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Additional Basic Qualifications (ABQ)

Requirements

Primary Division

  • A Certificate of Qualification
  • Basic Qualifications in areas of concentration other than the Primary Division

Junior Division

  • A Certificate of Qualification
  • Basic Qualifications in areas of concentration other than the Junior Division

 Intermediate Division (with a teachable subject)

  • A Certificate of Qualification
  • Basic Qualifications in areas of concentration other than the Intermediate Division
  • FOUR semester courses (weighted at 3.00) or TWO full courses (weighted at 6.00) in which the subject(s) completed support the teachable sought.
  • A transcript must be submitted for analysis unless you are a University of Windsor graduate, in which you would submit your student id #

Note: For ABQ Health and Physical Education (Intermediate), ABQ Dramatic Arts (Intermediate) and ABQ Religious Education (Intermediate) there are no pre-requisite University degree credit courses required.

Senior Division (with a teachable subject)

  • A Certificate of Qualification
  • For candidates without a senior qualification
  • TEN semester courses (weighted at 3.00) or FIVE full year courses (weighted at 6.00) in which the subjects completed support the teachable subject.

For candidates who already have a senior qualification in one teachable subject:

  • FOUR semester courses (weighted at 3.00) or TWO full year courses (weighted at 6.00) in which the subjects completed support the teachable subject.
  • An official transcript must be submitted for analysis unless you are a University of Windsor graduate, in which you would submit your student id#.
  • Candidate's may be allowed entrance into a Senior ABQ course based on circumstances related to the candidates' credits. If you think you qualify, please contact the office to speak with the AQ Manager.
  • Course weights vary across institutions. Courses weighted as 3 credits are likely to be considered half courses.

Credits for:

  • Social Science - (General) may come from: Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology
  • General Science - must have a variety of science credits (i.e. Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Science)
  • Kinesiology subjects do not count towards Science credits
  • Engineering courses with a substantial science component may be counted as equivalent to Science courses. Courses taken within the Engineering degree may also count towards Math courses in certain circumstances. The following University of Windsor courses meet the Science criteria:
    • Mechanics (Physics)
    • Engineering Materials (1st year = Chemistry, 2nd year on = Physics)
    • Hydrology (Physics)
    • Earth Science (Physics)
    • Geology (Physics)

Note: Applicants who have taken university courses at institutions other than the University of Windsor may be asked to provide actual course descriptions from the institution before equivalencies can be considered.