Principal's Qualification Program

Offered through the Faculty of Education at York University, the CIS Ontario supported Independent School Focus PQP courses are designed to prepare and support leadership candidates for the complexity of the most senior administrative roles in independent schools. They are the first Independent School focused PQP courses accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers.

2022 PQP Spring Sessions – Parts 1 and 2 with an Independent School Focus

York University, in partnership with CIS Ontario, is offering the Part 1 and Part 2 Principal's Qualification Program course with an Independent School focus (ISF) online from April 12 - June 17, 2022.

The Principal's Qualification Program, Part 1 - Independent School Focus is designed to prepare and support leadership candidates for the complexity of the most senior administrative roles in Independent Schools. While exploring similar concepts as the regular stream PQP, such as legislation, leadership frameworks, and improvement planning, the PQP ISF will also assist with succession leadership planning for Ontario independent schools and inquire into the roles of admissions, marketing, strategic planning and other independent school focussed concepts. This course is fully online and includes mandatory weekday synchronous sessions with real-time group interaction set by the instructor Rick Kunc
REGISTER for Part 1 HERE.

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. This course is fully online and includes mandatory weekday synchronous sessions with real-time group interaction set by the instructor Ian Watt
REGISTER for Part 2 HERE.

PQP ISF Course Overview

While exploring similar concepts as the regular stream PQP, such as legislation, leadership frameworks, and improvement planning, the PQP ISF will also assist with succession leadership planning for Ontario independent schools and inquire into the roles of admissions, marketing, strategic planning and other independent school focussed concepts. See complete program overview

Eligibility Requirements
The prerequisites and requirements to be eligible to take the PQP are set by the regulations that govern the Ontario College of Teachers. Click here to review them.

If you need an additional basic qualification in one of the four divisions, click here to learn about the York University AQ offerings.

Online Learning and Course Expectations
Due to COVID-19, the course work will be in a fully online format with a combination of both synchronous video and asynchronous online learning sessions. 

Each of the Part 1 and 2 courses consist of 100 hours of interactive coursework and 25 hours of independent learning. Regular and relevant candidate participation is a requirement. It is also a prerequisite of the Part 2 course that you complete the Part 1 course first. All assignment deadlines will be communicated by the Instructor.

CONTACT

John Pascuzzo
PQP Coordinator
Professional Learning, Faculty of Education, York U
416-736-5253
jpascuzz@yorku.ca

For additional information, please contact:
 
Sheri Little
Executive Assistant/ Event Manager
slittle@cisontario.ca
647-330-8622

Offered in collaboration with York University's Faculty of Education, this program is suited for for current and aspiring leaders.