Principal's Qualification Program Part 2

The OISE/UT Principal's Qualifications Program links candidates to current research, research analyses, best practices for meaningful school improvement, and creates Ontario-wide collegial networks for the future.

In PQP Part 2, the focus shifts to Leadership and Change, again based on the core topics provided by the Ontario College of Teachers. In addition to the successful completion of Part One, a practicum, which is a 60-hour leadership and educational experience, is required by the Ontario College of Teachers to be completed by the end of the program in order for candidates to have successfully completed all requirement for Principals' Qualification Program Part 2.

What You'll Learn

PQP Part 2 Course Content and Session Outline

Module A

Leadership Domain A. Setting Directions:

The principal builds a shared vision, fosters the acceptance of group goals and sets and communicates high performance expectations.

Program expectations: Candidates will be able to initiate, facilitate and manage change, and operate successfully in a dynamic environment that is characterized by increasing complexity

Module B

Leadership Domain: Building Relationships and Developing People

The principal strives to foster genuine trusting relationships with students, staff, families and communities, guided by a sense of mutual respect.  The principal affirms and empowers others to work in the best interests of all students.

Program expectations: build and sustain learning communities that support diversity and promote excellence, accountability, anti-racism, equity, partnerships and innovation; liaise with educational stakeholders concerning all aspects of provincial and district school board issues and initiatives.

Module C

Leadership Domain: Leading the Instructional Program

The principal sets high expectations for learning outcomes and monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of instruction.  The principal manages the school effectively to promote learning

Program expectations: align, develop and monitor programs, structures, processes, resources and staff to support student achievement.

Module D

Leadership Domain D. Securing Accountability

The principal is responsible for creating conditions for student success and is accountable to students, parents, the community, supervisors and to the board for ensuring that students benefit from a high quality education.  The principal is specifically accountable for the goals set out in the school improvement plan.

Program expectations: demonstrate accountability for the achievement of all students and promote student success and life long learning in partnership with staff, parents and the community.

Module E

Leadership Domain: Developing the Organization

The principal builds collaborative cultures, structures the organization for success, and connects the school to its wider environment.

Program expectations: understand and apply education and student-related legislation in Ontario and district school board policies that have an impact on the school, students, staff and community; manage and direct the human, material, capital and technological resources for efficient and effective schools.


The Leadership Practicum must be completed and approved within 2 years from the end of the course in order for PQP Part 2 to be recommended to the OCT.

Please note: Effective January 2011, OISE MEd students in the Educational Leadership & Policy program who have successfully completed their PQP programs from OISE may use these as electives LHA1060 and/or LHA1061. Students wishing to pursue this optional route to fulfill one of the program requirements will be required to obtain the approval of Dr. Scott Davies, Program Coordinator for Educational Leadership & Policy. Admission into the Principal Qualification Program is separate from the graduate program and is contingent upon the approval of to the Director, Continuing Education unit. For more information about the Educational Leadership & Policy program, formerly Educational Administration program, please refer to the OISE Bulletin.


A current Ontario College of Teachers' Certificate of Qualification showing successful completion of Part 1 of the PQP.









Course can be applied towards

Principal's Qualification Program

Full Course Details

Section Title:

Principal's Qualification Program Part 2

Enrolment Session:

2024 Winter



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Lisa Jeremic


18 Jan 2024 to 30 Mar 2024

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Deadline to register: January 11, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. EST - late registration beyond this deadline may be available if space permits.

Online - Synchronous & Asynchronous

This session will run for 10 weeks (March Break excluded). Your learning will take the form of in-depth online discussions as well as group and individual assignments. Learners will be expected to engage in approximately 12 hours of learning per week for a total of 125 hours:

  • 60 hours online synchronous learning (video conferencing & activities) - click "View Details" next to 'Schedule & Location' to view the meeting schedule
  • 40 hours online asynchronous learning (readings, activities, discussion boards)
  • 25 hours assignments and independent study

Once registered, please visit the Learner Portal to submit your course application and any related documents by the registration deadline (we recommend doing so from a computer for the best user experience)

Requests for withdrawal received by the registration deadline will receive a refund. Requests made after this date will only be considered for extenuating circumstances and require further review and documentation. You can find our withdrawal, refund and transfer policy under Resources » OISE CPL Registration Policies

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