Additional Basic Qualifications (ABQ)

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  • Additional Basic Qualifications
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Additional Basic Qualification (ABQ)

Group 1: Additional Basic Qualifications (Schedule A - OCT)

Courses in Group 1 lead to degree credit and to Ontario College of Teachers additional qualifications.

To be reported to the Ontario College of Teachers for an additional qualification, a mark of 60% or over is required in a course.
These one-session courses are offered to holders of the Ontario Certificate of Qualification who wish to acquire qualifications in an additional division. Each course is 125 hours in length.

Applicants must:

Education in the Intermediate Division

Prerequisite: 12 university credits (two full courses) in subject area. Pre-approval is required prior to registration.  Please allow at least 10 business days for the pre-approval process to be completed by our registration department.

Students must choose from the following subject areas:

Note:

  • English – Courses presented for the teachable must be English literature courses. English remedial courses will not be considered.
  • Music - Instrumental – Courses presented for the teachable must be performance courses in brass, woodwind and percussion.
  • Visual Arts – Courses presented for the teachable must be studio courses. Visual Arts, Parts I, II, and III may be considered toward the prerequisite courses if they are university degree credit courses.
  • Mathematics – Only Mathematics courses with 4U/OAC prerequisites will be considered. At least one full course of the two needs to be at the upper-year level.
  • Health and Physical Education – Physical & Health Education (P/J), Parts I, II and III may be considered toward the prerequisite courses if they are university degree credit courses.

Education in the Senior Division

Prerequisite: 18 university credits (three full courses) in a teachable subject area is required for the first elective and 18 university credits (three full courses) in a teachable subject area for each additional elective. Pre-approval is required prior to registration. Please allow at least 10 business days for the pre-approval process to be completed by our registration department.

Students must choose from the following subject areas:

Note:

  • English – Courses presented for the teachable must be English literature courses. English remedial courses will not be considered.
  • Music - Instrumental – Courses presented for the teachable must be performance courses in brass, woodwind and percussion.
  • Mathematics – Only Mathematics courses with 4U/OAC prerequisites will be considered. Only one full course can be at the first year university level. Two courses must be at the upper-year (beyond first year) level.
  • Social Sciences - General - Courses presented for the teachable may include Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology, Economics, Law, Philosophy, Politics, Religion, Women's And Gender Studies, and Child Studies​.

Email inservice@nipissingu.ca for more specific course information.

Members are responsible for learning what prerequisites are necessary to enrol in AQ courses or programs. Additional Qualification providers may require additional requirements for entry. Members must hold a General Certificate of Qualification and Registration for admission to AQ courses or programs.

Transitional certificate holders are not eligible to enrol in College-accredited AQ programs including ABQs.

Pre-Approval:

Candidates who intend to register in an Intermediate or Senior ABQ course must be pre-approved before registering. Please allow at least 10 business days for the pre-approval process to be completed by our registration department. Click here for the approval process.

Additional Basic Qualification (ABQ) courses:

$750.00 - up to early bird registration deadline
$790.00 - after early bird registration deadline

 

All registration fees include a $15.00 transcript processing fee. An official university transcript will be mailed to successful candidates at the end of each course, once reports have been sent to the Ontario College of Teachers and after final grades for all courses in that session have been finalized.

Payment Options

Full payment must be made at the time of registration by:

  1. Visa or MasterCard
    Visa debit cards cannot be processed remotely - only through WebAdvisor.
  2. On-line Banking
    On the online banking webpage for your financial institution, choose "Bill payments". Add "Nipissing University" as a payee. Your account number is your student number (without the letter in front).
  3. Cheque or Money Order
    Cheques should be made payable to “Nipissing University”.
  4. Cash or Debit Card
    Cash or Debit payments will be accepted only in-person at the Finance Office during regular business hours.

Receipts for Income Tax

Tuition and Education Credit Certificates (T2202A’s) are available online on WebAdvisor by the end of February for full-time and part-time students.

Academic Withdrawal and Tuition Refunds

To withdraw from a course, students must either withdraw online using WebAdvisor OR submit a letter of withdrawal to the attention of the Office of the Registrar prior to the deadline date (see Important Dates). After the Office of the Registrar has processed this request, the student is then officially withdrawn and may be eligible for a credit of a portion of tuition fees to their account. A mark of “W” (Withdrawn) or “F” (Failed) may appear on a student’s academic record, depending on the date that the withdrawal request has been received. All Course Withdrawals are subject to a non-refundable cancellation fee.

Failure to submit payment for a course, discontinuing attendance in classes, failure to login to an on-line course, failure to submit any assignments, notification to the instructor, or stopping payment on a cheque, do not constitute official withdrawal.

Course withdrawals after the course begins:
$200 non-refundable cancellation fee

The University reserves the right to change fees and refund policies without notice. Payment of academic fees does not imply a student's acceptance to the University or approval of his/her registration. Academic requirements must be satisfied before registration is considered complete.

All students are encouraged to register online using WebAdvisor at: webadvisor.nipissingu.ca

Paper Registration (Mail or Fax):

For registration in In-Service Education (Extension Education) courses from Groups One to Five, applicants must:

  1. register for the course on-line using Nipissing University Web Advisoror complete the course registration form and the payment form;
  2. provide a photocopy of their Ontario Certificate of Qualification, Interim Certificate or equivalent documentation;
  3. Additional Basic Qualification courses (Intermediate or Senior) - provide an original official transcript confirming the completion of an approved undergraduate  degree from an accredited university and that the course subject prerequisites are met;
  4. Part II courses - provide proof of completion of Part I. This proof must be either an Ontario Certificate of Qualification (or a photocopy), or a letter from the Ontario College of Teachers verifying their eligibility for the course. No other documentation is acceptable for this purpose. In addition, applicants registering in Part II courses must submit evidence of at least one year of successful teaching experience in Ontario certified by the appropriate supervisory officer, or of at least one year of successful teaching experience outside Ontario certified by the appropriate supervisory official (Statement of Experience form);
  5. Part III courses - provide proof of completion of Part II. This proof must be either an Ontario Certificate of Qualification (or a photocopy), or a letter from the Ontario College of Teachers verifying their eligibility for the course. No other documentation is acceptable for this purpose. In addition, applicants registering in Part III (Specialist) courses must submit evidence of at least two years of successful teaching experience, including at least one year of experience in Ontario in the subject area of the course, certified by the appropriate supervisory officer and, if some of the experience was outside Ontario,  by the appropriate supervisory official (Statement of Experience form);

Please note: It is the student's responsibility to meet certification requirements as stipulated by the Ontario College of Teachers.