General Information

General Information

AQ & ABQ Courses
The regulated system of Additional Basic Qualifications (ABQs) and Additional Qualifications (AQs) is one form of professional learning available to certified teachers. The ABQs/AQs offered through the Centre for Continuing Teacher Education at Brock are regulated by legislation and are accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT). The OCT requires that teachers meet certain prerequisites prior to enrolling in Additional Qualifications courses.

The courses members take that lead to ABQs/AQs reflect the experience and pedagogy of the teaching profession in Ontario. The content of AQ & ABQ courses is based on guidelines developed by the OCT which establish learning expectations, instructional strategies and forms of assessment. To take an ABQ or AQ course you must hold certification to teach in Ontario, depending on the AQ or ABQ you wish to pursue, you may have to meet additional pre-requisites beyond your teaching certification.

 

Continuing Studies BEd Route II
In the past, certified teachers within Ontario may not have completed a Bachelor of Education degree. The Centre for Continuing Teacher Education recognizes that some of these individuals may wish to further their professional education, and in doing so, acquire a Bachelor of Education (BEd) credential. The Route II Bachelor of Education program is designed to meet the needs of these individuals. You cannot pursue the Route II Bachelor of Education if you ALREADY hold a BEd credential. Candidates entering the program are required to complete a minimum of five Additional Qualifications numbered EDUC 9(alpha)00 or above, of which a minimum of three will be in a specialized area of study. This program is not designed for individuals wishing to complete an initial teacher certification program.
 
Admissions: Candidates for admission to the Route II Bachelor of Education program must be certified to teach in Ontario and must hold an undergraduate degree acceptable to Brock University. University regulations require that a copy of a valid OCQ and an official copy of a transcript showing the conferring of an appropriate university degree be submitted to the Office of the Registrar upon initial application.
 
Candidates entering the program are required to complete a minimum of five courses numbered EDUC 9(alpha)00 or above, of which a minimum of three will be in a specialized area of study. Specialized areas of study may be identified in the course descriptions by sequential titling, e.g. EDUC 9F11 (Teaching French as a Second Language I); EDUC 9F12 (Teaching French as a Second Language II); EDUC 9F13 (Teaching French as a Second Language III).
 
All Candidates admitted to the program should note:
  1. Each of the five Additional Qualifications will be recommended separately to the Ontario College of Teachers
  2. Upon successful completion of the five Additional Qualifications, a Bachelor of Education degree will be conferred by Brock University, however this credential will not be recommended to the Ontario College of Teachers.
  3. Brock University has been advised that the Qualifications Evaluation Council of Ontario (QECO) normally accepts each course in the Route II Bachelor of Education program as either a university degree or an Ontario College of Teachers course (additional Qualification) depending upon how the individual wishes the course applied. However, Brock University cannot guarantee the applicability of any specific course to QECO insofar as salary evaluation is concerned. Students who have concerns in this regard should contact QECO directly.
Important Program Notes
  1. Course Participation
    Because of the nature of In-Service (AQ) courses, participation in all sessions is essential.
    • Candidates who miss classes may be asked to do make-up assignments. These will be assigned at the discretion of the course Director or Instructor
    • Candidates who miss more than two classes may be asked to withdraw from the course or be issued a failing grade. Their status will be fully discussed by the course Director, Instructors and the Director of the Continuing Studies program.  
  2. Print/Material/Activity Fee
    For most courses, candidates will be assessed a print/material/activity fee; this fee varies from course to course and will be assessed upon registration for each course and noted on your fee statement. You will remit this fee with your tuition fee.  
  3. French Test – EDUC 9F11
    An oral and written test is required for EDUC 9F11 for the Summer session. The oral and written test for EDUC 9F11 will normally be held the first day of class for the Fall/Winter session. Please note there is a $50 fee for the oral and written test payable to Brock University at the time of testing. Unsuccessful candidates will be deregistered and will be entitled to a full refund of the tuition fee. 
  4. Extra Course Time
    Spring and Fall/Winter: some Saturdays may be included in the course schedule due to course content requirements set by the Ontario College of Teachers. You will be notified at the beginning of the term. 
  5. Course Locations
    Please note that course locations are subject to change. You will be notified if a course location changes after you are registered. Please consult the pertinent In-Service (AQ) Timetable available on the Brock website for the most up-to-date information. 
  6. Appeals
    Requests for retroactive registration and backdated withdrawal. A backdated withdrawal will be considered upon the receipt of a request which is supported by documentation verifying medical reasons or compassionate grounds.
  7. Documentation must indicate the reason(s) the student was not able to withdraw on the last day for withdrawal or must note the medical reason(s) or compassionate grounds which make it impossible for the course to now be completed. Requests submitted without supporting documentation will not be considered.

    Prior to the last day of lectures, a request for retroactive registration will be considered upon the receipt of supporting documentation which outlines the reason(s) why formal registration did not occur, using a Retroactive Registration Form. This documentation must be accompanied by a Course Add/Withdrawal Form signed and dated by the course instructor verifying that the student has been in continuous attendance.

Recommendation to the Ontario College of Teachers
  1. Recommendations for Additional Qualifications will be sent to the Ontario College of Teachers at the following times:
    • by mid–July for Spring
    • by end of August for Summer
    • by end of January for Fall (online courses only)
    • by end of April for Fall/Winter
    • by end of April for Winter
  2. Any students having outstanding accounts with the University will not be recommended to the Ontario College of Teachers until the accounts are cleared. Once the accounts are cleared the student is responsible to contact the Office of the Registrar at extension 3158, to initiate a manual recommendation. Students receiving Incomplete (IN), In Progress (IP) or Deferred Examination (SP) grades will not be recommended until requirements have been met. Manual recommendations are made every 4 to 6 weeks.
  3. In-service students should be advised:
    1. that personal information as well as information regarding their educational backgrounds will be forwarded to the Ontario College of Teachers for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a record of their education qualifications
    2. that this collection is authorized by Regulation 176/10 (Teachers' Qualifications Regulation), Ontario College of Teachers Act, 1996
    3. that inquiries regarding the collection should be directed to the Ontario College of Teachers.
  4. Grade Reports
    Your Statement of Standing (grade report) will be released at the following times:
    • by end of July for Spring
    • by end of August for Summer
    • by end of April for Fall/Winter
    • by end of January for Fall (online courses only)
    • by end of April for Winter
Changing your Address

It is very important that you keep your address information up to date on Brock’s database. Please use the Student Self Service web site - my.brocku.ca -- (use the "Student Address" link under the "Student Self Service" heading) to update your address information.
 

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