Continuing Teacher Education at Western provides a range of opportunities for teachers to engage in ongoing professional development.
|AQ Courses are offered in two formats.
|Fall & Winter AQ Course sessions.|
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THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO AMEND FEES.
2012 Fall & Winter Additional Qualification course tuition fees
|Three-Part AQ||Additional Basic AQ||Honour Specialist||Tech Studies|
|675.00 (plus 4.70 copyright fee)||675.00 (plus 4.70 copyright fee)||725.00 (plus 4.70 copyright fee)||725.00 (plus 4.70 copyright fee)|
Registration is dependent upon payment of fees and academic eligibility.
Payment of the full tuition amount is required to complete your registration. It is recommended that you provide your American Express, Visa or MasterCard number since your registration will NOT be processed until payment has been received.
Note that the tuition amount includes a $100 non-refundable deposit. There is no refund for professional development courses.
You should ensure that you meet the course prerequisites before you complete the registration/payment process. A statement of account can be printed from the Office of the Registrar's website.
Withdrawal from an AQ course has a corresponding financial implication. To withdraw from a course after registration, the student should notify the Continuing Teacher Education Office immediately by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If withdrawal is made prior to the commencement date of the session, a refund of fees less the $100 non-refundable deposit will be issued.
If withdrawal occurs after the commencement of the session, a refund in accordance with the "refund schedule" established by Western University, will be issued.
Note: There are no refunds for Professional Development courses.
Full refunds are given if a course is cancelled by the University.
Refunds are only issued in the same tender used for payment. No interest is paid on refunded tuition. Refunds take approximately 7-10 business days to process.
Withdrawing from a course after its midpoint will result in a failing grade and no refund of tuition.
T2202A tax receipts for the previous calendar year will be available from the Student Center on the last banking day of February in the following year. Tax receipts will not be mailed out. Tax Receipts for courses taken in 2012 will become available on February 28, 2013. Please read the following instructions to obtain your tax receipt. You must have a Western user id and password (this is the same login used to access your course in Owl) to log into the Student Center. If you have forgotten or misplaced your username and password, you will need the following:
- Your Western student number AND your Western access code. If you do not know your student number please contact Continuing Teacher Education at email@example.com or 519-661-2092.
- If you know your student number but do not know your access code, go to Access Code Retrieval and enter your Student Number, your OCT number and your birthdate to retrieve your Access Code.
- Once you have both your student number and your access code, go to Information Technology Services to reset your username and password.
- Go to Student Center and login with your Western username and password to print your tax receipt.
T2202As printed from the website will be accepted by Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (CCRA). Please note that receipts are issued based on the year in which you have taken a course rather than when you have paid for it. Receipts for courses which start in January will not be available until February of the following year.
According to the Ontario College of Teachers’ guidelines, for all Additional Qualifications Courses there is a time commitment of 125 hours. This time allotment includes ongoing and active participation in the online Discussion area, participation in Educational Rounds, and the completion of readings and assignments.
All courses are subject to approval of the Ontario College of Teachers.
All AQ courses at Western have been accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers. Professional Development courses are not accredited by OCT but appear on a Western transcript.
Students who are completing an Additional Qualification course for the purpose of a salary category change should have the course pre-approved by QECO/OSSTF -- not all courses are credited toward a category change.
Before beginning your course, you must be aware of the following:
Intersession/Summer Online Session: You are expected to participate in the online discussion forum every second day (approximately 18 hours/week online).
Summer Online Session: You are expected to participate in the online discussion forum every day (approximately 20 hours/week online).
Fall and Winter Online Sessions: You are expected to participate in the online discussion forum once every three days (approximately 10 hours/week online). Over and above your online participation there is an expectation of 25 hours of readings and assignments.
Summer Blended: It is expected that students will attend class every day. Any absence beyond nine hours for a full course would necessitate placing a student on "Conditional Status" or requiring the student to leave the course.
- PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS
- The progress of each student is subject to various forms of evaluation on a regular basis. Eligibility to remain registered in any program is contingent on each student's ability to maintain a satisfactory level of academic, professional and pedagogic performance in all components of the course (i.e., Educational Rounds, Electronic Portfolio, and Discussion).
- student who, at the end of a Module, has not achieved a satisfactory level of performance shall, at the discretion of the Chair, in consultation with the student's instructors:
- be required to withdraw; or,
- be placed on Conditional Status.
- SCHOLASTIC OFFENCES
Students are reminded of the scholastic offences and associated penalties listed in the University's undergraduate Calendar. Scholastic offences include plagiarism, submitting false or fraudulent assignments, or submitting for credit any academic work for which credit has previously been obtained.
Should you require classroom assistance (interpreters or assistive devices) related to special needs such as hearing or visual impairment, please contact Continuing Teacher Education at firstname.lastname@example.org as early as possible. Arrangements for interpreters, in particular, need to be made well in advance.
Services for Students with Disabilities - (SSD) assists students who have ongoing conditions or challenges that may include: chronic illnesses, chronic pain, vision, hearing or mobility impairments. To discuss possible arrangements the University can make in order to accommodate your needs, please set up a meeting with a counsellor.
Please ensure that the University has a correct address, email address and telephone number on file.
Courses with fewer than 20 registrants will be cancelled. Decisions regarding cancellations will be made following the registration deadline. Candidates who are enrolled in a course that is cancelled will be notified by email.
The Continuing Teacher Education Office will communicate with you by email. Ensure that your email account is active and that you check your email regularly for important information and instructions. Notify email@example.com immediately of changes to your email address. Note: Some email programs automatically route business emails to 'spam' folders.
Grade Reports will not be issued. Final grades will be available via the Registrar's Office website by logging into the Student Center approximately one month following the conclusion of a course. Transcripts can also be ordered from the Registrar's Office site ONLY after verifying that your grade is available through the Grades Service. Course completion information is automatically sent to the Ontario College of Teachers for certification purposes.
Reciprocal borrowing agreements are in effect between the University of Waterloo, University of Guelph, Wilfrid Laurier University, York University, and Western University. All patrons holding a valid Western library card are permitted to borrow materials, according to the borrowing policy established by the particular library.
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