The International School Leadership Certificate represents the culmination of many years of experience in providing professional development in Ontario and around the world. It builds on the strengths of the Ontario certification program, our international work to date, and our vision for the future. Although International School Leadership promotes the complete offering, we recognize that individuals and jurisdictions may wish to participate in single or multiple modules.
The International School Leadership Certificate Program offers the ability to earn Master’s credits in the process of completing the certification.
Program Structure and Certificate Requirements
The certificate program is designed to provide a comprehensive set of modules leading to the acquisition of the International School Leadership Certificate. In addition, certification is awarded at three levels of achievement, depending upon the number of completed modules.
Certificate Level 1
Module 1: Principal Leadership for School Improvement
Module 2: Characteristics of Effective Schools and Systems
Module 3: Building Relationships and Developing People
Module 4: Setting Goals and Expectations Using Data Informed Decision Making
Module 5: Leading Improvement in Classroom Instruction: Meeting the Needs of All Learners
Module 6: Instructional Leadership Project Proposal Development: The Application of Theory to Practice
Certificate Level 2:1
Module 7: Planning, Executing, and Monitoring School Improvement
Module 8: Resource Management for Improved Student Learning
Module 9: Personal Qualities, Competencies, and Problem Solving
Module 10: Mentoring and Coaching
Module 11: Parent and Community Engagement
Module 12: Instructional Leadership Project Completion: General reporting requirements
Certificate Level 2:2
Modules 7 to 11
Module 13: Instructional Leadership Project Completion: Master’s recognition requirements
Certificate Level 3
Module 14: Becoming a Facilitator for the International School Leadership Program
Hours of Instruction
All Modules are 15 to 20 hours of instruction, except for the following: Module 6: 10 hours; Module 12: 50 hours; Module 13: 20 hours.