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Marium Tolson-Murtty, Krisha CarononganMarium Tolson-Murtty congratulates education student Krisha Caronongan on her win of an additional qualification course.

Education student looking forward to professional development

As she prepares to enter the workforce, Krisha Caronongan wants to set herself apart from her peers.

That’s why the teacher candidate was so excited to win free registration in an Additional Qualification course through the UWindsor Faculty of Education offered in collaboration with the Centre for Executive and Professional Education.

Her entry was the winner in a free draw at a career fair for education students. Caronongan plans to use the voucher towards a specialized course in math instruction.

“I know how important it is to take AQ courses,” she says. “It’s an extra added step to improving what you know.”

Earning additional qualifications can help give teachers and aspiring teachers advance their careers, says Marium Tolson-Murtty, continuing education program co-ordinator at the Centre for Executive and Professional Education.

“Additional qualification sets them above their cohort,” she says. “A lot of courses are offered online, so students can participate no matter where they are.”

The University of Windsor offers more than 80 such courses, geared to helping educators reach their professional goals, says Tolson-Murtty.

“Our courses are designed and delivered by experienced instructors, teaching the latest pedagogical techniques in each subject area,” she says. “They will help open doors to opportunities for employment and advancement.”

Registration is now open for spring and summer courses. Find additional information on the program website.

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