Education - Graduate Certificate in School Leadership

Education - Graduate Certificate in School Leadership

Overview

Why study this program?

The Faculty of Education offers programs leading to graduate degrees in the areas of Educational Policy Studies, Educational Psychology, Educational Studies, Elementary Education, Health Sciences Education, Library and Information Studies, and Secondary Education. 

The Faculty also offers Graduate Certificates in School Leadership and Educational Studies.

Program configurations vary and a number of specializations are available, details of which are provided below.

Education:
The Graduate Certificate in School Leadership offered by the Faculty of Education is for teaching professionals seeking specialization in school leadership. The focus of this certificate is enhancing educators’ leadership knowledge, skills and attitudes. Delivery will be a blended format, including both face to face and online courses.

The Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies offered by the Faculty of Education is designed around a cohort model and is for teaching professionals seeking specialization in school leadership. The focus of this certificate is enhancing educators’ leadership knowledge, skills and attitudes.

Educational Policy Studies:
The Faculty of Education offers master’s and doctoral programs in the following specialized areas of study in policy studies: Adult, Community and Higher Education; Studies in Educational Leadership; Indigenous Peoples Education; and Social Justice and International Studies in Education.

The Faculty of Education strives to develop critical and creative scholars who have a substantive understanding of the important systemic and contextual factors that bear upon Canadian and international education.

Graduate study in the above specializations is supported by a diverse group of full-time faculty, whose active research and publications (listed on the Faculty website), are in the following general areas: aboriginal and indigenous perspectives in education; administration, leadership, and governance; careers and work; cultural, sociological, philosophical, historical, and political analysis of education; educational discourses and systems of thought; educational policy; educational reform; equity, diversity, and inclusivity in education; adult teaching and learning, professional development, and program evaluation; international and global education; and postsecondary education.

Educational Psychology:
The Faculty of Education offers programs in Educational Psychology leading to the degree of PhD in the following specializations: Psychological Studies in Education; School and Clinical Child Psychology; Counselling Psychology (CPA accredited); Special Education; Measurement, Evaluation and Data Science; and Studies in Teaching and Learning English as a Second Language (TESL). Programs leading to the degree of MEd (thesis-basis) are offered in the following specializations: Psychological Studies in Education; School and Clinical Child Psychology; Counselling Psychology; School Counselling; Measurement, Evaluation and Data Science; Special Education; Technology in Education; and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL). A course-based MEd program with a specialization in School Counselling is offered by the Faculty. Applicants following this program are selected based on their potential to serve as school counsellors. Further information and admissions criteria may be found on the Faculty of Education website.

The MEd and PhD programs are designed to provide specialized education and preparation for teachers, administrators, consultants, psychologists, academics, research personnel, and others requiring specialized preparation in the program areas. Normally, a student’s graduate program includes a combination of professional and research graduate-level courses offered by the Faculty of Education and other Faculties in the University.

Educational Studies:
The MEd in Educational Studies offers leadership development for educators and administrators. The program is designed to provide theory, skills, and insights into practice that can be readily applied in the workplace. The program, designed for working professionals, is completed through a combination of summer residencies and online courses in a cohort model.

Elementary Education:
The Faculty of Education offers a variety of options at the Master’s and Doctoral levels. We offer both on-campus programs and online instruction in some of our programs, designed to accommodate the lifestyles of working professionals. Please see the Faculty of Education Elementary Education website for specific information about the various options. Information about current faculty members’ research interest(s) and teaching area(s) can be found here.

Health Sciences Education:
The MEd in Health Sciences Education extends the knowledge and skills of healthcare professionals and clinical faculty. The program explores foundational theory in the areas of educational pedagogy, educational research, and interprofessional leadership that can be readily applied in the health professional workplace. Designed for working health professionals in a wide number of disciplines, the program can be completed in a minimum of two years of part-time study. This is a cohort-based, blended program.

This is a part-time program designed for health professionals or health professional educators who are working full-time.

Library and Information Studies:
The School of Library and Information Studies, the only graduate professional library and information studies program in the prairie provinces, offers the Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) degree. The MLIS degree is offered on campus or completely online.

