The Durham District School Board is an approved provider of Additional Qualification courses for certified members of the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT), in good standing. Additional Qualification courses allow teachers to focus on continuous improvement by expanding their knowledge, practices and instructional leadership skills.
**First Nation, Métis & Inuit Studies Subsidy: $250 subsidy available from DDSB Indigenous Education Department for DDSB teachers only.
**Inclusive Classroom Subsidy: $250 subsidy available from DDSB Equity and Inclusive Education Department for DDSB teachers only.
The above subsidies will be paid by the DDSB AQ Department to the candidate upon successful completion of the course. Refunds will be issued automatically and will take 6-8 weeks to be processed.
**Mathematics, Technology or Kindergarten AQ Subsidies: The Ministry of Education, through the Ontario Teacher's Federation (OTF), is providing a subsidy of up to $450 to OTF or Affiliate members who successfully complete additional qualifications courses in Mathematics, Technology or Kindergarten.
Candidates must contact OTF directly for subsidy information.
For more information: https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/4594-2/
Courses require a 125 hour commitment as mandated by OCT. Courses do not carry degree credit and grades are not assigned; final evaluation is offered on a "recommended/not recommended" basis. Courses are offered in both online and blended formats. After successful completion of the course, candidate information will be forwarded to the Ontario College of Teachers to be entered on their Certificate of Qualification.
The Durham District School Board offers courses on the following timelines.Fall: September - DecemberSpring: February - MaySummer: JulyTo view offered courses and for registration click below:
DocumentsApplicants must submit the completed Registration Form and, if applicable, the approved Teaching Experience form prior to being accepted into the course. Forms are to be emailed to email@example.com.Please Note: It is the applicant's responsibility to submit and have the Teaching Experience form approved by their Supervisory Officer as outlined on the form. Approved forms should be forwarded by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.DDSB AQ Registration Form.pdfDDSB AQ Teaching Experience Form.pdfDDSB AQ Change-Withdrawal Form.pdf
DDSB employees are offered a discounted course fee of $550.Non-DDSB teachers:AQ course tuition fee is $650. All fees include a $50 non-refundable administration fee.
Method of Payment
VISA, Mastercard, or cheque (payable to DDSB).
Withdrawal and Refund Guidelines
For admission into Part 1 of a multi-session course or a one-session course, teachers are required to:
Part 2 courses
Part 3 or Honour Specialist courses
Cancellation of Courses
The Durham District School Board reserves the right to cancel courses in the case of insufficient registration or other extenuating circumstances. Changes to locations and/or dates may also occur. Decisions regarding cancellations will be made following the application deadline. In such cases, registrants will be provided with a full refund including the $50 administration fee and will be notified by email.
Candidates are advised to verify program dates, location, and other details prior to the start of class.
For more information regarding AQ Courses please contact: