Office of Teacher Certification

Nova Scotia Instructional Leadership Diploma

Section 19(1) of the Governor-In-Council Education Act Regulations defines the Nova Scotia Instructional Leadership Program as follows:

The Nova Scotia Instructional Leadership Program must include all of the following:

  • a minimum of 6 courses, each of which must include at least 36 hours of classroom instruction and 36 hours of inquiry-based practice,
  • instruction in best practices in all of the following:
    • instruction and assessment
    • instructional design
    • coaching and supervisonal skills
    • using data for instructional and school improvement
    • developing a community of practice

The NSILD program is a collection of courses approved by the Minister and offered by the Nova Scotia Educational Leadership Consortium.

The Application for Approval - Upgrading Program can be found at the following link:

https://certification.ednet.ns.ca/sites/default/files/documents/application_for_approval.pdf