The notion of professional development goes far beyond à la carte programming; all programs and courses are to support your training to the next stage in your career. The Professional Development Program (PDP) offers development activities in a multitude of fields to allow you to develop new skills or update your knowledge.
In a world of rapid change, it is important to offer courses that meet the needs of teachers in the future. It is necessary to integrate the areas of practice that will support, update, and improve the development of transversal skills in various fields.
This vision of professional development, broader than before, will be able to help you acquire skills and expertise while rubbing shoulders with experts in the subject of your choice. This vision is supported by research and the support of the faculty.
Courses offered by the University of Ottawa Faculty of Education meet the requirements of the Ministry of Education (regulations 298/90 and 176/10). The Faculty of Education is an approved provider by the Ontario College of Teacher. The courses in the PDP are not credited.
What is an Additional Qualification (AQ)?
Additional Qualification Courses (AQ Courses) are courses that are accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT). Teachers can take these courses to upgrade and gain qualifications in a certain teaching division or subject area.
What is an Additional Basic Qualification (ABQ)?
The purpose of Additional Basic Qualification (ABQ) courses is to expand your knowledge of program development, delivery, and assessment in a specific division. ABQ courses allow you to advance your teaching skills by adding knowledge of another division or subject to your teaching qualifications.