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Schedule E: One-session Honour Specialist Qualifications

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

One-Session Honour Specialist Additional Qualification courses focus on developing the capacity for curriculum leadership.

Teachers who enroll in a Honour Specialist Additional Qualification course possess a strong knowledge base in a particular subject area(s) and have at least two years of successful teaching experience, including one year in Ontario in the subject(s) in which the Honour Specialist is sought.

Candidates include teachers interested in providing leadership at the elementary, secondary and district levels as well as those interested in engaging in subject-specific ongoing professional learning.

Courses are open to candidates that meet the entry requirements identified in Teachers’ Qualifications Regulation.

Some qualifications that existed before August 31, 2008 have been renamed or discontinued or their guidelines have been revised. The College is working with education partners to develop guidelines for new qualifications, which will be posted in draft form for your review and comment as soon as they are available. Guidelines for some existing qualifications are also being revised.

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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Technological Education

Technological Education Honour Specialist

Schedule E

Anglais For teaching in French-language schools only. Guideline available only in French.

Guidelines Status Renewal
Guideline Final 2024 Provide Feedback

Biology

Guidelines Status Renewal
Guideline Final 2026 Provide Feedback

Business Studies

Guidelines Status Renewal
Guideline Final 2026 Provide Feedback

Chemistry

Guidelines Status Renewal
Guideline Final 2026 Provide Feedback

Classical Studies Formerly: Classical Studies (Latin, Greek)

Guidelines Status Renewal
Guideline Final 2026 Provide Feedback

Computer Studies Formerly: Computer Science

Guidelines Status Renewal
Guideline Final 2018 Provide Feedback

Dance

Guidelines Status Renewal
Guideline Final 2023 Provide Feedback

Dramatic Arts

Guidelines Status Renewal
Guideline Final 2023 Provide Feedback

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

Guidelines Status Renewal
Guideline Final 2023 Provide Feedback

Environmental Science Formerly known as Environmental Science/Environmental Studies

Guidelines Status Renewal
Guideline Final 2024 Provide Feedback

Family Studies

Guidelines Status Renewal
Guideline Final 2026 Provide Feedback

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

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

Français - available in French only For teaching in French-language schools only - not offered in English - no guideline in English

Guidelines Status Renewal
Guideline Final 2026 Provide Feedback

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

Guidelines Status Renewal
Guideline Final 2024 Provide Feedback

Geography

Guidelines Status Renewal Final Release (Estimated)
Guideline Draft 2018 December 2018

Health and Physical Education Formerly: Physical and Health Education

Guidelines Status Renewal Final Release (Estimated)
Guideline Draft 2017 November 2018

History

Guidelines Status Renewal Final Release (Estimated)
Guideline Draft 2017 October 2018

International Languages

Guidelines Status Renewal
Guideline Final 2023 Provide Feedback

Mathematics

Guidelines Status Renewal Final Release (Estimated)
Guideline Draft 2017 October 2018

Music

Guidelines Status Renewal Final Release (Estimated)
Guideline Draft 2018 October 2018

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

Guidelines Status Renewal
Guideline Final 2019 Provide Feedback

Physics

Guidelines Status Renewal Final Release (Estimated)
Guideline Draft 2018 December 2018

Religious Education in Catholic Schools

Guidelines Status Renewal
Guideline Final 2021 Provide Feedback

Science

Guidelines Status Renewal Final Release (Estimated)
Guideline Draft 2018 October 2018

Social Sciences Formerly: Contemporary Studies

Guidelines Status Renewal
Guideline Final 2026 Provide Feedback

Visual Arts

Guidelines Status Renewal
Guideline Final 2024 Provide Feedback

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