Field-Led Course 7


Professional Perspectives
FLC 7: Instructional Leadership

Course Description

Participants in this course will have the opportunity to explore current research and practice in the area of instructional leadership and the integral role that principals and vice principals play in leading teaching and learning. This includes the way that school leaders maintain a consistent focus on student achievement and student success through the creation of a culture of collaborative inquiry.

The course content and processes are intended to help learning leaders continue developing the knowledge and skills related to effective teaching and learning to support the professional learning of teachers through instructional coaching.

Intended Outcomes

Throughout the course, the participants will be asked to reflect on and extend their knowledge of theory and practice in instructional leadership. Participants in this course will able to:

  • Describe key elements of instructional leadership;
  • Discuss the principal’s role in maintaining a consistent focus on student achievement and student success;
  • Review the relevant legal, contractual and professional rights and responsibilities related to instructional leadership;
  • Identify current challenges and promising practices in supporting the professional learning of teachers;
  • Explore strategies to support staff in their teaching and learning, such as adult learning principles, staff development processes and stages, professional growth plans and instructional coaching;
  • Articulate how new learning and skills will impact their practice; and
  • Participate meaningfully in a community of practice by connecting and sharing how prior experiences and new knowledge will strengthen their leadership knowledge and skills.





$ – (MTS Members)
$ – (Non-Members)

Audited Cost:

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$ – (Non-Members)

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Successful completion of all scheduled classes and demonstration of assignment criteria will meet the requirement for a 3-hour credit Field-led university course. When successfully completed, Field-led courses are accepted as external credit by Manitoba universities who offer post baccalaureate and Master of Education diplomas in educational administration.

Please note: In order to have the Field-led credit transferred to your program, you must be registered in a post baccalaureate or Master of Education program in educational administration at University of Manitoba, Université de Saint Boniface or Brandon University and obtain a Letter of Permission from that university prior to the start of the Field-led course.

See more information about on the School Leadership Certificate here

See Professional Perspectives FLC 7 Course Outline here