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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

Intersession and Summer AQ Courses

WLU1901 and WLU1902: Religious Education in Catholic Schools, Parts 1 and 2 (Guelph)

Two separate courses taught in same classroom.

  • Dates: April 27 to July 6.
  • Location: OECTA office, 5420 Side Rd. 6, Guelph.
  • Instructors: Yvonne Runstedler and Richard Olson.

Fees and Discounts

  • Early bird registration deadline: Friday, April 5.
    • Tuition fee: $660.
  • Final registration deadline: Monday, April 15
    • Tuition fee after April 5: $685.
  • Laurier BEd alumni and associate teachers: $50 discount.


$500 subsidy available upon successful completion of Part 1 for:

  • Wellington CDSB teachers in first five years of permanent contract.
  • Waterloo CDSB teachers in first two years of permanent contract.


  • Total hours: 125
  • Face-to-face hours: 63.5
  • Online hours: 36.5
  • Self-directed learning hours: 25

Face-to-Face Hours

  • Saturday April 27, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 28, 9 a.m. – noon
  • Thursday, May 9, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 23, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 8, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 9, 9 a.m. – noon
  • Thursday, June 20, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 2 to Saturday, July 6, 8:30 a.m. – 3 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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