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Coquitlam Teachers’ Association (CTA) was incorporated as a society under the Societies Act on May 23, 1973. Since that time the membership has grown steadily to more than 2300 teachers; making the CTA the third largest BCTF local in the province. The history of the organization illustrates its effectiveness in working for the rights of teachers and students in promoting public education.

Teacher Qualification Service Changes


TQS Policy 5.5 has been amended to read:  

A completed thesis in an acceptable graduate degree will be worth 12 semester credits except where a university has awarded more than 12 semester credits in which case the TQS will defer to the credits awarded by the university.

This change in policy could affect an applicant who was required to top up the credits for an acceptable graduate degree that contained
a thesis.  This change could also affect an applicant who completed an acceptable graduate degree where upon applying 12 semester
credits for their thesis, their program contained 60 semester credits or more.

TQS Policy 5.15 has been amended to read

The program has a capstone.  It is mandatory that the university identify the capstone as such and that it is required as part of the
regular program or included as part of the program before graduation.  Capstones must be documented on an official transcript or
confirmed in a letter from the university.

The TQS will no longer scrutinize the type of capstone acceptable in a graduate degree.  This change in policy could affect any
applicants currently in category five plus (5+), who completed a graduate degree that contained a capstone but did not contain an
initial teacher education program.  This change in policy could also affect the upgrading requirements of any applicant in category
five or lower who holds a graduate degree that contained a capstone but did not contain an initial teacher education program.

If your file fits either situation above you are encouraged to apply to the TQS (www.tqs.bc.ca).
Questions?? Please call TQS directly at 604-736-5484

2017-2018 Executive Committee

President:                                   Ken Christensen    [CTA Office]

1st Vice-President:                   Amanda Long        [CTA Office]

2nd Vice-President:                 Kara Obojski         [CTA Office]

Local Reps to the BCTF:         Diether Malakoff    [Centennial Secondary]

                                                     Amanda Roberts   [Port Moody Secondary]

Members-at-Large:                 Meggan Crawford [Suwa’lkh]

                                                     Jacqueline Favelle [Mountain View Elementary]

                                                     Haymen Leong      [Riverside Secondary]

                                                     Melanie Mattson    [Centennial Secondary]

                                                     Christine Wong     [Continuing Ed]

Committee Chairs for 2017-2018

PD Chair: (0.4 FTE release)                                  Holly Stibbs               [CTA/Meadowbrook]

Labour Relations Office: (1.0 FTE release)       Andy Gilligan        [CTA Office]

Multiculturalism & Anti-Racism Chair:          Susan Barnes        [Kwayhquitlum Middle]

TTOC Co-Chairs:                                                   Geoffrey Kehrig     [TTOC]

                                                                                   Kristina Sunjic      [TTOC]

Adult Ed Chair:                                                      Karen Jogha          [Continuing Ed]

Social Justice Committee                                    Karen Learmonth  [Gleneagle Secondary]

LSA Council                                                          Meggan Crawford  [Suwa’lkh]