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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.

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Summer/Fall 2020

WLU1901: Religious Education in Catholic Schools, Part 1 (Guelph and Kitchener-Waterloo)

Course jointly offered by Waterloo Catholic District School Board and Wellington Catholic District School Board

  • Dates: Online begins Aug. 5; Face-to-face runs Aug. 25 – Nov. 25
  • Locations: Orchard Park, Ignatius Jesuit Centre, Guelph; Kitchener-Waterloo school site TBD
  • Instructors: Yvonne Runstedler and Richard Olson

Note: If required for public health reasons, this course would be offered in fully online format and the schedule will be adapted to suit a virtual course.

Fees and Discounts

  • Early bird registration deadline: Monday, July 6
    • Tuition fee: $660.
  • Final registration deadline: Wednesday, July 29
    • Tuition fee after July 29: $685.
  • Laurier BEd alumni and associate teachers: $50 discount


$500 subsidy available upon successful completion for:

  • Wellington CDSB: preference given to permanent teachers in first five years of teaching
  • Waterloo CDSB: teachers in first two years of permanent hire


  • Total hours: 125
  • Face-to-face hours: 71
  • Online hours: 29
  • Self-directed learning hours: 25

Course Hours

Online: Begins August and runs to end of course – majority of work to be done in August with one or two modules in September and October.

Guelph: Orchard Park, Ignatius Jesuit Centre (Instructor: Yvonne Runstedler)

  • Tuesday, Aug. 25, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 26, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 27, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 19, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 20, 9 a.m. – noon
  • Wednesday, Sept. 30, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Kitchener-Waterloo: Site TBD (Instructor: Richard Olson)

  • Wednesday, Oct. 14, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 17, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 28, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 18, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 21, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 22, 9 a.m. – noon
  • Wednesday, Nov. 25, 6 p.m. – 10 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


Michelle Baker, Senior Administrative Officer

T: 519.884.0710 x3706

Heather Redden-Greer, Administrative Assistant

T: 519.884.0710 x3616


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