Leadership & Administration Non-Cohort


The Educational Administration and Policy Stream is designed to support the professional and academic learning of practicing educators who are seeking advanced study in relation to all aspects of educational leadership. The program aims to provide students with opportunities to explore the complexity of three main areas of leadership: Leadership and administrative theories and practices, instructional leadership and legal and policy dimensions of administration. The required core courses in the educational administration and policy stream, Leadership and Administrative Theories, Professional Development and Supervision, and Dynamics of Change are designed to explore both the theoretical and practical elements of educational leadership and policy. In addition to these three core courses, students may choose to specialize further in leadership by taking additional electives in the areas of school data management, school law, Inclusive and First Nations leadership, School effectiveness, the principalship or planning and policy.

First Summer:

534         Introduction to the Foundations of Education                                                                     3 credits
505         Introduction to Educational Research                                                                                    3 credits

Educational Leadership and Administration Core classes to be taken prior to final research course:

561         Leadership and Administrative Theories                                                                               3 credits
533         Dynamics of Change                                                                                                                  3 credits
573         Professional Development and Supervision                                                                          3 credits

Final Research Course:

506         Quantitative Research Methods in Education                                                                      3 credits
507         Qualitative Research Methods in Education                                                                         3 credits
08         Critical Research Literacy in Education                                                                                   3 credits

Electives: see course-based, project-based or thesis routes below.


Master of Education degrees in Educational Leadership and Administration, and Curriculum and Instruction are available through the following routes:


Course Based Route

                Core Courses                         18 credits
                Electives                                 18 credits    

Project Based Route      

                Core Courses                         18 credits               
Electives                                 12 credits
                590: Project                             6 credits

Thesis Route

                Core Courses                          18 credits
                Electives                                    6 credits
                599: Thesis                              12 credits

Project and Thesis students have the opportunity to enroll in EDUC 593 (Directed Study) as one of their electives.

Electives are to be selected from the graduate courses offered in Education. No substitution or transfer of credit will normally be allowed for core courses. Graduate courses which may be taken for credit towards a Master of Education degree are listed in the Academic Calendar. Note: Not all courses are offered each year.