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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 live streaming classroom and online hours, but distribution varies from course to course to suit learning styles and schedules. Live streaming 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.

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WLU1301: French as a Second Language, Part 1

Instructor: Wanda West

Guest lecturers will include FSL Consultants Heidi Soules (GEDSB) and Jackie Whiting (BHNCDSB)

French Language Proficiency Test

  • All candidates regardless of background and previous French courses, must pass a 1.5 hour French language proficiency test as a prerequisite for this course.
  • The test will assess written, reading comprehension and oral French skills. Applicants must pass all three of these areas in order to successfully complete the test.
  • Test times via Zoom will be arranged by Laurier during the week of June 21.

Fees and Discounts

  • $50 non-refundable proficiency test fee
  • Subsidies for Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic DSB and Grand Erie DSB current, new and prospective teachers upon successful completion of course:
    - Current teachers: Full tuition fee ($685) and French Proficiency Test fee ($50)
    - Prospective teachers/new hires: Teachers interested in applying to these boards will receive a $500 subsidy. If hired, these teachers will receive a further subsidy to cover the balance of the tuition fee and the test fee.
    - Questions about subsidy and hiring: Contact your FSL Board Consultant Jackie Whiting ( or Heidi Soules (
  • Fee for all others:  $685
  • Early bird discount: $25
  • Laurier BEd Alumni/Associate Teachers: $50

Registration Deadlines

  • Early bird: Friday, May 28
  • NEW final deadline: Wednesday, June 16


  • Total hours: 125
  • Live streaming classroom hours: 60 (replaces face-to-face component)
  • Independent online hours: 40
  • Self-directed learning hours: 25

Schedule of Live Streaming Classroom Hours

  • 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • July 5-9, Monday to Friday
  • July 12-16, Monday to Friday
  • July 19-23, Monday to Friday


WLU1901 and WLU1902: Religious Education In Catholic Schools, Part 1 and Part 2

Instructors: Richard Olson and Yvonne Runstedler

WLU1901 (Part 1) and WLU1902 (Part 2) will be taught as two separate courses.  For WLU1902 (Part 2), 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

  • Tuition fee: $685
  • Early bird discount: $25
  • Laurier BEd Alumni/Associate Teachers: $50
  • For Part 1, a $500 subsidy is available upon successful completion of the course:
    - Waterloo CDSB: Teachers in first two years of permanent hire
    - Wellington CDSB: Preference given to permanent teachers in first five years of teaching
    - Contact Richard Olson or Yvonne Runstedler for more information

Registration Deadlines

  • Early bird: Wednesday, May 26
  • Final deadline: Monday, June 21


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

Schedule of Live Streaming Classroom Hours

  • 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • July 5-8, Monday to Thursday
  • July 12-15, Monday to Thursday
  • July 19-22, Monday to Thursday
  • Last date to submit assignments: Monday, July 31


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Contact Us:

General Inquiries


Michelle Baker, Senior Administrative Officer

T: 519.884.0710 x3706

Heather Redden-Greer, Administrative Assistant

T: 519.884.0710 x3616


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