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King’s offers LQS certificate for aspiring principals

Mar 16, 2023

A new certificate is available through King’s Faculty of Education for working educators.

The Leadership Quality Standard certificate (LQS), recently approved by the Alberta Government, is designed for educators who wish to explore a call to leadership by moving into principal or vice-principal roles.

The LQS certificate is a government-mandated requirement for any teacher seeking an administrator position, and King’s is one of the few universities in central and northern Alberta to offer it from a faith-based perspective.

“This is an incredible opportunity to advance Christian education in our schools and education around the province,” says Dr. Kristopher Ooms, Vice President Academic and Research.

The two three-credit courses required for the certificate are available to take online, making it easier for working teachers to access the program.

Participants in the program will learn how to lead sustainably and according to how students and school personnel might flourish as individuals, as a community, in society, and in relation to the natural world.

“We see education as a professional vocation shaped by hope,” says Dr. Henry Algera, Dean of Education. “We aim to equip our students to serve by enabling school leaders to build their capacity and develop connections between faith and future leadership practices.”

The LQS certificate is designed primarily for teachers in Alberta, but all teachers are welcome. Applicants are required to have a B.Ed. and three years of teaching experience.

Please contact Johoanne Gonzales at for more information or apply today


On Mar 16, 2023, Abbass Hojeij said

Hello, I am interested in this program. I am a full time teacher with EPSB and an alumni from King's University. I graduated in 2015m I'd like to talk to someone from King's about this program. I have a few questions. Thank you. Abbass

On Mar 16, 2023, Dorothy Zulinski said

I would like to obtain more info about Leadership Quality standard certificate. Thank you

On Mar 17, 2023, Kathyann said

Hello I would like to obtain more info about Leadership Quality standard certificate. And it’s requirements. Thank you Kathyann

On Mar 17, 2023, Peter Adedigba said

I am an international teacher of Physics with many years experience. I need more information about the LQS and I'm interested in the program.

On Mar 17, 2023, Peter Adedigba said

I have BSc and Masters degree in Physics with more than 10 years teaching experience in handling students of age bracket 11-18 years. I need more information about the LQS program. Thank you Many Thanks Peter Adedigba

On Mar 19, 2023, Heidi said

I am interested and would more information!

On Apr 1, 2023, Peter Adedigba said

I have not received any update or feedback on my request from your University.

On Apr 4, 2023, Colin Ward said

I am very interested in more information about this program

On Apr 10, 2023, Andrea Korevaar said

I am also interested in learning more about this program. Thank you

On Apr 17, 2023, Candace Brertton said

I am interesting in the program and would like more information on the requirements, thank you.

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