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The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies > Degree Programs > Educational Administration and Leadership

Degree Offered: M.Ed.



A. Taylor.

Associate Professors

G. Fallon, H. Gill, W. Poole, F. Wang.

Associate Professor Emeritus

D. Coulter.

Program Overview

The Educational Administration and Leadership graduate program offers a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Administration and Leadership. The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Educational Studies also offers a concentration in educational administration and leadership. Both M.Ed. and M.A. programs are also available as part-time studies.

Master of Education

The M.Ed. program is considered a professional degree for people working in educational administration and leadership.

M. Ed. students proceed at their own pace but start with a group whose members tend to share classes. Students can also take courses from other recognized universities. Completion may be as short as two and one-half years but most students take three years to finish. Another way to take the program is in a cohort format on Saturdays for 24 months.

Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the general admission requirements for master's degree programs set by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, students with academic strength and ample evidence of leadership among adults demonstrated in a school setting are preferred. Applicants are required to have at least three years, preferably more, of K-12 teaching experience in public or independent schools.

Program Requirements

Students must complete 30 credits of coursework. M.Ed. programs include three core courses (9 credits), one research course (3 credits), and a capstone requirement (3 credits).

For details on required and elective courses see the Program (edst.educ.ubc.ca/programs/educational-administration-leadership/).

Contact Information

Educational Administration and Leadership, Department of Educational Studies
Education Centre at Ponderosa Commons
6445 University Boulevard
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z2
Tel: 604.822.6647
Fax: 604.822.4244
Email: grad.edst@ubc.ca
Web: edst.educ.ubc.ca/programs/educational-administration-leadership/ Graduate Program Assistant

Page last updated: April 15, 2021

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