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Centre for Professional Learning in Education (CPLE)

Additional Qualification (AQ) and Additional Basic Qualification (ABQ) courses provide the foundation for you, as a teacher, to strengthen and enhance your professional practice. The Faculty of Education offers a variety of in-service professional development opportunities, through AQ and ABQ courses, for qualified teachers.

To receive credit for AQ courses:

  • Bachelor of Education (BEd) students graduating in from a Faculty of Education in Ontario may take courses prior to membership with the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT), providing they have met all the requirements to graduate prior to the course start date, registered with OCT and paid their OCT dues.
  • Any teacher who fails to pay their OCT dues and is not a member in good standing with the OCT will not be recommended for the AQ course taken in this session. Students from faculties other than Ontario Tech University must provide proof of successful completion of their BEd program.