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Queen's University


The Certificate in Educational Leadership aims to recognize leaders who contribute to the advancement of teaching and learning across campus through the work that they do. 

An Educational Leader can be described as someone who …

  • is responsive to the teaching and learning needs of others (students, instructors, teaching assistants, etc.)
  • develops effective relationships with others in order to support positive change in teaching and learning
  • advocates for effective teaching and learning on campus
  • encourages and influences others to make positive changes related to teaching and learning practices

It is recognized however, that educational leadership takes many forms. Leadership roles can be formal (e.g. Head TA position, peer mentor, or member of a teaching and learning task force or committee) or informal (e.g. mentoring junior colleagues, taking the initiative to redesign teaching material such as a handbook, or taking the lead on an educational initiative). 

The Certificate in Educational Leadership will be awarded to applicants who can demonstrate and articulate characteristics of educational leadership related to university teaching and learning. This is achieved through the completion of two parts:

Part 1: Identification and documentation of a formal or informal educational leadership experience related to university teaching and learning.

Part 2: Critical analysis of the leadership experience. 

Submission Procedure

After completing the requirements of Parts 1 and 2 as outlined in the links above, submit the following documents in hard copy to the CTL:

As you complete the requirements of the certificate, you may find the following  Certificate in Educational Leadership Rubric to be helpful. This rubric is used by CTL Staff to review and assess submissions.

Submissions are reviewed in the order they are received. Typically, applicants can expect to receive an email response to their submission within 10 business days following the submission date. Awarded certificates are made available for pick up at the front desk of the CTL. 

The CTL is located in F200, Mackintosh-Corry Hall.

CTL Assistance

Staff members at the CTL are available to assist and mentor you through the PUTL program. Please direct your questions to



Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000