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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


Additional Qualification (AQ) courses are a combination of face-to-face and online formats, but distribution varies from course to course to suit learning styles and schedules. Face-to-face hours provide immediate feedback and answers to questions in a personalized learning environment. Online components allow participants to structure their learning around individual commitments and in a convenient location.

Browse our list of available AQ courses and register for the courses you require.

Questions? Please contact us at aq@wlu.ca.

Fall 2020 registration has closed.

Winter 2021 AQ Courses

Applications must be emailed to aq@wlu.ca. Due to work from home restrictions, mailed or faxed applications will not be processed.

Our winter 2021 AQ courses are fully online with a blend of live streaming classroom and independent online hours.

WLU2001: First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples: Understanding Traditional Teachings, Histories, Current Issues and Cultures, Part 1

Instructor: Colinda Clyne, Anishinaabe (Kitigan Zibi)

Fees and Discounts

  • WCDSB and UGDSB teachers (balance paid by board): $385
  • All others: $685
  • Early bird discount: $25
  • Laurier B.Ed. Alumni/Associate Teachers discount: $50

Registration Deadlines

  • Early bird: Monday, Nov. 30
  • Final deadline: Friday, Dec. 18

Schedule

  • Total hours: 125
  • Live streaming classroom hours: 40
  • Independent online hours: 60
  • Self-directed learning hours: 25

Schedule of Live Streaming Classroom Hours

  • Thursday, Jan. 7, 5 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 9, 8:30 a.m. to noon
  • Thursday, Jan. 14, 5 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 21, 5 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 23, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 6, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 11, 5 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 18, 5 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 20, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 25, 5 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 4, 5 to 8:30 p.m.

WLU1201: Mathematics Primary/Junior, Part 1

Instructor: Cathy Chaput

Fees and Discounts

  • Fee: $685
  • Early bird discount: $25
  • Laurier BEd Alumni/Associate Teachers: $50

Registration Deadlines

  • Early bird: Friday, Nov. 20
  • Final deadline: Friday, Dec. 18

Schedule

  • Total hours: 125
  • Live streaming classroom hours: 48
  • Independent online hours: 52
  • Self-directed learning hours: 25

Schedule of Live streaming Classroom Hours

  • Thursday, Jan. 7, 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 14, 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 21, 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 28, 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 30, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 4, 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 11, 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 18, 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 20, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 25, 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Thusday, March 4, 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Thusday, March 11, 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Thusday, March 25, 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 27, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 1, 6 to 9 p.m.

WLU1102: Special Education, Part 2

Instructor: Brian Slemko

The Confirmation of Teaching Experience Form, signed by your supervisory officer, must be submitted to the AQ office no later than the first day of the class.

Fees and Discounts

  • Fee: $685
  • Early bird discount: $25
  • Laurier BEd Alumni/Associate Teachers: $50

Registration Deadlines

  • Early bird: Friday, Nov. 20
  • Final deadline: Friday, Dec. 18

Schedule

  • Total hours: 125
  • Live streaming classroom hours: 45
  • Independent online hours: 55
  • Self-directed learning hours: 25

Schedule of Live Streaming Classroom Hours

  • Tuesday, Jan. 5, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 12, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 14, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 19, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 26, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 28, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 2, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 4, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 9, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 16, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 18, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 23, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 25, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 2, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 9, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Accreditation and OCT Course Guidelines

The following Additional Qualification courses are accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) and are offered at Laurier's Faculty of Education.

Note: Not all courses are offered during all sessions; see the course listings above for current offerings.

OCT course guidelines can be found on the OCT Additional Qualifications website.

  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples: Understanding Traditional Teachings, Histories, Current Issues and Cultures: Part 1
  • French as a Second Language: Part 1, Part 2, Specialist
  • Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction: Part 1, Part 2, Specialist
  • Kindergarten: Part 1, Part 2, Specialist
  • Mathematics Primary/Junior: Part 1, Part 2, Specialist
  • Mentoring (one part course)
  • Reading: Part 1, Part 2, Specialist
  • Religious Education in the Catholic Schools: Part 1, Part 2
  • Special Education: Part 1, Part 2, Specialist
  • Teaching English Language Learners: Part 1, Part 2, Specialist

Contact Us:

General Inquiries

E: aq@wlu.ca

Michelle Baker, Senior Administrative Officer

T: 519.884.0710 x3706

Heather Redden-Greer, Administrative Assistant

T: 519.884.0710 x3616

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