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Toronto ON, M5S 0A1
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Additional Qualifications

Professional learning is an integral part of the teaching profession. We expect all members will participate in ongoing learning throughout their careers, with the goal of improving outcomes for Ontario students.

Learning activities for teachers

Across the province, numerous programs are available to help our members expand their knowledge, enhance classroom skills and prepare for career changes. These courses are offered by:

  • Universities
  • Colleges
  • Teacher federations
  • Principals’ organizations
  • School boards
  • Subject organizations
  • Community organizations.

Advanced learning: ABQs & AQs

Designed by teachers, for teachers, Additional Basic Qualifications (ABQs) and Additional Qualification courses (AQs) reflect the experience and pedagogy of the teaching profession. When completed, they are recorded on member teaching certificates.

Provide your feedback on draft outlines

We regularly review and update guidelines for additional qualification courses. If you’d like to provide feedback, please review our draft outlines.

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