Alberta Superintendent Certification

Alberta Education's Superintendent Quality Standard (SLQS) applies to all public, separate, francophone, and charter school authorities. The SLQS governs leadership certification and aims to help individuals entering system leadership roles in education to have a common level of preparation.

The SLQS includes the following seven competencies:

  1. Building Effective Relationships
  2. Modeling a Commitment to Professional Learning
  3. Visionary Leadership
  4. Leading Learning
  5. Ensuring First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Education for All Students
  6. School Authority Operations and Resources
  7. Supporting Effective Governance

For more information on principal certification, please review Alberta Education's Professional Practice Standards.

Superintendent Certification

Completion of the following course meets the academic requirement for superintendent certification in Alberta:

EDU 523 System Leadership: Theory and Practice

Prerequisite: EDU 521 or an Alberta Principal Certificate

This research-based course enables the development of competencies that executives must demonstrate in their professional practice when leading large educational systems. The course extends on concepts and principles pertinent to all levels of educational system leadership. (Tuition $1400 + non-instructional fees)

Admissions

This course can be taken as an open studies student, as an elective in a graduate program (in consultation with your program advisor), or as an approved elective in the Graduate Certificate in School Leadership. To optimize your learning experience, we recommend that you have a minimum of two years of teaching experience.

If you are interested in this course, please contact pluinfo@ualberta.ca

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