Educational Leadership, Prince George MEd - Fall 2020

PROGRAM CURRICULUM

Program Format

The Master of Education (MEd) program is designed for working professionals. This two-year degree program offers the opportunity to obtain a high quality master's degree in your local community.

  • Cohort-based model allows students to work through the program and coursework together (18-24 students).
  • Focused on improvement of practice through the study of educational theory, philosophy and practice.
  • Seven 5-unit courses over six terms.
  • Classes meet every second or third week on Friday evenings and Saturdays at the program location.
  • Location: College of New Caledonia, Prince George, BC
  • Classes: Fri. (5:00–8:00 PM) + Sat. (9:00 AM–4:00 PM)/every 2-3weeks
  • Start Term: Fall 2020
  • End Term: Summer 2022
  • Application Status: CLOSED
  • Tuition 2020/21*: $3,089.06/term
    *Subject to estimated 2% fee increase each September.

Contacts

Students complete*:

EDUC 818-5 Leadership Studies

Leadership Studies

EDUC 818

This course examines three interrelated aspects of educational leadership studies of conceptual and theoretical foundations, with a particular emphasis on ethics of leadership; current research in the field, including feminist and cultural critiques; and topical issues and problems of leadership practice. Considerations of leadership character and role, power and authority in organizational relationships, and organizational goal achievement are central to the course.

EDUC 817-5 Policy Processes

Policy Processes

EDUC 817

This course examines three interrelated aspects of policy studies as a critical function of the educational leadership role: conceptual and theoretical foundations concerning policy, policy actors, and policy processes; current research in the field; and topical issues and problems. It also considers social, economic and political contexts (e.g. technologization, corporatization, pluralism) and how they affect education.

EDUC 864-5 Research Designs in Education

Research Designs in Education

EDUC 864

Designing and interpreting research about education. Introduction to survey techniques, correlational designs, classic experimental and evaluation designs for investigating causal relations, case study methods, interpretive approaches to research. Students with credit for EDUC 814 may not take this course for further credit. Equivalent Courses: EDUC814

EDUC 850-5 Creativity and Education

Creativity and Education

EDUC 850

This course involves an exploration of the concept of creativity used in educational theory and practice. Through an examination of philosophical writings, psychological studies, first hand accounts of creators, biographical and historical material, and works of art and science themselves, an attempt will be made to come to grips with some of the problems which surround this concept and thereby to evaluate views about creativity put forth in theoretical accounts and exhibited in educational practice.

EDUC 813-5 Organizational Theory and Analyses

Organizational Theory and Analyses

EDUC 813

This course critically examines organizations in which educational leaders work from different theoretical perspectives and in light of research evidence. It also critiques several past and current reform initiatives, and explores specific topics in-depth. A central and pervasive question of the course concerns organizational purposes, especially with respect to learning, and how these purposes are served by organizational structures and processes.

EDUC 904-5 Fieldwork III

The Faculty Sponsor will provide further information regarding the Fieldwork course.

EDUC 883-5 MEd Comprehensive Examination

MEd Comprehensive Examination

EDUC 883

The examination is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

* Program courses and order of delivery may be subject to change.

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