Additional Qualification Course Types
AQ courses can qualify you to teach in another division/subject, as well as help you to improve your skills in your current teaching. There are two AQ course types: Additional Basic Qualifications and Additional Qualifications.
Additional Basic Qualifications
- ABQ courses allow you to change or add what you are already qualified to teach.
- ABQs also give you a DIVISION. For example: Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior.
- AQ courses allow you to expand your skills within the divisions/subjects that you are already qualified to teach. Some AQ courses allow you to add new qualifications (e.g., Guidance, Special Education).
AQ courses can be: One Session, Three Session, Principal Qualification or Honour Specialist
One Session AQ
Courses that allow you to add an additional qualification to your Certificate of Qualification.
Examples: Childhood Education: Kindergarten Years, Computer Studies / Computer Tech
Three Session AQ
Three separate courses which, when all three are completed, lead to a three part Specialist notation on your Certificate of Qualification.
Examples: Special Education, English as a Second Language, Reading
Honour Specialist AQ
Courses that designate you as a Specialist teacher in your field. Honour Specialist courses are offered in two categories, General Studies and Technological Studies.
Examples: Biology, English, Mathematics