Educational Leadership: Post-Secondary, Victoria MEd - Fall 2022


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 courses over six terms.
  • Classes meet every second or third weekend on Friday evenings and Saturdays at the program location. 
  • Location: Camosun College, Victoria
  • Classes: Fri. (4:30–9:00) + Sat. (8:30–4:30)/every 2-3weeks
  • Cohort Focus: Post-Secondary
  • Start Term: Fall 2023 (September)
  • End Term: Summer 2025 (May)
  • Applications Open: Nov 1, 2022
  • Application Close: Mar 15, 2023
  • Tuition 2021/22*: $3,150.84/term
    *Subject to estimated 2% fee increase each September.



Students complete*:

EDUC 818-3 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 719-3 Research Approaches in Educational Leadership

Research Approaches in Educational Leadership

EDUC 719

Covers research methods, with special reference to research in Education Leadership. Fundamental theories, practices, and ethical issues of educational research are discussed. The course addresses some of the fundamental challenges and decisions in designing and using educational research.

EDUC 817-3 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 806-5 Selected Problems in Higher Education 

Selected Problems in Higher Education

EDUC 806

This course draws together key theories and ideas explored throughout the program. A focus of this course is to connect theory and its practical application in students' professional practice.

EDUC 813-3 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 889-10 Educational Leadership Research Project

Educational Leadership Research Project

EDUC 889

An action research or original research project dealing with a specific problem in education practice, leadership, administration, organizational theory, or policy. The study must result in the preparation of a formal paper and public presentation. Projects are evaluated per SFU Graduate General Regulation 1.9.1 and submitted to the library. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Students with credit for EDUC 881 may not take this course for further credit. Prerequisite: EDUC 719.

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

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