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Curriculum and Leadership

Degree Offered: M.Ed.

Program Overview

This is a collaborative program involving two departments: the Department of Educational Studies and the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy. The Program was created in response to increasing interest in the study of a combination of curricular leadership on the one hand, and organizational leadership in schools on the other. The applicants for this collaborative program will be teachers in K-12 education who wish to increase their level of understanding and skill in both areas. Upon completion of the program, the students will assume positions of formal or informal leadership in schools, making important contributions to the education of children.

Master of Education

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 demonstrated in a school setting are preferred. Applicants are reviewed by both departments; both sets of admission criteria apply. If accepted, a co-advisor is appointed from each department to oversee each student; all courses are approved by both co-advisers. The designation Curriculum and Leadership (CULE) appears on students' transcripts.

Program Requirements

The program combines requirements of the M.Ed. in Educational Administration & Leadership and the M.Ed. in Curriculum Studies in equal proportions. Core courses are EDCP 562 and 566 and EDST 581 and 582. Other requirements include the following, for a total of 30 credits:

  • 6 credits from the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • 6 credits from the Department of Educational Studies
  • 3 credits from research (EDST 501, EDCP 512, or another course approved by the co-advisors)
  • 3 credits for a graduating paper or the equivalent

All course selections must be approved by the co-advisors.

For B.C. teachers: Teacher Qualification Service requires a capstone experience (graduating project).

Contact Information

Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy
2125 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
Email: edcp.grad@ubc.ca
and/or
Department of Educational Studies
2125 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
Email: edst.grad@ubc.ca

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