What is the Alberta Education Leadership Quality Standard?
The Alberta Education Leadership Quality Standard (LQS) governs leadership certification and aims to help individuals entering leadership roles in education have a common level of preparation. Individuals who aspire to be a school principal in Alberta require leadership certification. The standard is applicable in Alberta public, francophone, charter, and funded accredited private school authorities.
Alberta Education Professional Practice Standards Overview
Does the University of Lethbridge offer programs that meet Leadership Quality Standard (LQS) certification requirements?
The Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge is pleased to have two approved pathways leading to Alberta Education Leadership Quality Standard certification:
Master of Education (Educational Leadership)
Students successfully completing the M.Ed. (Educational Leadership) program will meet the Leadership Quality Standard certification requirement. For program information, refer to the program page.
Leadership Quality Standard Two-course Package
The University of Lethbridge has been approved by Alberta Education to deliver a two-course package that meets the Leadership Quality Standard certification requirement. These graduate-level courses are offered sequentially and are intended to be taken as a package. Information can be found on the Faculty of Education webpage.
Note: Individuals must hold an Alberta permanent teaching certificate.
Where can I get further information on LQS?
Additional information is available in the Alberta Education Leadership Quality Standard document.