As a professional degree, the MLIS represents a program designed to develop the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, and skills that will prepare graduates to help people define their information needs, make their information seeking more effective, use information tools efficiently, evaluate information, critically examine Internet resources, make informed decisions about what to read, and help organizations manage their records and knowledge.

The MLIS program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of the American Library Association. This accreditation is also recognized by the Canadian Library Association.

Student Organizations:
The Library and Information Studies Students’ Association represents all students enrolled in the MLIS program. Students elect their own officers, with the presiding officer representing them at meetings of the School Council. LISSA provides liaison between students and faculty and encourages participation in a variety of academic, professional, and extracurricular activities.

Secondary Education:
The Faculty of Education offers programs in Secondary Education leading to the Master of Education, Master of Education with a Specialization in Technology in Education, Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Education degrees. Graduate instruction in these programs is designed to develop competencies as master teachers, educators in the specific disciplines, curriculum and instruction specialists, and curriculum and instruction scholars.

Graduate programs in the Faculty normally include advanced studies in the following areas: curriculum studies, curriculum perspectives, modes of inquiry, aboriginal and indigenous studies, career and technology studies (CTS), English language arts education, fine arts and media education, mathematics education, physical and health education, research methodologies, science education, second language and ESL, social studies education, teacher education, and technology in education. Programs of an interdisciplinary nature are possible. Programs for each student are designed in consultation with an advisor or supervisor.

Before applying for admission, it is strongly recommended that applicants ascertain whether the intended area of study is congruent with those of the Faculty. It is also recommended that prospective students contact professors in their area of interest to determine availability and interest. This information may be found on the Faculty Education’s webpage.

Applications for admission are conducted on line through the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research webpage.

Additional information about graduate programs, policies, and procedures can be found in the Faculty of Education’s Graduate Student Handbook.

Entrance Requirements

Master’s Programs


Educational Policy Studies:
For the MEd degree, the program’s minimum admission requirements are an undergraduate degree with an admission GPA of at least 3.0 on the 4-point scale from the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification and standing from a recognized institution. The admission GPA will be calculated on the last 60 units of graded coursework completed, or on the equivalent of the last two years of full-time graded coursework.

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

The Social Justice and International Studies specialization requires applicants to have advanced skills in independent research, essay writing, logical argumentation, and narrative analysis. Applicants must have a strong background in the social foundations of education and/or one or more of the following humanities and social sciences: philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology, political science, and cultural and communication studies. Applicants must also have substantial work experience in the educational sector (e.g., public or private schooling, adult education, NGOs, social movements, corporate or government communications).

Where applicable, applicants must provide proof of English Language Proficiency . Any one of the following is acceptable:

  • a minimum TOEFL score of 93 (Internet-based) with a minimum of 24 on the speaking and writing bands of the test, or equivalent. (FGSR’s minimum for the reading and listening bands of the TOEFL test is 21.),
  • a minimum score of 70 on the CAEL exam,
  • a minimum of 7.0 on each band on the IELTS with an overall minimum score of 7.0, or
  • a minimum score of 63 on the Pearson Test of English (PTE).

For applicants with international qualifications, where either their country or their international university are recognized as using English as the official language of instruction, proof of English Language Proficiency is still required. No exemptions to this requirement will be granted by the Faculty.

Applicants must submit three letters of reference, a CV/resume, a statement of intent, and (if applicable) a distinguished life experience essay.

Applicants to Adult, Community and Higher Education specializations, Indigenous Peoples Education specializations and Social Justice and International Studies specializations are required to submit a writing sample.

The completion of the Master of Education does not make the degree-holder eligible for teacher certification.

Application deadlines for all policy studies programs are as follows:
Master of Education programs - Oct 1 and March 1

Educational Psychology:
The Faculty’s minimum admission requirements are a four-year undergraduate degree with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in the last two years of undergraduate work (or graduate work) at the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution. For those students whose previous academic work was completed in a language other than English, the Faculty requires proof of proficiency in the English language. Any one of the following is acceptable:

  • TOEFL score of 93 Internet-based, with a score of at least 24 on speaking and writing, and 21 on reading and listening, or equivalent; or
  • An Academic IELTS score of 7.0 with no band less than 6.5; or
  • An official CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language assessment system) score of at least 70 in all bands.

Areas within the Faculty may have higher standards.

