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The Schulich School of Education at Nipissing University provides in-service education courses for teachers including: Additional Qualification (AQ) courses, Additional Basic Qualification (ABQ) courses, Honour Specialist courses, and Principal's Qualification (PQP) courses.

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SOURCE:  http://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/4594-2/

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Funding for Math Additional Qualifications, Additional Basic Qualifications and undergraduate prerequisite courses  

Starting April 1, 2014, the Ministry of Education, through the Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF), is providing a subsidy of $450 to teachers who successfully complete an AQ or ABQ course in Mathematics or an undergraduate Math course that is a prerequisite for an AQ/ABQ Math course.

The subsidized courses are

·         Mathematics, Primary and Junior – Part 1,

·         Mathematics, Primary and Junior – Part 2,

·         Mathematics, Primary and Junior – Specialist,

·         Mathematics, Grades 7 and 8,

·         Mathematics, Intermediate/Senior (ABQ),

·         Mathematics, Honours Specialist,

·         Any undergraduate Math course that is prerequisite to the AQ/ABQ courses listed above.

Click on FAQs for more information on the program and subsidy.

In order to receive a subsidy, OTF will require the following four pieces of information from either the AQ provider or the individual teacher:

·         Proof that the AQ/ABQ has been successfully completed;

·         Proof of membership in an OTF Affiliate (Federation Membership #);

·         A declaration that no other subsidy has been accessed for the course or if it has, the amount of said subsidy;

·         A current mailing address for receiving the subsidy cheque.

Ready to apply? Please note: When you have completed the application form, you will be asked to ‘save’ or ‘don’t save – be sure to click on ‘save’ for your application form to be complete. Click on application form.



We are pleased to announce that we have partnered up with the Ontario Modern Language Teachers Association(OMLTA) to offer the International ​Languages (Spanish), Part I course.  The course has been accredited by OCT and will be offered online for the first time this Winter (January​ 2014) with Jimmy Steele as the instructor.

EDUC 1185 - International Languages (Spanish), Part I  

Credits: 6  

Prerequisite:  Must be a certified teacher and must successfully pass a Spanish Language Proficiency Test (no exemptions).   

Hours: 125 (as mandated by OCT) 

The underlying purpose of the Additional Qualification course: International Languages, (Spanish) Part I is to develop awareness and understanding of classroom theory and practice in International Languages. Candidates will examine various strategies for planning, assessment, and evaluation within an International Languages classroom. Focus will be placed on effective learning strategies, differentiation and collaboration. Candidates will have the opportunity to examine resources and tools for International Language integration, in the context of a 21st Century classroom.​




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