Course Listing: PQP

We offer the following courses related to PQP:

Details about each of these courses is below.


  • Principal's Qualification Program, Part 1

    The PQP course is designed using the five domains outlined in the School–Level Leadership Framework (Ontario Institute for Educational Leadership, 2013). The topics explored within each of those domains are current, research-based and directly applicable to the complex role of school leader. At York, emphasis is placed on leading with an equity lens, using critical reflection, and utilizing action research. The importance of the everyday work of the educational leader is stressed as relational and collaborative, always linked to communities of learners in their social context, both inside and outside of schools.

    For more information on the Part 1 program elements, see the PQP Part 1 Course Outline & Topics.

    Prerequisites

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

    Documents Required

    • Signed Supervisory Officer's Form verifying teaching experience
    • An appropriately completed and signed Conditional Admission to PQP Part 1 Course form for any recently completed prerequisite Additional Qualification/Additional Basic Qualification that does not yet appear on the Public Register. Please go to the OCT web site at www.oct.ca to obtain a form
    • For all candidates applying on the basis that you have completed the equivalent of one-half of a Master's degree AND hold one Specialist or Honour Specialist Additional Qualification, you must also arrange for an official transcript to be sent directly to the Professional Learning Office from the relevant post-secondary institution. Please arrange for an official transcript to be sent to the OCT at the same time.
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  • Principal's Qualification Program, Part 1 (Independent School Focus)

    A new, recently accredited version of the PQP, offered through the Faculty of Education at York University, provides a specific Independent School Focus and is designed to prepare and support leadership candidates for the complexity of the most senior administrative roles in Independent Schools. This is the first Independent School focused PQP that has been accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers and it is modeled after York University’s acclaimed PQP program. Through providing an outstanding program for qualified individuals, the program will also assist with succession leadership planning for Ontario independent schools.

    For more information on the Part 1 (Independent School Focus)program elements, see the PQP Part 1 (Independent School Focus) Course Outline & Topics.

    Prerequisites

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

    Documents Required

    • Signed Supervisory Officer's Form or Head of School verifying teaching experience
    • An appropriately completed and signed Conditional Admission to PQP Part 1 Course form for any recently completed prerequisite Additional Qualification/Additional Basic Qualification that does not yet appear on the Public Register. Please go to the OCT web site at www.oct.ca to obtain a form
    • For all candidates applying on the that you have completed the equivalent of one-half of a Master's degree AND hold one Specialist or Honour Specialist Additional Qualification, you must also arrange for an official transcript to be sent directly to the Professional Learning Office from the relevant post-secondary institution. Please arrange for an official transcript to be sent to the OCT at the same time
    Find out more about Principal's Qualification Program, Part 1 (Independent School Focus)...
  • Principal's Qualification Program, Part 2

    The PQP course is designed using the five domains outlined in the School–Level Leadership Framework (Ontario Institute for Educational Leadership, 2013). The topics explored within each of those domains are current, research-based and directly applicable to the complex role of school leader. At York, emphasis is placed on leading with an equity lens, using critical reflection, and utilizing action research. The importance of the everyday work of the educational leader is stressed as relational and collaborative, always linked to communities of learners in their social context, both inside and outside of schools.

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

    Prerequisites

    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.

    Find out more about Principal's Qualification Program, Part 2...