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Schedule A: One-session Additional Basic Qualifications

Members: for any AQ-related questions, please visit our ‘Ask a Question’ page.

Teachers certified in Ontario are usually qualified to teach in two consecutive divisions: Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate or Intermediate/Senior.

A teacher may earn an Additional Basic Qualification by completing the respective course offered at a faculty of education.

The underlying purpose of an additional basic qualification course is to extend the skills and knowledge of teachers in the design, delivery and assessment of a program within a particular division.

Candidates who want to pursue a more in-depth investigation into a particular subject or division can take a three-session Additional Qualification program (Schedule D) that consists of Part I, Part II and Specialist related to that subject or division.

Click on a subject name below for links to the most up-to-date guidelines available, as well as information on status and release cycles. Release dates are based on current estimates and may change.

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Primary and Junior Divisions

Schedule A - Intermediate and Senior Divisions

American Sign Language as a Second Language Available only in English

Anglais For teaching in French-language schools only

Business Studies - Accounting

Business Studies - Entrepreneurship

Business Studies - General

Business Studies - Information and Communication Technology Formerly: Business Studies – Information Management

Classical Studies - Greek

Classical Studies Latin

Computer Studies Formerly: Computer Science


Dramatic Arts


English (For teaching in English-language schools only - not offered in French)

Environmental Science

Family Studies

First Nations, Métis and Inuit Studies Formerly known as Native Studies

Français For teaching in French-language schools only

French as a Second Language For teaching in English-language schools only


Health and Physical Education Formerly: Physical and Health Education)


International Languages



Media Arts

Music - Instrumental

Music - Vocal

Native Languages: Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe)

Native Languages: Anishininiimowin (Oji-Cree)

Native Languages: Gayogohó:nǫ' (Cayuga)

Native Languages: Ililïmowin/Ininïmowin (Cree)

Native Languages: Inuktitut

Native Languages: Kanien'kéha (Mohawk)

Native Languages: Lunaapeew (Lenape)

Native Languages: Onʌyota’á:ka̲ (Oneida)

Native Languages: Seneca (Onöndowa’ga:’gawë:nö’)



Religious Education in Catholic Schools

Science - Biology

Science - Chemistry

Science - General

Science - Physics

Social Sciences - General Formerly: Individual & Society)

Teaching Onondaga

Teaching Tuscarora

Visual Arts


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