Professional Learning

Graduate-Level Courses

All our courses combine theory and practice. They can be taken separately as an open studies student or as an elective in a graduate program. Please check the University Calendar for course schedules or contact our Graduate Administrator for more information.

EDU 520 Foundations of School Leadership

EDU 521 School Leadership: Theory into Practice

EDU 530  First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Issues in School Leadership

EDU 596 Understanding Professional Development for Teachers

EDU 596 Gender and Educational Leadership

EDU 597 Organizational Behaviour in Educational Settings

EDU 597 The Moral Character of Leadership

EDU 597 Differentiated Instruction

EDU 597 Values and Leadership

 

EDU 520 Foundations of School Leadership ★3 (Online)

Explore the foundational dimensions of school leadership including instructional leadership, fostering effective relationships, supporting the application of foundational knowledge about Indigenous Peoples, visionary leadership, leading learning communities, modelling continuous professional learning, developing leadership capacity, understanding the social context influencing schooling, and managing school operations and resources. Note: This course is a partial fulfillment of the academic requirements for school leader certification through Alberta’s Leadership Quality Standard. (Domestic Tuition $1400 + non-instructional fees; International Tuition is assessed a a higher rate--contact pluinfo@ualberta.ca)

EDU 521 School Leadership: Theory into Practice ★3 (Online)
(prerequisite EDU 520 Foundations of School Leadership)

Hone leadership practices grounded in research to demonstrate mastery of Alberta’s Leadership Quality Standard (LQS). Includes a job-embedded learning component in which participants visit, observe, and collaborate with one other school leader or leadership team in a school setting of their choice, in which the Alberta Program of Studies is offered. Note: Completion of this course fulfills the academic requirements for school leader certification through Alberta's Leadership Quality Standard. (Domestic Tuition $1400 + non-instructional fees; International Tuition is assessed a a higher rate--contact pluinfo@ualberta.ca)

EDU 530 First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Issues in School Leadership

Explore the history of policy and legislation in relation to First Nation, Metis, and Inuit peoples in Canada, the current state of First Nation, Metis and Inuit education, and opportunities to conceptualize informed school leadership practice. (Domestic Tuition $1400 + non-instructional fees; International Tuition is assessed a a higher rate--contact pluinfo@ualberta.ca)

EDU 596 Understanding Professional Development for Teachers ★3 (Online)  

Explore the ways to assess professional development needs, identify suitable forms of professional development for specific contexts, and to evaluating professional development activities and programs. (Domestic Tuition $1400 + non-instructional fees;; International Tuition is assessed a a higher rate--contact pluinfo@ualberta.ca)

EDU 596 Gender and Educational Leadership★3 (Online)

Explore the ways in which concepts of gender, leadership and organizations intersect in the practices of administrators in educational settings. Consider how gender acts as a powerful but often invisible influence on how schools organize learning experiences, how decisions are made about who does what, how children and young people socialize, and how opportunities are shaped by gender.  (Domestic Tuition $1400 + non-instructional fees;; International Tuition is assessed a a higher rate--contact pluinfo@ualberta.ca)

EDU 597 Organizational Behaviour in Educational Settings ★3 (Online)

Increase your understanding and raise awareness of cooperative practices in educational organizations.  Analyze a variety of models and theories related to organizational behaviour, group dynamics, and personal efficacy in educational settings. (Domestic Tuition $1635.20 + non-instructional fees;; International Tuition is assessed a a higher rate--contact pluinfo@ualberta.ca)

EDU 597 The Moral Character of Educational Leadership ★3 (Online)

Examine the concept of moral leadership in the educational context. Consider the importance of balancing attention to matters of significance (experience, meaning, and values oriented activity) with strategic processes. (Domestic Tuition $1635.20 + non-instructional fees'; International Tuition is assessed a a higher rate--contact pluinfo@ualberta.ca)

EDU 597 Differentiated Instruction ★3 (Online)

Explore the rationale and philosophy of differentiated instruction, and create lesson plans that can be used in a K-12 classroom or an adult learning context. (Domestic Tuition $1635.20 + non-instructional fees; International Tuition is assessed a a higher rate--contact pluinfo@ualberta.ca)

EDU 597 Values and Leadership ★3 (Online)

Facilitate personal/leadership development through the examination of personal, organizational, and communities of practice values related to educational leadership. (Domestic Tuition $1635.20 + non-instructional fees;; International Tuition is assessed a a higher rate--contact pluinfo@ualberta.ca)