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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.

Additional Qualification Courses

Fall/Winter 2018/19

WLU1801: Mentoring (Waterloo)

  • Dates: Sept. 29 to March 2
  • Instructor: Katie Brown
  • Location: Laurier's Waterloo Campus
  • Register using the Mentoring Application Form

Mentoring in education offers focused, experience based learning opportunities for professional growth and skill development for both the mentor and the mentee/protégé. This course will explore the critical components of an effective mentoring program while providing the course participants extensive opportunities to learn and practice the essential mentoring skills associated with each respective role and responsibility of a mentor.

All course participants (mentors) are required to make their own arrangements to have one teacher (mentee) whom they will mentor for the duration of the course.

Who should take this course?

  • NTIP mentors
  • lead teachers
  • educators aspiring to leadership positions
  • consultants
  • principals and vice-principals
  • associate teachers
  • experienced educators who wish to enhance their observation skills and learn how to give critical feedback while maintaining a positive, professional relationship

Fees and Discounts

  • Final registration deadline: Monday, Sept. 17, 2018
  • Non-refundable tuition fee: $100

Subsidies

  • Course subsidy provided by Laurier’s four partnering boards: Waterloo Catholic District School Board, Waterloo Region District School Board, Wellington Catholic District School Board, Upper Grand District School Board.

Schedule

  • Total hours: 125
  • Face-to-face hours: 60
  • Online hours: 40
  • Self-directed learning hours: 25
Face-to-Face Hours
  • Saturday, Sept. 29, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 1, 5–9 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 15, 5–9 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 29, 5–9 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 12, 5–9 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 26, 5–9 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 3, 5–9 p.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 14, 5–9 p.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 28, 5–9 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 11, 5–9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 25, 5–9 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 2, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

WLU1801: Mentoring (Guelph)

  • Dates: Sept. 29 to March 2
  • Instructor: Leslie Newman and Kate Creery
  • Location: John McCrea Public School, 189 Water St., Guelph, ON, N1G 1B2
  • Register using the Mentoring Application Form

Mentoring in education offers focused, experience based learning opportunities for professional growth and skill development for both the mentor and the mentee/protégé. This course will explore the critical components of an effective mentoring program while providing the course participants extensive opportunities to learn and practice the essential mentoring skills associated with each respective role and responsibility of a mentor.

All course participants (mentors) are required to make their own arrangements to have one teacher (mentee) whom they will mentor for the duration of the course.

Who should take this course?

  • NTIP mentors
  • lead teachers
  • educators aspiring to leadership positions
  • consultants
  • principals and vice-principals
  • associate teachers
  • experienced educators who wish to enhance their observation skills and learn how to give critical feedback while maintaining a positive, professional relationship

Fees and Discounts

  • Final registration deadline: Monday, Sept. 17, 2018
  • Non-refundable tuition fee: $100

Subsidies

  • Course subsidy provided by Laurier’s four partnering boards: Waterloo Catholic District School Board, Waterloo Region District School Board, Wellington Catholic District School Board, Upper Grand District School Board.

Schedule

  • Total hours: 125
  • Face-to-face hours: 60
  • Online hours: 40
  • Self-directed learning hours: 25
Face-to-Face Hours
  • Saturday, Sept. 29, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 1, 5–9 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 15, 5–9 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 29, 5–9 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 12, 5–9 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 26, 5–9 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 3, 5–9 p.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 14, 5–9 p.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 28, 5–9 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 11, 5–9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 25, 5–9 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 2, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Fall 2018 (Guelph)

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

  • Dates: TBD
  • Instructor: Colinda Clyne
  • Location: TBD

Fees and Discounts

  • Early bird registration deadline: Monday, Sept. 10, 2018; tuition fee: $655.
  • Final registration deadline: Monday, Sept. 17, 2018; tuition fee after Sept. 10: $685.
  • Laurier BEd alumni and associate teachers: $50 discount.

Subsidies

Information TBD.

Schedule

Information TBD.

WLU1601/1602: Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction, Part 1 and Part 2

  • Dates: Sept. 29 to Dec. 13
  • Instructor: Brenda Sherry
  • Location: Rickson Ridge Public School, 177 Rickson Avenue, Guelph

Fees and Discounts

  • Early bird registration deadline: Monday, Sept. 10, 2018; tuition fee: $655.
  • Final registration deadline: Monday, Sept. 17, 2018; tuition fee after Sept. 10: $685.
  • Laurier BEd alumni and associate teachers: $50 discount.

Subsidies

After successful completion of the course, eligible registrants may apply to the Ontario Teachers' Federation (OTF) for a $450 subsidy.

Schedule

  • Total hours: 125
  • Face-to-face hours: 65
  • Online hours: 35
  • Self-directed learning hours: 25
Face-to-Face Schedule 

Saturday, Sept. 29, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Thursday, Oct. 4, 5–9 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 11, 5–9 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 13, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 pm
Thursday, Oct. 18, 5–9 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 25, 5–9 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 1, 5–9 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 8, 5–9 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 10, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Thursday, Nov. 15, 5–9 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 22, 5–9 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 29, 5–9 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 6, 5–9 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 13, 5–9 p.m.

WLU1901: Religious Education in Catholic Schools, Part 1

  • Dates: Sept. 25 to Dec. 11
  • Instructor: Yvonne Runstedler
  • Location: OECTA office, 5420 Side Rd. 6, Guelph, ON

Fees and Discounts

  • Early bird registration deadline: Monday, Sept. 10, 2018; tuition fee: $655.
  • Final registration deadline: Monday, Sept. 17, 2018; tuition fee after Sept. 10: $685.
  • Laurier BEd alumni and associate teachers: $50 discount.

Subsidies

After successful completion of the course, Wellington Catholic District School Board teachers in their first five years of experience are eligible to apply for a $500 bursary.

Schedule

  • Total hours: 125
  • Face-to-face hours: 70.5
  • Online hours: 29.5
  • Self-directed learning hours: 25
Face-to-Face Schedule
  • Tuesday, Sept. 25, 6–10 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 29, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 2, 6–10 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 9, 6–10 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 16, 6–10 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23, 6–10 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 27, 8:30 – 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 30, 6–10 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 6, 6–10 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6–10 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 20, 6–10 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 24, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 27, 6–10 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 6, 6–10 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 11, 6–10 p.m.

Accreditation and OCT Course Guidelines

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

Note: Not all courses are offered during all sessions; see the schedule section for more details.

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

  • English as a Second Language (ESL): ESL Part 1, ESL Part 2, ESL Part 3 (Specialist)
  • French as a Second Language (FSL): FSL Part 1, FSL Part 2, FSL Part 3 (Specialist)
  • Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction (IICTI): IICTI Part 1, IICTI Part 2, IICTI Part 3 (Specialist)
  • Kindergarten: Kindergarten Part 1, Kindergarten Part 2, Kindergarten Part 3 (Specialist)
  • Mathematics: Math Part 1, Math Part 2, Math Part 3 (Specialist)
  • Mentoring: Mentoring Part 1
  • Reading: Reading Part 1, Reading Part 2, Reading Part 3 (Specialist)
  • Religious Education in the Catholic Schools: Religious Education Part 1
  • Special Education (Spec Ed): Spec Ed Part 1, Spec Ed Part 2, Spec Ed Part 3 (Specialist)
  • Writing: Writing Part 1, Writing Part 2, Writing Part 3 (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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