joint offer of five universities in the Université du Québec network

A new training offering unique in Quebec, the Secondary Education Support Certificate aims to enable substitute teachers to work with students at this level of study. More specifically, it provides a better understanding of the challenges of pedagogical reform in education and deepens the pedagogical and didactic knowledge necessary to meet the challenges inherent in the role of the teaching staff in secondary education. The certificate is primarily aimed at people who are not legally qualified and who are already in secondary education and who want to improve their teaching strategies.

Study remotely, according to your schedule

The Secondary Education Support Certificate, which is offered 100% online to allow the utmost flexibility, will be offered next fall and will be open for admission to the five universities involved in the project. Please note: the training does not lead to obtaining a teaching certificate. However, certificate holders who wish to continue their education in a bachelor’s degree program may be recognized for certain subjects, depending on the accepted equivalences.For example, people interested in equipping themselves to feel more comfortable and confident in their role as a secondary school teacher can consult the eligibility criteria on the certificate webpage.

Webinars on June 8 and 9

Informational webinars will take place on June 8 at 7:00 PM and on June 9 at 12:00 PM to provide all relevant information about this new certificate, its objectives, training plan, etc. and to answer questions. For more details about the program and to register for the webinar:


“It is very stimulating to see how our higher education institutions join forces to meet the needs of our society through adapted, relevant and accessible training. I am sure that this new certificate will meet a demand from our students and that it will enable them to be better equipped for the job market. †

Danielle McCannMinister of Higher Education

“The labor shortage affects many areas, including our schools. We spare no solution to fix this. By better equipping prospective teachers, this new training will certainly have a positive impact in our secondary schools, and it is the students who will benefit. †

Jean-François Roberge, Minister of Education

“As early as 2010, UQAT proposed a concrete way to deal with the shortage of teaching staff with the creation of the certificate to support primary education, a unique training in Quebec. Drawing on the experience resulting from this daring project aimed at non-legally qualified personnel and thanks to more than 30 years of expertise in distance learning, UQAT is proud to continue in the same direction and collaborate with TÉLUQ University, UQTR, UQAC and UQO as part of this new project. †

Vincent Roussonrector of UQAT

“TÉLUQ University is proud to offer this program in partnership with four other members of the Université du Québec network. This is another opportunity to put your expertise in pedagogy and distance learning to good use and otherwise contribute to one of the screaming needs of Quebec teaching staff. †

Lucie LaflammeExecutive Director of TÉLUQ University

“UQTR has decided without hesitation to be part of this innovative initiative within the Université du Québec network. From the beginning of this inter-constituent adventure, UQTR wanted to take this opportunity to collaborate on the development and delivery of distance training courses that would support school service centers in their need to train their non-legally qualified replacement staff. UQTR is very proud to be able to help its regional partners who are constantly struggling with the teacher shortage, as well as its partners in the UQ network who are struggling with the same problems. There is no doubt that pooling the different expertise and know-how of our professors and lecturers will be a guarantee of success. †

Adel Omar Dahmanedean of studies at UQTR

“The creation of this new program demonstrates that by pooling everyone’s strengths, we aim to optimize our resources and demonstrate great flexibility to meet the needs of our communities, while providing training that is always more current and distinctive. This first collaboration with our partners in the UQ network for 100% distance learning opens the way for UQAC to an increasingly varied programming of teaching and learning methods, making it possible to fulfill its mission: accessibility to higher education. »

Ghislain Samsonrector of UQAC

“UQO is excited to welcome the arrival of this new program that will only be offered remotely with four other partners in the UQ network. The Education Support Secondary Education Diploma will provide tools for non-legally qualified substitute staff to perform their duties while contributing to partially meet the dire labor needs in the Outaouais region and the entire province. †

Julie Bergeronprogram manager and professor at UQO .’s Education Department

SOURCE University of Quebec at Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT)

For more information: Stéphanie Duchesne, Communications and Recruitment Service, UQAT, 819 762-0971, extension 2222; Élisabeth Farinacci, Department of Communications and Public Affairs, TÉLUQ University, 1 800 665-4333, extension 5324; Josée Beaulieu, Department of Communications and Alumni Relations, UQTR, 819 376-5011, extension 2555; Marie-France Audet, Communications and Public Relations Department, UQAC, 418 545-5011, extension 2274; Gilles Mailloux, Communications and Recruitment Department, UQO, 819 595-3842, extension 3842

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