The Royal Conservatory is a provider of Additional Qualification (AQ) courses for members of the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT), under Regulation 347/02. We meet the rigorous standards for governance outlined by the College and are guided by a distinguished Advisory Panel. These qualifications are added to individual OCT teaching certificates
An AQ is earned by taking courses or programs listed in the Teachers' Qualifications Regulation. The qualification earned by successfully completing a course is listed on your Ontario teaching certificate. Visit the Ontario College of Teachers
website for more information about AQs.
Teacher education at the Peterson School features hands-on, practical learning with established leaders in music education, all delivered in our stunning downtown setting, the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning. Our AQ programs are rich in hands-on learning, providing you with new skills and opportunities to collaborate with others as passionate about teaching music as you are! Whether you’re at the beginning of your journey as a music educator wanting to build basic musical skills or an expert eager to dig deeper into theory and practice, we have programs to address your needs.
NOTE: These programs are also available as non-AQ certificate programs. Visit rcmusic.com/teacher-education for more information.
AQ Programs at The Royal Conservatory
Primary/Junior Vocal Music with Orff Focus
- Part 1 (with Introduction to Orff Certificate)
- Part 2 (with Orff Pedagogy Level I)
- Part 3 (with Orff Pedagogy Level II)
The AQs in Primary/Junior Music with Orff Focus are programmed as 60-hour intensive courses, either as 10 full days in the summer or single term evening courses once a week. At the conclusion of this instructional period, AQ candidates complete additional components online and independently within a flexible schedule.
Instrumental Music Pedagogy
- Instrumental Music, Part 1
- Instrumental Music, Part 2
The AQs in Instrumental Music are programmed as 60-hour (10-day) intensive courses in the summer over three weeks to allow days off for completion of independent work. AQ candidates complete some components online and independently by the conclusion of the course.
Vocal Music Pedagogy
- Vocal Music, Intermediate/Senior Part 1
- Vocal Music, Intermediate/Senior Part 2
The AQs in Intermediate/Senior Vocal Music are programmed as 60-hour (10-day) intensive courses in the summer over three weeks to allow days off for completion of independent work. AQ candidates complete some components online and independently by the conclusion of the course.