Department of Educational Policy Studies

Educational Administration and Leadership


This specialization provides advanced study in preparation for a broad range of administrative, supervisory, and leadership positions in public and non-government sectors, and in K-12 and post-secondary educational institutions in Canada and world-wide.


The Educational Administration and Leadership specialization requires applicants to have a minimum of two years of teaching experience or equivalent.

Program structure

Each student's program includes study in core areas, research methods, electives, and a thesis or capping exercise.

Department Core Courses: Two courses are common to all master's specializations:

  • EDPS 580 - Contemporary Issues in Education: Perspective & Practice
  • EDPS 581 - Introduction to Evaluating Educational Research

Specialization Core Courses: Two courses form the core of the specialization:

  • EDPS 511 - Evolving Concepts in Educational Administration and Leadership
  • EDPS 512 - Administrative and Leadership Process in Education

Options/Electives: Normally, all courses taken as part of the master's program must be at the graduate level (courses numbered 500 and above). In consultation with the program advisor, students are encouraged to take courses across the department or faculty.