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Accreditation of Additional Qualification Programs (In-service)

The College accredits in-service programs that lead to additional qualifications for teachers, principals and supervisory officers. All course providers must apply to the College for initial accreditation of in-service Additional Qualification programs.

Programs of Additional Qualification include:

  • Additional Basic Qualifications (Schedule A & Schedule B)
  • Additional Qualifications (Schedule C, Schedule D & Schedule E)
  • the Principal's Development Course (PDC)
  • the Principal's Qualification Program (PQP)
  • the Supervisory Officer's Qualification Program (SOQP).

Providers of accredited in-service Additional Qualification programs must demonstrate that courses satisfy the legislative requirements outlined in Regulation 347/02, Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs.

Providers apply to renew the accreditation of each course or program at least once every five years.

Program submissions are reviewed for specific requirements including:

  • the application of theory in practice
  • the appropriateness of the program's format and structure
  • methods for assessing candidate achievement
  • the qualifications of educators teaching the program
  • the learning materials for the program
  • the governance and accountability structures of the provider
  • the commitment of the provider to continuous improvement and quality assurance.

As part of the accreditation process, the College reviews each provider's Additional Qualification programs for evidence that reflects:

For course guidelines for in-service additional qualifications courses for teachers, see Additional Qualifications. A list of providers of accredited programs can be found in the Providers section.

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