The TESL program requires the following for those students whose first language is not English:

  • TOEFL score of 600 paper-based (or 250 computer-based); and
  • TSE score of 55 (minimum) (SPEAK scores are not acceptable); or
  • TOEFL iBT (Internet-based) score of 98, with minimum scores of 28 in the speaking component, 22 in the reading component and 24 in the listening and writing components; OR
  • An Academic IELTS score of 8 (minimum) on listening/speaking bands with no band less than 7; or
  • An official CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language assessment system) score of at least 80 on listening/speaking bands with no band less than 70.

Additional information regarding English Language proficiency may be found on the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research website.

Additional details concerning admission requirements, including prerequisite courses, within each area may be found on the Faculty’s website.

Educational Studies:
The Faculty’s minimum admission requirements are an undergraduate degree with an admission GPA of at least 3.0 on the 4-point scale from the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification and standing from a recognized institution. The admission GPA will be calculated on the last 60 units of graded coursework completed, or on the equivalent of the last two years of full-time graded coursework.  Applicants are required to have at least two years of teaching experience or equivalent.

Where applicable, applicants must provide proof of English Language Proficiency . Any one of the following is acceptable:

  • A TOEFL score of at least 92 (Internet-based) with a score of at least 24 on speaking and writing and 21 on reading and listening, or equivalent;
  • An Academic IELTS overall score of 6.5 with a minimum score of 6.5 on each band; or
  • A PTE Academic score of 63.

Applicants are also required to submit a letter of intent, a current resume, and two professional letters of recommendation.

Elementary Education:
For master’s programs, the minimum admission requirements are an undergraduate degree equivalent to a BEd degree with an admission GPA of at least 3.0 on the 4-point scale, or an equivalent qualification and standing from a recognized institution. The admission GPA will be calculated on the last 60 units of graded coursework completed, or on the equivalent of the last two years of full-time graded coursework.

Applicants to the MEd programs must also have a valid teaching certificate, and at least one year of successful teaching experience at the early childhood, elementary or middle classroom level (student teaching and substitute teaching do not qualify).

Where applicable, applicants must provide proof of English Language Proficiency (refer to English Language Requirement). Any one of the following is acceptable:

  • a minimum TOEFL score of 93 (Internet-based) with a minimum of 24 on the speaking and writing and 21 on reading and listening bands of the test, or equivalent;
  • IELTS with a minimum overall band score of 7.0, with at least 6.5 on each band; or
  • CAEL with an overall minimum score of 70, with at least 60 on each subtest.

All applicants are also required to submit the following:

  • Current curriculum vitae (resumé) portraying scholarly studies and professional educational activities, such as teaching, curriculum development, consulting, etc.;
  • Statement of intent describing reasons for wanting to pursue advanced study in Elementary Education (500 words approximately);
  • Three letters of reference from persons qualified to comment on the applicant’s academic work and potential for graduate study. It is highly recommended that one or more letters be from persons at the institution last attended;

Applicants to the MEd with a specialization in Curriculum and Pedagogy should indicate on their application if they wish to be part of a cohort. See the Faculty website for further information.

Application deadlines are March 1 for master’s programs.

Health Sciences Education:
The Faculty’s minimum admission requirements are an undergraduate degree with an admission GPA of at least 3.0 on the 4-point scale from the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification and standing from a recognized institution. The admission GPA will be calculated on the last 60 units of graded coursework completed, or on the equivalent of the last two years of full-time graded coursework.

Applicants should also have instructional experience in a health related discipline.

Where applicable, applicants must provide proof of English Language Proficiency . Any one of the following is acceptable:

  • TOEFL score of 93 (internet-based) with a score of at least 24 on speaking and writing, and 21 on reading and listening or equivalent; or
  • An IELTS score of 7.0 with no band less than 6.5; or
  • An official CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language assessment system) score of at least 70 in all bands.

Applicants are also required to submit:

  • a Statement of Intent,
  • two letters of reference from persons knowledgeable about the applicant’s abilities and potential to pursue academic work, and
  • a Curriculum Vitae.

All admission will be to the course-based program. Students may request a change of program category to a thesis-based route after completion of 24 units of required coursework, in consultation with their advisor(s). Change of program category must be made no later than the end of the second year of the program.

Applications open on November 1. The deadline for applications is May 31.

