Additional Qualification Courses



The Halton Catholic District School Board has been accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT)​ as a provider of the Additional Qualification (AQ) Course: Religious Education in Catholic Schools, Part I. Accreditation for Part II is currently pending and expected for the Fall of 2018.

This course meets the Ontario College of Teachers AQ course requirement of 125 hours.

Three sessions will run each year—Fall, Winter and Spring. Currently, these courses are offered only to permanent or occasional teachers employed by HCDSB. 


Fall 2018 Course Offerings

Religious Education in Catholic Schools, Part I and Religious Education in Catholic Schools Part 2 (pending accreditation) will begin on Thursday, September 13, 2018 and will run until Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

These are blended courses, offering participants an opportunity to participate in both face-to-face and online learning. Click here for a complete description and requirements of the course. ​

2019 Course Offerings

Both Religious Education in Catholic Schools, Part I, and Religious Education in Catholic Schools Part 2 will be offered in both a Spring and a Summer session in 2019. The Spring session will run from February 2019 to the end of June 2019. The Summer session will run for the month of July 2019.

Information on exact dates will be posted when registration for these sessions open in December 2018 and May 2019 respectively.

Religious Education in Catholic Schools, Part III (Specialist) will be offered in the Fall 2019 session, pending accreditation. All three Religious Education courses will then continue to be offered three times a year in Fall, Spring and Summer Sessions.

Course Fees

Permanent Teachers with HCDSB

The Halton Catholic District School Board covers the cost of the Religious Education in Catholic Schools for permanent HCDSB teachers. Permanent teachers wishing to take the course will be required to pay a holding fee of $100.00 at the time of registration. This $100.00 fee will be reimbursed to the candidate upon successful completion of the course.

Occasional (OT) and Long-term Occasional (LTO) Teachers with HCDSB

The cost of AQ, Religious Education in Catholic Schools for Long-term Occasional and Occasional Teachers with the HCDSB is $550.00 per course. This fee is payable at the time of registration. LTOs and OTs who obtain permanent teaching positions with HCDSB will be reimbursed for the cost of the HCDSB AQ course in Religious Education in Catholic Schools, provided that they have proof of payment and proof of successful completion of the course.

Registration

To register for Religious Education in Catholic Schools, Part I, or Religious Education in Catholic Schools, Part II, (Fall 2018 course selections), please register online now​.​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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