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 Gender and Educational Leadership

EDU 596 Strategic Foresight in School Leadership

EDU 596 Leading School Operations

EDU 596 Teaching and Leading for Psycho-Social-Emotional Health

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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at a higher rate--contact pluinfo@ualberta.ca)

EDU 596 Strategic Foresight in School Leadership ★3 (Online)

This course is designed to examine prevailing leadership theories and practices. Students will engage with emerging approaches to strategic planning and futures thinking that offer alternatives to current models of educational leadership, policy-making and governance. Students will be invited to rethink their role as leaders. (Domestic Tuition $1400 + non-instructional fees; International Tuition is assessed at a higher rate--contact pluinfo@ualberta.ca)

EDU 596 Leading School Operations ★3 (Online)

This course provides a foundation for school management. Leading school operations requires the ability to effectively manage the school's financial, material and, most importantly, human resources. The course considers practical tools and best practices to address the opportunities and challenges of leading and managing schools. (Domestic Tuition $1400 + non-instructional fees; International Tuition is assessed at a higher rate--contact pluinfo@ualberta.ca)

EDU 596 Teaching and Leading for Psycho-Social-Emotional Health ★3 (Online)

This course is designed specifically for teachers, leaders, and school staff to build the foundational knowledge and skills required to meet the psycho-social-emotional needs of youth and adults through strategies, methods and intercultural pathways in school contexts. Theory and practice focus on the following teacher and leader competencies including Fostering Effective Relationships to support student learning (TQS 1 & LQS 1), Establishing Inclusive Learning Environments focused on student well-being (TQS 4), Embodying Visionary Leadership to implement a shared vision for student success and well-being (LQS 3), and Leading a Learning Community where diversity is embraced (LQS 4). Trauma-sensitive pedagogy and practice will be a secondary aim woven throughout the course content and objectives. (Domestic Tuition $1400 + non-instructional fees; International Tuition is assessed at 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 at 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 at 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 at a higher rate--contact pluinfo@ualberta.ca)