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Principal's Qualification Program, Part 2 (Independent School Focus)

Course Code: PW23PIS21

Availability: Enrolment is closed

The Principal's Qualification Program, Part 2 - Independent School Focus provides candidates with an in-depth and critical understanding of the core concepts rooted in the five leadership domains of the Ontario Leadership Framework, insights and practical measures for managing and leading the 21st century independent school, and resources for the ongoing development of their potential as educational leaders.

Practicum Information

Although not a prerequisite for the Part 2 course, successful completion of the PQP Practicum Project is required before being recommended for Part 2. York's Part 2 course does not incorporate the completion of the Practicum Project as part of the course content. Proof of successful completion of a Practicum Project can be submitted anytime during or following the end of the course. Part 2 Instructional Leaders do not assess any completed practicum projects.

For more information on the Part 2 (Independent School Focus) program elements, see the PQP Part 2 (Independent School Focus) Course Outline & Topics.


Successful completion of either PQP-ISF Part 1 or PQP Part 1

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

Documents Required

  • 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 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 17, 2023
End Date: Mar 31, 2023
Mandatory synchronous sessions: January 17, 2023 - March 31, 2022.(excluding March break) Every Tuesday Be available between 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm. Meeting times and duration of the sessions are set by the instructor. 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. In addition to the synchronous sessions, expect to be online at least every second day for Winter courses to complete assignments and collaborate in discussion forums. All deadlines will be communicated by the Instructor.

Format / Location
Virtual Blended

Watt, Ian Richard


Availability: Enrolment is closed

Course listings are accurate as of Jan. 20 08:00 AM.