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MEd in Leadership

At CityU we strive to change our students’ lives for good by providing a high-quality program that is flexible, relevant, timely, purposeful, and manageable.  

For current teachers and other professionals, who want to transition into leadership roles, this program will support in the development of critical academic and field experiences needed to advance their careers. Employing a practitioner-scholar model, the MEd Leadership in Education program prepares teachers and other professionals for career options in leadership and management.  

The MEd program is cohort-based, enabling a personal focus to occur through research and internship experiences.    

This program is geared toward the practicing professional. The program learning outcomes are:

Program Learning Outcomes

Beyond the learning outcomes listed below—but related to them—is a collection of specific skills, approaches, and attitudes that serve as leadership foundations. 

1) School Leadership as a Profession—Understands and develops the leadership skills needed to promote educational reform and successfully lead school initiatives. 

2) Ethical and Legal Issues in School Leadership—Develops professional ethics to include knowledge of legislation and accountability issues. 

3) Research and Inquiry—Promotes program improvement and accountability based on in-depth knowledge of research and inquiry.

4) Data- Informed Decision Making—Finds and accesses research and best practices to inform own practice; applies data-driven decision-making to the development and assessment of programs and communicates results to various audiences. 

5) Multicultural and Diversity Awareness—Works effectively with diverse students, families, and colleagues. 

6) Career Planning & Goal Setting—Appropriately uses a variety of vocational and career assessment instruments for career development. 

7) Assessment Techniques—Selects, applies, and interprets a variety of appraisal and assessment techniques for a diverse population. 

8) Communication and Counselling Skills—Uses communication and counseling skills to work well with professional colleagues, parents, and community members to enhance student success. 

CityU Learning Outcomes

All programs, as well as individual course outcomes are developed with the CityU institutional learning goals in mind. City U’s programs are designed to ensure that students: 

1. Exhibit professional competency and a sense of professional identity; 

2. Have strong communication and interpersonal skills; 

3. Are critical thinkers and are information literate; 

4. Demonstrate a strong commitment to ethical practice and service in their professions and communities; 

5. Demonstrate diverse and global perspectives; and 

6. Are lifelong learners.

Learn more about the courses.

Delivery Modes

The MEd program is comprised of 18 courses over a two-year period, including three working internships and a capstone project. Students will complete their studies in a cohort comprised of learners working together under the leadership of faculty members. The program includes three internships, where students are mentored by both a CityU faculty member and a leader based in a school or district office. Students do not have to take away from work as all internships are school or office based and planned for the working adult. Graduates of the MEd Leadership program have found employment as department or curriculum leaders, vice principals, principals, as well as other professional leadership and management positions.

While some cohorts may be face-to-face and in-person, we also offer our cohorts online and synchronously.

Currently accepting applications for Spring or Fall Cohorts.

CityU accepts applications on a first-come, first-served basis. Once a cohort has reached the maximum number of students, waitlisted applications are considered for future cohorts.

Where CityU Can Take You

Graduates of our program go on to expand their educational reach as curriculum leaders, lead teachers, principals, vice principals, district directors, assistant superintendents, and superintendents. Those who complete our approved program are also candidates for salary upgrades through provincial Teacher Qualification Services.

Ready to Apply?

If you are a certified teacher with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and you’d like to learn more about our MEd in Leadership program, contact Michael Grienkeour Enrollment Advisor, via phone at 587-880-4146 or email 

Please be advised that this program is only available for Domestic Students.

The British Columbia Master of Education in Leadership program is no longer accepting applications.  For all Canadian students however, the Master of Education in Leadership program, which is based in Alberta is accepting applications. This program is online and synchronous and available to all Canadian students.