Graduate Certificate in School Leadership

The Graduate Certificate in School Leadership (GCSL) provides you with opportunities to enhance your skills as an aspiring or current school leader.

The GCSL is a flexible, part-time that facilitates studying without taking a leave from your career. You will be engaged in authentic tasks and experiences directly linked to school leadership, including a job-embedded learning component in which you will visit, observe, and collaborate with a school leader or leadership team in a school setting of your choice. Courses are offered fully online, with some synchronous components. In this program, you can tailor your assignments based on your school context - public, Catholic, independent, charter, etc.

This certificate also enables you to apply for your principal certification - the academic requirement is met through these courses (EDU 520 and 521).

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  • Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.

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Ladder in to a Master's Degree

A Graduate Certificate in School Leadership provides students with up to 12 credits in advanced standing in the Master of Education in Educational Studies (MES) program. The certificate pathway to the MES will be available starting in Fall 2023 (pending sufficient enrolment).

Other Program Options

Alternatively, the GCSL can ladder into:

Note: Completion of a GCSL does not guarantee acceptance into any Master's program.

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