Master of Education in Educational Studies

MES graduates are leading and supporting educational improvement in Alberta, across Canada, and around the world. 

"The MES encouraged high levels of inquiry and research in a supportive, collaborative environment. With each course, I developed further insights in my professional inquiries that connected to the most current research in leadership and highly effective practices in IB world schools. Since graduation, I have been able to apply my new understandings about the unique qualities needed of IB educators and leaders in the Alberta context."  ~Rosanne Boutin, President, Alberta Association of International Baccalaureate World Schools 

A dozen Tanzanian students who graduated from the MES program couldn’t travel to Edmonton to collect their parchment, so the university went to them. 

“We used to think that teacher professional development could only take place through things like seminars and workshops. It has enabled us to focus on what brings teachers into active learning and how teachers can create a culture of continuous improvement [in school].”  ~Illuminata Paschal

“The knowledge of research acquired will enable me to conduct small education researches, which in turn will lead to improved teaching and learning processes, hence school improvement.” ~Paul Majani

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 "The professional connections of our co-hort leaders were invaluable in exposing us to others in our field, some of whom now mentor. As a 3-time graduate of uAlberta, the MES did a thorough job of challenging my cognitive paradigms and exponentially increasing contextual intelligence. If you are willing to open up to novel ways of seeing education, the MES will deliver that to you, changing you and the world you engage with professionally and personally. I'm now an International Admissions Consultant at MacEwan University wherein my understanding of the world of PSE/HE around the world has been INVALUABLE." ~Ena Chaisson