Master of Education in Educational Leadership

Master of Education in Educational Leadership Courses

MEDL 500  (5)  Foundations of Educational Leadership

This course will provide students with the range of foundational understandings which underpin current theories regarding educational leadership. Current and future issues in educational policy and practice will be examined from multiple leadership perspectives. (5:4:0 for 8 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Masters Degree Program in Educational Leadership.

MEDL 550  (5)  Research in Education

An introduction to the paradigms of educational inquiry, the framing of research questions, and research processes and methods. In addition to acquiring an understanding of research fundamentals, students will be expected to apply their understanding to the critical interpretation of reports of educational research and to the development of their own action research proposal. (5:4:0 for 8 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Masters Degree Program in Educational Leadership.

MEDL 580  (5)  Leadership in the BC Context

A focus on leadership in education with a specific emphasis on the four domains outlined in the BC Principal and Vice Principals' Association Leadership Standards: Moral Stewardship, Instructional Leadership, Organizational Capacity, and Relationships. The course will explore leadership within the specifics of the BC context. (18.8:0:0 for 4 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Masters Degree Program in Educational Leadership.

MEDL 581  (5)  Learning Theories and Approaches

The leadership roles of educators will be examined using contemporary approaches to learning and teaching as well as practical applications to facilitate effective and impactful learning environments. Exploration and analysis of current research on adult learning are integrated. Various disciplinary views of learning, education, and education leadership are also included. Credit will only be granted for one of MEDL 580 or MEDL 581. (11:0:0 for 6 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to the program.

MEDL 590  (5)  Leadership Values and Ethical Decision-Making

An exploration of the critical role of personal and professional values in defining leadership in education. Students will engage in a process of clarifying and critically evaluating their own values, through both a peer review and a study of theories on ethical decision-making. (18.8:0:0 for 4 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Masters Degree Program in Educational Leadership.

MEDL 600  (5)  Educational Change

A focus on the shift from Educational Change as an event to Educational Change as a systemic process. The course will examine the use of structural change, professional learning communities, collaborative teams and consensus building, at the school level and a systems approach to change at the district and provincial level. (5:4:0 for 8 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Masters Degree Program in Educational Leadership.

MEDL 650  (5)  Leading Learning

An exploration of the leadership behaviours and mindsets which positively impact learning within a school environment. The course has a major focus on building learning communities and on coaching and mentoring. (5:4:0 for 8 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Masters Degree Program in Educational Leadership.

MEDL 680  (5)  Field Inquiry

In this course students develop their major project and portfolio in a workshop setting with their peers and instructors. (9.4:0:0 for 8 weeks)

Prerequisite: Min. "B" in one of MEDL 550, OLTD 510, or GEGD 505.

MEDL 690  (5)  Major Project

This is the culminating event for the degree, demonstrating program learnings and leadership competency as defined in the Leadership Standards for BC Principals and Vice-Principalship. It involves the written submission and oral presentation of the portfolio and major project and students will thereby demonstrate that they have met the requirements for the BC "Voluntary Teacher Leadership Certificate." (18.8:0:0 for 4 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Masters Degree Program in Educational Leadership.

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