Earn Your Leadership Certification

Be YOUR school’s transformative leader 

Build your personal leadership portfolio with Ambrose’s new professional standards certificate program

Earn your Leadership Certification for Alberta’s new Professional Standards

Take your passion for education and embark on your personal leadership journey.

Comprised of two noncredit courses, the Certificate program is your opportunity to get real, get informed about yourself, get going as a school leader — and get the accreditation required to become a Principal in Alberta.

Advance your knowledge and skills to make a positive difference in the lives of students. Forge personal and professional connections that will enrich your personal and professional life. Benefit from Ambrose University’s expertise in preparing passionate educators through a program intentionally designed to give you:

  • the flexibility to choose how and when to complete the program’s two courses, in the way that works best for you
  • courses that can be completed simultaneously or in sequence
  • blended face-to-face and online delivery methods

Inspire. Mentor. Coach. Follow your path to leadership

ELQS 001

Becoming a Transformative Leader
Begin to develop your personal vision of leadership through guided inquiry, case  studies and journalling. Reflect and question  our personal beliefs about leadership through a focus on research and best practices about transformative leadership, interwoven with personal reflection and narrative.

The full certificate program comprises 78 hours.

ELQS 002

Being a Transformative Principal
Consolidate theory, your personal beliefs and contextual knowledge by focusing on instructional leadership, managing school operations, vision building and fostering effective relationships for a flourishing school culture. You will curate a personal leadership portfolio that showcases your ongoing growth as a leader.

Each course costs $650 (tax deductible).

Choose your preferred study path

Flexible course scheduling enables you to learn how and when it’s most convenient for you.

In light of the current COVID19 Outbreak, Spring and Summer Classes are offered online only.

Blended courses combine self-paced online learning with one on-campus class (the first class for ELQS 001; the last class for ELQS 002) over four months.

You can “mix and match” the delivery methods to suit your time, availability and learning preferences.

2020-2021 Course Schedule

ELQS 001

Sept 19 – Dec 5, 2020
(Synchronous/Zoom  Sept 19)

April 17 - May 21, 2021
Synchronous Introduction April 17, 2021 at 9:00-10:30)

Sept 18 - Dec 3, 2021

ELQS 002

Jan 16 - Apr 17, 2021
Blended online/on campus
(on campus April 17)

May 24 - June 26, 2021

Jan 21 - Apr 1, 2022

Professional Standards Cerficicate

Courses will be offered every year following this schedule; specific dates will be announced annually

For more information

Dr. Sherry Martens
Associate Dean of Education
(403) 410-2000 ext. 6919