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Principal's Qualification Program, Part 2

Course Code: PW21PQP21

The PQP course components are designed using the five domains of the School–Level Leadership Framework (Ontario Institute for Educational Leadership [IEL], 2013) along with the Personal Leadership Resources (PLRs) that influence the effectiveness with which leadership practices are enacted. The course is based upon The Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession, The Ethical Standards for the Teaching Profession, The Professional Learning Framework for the Teaching Profession and the current Ontario College of Teachers Principal Qualification Guideline, 2017.

The topics explored within each of the components are current, research-based and directly applicable to the complex role of the school leader. At York University, an emphasis is placed on leading-edge thinking and learning contexts that promote diversity, focus on equity and exemplify critical pedagogy, innovation, and action research. The importance of the everyday work of the educational leader is stressed as relational and collaborative. This course promotes interrelationships between ethical practices, professional knowledge, skills, values and ongoing professional learning in creating and sustaining democratic school cultures toward the enhancement of student learning, well-being, and achievement. This course meets the professional needs of Ontario's educational leaders by fostering a learning culture in which leaders collaboratively build their skills and knowledge, drawing on the expertise of others and sharing their experiences to grow as leaders. Participants are immersed in the ethical realities of school administration and given the knowledge, skills, and strategies needed in their new roles.

For more information on the Part 2 program elements, see the PQP Part 2 Course Outline & Topics.


For a comprehensive list of program requirements and how to qualify, see the Eligibility Requirements.

Documents Required

  • Proof of successful completion of the Practicum. In the case of those who took Part 1 at York we will have confirmation of completion of the practicum at York
  • If PQP Part 1 does not yet appear on the Public Register, submit an appropriately completed and signed Conditional Admission to PQP Part 2 Course form. Please go to the OCT web site at www.oct.ca to obtain a form.

PLEASE NOTE: The Conditional Admission form can only be signed by the Faculty Registrar when the prerequisite course has been completed and results are available. OCT legislation prohibits us from accepting grade reports, letters of completion, etc., in lieu of the Conditional Admission form.

Session Dates
Start Date: Jan 19, 2021
End Date: Apr 01, 2021
Online: January 19, 2021 - April 1, 2021. (excluding March break)

This 125 hour course consists of 100 hours of interactive coursework and 25 hours of independent learning. Regular and relevant candidate participation is a requirement. Expect to be online at least every second day for Fall, Winter and Spring courses; and every weekday during a Summer course to complete assignments and collaborate in discussion forums. All deadlines will be communicated by the Instructor.


Bergen, Kristin M.