MEd in Educational Administration and Leadership (REA3)

Richmond Cohort Program

Some people view leadership as the act of leading, but real leadership begins from within. It is about finding your areas of strength not in isolation but in collaboration with others. Leadership should not be defined solely by position. It is the combination of reflection, networking, participating in learning activities, taking on new assignments, experimenting, and stretching your skills and perspectives.

It is our hope that this leadership program will allow you to pursue a journey of personal discovery and development. Leadership means understanding yourself and being open to the perspectives of others. Finding and speaking your voice entails having confidence in your belief system, and developing community involves the willingness to listen to others and collaborate to build a collective story.


The UBC M.Ed. in Educational Administration and Leadership consists of 30 credits of course work, which are typically completed in two years. The proposed schedule is as follows:

Apr-Jun 2011 EDST 581 Leadership, Administration, and the Aims of Education
Jul-Aug 2011 Elective
Sep-Dec 2011 EDST 557 Professional Ethics and School Leadership
Jan-Mar 2012 EDST 532 Leadership in Educational Organizations (emphasis on curriculum, instruction, and assessment)
Apr-Jun 2012 EDST 582 The Study of Educational Organizations
Jul-Aug 2012 Elective
Sep-Dec 2012 EDST 501 Research Traditions in Educational Administration
Jan-Mar 2013 EDST 553 Group Inquiry in Educational Administration

All students must meet the requirements for this program, which include:

  • A minimum of three years of full-time teaching experience or an equivalent combination of engagement within schools, communities, non-governmental organizations, and other education-oriented environments.
  • A completed four-year undergraduate degree and at least a 76% average on all senior-level credits.
  • 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 fees will be paid in six (6) installments, payable in April, September, and January of each year. For current information on tuition and student fees, please log in to the Student Service Centre.

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