AQs for New Grads

In accordance with the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) guidelines, the New B.Ed. Grad AQ Program offers a set of AQs that have been designed to explore and answer questions that may be unique to new teachers.

What is an Additional Qualification (AQ)?

An Additional Qualification (AQ) is a qualification you may earn after you are certified as a teacher in Ontario. AQs qualify you to teach another area within your division or obtain special skills for use within the classroom.

Open to B.Ed Grads from Ontario Faculties of Education

New B.Ed. Graduates from other Ontario Faculties of Education must submit their registration form with a letter signed by the Dean of their faculty, confirming that they have completed all requirements for spring graduation.

Note: Registration is restricted to only B.Ed. graduates from Ontario universities.

Course Format

  • 125 hours in length
  • Blended format: 70 hours in-class; 30 hours online
  • Online format: 75 hours course work; 25 hours self-directed professional learning
  • Final 25 hour report due by end of July
  • Offered in May/June prior to Spring Convocation

To Search for a Course & Register

For actual dates, locations and course offerings, search by course title under "NewGrad" from the list of available courses.

Course Fee

$685 Tuition Fee
York B.Ed candidates receive a $35 discount and pay only $650

Cancellation Policy

Withdrawals are effective on the date withdrawal notice is received. Fees refunded subject to the non-refundable amounts below:

$50 – Ineligible candidates
$150 – Before course begins
$250 – After course begins

Note: There are no refunds for withdrawals received on or after the third class date.

Important Advisory: York will forward recommendations for New Grad AQs in early September by which time all graduating teachers must have paid their OCT registration and membership dues to be in good standing with the College. Any teacher who fails to pay their dues and is not a member in good standing with the College will NEVER be recommended for the AQ course taken in this session.

Registrants are advised that parts or all of the in-class sessions may be photographed and/or digitally recorded where the intended use may be to reproduce, use, exhibit, display, broadcast and distribute these images and recordings in any media for promoting or publicizing  the Faculty of Education, York University and their activities for administrative, educational or research purposes.  Photographs, video images and voice recordings are the property of York University.