2021-2022 Catalog Updates

Leadership in Education, Master of Education - Canada

Employing a practitioner-scholar model, the M.Ed. Leadership in Education Program trains teachers for career options in educational leadership, including (but not confined to) administration. The program emphasizes application of theory to practice, ethical awareness, educational leadership perspectives, human resource and organizational systems issues, management of change, conflict resolution, assessment in education, research and data-informed decision-making, development of communication and counselling skills, appreciation of diversity, self-awareness, and the importance of being a reflective practitioner. We introduce students to a broad range of educational and leadership issues through a breadth of course work, delivered by practitioner faculty. Supported internships allow students to focus on skills and dispositions that benefit their professional responsibilities as well as challenge their growth in leadership. Educators complete a capstone project or thesis and create a professional portfolio based on coursework and internship experience. A made-in-Canada curriculum and the use of local teaching faculty allow the program to respond to district, regional, and provincial contexts.

Graduates of the M.Ed. Leadership in Education program have found employment as department heads, vice principals, principals, as well as other educational career advancements. The program is recognized by the Teacher Qualification Service (TQS) in both Alberta and British Columbia.

 

Program Outcomes

The Master of Education in Leadership in Education will prepare students to:

Use a variety of vocational and career assessment instruments for career development.

Develop professional ethics to include knowledge of legislation and accountability structures.

Find and access research and best practices to inform own practice; apply data-driven decision-making to the development and assessment of programs and communicate results to various audiences.

Promote program improvement and accountability based on in-depth knowledge of research and inquiry.

Select, apply, and interpret a variety of appraisal and assessment techniques for a diverse population.

Understand and develop the leadership skills needed to promote educational reform and successfully lead school initiatives.

Use communication and counselling skills to work well with professional colleagues, parents, and community members to enhance student success.

Work effectively with diverse students, families and colleagues.

Admission Requirements

In addition to City University of Seattle's graduate admission requirements, found under Admissions in the catalog menu, students in this program must also meet the requirements listed below:

Students in the Master of Education Leadership in Education program must have a recognized bachelor degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75 or higher.

Total Required Credits (52 Credits)

Graduate Foundation Core (8 Credits)

ECC 509Preparation for Professional Growth

3

ECC 510Technology Tools and Information Literacy

2

ECC 511Research Methods in Education

3

School Leadership and Interpersonal Core (12 Credits)

ECC 513Ethics and Law for School-based Practice

3

ECC 514Introduction to School-based Counselling

3

ECC 515Leadership and Counselling Diverse Cultures in Education

3

ECC 516Family Systems and Conflict Management

3

Leadership and Instruction Concentration (21 Credits)

EEA 532Instructional Leadership: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

3

EEA 534Technologies for Learning *

3

EEA 535Dimensions of Educational Leadership

3

EEA 536School Finance and Operations

3

EEA 538Human Resource Management in Education

3

EEA 539Supervision of Instruction *

3

EEA 545Change Management with Global Perspectives *

3

Internship Courses (8 Credits)

EEA 641Leadership Internship I in Student Services *

2

EEA 642Leadership Internship II *

3

EEA 644Leadership Internship III *

3

Master of Education Project or Thesis (3 Credits)

EEA 650Project and Portfolio Presentation *

3