** Registration to the Professional Development Program (AQ/ABQ) for Summer 2020 is now closed.**

Additional qualification (AQ) and additional basic qualifications (ABQ) courses provide teachers with opportunities to enhance teaching skills using current, research-based instructional and assessment strategies. Teachers develop their abilities to teach an increasingly diverse range of learners and can gain qualifications to teach in additional divisions/subject areas, enhancing career and salary potential.

Our courses meet the requirements of regulation 176/10  and each level requires 125 hours of course work. The Faculty recommends to OCT candidates who have successfully completed the different additional qualification programs. The Faculty offers courses of the highest professional quality, with each AQ course reflecting the Ontario College of Teachers' Standards of Practice for the teaching profession.

See list of offered AQ/ABQ courses

Study LSQ, the French sign language of Quebec

Free training offered to Ontario teachers

* Program offered in French only

This training will consist of five (5) non-credit courses of 39 hours each. Students will receive a certificate attesting to their successful completion at the end of each course. LSQ courses (LSQ I, II, III, IV, and V) are intended to support those who teach hearing impaired children. They are designed as second-language courses and aim to teach the basics of LSQ to hearing persons.

These courses are divided into two components: LSQ as a language and the culture of the deaf community. Language training focuses on acquiring vocabulary and a functional understanding of LSQ grammar.

These LSQ courses use a thematic approach. For example, in LSQ I, students will learn how to describe themselves, others, their family, food, sports, work, and hobbies. They will learn how to ask for, and give, directions and information, and how to describe people and express their tastes.

As is the case with any form of second-language training, class time is insufficient to cover the thousands of regular words used in everyday life. Therefore, it is expected that, as students progress, they will enrich their vocabulary and improve their ability to apply the language concepts covered in class by increasing their contacts with members of the deaf community.

Finally, please note that LSQ I is a pre-requisite to register for QA Enseignement aux élèves ayant une surdité-cécité and that LSQ I, II and III are pre-requisites for QA Enseignement aux élèves sourds ou malentendants.

For more information, please contact the Academic Secretariat at 613-562-5804 or the Coordinator, Professional Development Programs at 613-562-5800, ext. 4095.

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