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Principal’s Qualification Program, Part 1

Program Description

This Principal Qualifications Program (PQP) explores with candidates one of the most critical roles in our educational system. The program is designed to support candidates as critically reflective educational leaders who function effectively in dynamic, diverse, and complex contexts characterized by rapidly changing circumstances. The program components are rooted in the five leadership domains identified in School-Level Leadership found within the Ontario Leadership Framework. Candidates will identify and respond to systemic barriers and be empowered to advocate for and honour the diversity of voice and perspective as they engage with educational leadership practices and experiences. 

Admission Requirements

PQP Pt 1 is open to teachers who are OCT members of good standing, have an undergraduate university degree, have qualifications in three (3) divisions, one of which must be the intermediate division, five (5) years of successful teaching experience certified by a Supervisory Officer, and have one of the following: a) a Master's Degree or a doctorate or successful completion of at least 30 graduate post-secondary credits or their equivalent or b) two specialist qualifications or two honour specialists or a combination or c) 1/2 Masters Degree and one specialist qualification one honour specialist qualification.

Candidates must be qualified for admission according to Regulation 184-97 of the Ontario College of Teachers Act.

Certification will be recommended to the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) for those candidates who successfully complete the course, who hold membership with OCT, and who hold a valid or interim Certificate of Qualification/letter of Eligibility.

Registered with the Ontario College of Teachers

Teaching Experience Form must be submitted with application.

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Program Fee: $950 (includes a $50 non-refundable admin fee)

Application Fee: $30

Six Nations Polytechnic accepts the following options for program and application fee payments: Credit (Visa, Mastercard), e-Transfer

Withdrawal/Refund Schedule

End of the first week of class: 100% (minus $50 admin fee)

End of the second week of class: 75% refund (minus $50 admin fee)

End of the third week of class: 50% refund (minus $50 admin fee)

End of the fourth week of class: 25% refund (minus $50 admin fee)

After the fifth week of class: 0% refund

 Last day to withdraw without academic penalty: After the 8th week of class


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Accrediting Institution
Ontario College of Teachers & Six Nations Polytechnic
Program Length
12 Weeks
Next Program Intake
May 2025
Credential Type
Six Nations Polytechnic Certificate of Completion

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