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Professional Development for Credit and Graduate Certificates in Educational Leadership

Under the auspices of The Department of Integrated Studies in Education, the Director of LCII is also Director of the Graduate Certificates in Educational Leadership Programs.

These Certificate programs were developed to respond to the demands of:

  • educational leaders who already have a masters degree but want to update their credentials;
  • teachers aspiring to become educational leaders; and
  • a Québec Ministry of Education directive that requires all new administrators to complete at least six credits in leadership before taking on an administrative position, and a total of 30 within five years of accepting a position.

The Graduate Certificates in Educational Leadership: consist of two 15-credit programs that provide practitioners from a variety of fields with development in the theory and practice of leadership. Both certificates can provide advanced standing in the Master of Arts program in Educational Leadership.

Admission: New students are admitted into the Graduate Certificate programs in both the Fall and Winter terms.

Admission Deadlines:

  • February 1 for Fall admission
  • October 1 for Winter admission

Application and Admission Procedures: prospective students should consult the Department of Integrated Studies's Graduate Programs information.

Timetable and Course Registration: All students must use Minerva to check course schedules, complete their registration, and manage their personal information (including fees).

Non-Credit Professional Development
and the Distinguished Educators Seminar Series

The sponsorship of seminars for professional educators has a long history at LCII (formerly CEL). The Distinguished Educators Seminar Series helped to consolidate the role of LCII as a key player in professional development in leadership.

From 1986-1998 these seminars attracted participants from all over North America and Europe. In 2002, the Seminar Series was reformulated and reintroduced after a four-year absence.

The Seminar Series seeks to:

  • provide all stakeholders in today’s schools with a common language for dialogue on improving schools and schooling;
  • build knowledge, strategies and basic skills to link theory to practice;
  • offer a condensed overview of the books and articles that educators wish they had time to read;
  • inspire educators to follow emerging research-based knowledge to continually improve their practice; and
  • create a community of learners that includes teachers, principals, school board personnel, trustees, non-teaching professionals and parents.

For more descriptions of the 2012/2013 seminars and information about rates and registration please visit the Distinguished Educators Seminar webpage.