Master of Education (MEd) - Edmonton, Alberta | University of Portland

Master of Education (MEd) - Edmonton, Alberta

Now accepting applications for the September 2024 MEd Cohort!

"I couldn’t think of a better program to support my growth as
an educator and leader!”

- Megan, Instructional Coach

"The University of Portland MEd helped me to advance
as a professional.”

- Jason, Principal

"The program support in Edmonton is amazing! I have grown
my professional network!”

- Sherri, Educational Consultant

The University of Portland has offered the MEd program in Edmonton for over 35 years. The program is designed for educators and leaders who seek to continue building upon professional practice and advance their career, while working full-time. The University is recognized as a Non-Resident Institution in Alberta and the MEd program is provincially accredited. The supportive, cohort-based, program provides the opportunity to expand students’ professional network and to grow professionally.

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MEd Program Advantages

  • Delivered face-to-face in Edmonton in a small class size and supportive cohort experience.
  • No time off work - evening and weekend classes designed for working professionals.
  • Two-year program sequence with an on-time graduation rate approaching 100%.
  • Internationally recognized faculty with demonstrated expertise, substantial P-12 experience, and attuned to the Albert educational context.
  • 36 semester-hour program based on the LQS standards and provincially accredited by the Campus Alberta Quality Council (CAQC).
  • Excellent value, pathway for professional advancement, and tax deduction eligible.
  • Courses delivered in a state-of-the-art instructional facility with free parking.

MEd Educational Leadership Requirements - 36 hours

MEd Core Requirements - 15 hrs
ED 550 Professional Growth and Development (3 hrs)
ED 551 Social and Cultural Foundations (3 hrs)
ED 555 Teacher as Researcher (3 hrs)
ED 558 Educational Research for Improved Student Learning (3 hrs)
ED 598 M.Ed. Capstone Project (3 hrs)

MEd Educational Leadership Specialty Requirements - 21 hrs
ED 570 Curriculum Development and Implementation (3 hrs)
ED 571 Enhancing Classroom Relationships (3 hrs)
ED 573 Quality Teaching and Peer Consultation (3 hrs)
ED 574 Models of Leadership (3 hrs)
ED 575 Transforming Schools and Systemic Change (3 hrs)
ED 578 Improving the Instructional Process (3 hrs)
ED 5XX Elective (3 hrs)

Tuition and Financial Aid

For program tuition information, see the Graduate Tuition Rates and Scholarships webpage. Tuition assistance, grants and coverage of living expenses for Edmonton, Alberta students enrolled in the MEd educational leadership program are available through Student Aid Alberta.

Program Contact

Anne Rasmussen
Academic Specialist for Graduate Programs and Licensure
Toll Free: 1.800.563.3633

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The MEd Educational Leadership program in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada is offered pursuant to the written approval of the Minister of Advanced Education and Technology, effective September 2010, having undergone a quality assessment process and been found to meet the criteria established by the Minister. Nevertheless, prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (for example, acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies, or other educational institutions). This degree program does not lead to leadership certification currently required for school principals in Alberta.