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Master of Education in Educational Leadership Vancouver Island University - Nanaimo Campus Vancouver Island University - Nanaimo Campus, Canada

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Sep 2023

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CAD 27632

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 150

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24 months


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Program Overview

Are you ready to take your career in education to a new level? Vancouver Island University’s Master of Education in Educational Leadership program is designed for practicing and aspiring professionals in the education field who are focused on bringing educational and instructional leadership into their schools.

VIU's graduate program is enriched with school administration, educational psychology and educational research teachings that provide students the foundational building blocks to become innovative leaders in the school system. This program prepares students with the practical, ethical, and social tools to solve problems, manage conflict and encourage growth. Graduates of the program find employment in leadership positions in the education sector, both domestically and abroad.

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership Program
This cohort-based model is designed for students wishing to study full-time on the VIU campus. All formal coursework is completed over two semesters. The Field Inquiry and Major Project components are completed during the second year over two semesters. Students may complete these components with online support and can complete up to one semester early.

The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership provides a program of preparation for aspiring and practicing school leaders. Grounded in the rich educational leadership literature supplemented by extensive faculty expertise and experience, the program provides a balance of research, policy and practice. Graduates of our program will have demonstrated the knowledge, skills and attitudes of successful leaders as outlined in the Leadership Standards for BC Principals and Vice-Principals. These competencies are central to formal and informal leadership in schools.

The M.Ed. program will develop leaders who can:

  • Guide the development and implementation of shared values, vision, mission and goals to support learning for all students;
  • Foster quality learning opportunities to support student learning;
  • Lead teams in becoming assessment literate;
  • Create systems and structures for the effective supervision of learning;
  • Provide strong leadership in the area of Aboriginal Education;
  • Provide knowledgeable guidance regarding current curricula, instructional and assessment practices and their impact on student learning;
  • Sustain a collaborative learning culture and climate linked to student learning and based on distributed leadership;
  • Build positive and effective interdependencies amongst partner groups;
  • Incorporate systemic thinking and strategic planning for school improvement;
  • Demonstrate self-knowledge and the personal qualities that support positive relationships and build cultures of integrity;
  • Build and support relational trust within the school and community;
  • Address issues of diversity and social justice;
  • Lead teams in reflective inquiry and action research.
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Additional Information

Program Level Master's Degree

College/University Processing Time 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

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General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 7.0 - With No Band Less Than - 6.5
    • Minimum Overall Score - 93 - With no score less than - 20
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 65 - With no score less than - 60

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or equivalent.
  • A resume outlining teaching experience (two years preferred).
  • A letter of intent explaining why the applicant wishes to pursue graduate work in this area.
  • Two current, confidential assessment reports.

7 IELTS Score
93 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
65 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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CAD 150

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11400 Per year

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