Additional Qualification (AQ) Courses

Niagara University has had a longstanding tradition of offering professional development for Ontario teachers with its Master’s of Science in Education: Education Leadership degree program. There are several hundred alumni of that program currently teaching/administering in Ontario schools — from lead teacher to principal to director of education.

Niagara University is firmly committed to ongoing professional learning and is pleased to provide Additional Qualification (AQ) courses for teachers to expand and enhance their skills and qualifications and to undertake professional development in core areas as well as three-part specialist qualifications for teachers who aspire to curriculum leadership roles in their schools.

Niagara University currently offers AQ courses approved by Ontario College of Teachers. All courses follow the 125-hour guidelines set out by the Ontario College of Teachers. Niagara University courses will be in a totally online Blackboard format.

As we continue to develop more AQ courses, our goal at Niagara University is to be able to support your ongoing professional development. See page 25 for additional information.