Our SEAQP offers you an opportunity to enhance your leadership skills and knowledge to support your work in leading Special Education. You will reflect on ways to improve your professional practice, as you transform the culture of your school to become more inclusive and ensure the success of all students. 

It includes a culminating reflective journal that focuses your learning on a challenge you have regarding special education in your school. Assignments are often job-embedded and can be adjusted to meet individual learning needs. Our program creates a community where learners discuss topics and share learning with one another.

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 degrees.

Our program is based on the Ontario College of Teachers' guidelines. It includes learning outcomes in the following areas

  • foundations and legislation
  • instructional leadership and leading change in special education
  • building an inclusive and equitable school culture
  • building relationships and developing people to support students with special needs
  • responding to conflict and challenges
  • assessing and evaluating with special education in mind and
  • developing the organization.

A minimum of 125 hours is included in our program.

Module Information

Program Fee

$880.00 (covers all five modules, includes $50 non-refundable registration fee). LKDSB will be providing subsidies for the program fee.

Admission Requirements

There are no admission requirements for the SEAQP. However, the content is intended for school administrators and is delivered from a leadership standpoint. It is recommended that you have foundational knowledge in this topic area before registering for this program.

Session Schedule

Lambton Kent DSB 

The SEAQP consists of face-to-face learning as well as independent assignments.

The program begins November 2 and ends on February 22

Module 1 in-person dates: November 2, 9 and 16 

Module 2 in-person dates: December 2 and 3

Module 3 in-person dates: January 11 and 18

Module 4 in-person dates: January 27 and 28

Module 5 in-person dates: February 1 and 22

plus attendance at the SEAC meeting on February 16th. The meeting typically runs 90 minutes to 2 hours.

Module times: Wednesdays 4-7 p.m., Fridays 4-7 p.m. and Saturdays 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (30 min lunch)

Location: Sarnia Education Centre, 200 Wellington St., Sarnia, ON N7T 7L2

Registration Deadline: October 19

* All times are communicated in EDT or EST.



 Refund Policy

A full refund is available if you cancel up to two weeks before the start date, less a $50.00 non-refundable registration fee.

A $250.00 refund is available if you cancel one week before the start date.

There is no refund for cancellations after the start date.

A full refund applies when a session is cancelled due to low enrollment. 

 OPC's Professional Learning Goals and Principles
 OPC's Professional Learning Goals and Principles
 Interpretation Services Terms and Conditions
The Ontario Principals' Council® (OPC) is committed to accommodating the individual needs of our Members, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code.  Once a candidate has registered and paid the applicable registration fees for a program, the OPC will contract with an interpretation service of its choosing and will cover the fees and expenses related to interpretation services in accordance with its contract arrangements with the interpreter.  The candidate is welcome to provide a list of preferred interpreters for us to consider, but OPC retains the discretion to choose the provider of these services.

As the OPC is required to comply with the cancellation policy specific to each independent interpreter, it will communicate the cancellation policy to the program candidate in writing. A candidate seeking to cancel their participation in an OPC program must comply with the interpreter’s cancellation policy and be respectful of the associated timelines. Candidates will be held responsible for cancellation fees applied as a result of missing timelines for cancellation.

OPC’s standard refund policy will also apply to all cancellations. 

Program deadlines are firm


It is a priority for us to develop, provide and support a variety of relevant, accessible and locally customized professional learning opportunities, based on diverse Member needs, feedback and job demands. For those looking to offer this program in your board, we can customize most of our programs and learning sessions to the unique characteristics of each district upon request.