Additional Basic Qualifications
Students who complete their B.Ed. in the P/J or J/I division can gain credentials in another division by completing Additional Basic Qualification (ABQ) courses offered through any Faculty of Education.
Students in P/J planning to take the Intermediate ABQ (grade 7-10) will need to ensure they acquire 3.0 credits in a teachable subject in their undergraduate courses.
P/J or J/I students planning to get the Senior ABQ (grade 11-12) will need to ensure they acquire 5.0 credits in a teachable subject in their undergraduate courses.
ABQ course prerequisites will differ from each Faculty of Education.
It is a good idea to check requirements for ABQ courses through the Ontario College of Teacher's website. Once on the website, click the 'Find an AQ' section on the far left, to research what is needed.
*Note that P/J students must acquire an Intermediate teachable before they are able to pursue a Senior teachable.
ABQ's at Nipissing University
New for 2014, Nipissing University will now only require 2.0 credits in a teachable subject area for an Intermediate ABQ, and 3.0 credits in a teachable subject area for a Senior ABQ.
Note that some subject areas (like mathematics) will have more specific requirements. For example, CO243 and CO244 will count towards the Intermediate ABQ, but do not count toward the Senior ABQ. Only mathematics courses with 4U prerequisites will be considered. As well, only 1 credit at the first year level can be included within the 3.0 credits used toward a Senior ABQ.
Questions about Nipissing's ABQ courses should be directed to Kelly Hunter: firstname.lastname@example.org