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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Principal's Qualification Program, Part 2

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Course Schedule
Session Dates Deadline Status
Fall 2021 Sep 27, 2021 - Dec 03, 2021 Sep 10, 2021 Open
Winter 2022 Jan 24, 2022 - Apr 08, 2022 Jan 14, 2022 Open
*Registration will remain open until 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the posted registration deadline date.
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Course Description

  • CONT756
  • CAN 900.00
  • 125 hours
  • EN
  • Online

Innovative leaders are defined by their core values, action-oriented vision, and ability to discern conditions that motivate and sustain progressive growth. In a world of complex circumstances and unpredictable change, school leaders must be equipped with the necessary competencies to successfully develop a dynamic team and fulfill the school’s mission. Principals must be integrative system thinkers who lean into uncertainty by trusting in values, challenging the status quo and transforming school culture by galvanizing stakeholders into strategic action. Your role as a school leader is central to the development of an equitable and inclusive organization. It promotes the success of every person in your sphere of influence.

The Principal’s Qualification Program, Part 2, prepares you for successful school leadership by putting your potential into practice. Throughout this collaborative and inquiry-based course, you’ll build your professional network through roundtable discussions and further your capacity by:

  • critically investigating catalysts for impactful change and sustainable school improvement focused on purpose and continuous growth
  • fostering a climate of shared leadership and culturally responsive and relevant pedagogy
  • strengthening relationships to cultivate coherence through authentic dialogue and collaborative organizational accountability
  • investigating innovative strategies that empower individuals and teams to take intellectual risks for deep learning
  • consolidating research, legislation and practice to anticipate challenges, analyze procedures and proactively establish supports for efficient school operations through ethical decision-making

Your course culminating leadership practicum is a 60-hour leadership experience that applies the knowledge and skills learned throughout this course to a practical theory of action that is research-based and founded on your professional inquiry.

The 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 

The 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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Application Requirements

  • Completion of PQP Part 1 in an acceptable documentation issued by the OCT certification


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Course Materials

This course has no required resources.
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