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21 SPECIAL FOCUS ON AQs | Professionally Speaking What We've Heard Every year, the College surveys thousands of AQ course candidates. Here are a few highlights from the most recent Principal's Qualification Program (PQP) candidates about who they are and how and why they took the program. Why they took the PQP: ➔ Enrich professional practice ...................................98% ➔ Fulfil personal interest ..................................................92% ➔ Extend professional knowledge ...........................90% ➔ Gain a specific, required qualification ............88% ➔ Acquire a specific position or role .....................83% ➔ Further support student learning ........................80% ➔ Gain employment opportunities .......................... 76% ➔ Respond to curriculum changes ......................... 41% How they took the course: ➔ Face to face ........................................................................ 45% ➔ Blended ....................................................................................38% ➔ Full distance .......................................................................... 16% ➔ Other (teleconference/face to face combined) ......... 1% Respondents serving in a wide range of roles took this AQ: ➔ Classroom teacher ..........................................................50% ➔ Resource teacher ............................................................. 16% ➔ Principal or vice-principal .......................................... 12% ➔ Consultant/co-ordinator ..............................................11% ➔ Other* ............................................................................................. 7% ➔ Long-term occasional teacher .................................. 4% ➔ On a leave of absence ..................................................... 1% *Other included interim vice-principal, Intermediate division teacher, guidance counsellor, Special Education teacher, teacher-librarian and arts instructional coach. SPECIAL FOCUS ON AQ s

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