Course Description

School Leadership Quality Standard

In this 80-hour course, principals and other school leaders, and potential school leaders, will explore the nine competencies and indicators set out by Alberta Education as required expectations to meet the Leadership Quality Standard.

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Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Examine their individual self-assessment for readiness to embark on an educational leadership journey
  • Reflect on leadership strategies that foster positive working relationships with school and local communities
  • Create a plan for engaging in professional learning that continuously improves leadership, teaching, and learning
  • Develop leadership capacity opportunities for members of the school community
  • Plan a shared vision of student success, engagement, learning and well-being within the school community
  • Recommend an approach for ensuring every student has access to quality teaching and learning experiences
  • Analyze practical tools that promote evidence-informed teaching and learning
  • Strategize how to support Indigenous students and facilitate reconciliation in the classroom for the benefit of all students
  • Describe best practices for directing operations and managing resources
  • Explore the political, social, economic, legal and cultural contexts impacting schools in Alberta today


This program is intended for Alberta school leaders and principals.


Students must have a permanent professional teaching certificate.

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Oct 06, 2020 to Dec 14, 2020
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $1,399.00
Reading List / Textbook
All course materials are included in the online learning environment.
Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students who are unfamiliar with online learning are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online prior to enrolling in this course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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