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Schedule A: One-session Additional Basic Qualifications

If you are an AQ provider, please use the provider SharePoint site for the latest guidelines.

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

Anglais For teaching in French-language schools only

Guidelines Status Renewal
Intermediate Final 2024 Provide Feedback
Senior Final 2024 Provide Feedback

Business Studies - Accounting

Guidelines Status Renewal
Senior Final 2024 Provide Feedback

Business Studies - Entrepreneurship

Guidelines Status Renewal
Senior Final 2024 Provide Feedback

Business Studies - General

Guidelines Status Renewal
Intermediate Final 2025 Provide Feedback
Senior Final 2025 Provide Feedback

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

Guidelines Status Renewal
Intermediate Final 2024 Provide Feedback
Senior Final 2024 Provide Feedback

Classical Studies - Greek

Guidelines Status Renewal
Intermediate Final 2025 Provide Feedback
Senior Final 2025 Provide Feedback

Classical Studies Latin

Guidelines Status Renewal
Intermediate Final 2025 Provide Feedback
Senior Final 2025 Provide Feedback

Computer Studies Formerly: Computer Science

Guidelines Status Renewal
Intermediate Final 2026 Provide Feedback
Senior Final 2026 Provide Feedback

Dance

Guidelines Status Renewal
Intermediate Final 2024 Provide Feedback
Senior Final 2024 Provide Feedback

Dramatic Arts

Guidelines Status Renewal
Intermediate Final 2024 Provide Feedback
Senior Final 2024 Provide Feedback

Economics

Guidelines Status Renewal
Senior Final 2024 Provide Feedback

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

Guidelines Status Renewal
Intermediate Final 2023 Provide Feedback
Senior Final 2023 Provide Feedback

Environmental Science

Guidelines Status Renewal
Senior Final 2024 Provide Feedback

Family Studies

Guidelines Status Renewal Final Release (Estimated)
Intermediate Draft 2018 March 2019
Senior Draft 2018 March 2019

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

Guidelines Status Renewal Final Release (Estimated)
Intermediate Draft 2018 January 2019
Senior Draft 2018 January 2019

Français For teaching in French-language schools only

Guidelines Status Renewal
Intermediate Final 2026 Provide Feedback
Senior Final 2026 Provide Feedback

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

Guidelines Status Renewal
Intermediate Final 2024 Provide Feedback
Senior Final 2024 Provide Feedback

Geography

Guidelines Status Renewal
Intermediate Final 2026 Provide Feedback
Senior Final 2026 Provide Feedback

Health and Physical Education Formerly: Physical and Health Education)

Guidelines Status Renewal
Intermediate Final 2025 Provide Feedback
Senior Final 2025 Provide Feedback

History

Guidelines Status Renewal
Intermediate Final 2025 Provide Feedback
Senior Final 2025 Provide Feedback

International Languages

Guidelines Status Renewal
Intermediate Final 2023 Provide Feedback
Senior Final 2023 Provide Feedback

Law

Guidelines Status Renewal
Senior Final 2023 Provide Feedback

Mathematics

Guidelines Status Renewal
Intermediate Final 2026 Provide Feedback
Senior Final 2026 Provide Feedback

Media Arts

Guidelines Status Renewal
Intermediate Final 2022 Provide Feedback
Senior Final 2022 Provide Feedback

Music - Instrumental

Guidelines Status Renewal
Intermediate Final 2022 Provide Feedback
Senior Final 2022 Provide Feedback

Music - Vocal

Guidelines Status Renewal
Intermediate Final 2022 Provide Feedback
Senior Final 2022 Provide Feedback

Native Languages The Native Language AQ guidelines can be accessed by contacting standardsinfo@oct.ca.

Guidelines Status Renewal
Intermediate Final 2019 Provide Feedback
Senior Final 2019 Provide Feedback

Philosophy

Guidelines Status Renewal
Senior Final 2024 Provide Feedback

Politics

Guidelines Status Renewal
Senior Final 2024 Provide Feedback

Religious Education in Catholic Schools

Guidelines Status Renewal
Intermediate Final 2022 Provide Feedback
Senior Final 2022 Provide Feedback

Science - Biology

Guidelines Status Renewal
Senior Final 2026 Provide Feedback

Science - Chemistry

Guidelines Status Renewal
Senior Final 2025 Provide Feedback

Science - General

Guidelines Status Renewal
Intermediate Final 2025 Provide Feedback
Senior Final 2025 Provide Feedback

Science - Physics

Guidelines Status Renewal
Senior Final 2024 Provide Feedback

Social Sciences - General Formerly: Individual & Society)

Guidelines Status Renewal Final Release (Estimated)
Senior Draft 2018 March 2019

Visual Arts

Guidelines Status Renewal
Intermediate Final 2024 Provide Feedback
Senior Final 2024 Provide Feedback
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