MEd in Educational Administration and Leadership (EDAL Delta)

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Delta Cohort Program


Enacting a Vision for the Future: Leading Learners through School Community Engagement

How do educational leaders engage democratic, pluralist, and multicultural contexts of practice in terms of envisioning schools and learning opportunities in the 21st century? How can educators and committed adults facilitate a sense of student belonging, identity and growth in ways which are inclusive and socially just? What role for social media in educational leadership and school governance; yet also what are their limits, in terms of informing and shaping the school’s engagement with young learners and the community they live in? How can educators, school administrators and community members come together to foster and enact a vision of education that contributes to community building?

The theme of the cohort offers participants a unique opportunity to engage the complex intersections between schools, community diversity, and educational leadership in ways which encourage the development of reflective and socially committed educators, passionately engaged in various contexts of practice within schools, community organizations
and associations, and the society at large. This cohort-based learning experience offers participants an opportunity to engage in a conversation about the aims of education in the 21st century, in ways which encourage participants to envision innovative modalities of educational leadership and community engagement.

Enacting a Vision for the Future

“The Delta School District has a long-standing tradition of teacher engagement in professional learning through graduate studies with the University of British Columbia. We are pleased to announce a new M.Ed. cohort program offered in partnership with UBC, which brings together a unique collection of courses focused on the complexities of leadership and how educators and community members can foster and enact a vision that contributes to community building.

This graduate program cohort will enable participants to investigate how the school district vision influences and is influenced by the community. It will foster the development of strong relationships, build leadership capacity and a deep understanding of the role of administration in that community. Participants will experience the value of working together in a professional learning network as they share a scholarly connection within professional practice.”

Dianne Turner, Superintendent, Delta SD


Sept 2011 Aims of Education EDST 581*
Jan 2012 Educational Organizations EDST 582*
May 2012 Education Leadership, Social Media, and Learning EDST 532*
Jul 2012 Elective **
Aug 2012 School and Community Relations EDST 579**
Sept 2012 Research Methods EDST 501*
Jan 2013 Group Inquiry Project EDST 553*
May 2013 Professional Ethics and School Leadership EDST 557*
July 2013 Elective **
Aug 2013 Elective **

* These courses will be offered over five Saturdays in the Delta School District.  Dates to be negotiated with participants.

** These couses will run daily over a three-week period at UBC.


Other Research Options

M.Ed. graduating paper (EDST 590) may replace Group Inquiry (EDST 553) above.  If you are interested in an M.A., please consult with the Cohort Advisor.


Two electives (6 credits) may be courses below the 500 level.

  • A minimum of three years’ full-time teaching experience or an equivalent combination of engagement within schools, communities, nongovernmental organizations, and other educationoriented environments.
  • Domestic Applicants: A completed four-year undergraduate degree and at least a 76% average on all senior-level credits.
    International Applicants: The Faculty of Graduate Studies website outlines specific criteria for each country of study.
  • Three recommendations from educators and administrators that speak to your engagement with education and leadership.
  • Resumé and a 600-word statement of intent of your educational leadership experience (regardless of your formal position) and your professional goals and the way in which you believe this program would link to them.


Program tuition will be divided into six (6) installments, payable in September, January, and May. For current information on tuition and student fees, please log in to the Student Service Centre.

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