Academic Calendar 2017/2018 - Principal's Qualification Practicum Independent Study

EDUC 4005  Principal's Qualification Practicum Independent Study


EDUC 4000 - Must register for practicum at same time as for PQP, Part I.






During this independent study course candidates develop their skills and knowledge related to the principalship through experiential learning, research, and reflection. Participating as a member of the school administration team, the candidate initiates action to address crucial educational issues affecting children and teachers in the school setting. The practicum is an integral part of the Principal's Qualification Program and the requirements compliment the guidelines of the Ontario College of Teachers. It is researched and planned while the candidate is enrolled in the Part I course. Implementation, analysis, reporting, and evaluation must be completed before candidates can enroll in Part II. In addition to the research, planning, analysis, and reporting activities, the practicum must involve at least 60 hours of experiential learning for the candidate. Each candidate is assigned an advisor from the Part I instructional staff and also works with a mentor who is usually a practising principal from the candidate's school system. The candidate must complete the planning process, implement the practicum, keep an implementation log and reflective journal, and then produce a written report of between 2000 and 2500 words on the practicum experience. The mentor and advisor consult regularly with the candidate during the practicum and evaluate the log, reflective journal, and written report. Both the mentor and advisor must declare the work to be at Level 3 or 4 on the evaluation rubric for successful completion of the course.

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