co-Operative Education

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Dramatic Arts

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Family Studies

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First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit Peoples

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French as a Second Language

Guidance and Career Education

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Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction

Kindergarten

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Mathematics

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Music

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Reading

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Religious Education in Catholic Schools

Special Education

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Teacher Librarian

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Teaching Children with Communication Needs

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Teaching English Language Learners

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Teaching Students Who are Blind/Low Vision

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Visual Arts

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