Qualified candidates can apply to Charles Sturt University for inclusion of this AQ as a prior learning credit towards the Master of International Education (School Leadership) or Master of Education degree.


This course includes the statutes that inform education in Ontario from the federal level to the board and school levels with an emphasis on

  • laws
  • regulations
  • policies and
  • a principal's accountability.

It uses a case-study approach and is supported by a variety of resources including

  • case law reviews
  • expert presenters
  • our Protective Services resources and
  • external legal websites.  

A minimum of 100 hours of instructional contact time is included via face-to-face sessions, web chats and other work engaging the candidate with the instructor and one another.

Members of the Ontario College of Teachers in good standing can take this course.

Module Information

This course consists of four learning modules

Module 1 - Legal Contexts

  • How Does an Idea Become a Law?
  • From Paper to Practice: Education law in Ontario
  • The Law and Politics
  • Legal Concepts
  • The Education Act and Regulations: Who does what?
  • Examining Regulation 298 – How important are the details?
  • Ensuring Procedural Fairness

Module 2 - Management of Schools

  • Employment Law
  • Collective Agreements / Terms and Conditions
  • Regulating the Profession: What is the public interest?
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Behaviour and Performance: Understanding the difference

Module 3 - Rights of Students and Employees

  • Equality versus Equity
  • The Ontario Human Rights Code
  • Child Protection
  • Safeguarding against Injury
  • Privacy and Information Management

Module 4 - Safety and Health

  • Safe Schools
  • Health and Safety
  • Disability and Wellness
  • Workplace Violence and Harassment
  • Educational Law – The complexity
  • Understanding Legal Liability 


Course Fee

$850.00 covers all four modules and includes a $50 non-refundable registration fee.

Upcoming Sessions


Module 1 (face-to-face)

July 8 - 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

July 9 - 8:30 am - 1:00 pm


Module 2 (face-to-face)

July 10 - 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

July 11 - 8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Module 3 (online)

July 12 - August 2


Module 4 (online)

August 2 - August 30


Module 1 and 2 Location

Upper Grand District School Board Head Office

500 Victoria Road North

Guelph, Ontario N1E 6K2


Registration Deadline

June 21



Refund Policy

A full refund is available 2 weeks before the start date, less the $50 non-refundable registration fee.

A $250.00 refund is available 1 week before the start date.

There is no refund for cancellations after the start date.