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We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Science General - Intermediate

Overview:

Science General – Intermediate is an Additional Basic Qualification (ABQ) course. This course is a prerequisite for teaching science and technology in grades 7 to 10. It serves a diverse group of previously qualified teachers. You must have a background in this area and be a teacher who is:

  • New to the Ontario school system;
  • Making divisional changes;
  • Planning to move into administrative positions; and/or
  • Interested in engaging in ongoing professional learning.

Critical to the delivery of intermediate division subjects is the ability of teachers to ensure positive learning experiences for students. Teachers are skilled at combining their knowledge of adolescent development and learning with their understanding of subject matter to facilitate active student engagement. 

See the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) guidelines for more details about the course.

Course code: EDAQ 5300C

 

See the Schedule page.

Notes:

  • If a course or workshop is not listed, it is not being offered in the corresponding term;
  • We suggest applying for courses and workshops you intend to take early to avoid cancellation of courses and workshops due to low enrolment.

Prerequisites

  • Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) Certificate of Qualification and Registration or interim Certificate of Qualification from OCT*; and
  •  Minimum of 2 full-year university credits (i.e. equivalent to 12.0 credit hours at Ontario Tech U) in Science (i.e. any combination of Biology, Chemistry or Physics).

*Exceptions apply for current Ontario Tech University teacher candidates. See the "Admission" > "Ontario Tech University teacher candidates" section below for details.

Applications

Application deadlines

For application deadlines, see the Schedule page.

Application process & requirements
  1. Complete the application form and pay all applicable course fees through the Additional Qualifications Portal by the corresponding application deadline; and
    • Note: Please confirm the correct course(s) are selected on your application before submission.
  2. Submit the following supporting documentation to continuouslearning@ontariotechu.ca by the corresponding application deadline (listed above):
    • A copy of your Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) Certificate of Qualification and Registration or interim Certificate of Qualification from OCT*; and
    • An official transcript(s) verifying completion of 2 full-year (or equivalent) undergraduate courses in Science.

Notes: 

  • You are responsible for ensuring that you satisfy all prerequisite requirements prior to applying/registering for AQ/ABQ courses;
  • All relevant application documentation must be submitted to continuouslearning@ontariotechu.ca by the application deadline;
  • The AQ/ABQ payment confirmation/signature page at the end of your application indicates you have successfully applied for an AQ/ABQ course. An email confirming course/registration status will be sent after the term's application deadline date;
  • We suggest applying for courses and workshops you intend to take early to avoid cancellation of courses and workshops due to low enrolment.

Admission

General

To be admitted to AQ/ABQ courses, you must:

  • Submit an application for the course through the Additional Qualifications Portal;
  • Have successfully completed a Bachelor of Education;
  • Hold a Certificate of Qualification or interim Certificate of Qualification from the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT);
  • Be in ‘Good Standing’ with OCT; and
  • Meet all other AQ/ABQ course application and prerequisite requirements (listed above).
Ontario Tech University teacher candidates

If you are a current Ontario Tech University teacher candidate, you may be admitted to AQ/ABQ courses prior to membership with the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) if you:

  • Submit an application for the course through the Additional Qualifications Portal;
  • Meet all graduation requirements for the Bachelor of Education program prior to the AQ/ABQ course start date;
  • Have registered with OCT;
  • Have paid your OCT dues; and
  • Meet all other AQ/ABQ course application and prerequisite requirements (listed above).

Fees

All Additional Basic Qualification (ABQ) courses $725 CDN per ABQ course*
All Additional Qualification (AQ) courses $675 CDN per AQ course*

Discounts

$100 Ontario Tech University alumni/teacher candidate rebate

All Ontario Tech University alumni and current teacher candidates* are eligible for a $100 CDN rebate for AQ/ABQ courses.

Process:

  1. Pay all AQ/ABQ course fees in full at the time of application;
  2. Alumni will be notified by email with instructions to receive the rebate.

*For AQ/ABQ course admission requirements for current Ontario Tech teacher candidates current see the "Admission" > "Ontario Tech University teacher candidates" section under the "Prerequisites, applications & admission" tab.

Registration

The AQ/ABQ payment confirmation/signature page at the end of your application on the Additional Qualifications Portal
indicates that you have successfully applied for an AQ/ABQ course. An email confirming course/registration status will be sent after the applicable term's application deadline date (i.e. after applications have been assessed).

COVID-19 update: All Continuous Learning sessions are being offered online until further notice. Online participation instructions will be emailed to registered learners before the start on their courses/workshops. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

All AQ/ABQ courses will run online through Canvas.  Courses which have a live component (Google Meet) will be held on the day/time indicated on the Schedule.

This course may include components such as, but not limited to:

  • Content presentations and/or videos;
  • Hands-on exercises;
  • Case discussions and simulations;
  • Group and individual work (assignments/quizzes);
  • Concept and topic discussions; and
  • Topic reflections.

Technology requirements

Online learning requirements:

  • Computer with internet access
  • Stable internet or data connection
  • Microphone
  • Webcam
  • Audio device (examples: speakers, headphones/earbuds, headset)

Material requirements

There are no additional materials required for this course. Supplementary materials, such as slide presentations, may be provided at the instructor's discretion.

Those completing any Additional Qualification/Additional Basic Qualification (AQ/ABQ) course(s) are subject the policies of Ontario Tech University and Continuous Learning. Ontario Tech policies can be found in the Policy library. Continuous Learning policies can be found in the Regulations section of the Continuous Learning website. Specifically, those completing any AQ/ABQ course(s) are expected to adhere to the General and Additional Qualification/Additional Basic Qualification regulations.

Withdrawals and refunds

If you wish to withdraw from a course after the registration deadline you must complete the AQ/ABQ Withdrawal Form and submit it to continuouslearning@ontariotechu.ca by the applicable deadline listed under the "Important dates" tab.

Procedures for refunds will be communicated once the Withdrawal Form has been submitted.

Note: Non-attendance in a course is not equivalent to withdrawal. If you stop attending a course but do not formally withdraw, the course will be graded with an F on your academic record.

Receipts

The AQ office does not provide course receipts - proof of payment can be obtained from your MyCampus student account.

T2202A tax forms

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What is a T2202A?

T2202A is an official statement for income tax purposes of the tuition and fees paid for qualifying courses that are eligible for claim on the income tax return. The form is usually available around the third week of February for the tuition and eligible fees paid in the preceding calendar year.

 2. How do I get my T2202A form?

You can print your T2202A from MyCampus T2202A forms are prepared for all students who have paid more than $100 in eligible fees for courses beginning and ending in a particular calendar year. Certain administrative and ancillary fees are not eligible for tax deduction.

 3. Is the T2202A form mailed to me?

No, the T2202A is not mailed you. Your T2202A form is available online through your Ontario Tech MyCampus account. You can print your T2202A as often as you like.

 4. How can I obtain my form if MyCampus Account has been disabled?

You can access your MyCampus account from any computer that has a web browser. Once logged in, Instructions for viewing your T2202A form are available. If your MyCampus account has been closed, simply contact IT Services at 905.721.8668 ext. 3333 and select option one to speak to an attendant who will assist you with re-establishing your access. You will need to provide your 9 digit student number.

 Application/Registration Status
Fall 2022: Closed

Location
Online*

*All Continuous Learning sessions are being offered online until further notice. Online participation instructions will be emailed to registered learners before the start of their courses. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

 Date
October 3 - December 2

Credential
Recommendation to OCT

 Fees
$675 CAD for AQ course (includes $75 application fee)

$725 CAD for ABQ course (includes $75 application fee)

Contact Information: continuouslearning@ontariotechu.ca