Library and Information Studies:
The School’s minimum admission requirements are an undergraduate degree with an admission GPA of at least 3.0 on the 4-point scale from the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification and standing from a recognized institution. The admission GPA will be calculated on the last 60 units of graded coursework completed, or on the equivalent of the last two years of full-time graded coursework.

Applicants who lack these qualifications are advised to make up any deficiency in consultation with the School of Library and Information Studies in order to be considered for admission as a candidate for the MLIS.

Where applicable, applicants must provide proof of English Language Proficiency . Any one of the following is acceptable:

  • 100 (Internet-based) for the TOEFL, or equivalent;
  • 70 for the CAEL with a minimum of 70 on each subtest; or
  • 7.5 on the overall band for the IELTS (Academic) with a minimum of 7 on each test band.

Applicants are also required to submit the following:

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Three Letters of Reference. Academic referees are preferred; where fewer than three academic referees are available, one professional/supervisor referee is acceptable.

The application deadline for all programs is February 1 for Fall entry.

Please consult Admissions on the School of Library and Information Studies website for application details.

Secondary Education:
For master’s programs, the Faculty’s minimum admission requirements are an undergraduate degree with an admission GPA of at least 3.0 on the 4-point scale from the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification and standing from a recognized institution. The admission GPA will be calculated on the last 60 units of graded coursework completed, or on the equivalent of the last two years of full-time graded coursework.

It is recommended that applicants identify an academic advisor at the time of application. Two years teaching experience or equivalent are also required.

Where applicable, applicants must provide proof of English Language Proficiency . Any one of the following is acceptable:

  • A minimum TOEFL score of 93 with a score of at least 24 on speaking and writing and 21 on reading and listening (internet-based), or equivalent;
  • IELTS with a minimum overall band score of 7.0, with at least 6.5 on each band;
  • CAEL with an overall minimum score of 70, with at least 60 on each subtest;
  • PTE (Academic) with an overall minimum score of 64.

A current curriculum vitae, a statement of intent, and three letters of reference are also required. Further details about applying for programs can be found on the Faculty of Education website.

Application Deadlines

For Fall (September) or Summer (July) admissions, the following deadlines apply:

MEd (course-based): March 1
MEd (thesis-based): March 1

Doctoral Programs


Educational Policy Studies:
For the EdD and PhD degrees, the program’s minimum admission requirements are a master’s degree with an admission GPA of at least 3.5 on the 4-point scale from the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification and standing from a recognized institution. The admission GPA will be calculated on the last 60 units of graded coursework completed, or on the equivalent of the last two years of full-time graded coursework. In special circumstances a student with a GPA between 3.0 and 3.5 may be considered for admission.

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

As part of the admissions process, students considered for admission to the Indigenous Peoples Education Doctoral specialization are required to participate in an interview. The interview community will consist of the following: at least two Indigenous Peoples Education specialization faculty members; a graduate student currently studying in the Indigenous Peoples Education specialization; and an Elder.

The Social Justice and International Studies specialization requires applicants to have advanced skills in independent research, essay writing, logical argumentation, and narrative analysis. Applicants must have a strong background in the social foundations of education and/or one or more of the following humanities and social sciences: philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology, political science, and cultural and communication studies. Applicants must also have substantial work experience in the educational sector (e.g., public or private schooling, adult education, NGOs, social movements, corporate or government communications).

Where applicable, applicants must provide proof of English Language Proficiency . Any one of the following is acceptable:

  • a minimum TOEFL score of 93 (Internet-based) with a minimum of 24 on the speaking and writing bands of the test, or equivalent. (FGSR’s minimum for the reading and listening bands of the TOEFL test is 21.);
  • a minimum score of 70 on the CAEL exam;
  • a minimum of 7.0 on each band on the IELTS with an overall minimum score of 7.0; or
  • a minimum score of 63 on the Pearson Test of English (PTE).

For applicants with international qualifications, where either their country or their international university are recognized as using English as the official language of instruction, proof of English Language Proficiency is still required. No exemptions to this requirement will be granted by the Faculty.

Applicants must submit three letters of reference, a CV/resume, a statement of intent, and (if applicable) a distinguished life experience essay. For doctoral programs, confirmation of a potential research supervisor is required.

