Professional Certification

Specialist Certificates

The following types of Specialist Certificates may be issued:

Certificate in School Leadership

A person may qualify for a Certificate in School Leadership where the person

  1. holds a valid Manitoba Permanent Professional Teaching Certificate
  2. has three years or more of approved teaching experience while holding a valid Manitoba Permanent Professional Teaching Certificate or an approved teaching certificate issued by a jurisdiction outside Manitoba and satisfies one of the following requirements:
    1. completes an approved 30 credit hour post-baccalaureate program with a focus in educational administration offered by a faculty of education that includes:
      • 15 core credit hours linked to all of the five Domains of Knowledge and Skill
      • 6 credit hours of Field-led courses linked to one or more of the five Domains of Knowledge and Skill
      • 9 credit hour of elective courses, or
    2. completes an approved Master of Education degree with a specialization in educational administration that is a minimum of 30 credit hours.

To determine if the requirements have been met please review the Certificate in School Leadership: Guidelines to Qualification (Adobe Icon 943 KB) which includes the application process.

Special Education Teaching Certificate

A person may qualify for a Special Education Teaching Certificate where the person

  1. holds a valid Manitoba Permanent Professional Teaching Certificate
  2. has two years or more of approved teaching experience while holding a valid Manitoba Permanent Professional Teaching Certificate, and satisfies the following requirement:
    1. completes an approved 30 credit hour post-baccalaureate diploma or Master's degree in Education, with a specialization in special education offered by a faculty of education that includes:
      • Eighteen (18) credit hours of core university course work
      • Twelve (12) credit hours of elective university course work in special education related topics

To determine if the requirements have been met please review the Special Education Teaching Certificate and Special Education Coordinator Certificate Guidelines (Adobe Icon 407 KB) which includes the application process.

Special Education Coordinator Certificate

A person may qualify for a Special Education Coordinator Certificate where the person

  1. Holds a valid Manitoba Special Education Teaching Certificate, and
  2. Has five (5) or more years of approved experience in two or more of the following areas:
    1. Resource or special class teaching, or both,
    2. Approved clinical or special agency work at a professional level such as psychology, reading, social work, speech and hearing, and school counseling,
    3. Consultative or supervisory experience such as school administrator or department head.
  3. Acquire an offical statement from a current and/or former employer(s) that a minimum of five (5) years of experience in at least two (2) of the above areas of responsibilty have been completed.

To determine if the requirements have been met please review the Special Education Teaching Certificate and Special Education Coordinator Certificate Guidelines (Adobe Icon 269 KB) which includes the application process.

School Counsellor Certificate

A person may qualify for a School Counsellor Certificate where the person

  1. Holds a valid Manitoba Permanent Professional Teaching Certificate
  2. Has two (2) years of successful teaching experience while holding a valid Manitoba Permanent Professional Teaching Certificate and satisfies the following requirement:
    1. completes an approved 30 credit hour post-baccalaureate diploma or Master's degree in Education, with a specialization in school counselling education offered by a faculty of education that includes:
      • Eighteen (18) credit hours of core university coursework
      • Twelve (12) credit hours of elective university course work in School Counsellor related topics

To determine if the requirements have been met please review the School Counsellor Certificate Guidelines (Adobe Icon 269 KB) which includes the application process.