Principal's Qualification

Principal’s Qualification Program

Principal’s Qualification Program

The Principal’s Qualification Program (PQP) is an engaging, stimulating program designed to inspire future principals to lead and manage efficiently in contexts characterized by change and complexity.You'll be introduced to current research, research analyses, best practices for meaningful school improvement, and create Ontario-wide collegial networks for the future.

Based on the core topics set by the Ontario College of Teachers, Part One focuses on Leadership and School Operations, while Part Two shifts focus to Leadership and Change. Each part comprises six modules in a collaborative, supportive online environment, led by outstanding, practicing school principals who demonstrate the practical application of leading educational research in Ontario schools.

The program is open to teachers with five years teaching experience, qualifications in three divisions including Intermediate and a master’s degree or two specialists or one specialist and half a master’s degree.

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What You’ll Learn

Building on thinking from such world-renowned educators as Michael Fullan, Ken Leithwood and Lorna Earl you'll explore the interpersonal and intrapersonal dimensions of school leadership.

You’ll participate in plenary sessions with eminent educators and researchers, problem-based learning, simulations, case studies, and benefit from mentoring with practicing principals. To successfully complete Part 1, you’ll develop and receive approval for a 60 hour practicum project which must be completed before the end of the Principals Qualification Program Part 2.

With focus on Leadership and Change, in Part 2, you’ll continue exploring current research, research analyses and best practices for meaningful school improvement with your cohort. In addition to your successful completion of Part 1, you’ll complete a 60-hour leadership and educational practicum project required by the Ontario College of Teachers in order to successfully complete all requirements for the Principal’s Qualification program.

Program Overview

The Leadership Practicum must be approved within 2 months from the end of the PQP Part 1 course and completed within 2 years from the end of the PQP Part 2 course in order for to be recommended to the OCT for successful completion.

Program Length

6-months (3 months for each Part)

Format

Online

Class Size

Under 30 Learners

Course Duration

125 Hours

Effort

Varies

Total Investment

$950 per Course

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The OISE/UT Principals Qualification Program provides learners with practical knowledge and information to lead in Ontario schools, and embodies the thinking of such world-renowned educators as Michael Fullan, Ken Leithwood and Lorna Earl. Outstanding practicing Principals, who demonstrate the practical application of leading edge educational research to leadership in today's Ontario schools, teach the program. The format for this engaging and challenging program includes an online portion, plenary sessions with eminent educators and researchers, problem-based learning, simulations, case studies, mentoring with practicing principals, and an examination of the interpersonal and intrapersonal dimensions of school leadership. The program is based on the core topics set by the College of Teachers, with Part One focusing on Leadership and School Operations, while the focus shifts in Part Two to Leadership and Change. Each part is comprised of six (6) modules and the first module of both Part One and Two is online, while the remaining five (5) are in class. Part of successfully completing Principals Qualification Program Part 1 requires learners to develop and receive approval for a 60 hours practicum project which must be completed before the end of the Principals Qualification Program Part 2.

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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.

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Who Should Enroll in this Program

Teachers with five years teaching experience, qualifications in three divisions including Intermediate and a master's degree or two specialists or one specialist and half a master's degree.

Most Commonly Related Occupations

Ontario Teachers

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