Applicants to Adult, Community and Higher Education specializations, Indigenous Peoples Education specializations and Social Justice and International Studies specializations are required to submit a writing sample.

Application deadlines for all policy studies programs are as follows:
Doctoral programs - January 15

Educational Psychology:
The Faculty’s minimum admission requirements are a four-year undergraduate degree with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in the last two years of undergraduate work (or graduate work) at the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution. For those students whose previous academic work was completed in a language other than English, the Faculty requires proof of proficiency in the English language. Any one of the following is acceptable:

  • TOEFL score of 93 Internet-based, with a score of at least 24 on speaking and writing, and 21 on reading and listening, or equivalent; or
  • An Academic IELTS score of 7.0 with no band less than 6.5; or
  • An official CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language assessment system) score of at least 70 in all bands.

Areas within the Faculty may have higher standards.

The TESL program requires the following for those students whose first language is not English:

  • TOEFL score of 600 paper-based (or 250 computer-based); and
  • TSE score of 55 (minimum) (SPEAK scores are not acceptable); or
  • TOEFL iBT (Internet-based) score of 98, with minimum scores of 28 in the speaking component, 22 in the reading component and 24 in the listening and writing components; OR
  • An Academic IELTS score of 8 (minimum) on listening/speaking bands with no band less than 7; or
  • An official CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language assessment system) score of at least 80 on listening/speaking bands with no band less than 70.

Additional information regarding English Language proficiency may be found on the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research website.

Additional details concerning admission requirements, including prerequisite courses, within each area may be found on the Faculty’s website.

Elementary Education:
For doctoral programs, the minimum admission requirements are an MEd degree from the University of Alberta with an admission GPA of at least 3.3 on the 4-point scale, or an equivalent qualification and standing from a recognized institution. The admission GPA will be calculated on the last 60 units of graded coursework completed, or on the equivalent of the last two years of full-time graded coursework. Under certain circumstances it is possible to enter with the equivalent of the BEd degree, but in such instances potential candidates may be required to complete additional course requirements.

Applicants to the doctoral programs also require at least one year of successful teaching experience at the early childhood, elementary or middle classroom level (student teaching and substitute teaching do not qualify.)

Where applicable, applicants must provide proof of English Language Proficiency . Any one of the following is acceptable:

  • a minimum TOEFL score of 93 (Internet-based) with a minimum of 24 on the speaking and writing and 21 on reading and listening bands of the test, or equivalent;
  • IELTS with a minimum overall band score of 7.0, with at least 6.5 on each band;
  • CAEL with an overall minimum score of 70, with at least 60 on each subtest.

All applicants are also required to submit the following:

  • Current curriculum vitae (resumé) portraying scholarly studies and professional educational activities, such as teaching, curriculum development, consulting, etc.;
  • Statement of intent describing reasons for wanting to pursue advanced study in Elementary Education. Applicants to the EdD and PhD should also describe the area of scholarship that they intend to pursue. (500 words approximately);
  • Three letters of reference from persons qualified to comment on the applicant’s academic work and potential for graduate study. It is highly recommended that one or more letters be from persons at the institution last attended;
  • Applicants to the EdD and PhD programs must submit a sample of written work.

Application deadlines are December 1 for doctoral programs.

Secondary Education:
For doctoral programs, the Faculty’s minimum admission requirements are a master’s degree with an admission GPA of at least 3.5 on the 4-point scale from the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification and standing from a recognized institution. The admission GPA will be calculated on the last 60 units of graded coursework completed, or on the equivalent of the last two years of full-time graded coursework.

Applicants are required to identify a potential supervisor at the time of application. It is highly recommended that applicants have two years teaching experience or equivalent experience in a formal or informal educational context.

Where applicable, applicants must provide proof of English Language Proficiency . Any one of the following is acceptable:

  • A minimum TOEFL score of 93 with a score of at least 24 on speaking and writing and 21 on reading and listening (internet-based), or equivalent;
  • IELTS with a minimum overall band score of 7.0, with at least 6.5 on each band;
  • CAEL with an overall minimum score of 70, with at least 60 on each subtest; or
  • PTE (Academic) with an overall minimum score of 64.

A current curriculum vitae, a statement of intent, and three letters of reference are also required. Further details about applying for programs can be found on the Faculty of Education website.

