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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Principal's Qualification Program, Part 1

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Course Schedule
Session Dates Deadline Status
Summer 2021 Jun 28, 2021 - Aug 13, 2021 Jun 18, 2021 Open
*Registration will remain open until 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the posted registration deadline date.
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Course Description

  • CONT755
  • CAN 900.00
  • 125 hours
  • EN
  • Online

What are the hallmarks of a leader whose legacy is one of innovation, transformation and inclusion? How do influential leaders collaborate with others to create a just society? Principals play a critical role in leading activities that change lives. Principals cultivate school cultures that have a vision of purpose and possibility, by inspiring and motivating stakeholders. Your work as a school leader is key to making a difference in the lives of your students.

The Principal’s Qualification Program, Part 1, is designed for experienced teachers interested in the next step of their leadership journey. Through a lens of collaboration, inquiry and research, you’ll be immersed in the core leadership capacities that develop the foundational knowledge and skills needed for innovative and systemic thinking. In this engaging and supportive course, you will advance your administrative leadership capacity by:

  • discerning your values that guide you as a leader and build a shared vision
  • developing strong relationships with stakeholders to foster a climate of equity, diversity and excellence
  • investigating the legislation and evaluating frameworks to promote informed professional judgement
  • integrating research insights and practical strategies to nurture collective efficacy and action
  • aligning resources with priorities to maximize operational efficiency
  • creating professional learning networks through collaboration and roundtable discussions

At the end of this course, you’ll design a leadership practicum proposal based on your pedagogical inquiry, integrate your learning with the Ontario Leadership Framework's domains, and demonstrate your capacity as a critically reflective leader.

Asynchronous Learning

  • 100 hours of self-directed learning (with an additional 1 hour for progress updates), including the independent work on assignments and culminating tasks, independent study, research, journal entries and ePortfolio submissions.

Collaboration

  • 6 hours of synchronous learning (live webinars)
  • 8 hours in collaborative tasks with peers
  • 10 hours responding to discussion posts
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Requirements

Application Requirements

o   OCT certification

o   Five years teaching experience (Supervisory Officer Signature Form)

o   Qualifications in three divisions including Intermediate and

o   ONE of the following: 

  • Master's degree

OR

  • Two specialists

OR

  • One specialist and half a master’s degree
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Materials

Course Materials

This course has no required resources.
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Accommodations

Accommodations

Applicants who require accommodations for a specific learning need (e.g., learning disability) within their AQ/ABQ course, should click here for further information and support.

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