Additional Qualification

ABQ – Intermediate

ABQ – Intermediate

Expand your divisional qualifications with a new teachable subject in the Intermediate division (grade 7-10) with an OISE Intermediate Additional Basic Qualification (ABQ) course.

With our Additional Basic Qualification Intermediate Division courses, you will explore a wide variety of current learning, teaching and assessment strategies that will engage adolescent learners.

To take these ABQ courses, you must be registered with the Ontario College of Teachers or hold an interim Certificate of Qualification. Please check each course for specific prerequisites and requirements. 

Each 125 hour course is delivered online, typically with 100 contact hours and 25 hours for assignments and independent study.

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What You’ll Learn

You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate and reflect with colleagues and actively participate in an inclusive and cooperative online learning environment.

These 125 hour courses examine current and effective instructional strategies and assessment practices, and equip you with practical tools and resources to apply in intermediate classrooms.

Who Should Enroll in these Courses

These courses are designed for teachers who are registered with the Ontario College of Teachers or hold an Interim Certificate of Qualification. Please check specific prerequisites for each course.

Most Commonly Related Occupations

Certified Ontario Teachers

Qualification Overview

Successful completion is a final grade of C-. Upon successful completion of the course, a recommendation will be sent to the Ontario College of Teachers.

Program Length

3 Months



Class Size

Under 30 Learners

Course Duration

125 hours



Total Investment

$749 (HST Exempt)

Available Courses

This course explores drama as an art form and as a learning technique in middle school and junior high school years, grades 7 - 10. Topics include: use of drama for conceptual development and language learning, the theory and practice of dramatic forms such as role playing and improvisation and textual interpretation to enhance student-centered learning.

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This course provides the teacher with opportunities to explore a wide variety of current learning, teaching and assessment strategies and to learn and apply the skills to develop an English and Language Arts program that will engage the adolescent learner. Candidates will examine current theory and practice which helps to support adolescents for the challenges of the English and Language Arts Curriculum in the 21st century.

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In the Intermediate Division History Additional Qualification Course at OISE, candidates will examine the teaching of history in the 21st Century. Given the challenges educators face today, it is important that History educators constantly look for new and engaging ways to remain relevant in a changing world. This AQ will examine the teaching of history from a pedagogical perspective while exploring the role technology plays in the 21st Century classroom. Our goal is to explore as a group ways to create a classroom that encourages critical thinking and reinforces our students' role in an ever changing society.

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This course emphasizes the importance of Health and Physical Education in the lives of Intermediate students (grades 7 to 10). Candidates will examine current and effective instructional strategies, equitable assessment practices and other Ministry of Education documents and resources relevant to teaching the 21st Century Learner in Health and Physical Education. Candidates will be given opportunities to collaborate and reflect with colleagues as well as learn through actively participating in an inclusive and cooperative learning environment.

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The Intermediate ABQ in Mathematics focuses on the curriculum in grades 7 to 10. Engage in a variety of modules, discussions, and learning activities related to teaching the adolescent learner and putting the 2020 Mathematics curriculum into practice. An emphasis on the strands of Social-Emotional Learning, Mathematical Processes, and Financial Literacy will equip you with the knowledge and resources needed to support adolescent learners on their learning journeys. Current trends in teaching and assessing mathematics for adolescent learners will also be addressed in this course. 

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The First Nations, Metis and Inuit Studies Intermediate course will be of interest to teachers of the Intermediate division who to wish to gain further knowledge and insight into the culture, values and perspectives of First Nation, Metis and Inuit peoples. This course will enable teachers to effectively integrate and infuse these aspects throughout the Intermediate curriculum. There will be opportunities to explore in depth the First Nations, Metis and Inuit world views, challenges and successes through media, community connections and class sharing. Lists of resources and practical ideas to use in the Intermediate classroom will be made available to learners.

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