Application Deadlines
For Fall (September) or Summer (July) admissions, the following deadlines apply:
PhD and EdD: January 15

Combined Degree Programs


Master of Arts / Master of Library and Information Studies Combined Program (Library and Information Studies)
Students wishing to apply for the combined degree need only complete one online application form by selecting “MA/MLIS” as the program. The application will be received by both programs. Students must satisfy the entrance requirements for both programs. Administrators of the two programs will consult regarding admission to the combined degree.

Master of Business Administration / Master of Library and Information Studies Combined Program (Library and Information Studies)
Students wishing to apply for the MBA/MLIS combined program need only complete one online application form by selecting “MBA/MLIS” as the program. The application will be received by both programs.

Students must satisfy the entrance requirements for both programs. A statement of the applicant’s background and interests should be included with the application.

Administrators of the two programs will consult regarding admission to the combined degree. There is limited enrolment and the entrance process is competitive.

During, and up to the completion of the first year in the MLIS program, students will have the option to request a change of program category to the combined MBA/MLIS program.

Certificates


Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Education)
Graduate Certificate in School Leadership (Education)

The Faculty’s admission requirements are a Bachelor of Education degree with an admission GPA of at least 3.0 on the 4-point scale from the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification and standing from a recognized institution. The admission GPA will be calculated on the last 60 units of graded coursework completed, or on the equivalent of the last two years of fulltime graded coursework.

Teacher certification or two years of teaching experience are also required.

Where applicable, applicants must provide proof of English Language Proficiency . Any one of the following is acceptable:

  • IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 on each band; or
  • TOEFL minimum score of 93 (internet-based) with a minimum of 24 on the Speaking and Writing Bands, and a minimum of 21 on the Reading and Listening bands, or equivalent

Applicants who do not meet the minimum AGPA requirement but have considerable relevant professional experience may also be admissible. Individuals who feel that this situation applies to them are encouraged to contact the Associate Dean, Graduate Studies, Faculty of Education to discuss their status.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Faculty:
Education

Delivery Mode:
Online/Distance (100%)

Program Type:
Course Based

Degree Level:
Certificate

Program Requirements

Master’s Programs

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

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Combined Degree Programs

  

  

 

Certificates

  

  

Courses

Graduate courses in Education can be found in Course Listings , under the following subject headings:

Education (EDU)
Education - Elementary (EDEL)
Education - Elementary and Secondary (EDES)
Education - Policy Studies (EDPS)
Education - Secondary (EDSE)
Education - Career Technology Studies (EDCT)
Education - Instructional Technology (EDIT)
Education - Psychology (EDPY)
Health Sciences Education (EDHS)
Library and Information Studies (LIS)

Tuition and Fees

Educational Policy Studies:
The Faculty offers graduate teaching assistantships and research assistantships to some students based upon application and academic merit.
The University also offers support in the form of scholarships and awards to some students based upon application and/or nomination.

Educational Psychology:
In addition to scholarships awarded by outside granting agencies such as the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and by the University such as the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Scholarships, the Faculty offers financial support to some students in the form of graduate research assistantships and graduate teaching assistantships. Assistantship applications are available to students admitted to the Faculty.

Elementary Education:
A limited number of graduate assistantships are available.

Library and Information Studies:
Inquiries regarding program and course details, and financial assistance should be made to the School of Library and Information Studies. Details about University awards are found at www.gradstudies.ualberta.ca.

Secondary Education:
A number of graduate assistantships are available to qualified candidates for the EdD or PhD in Secondary Education for services rendered in the Faculty’s research and teaching programs. These assistantships do not provide full support.
There are a number of financial supports available to students through fellowships, scholarships, and awards through the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR), and the Graduate Students Association.

For general information, please visit the Tuition and Fees page on the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research site.
Scholarships and Financial Support

The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research administers over $29 million each year in scholarships, awards, and financial support for graduate students, as well as financial and loan advising. Additional scholarships are also available for specific faculties and programs.

QUESTIONS?
Program-specific inquiries

Please refer to the detailed program information or email gcslinfo@ualberta.ca.

General inquiries

Please check out some of our most frequently asked questions (FAQS) to see if your question has been answered, or contact the Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) during our office hours.

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