M.Ed. at a Glance

The graduate studies program in Education is responsible for the preparation of professional educators who may pursue advanced study at the doctoral level and/or advanced professional employment. Master's level programs advance students' knowledge to the point of mastery and also prepare students to demonstrate that they are capable of advancing the knowledge of their disciplines. The application process for the MultiDisciplinary Leadership, and Special Education programs can be found here.We have also provided a thorough document on FAQs on MEd Programs.

NEW MASTER OF EDUCATION COURSE OFFERINGS (FALL 2018 and WINTER 2019)

The School of Education is pleased to announce the offering of two new courses: EDUC 617: Leading for Learning: Teacher Leadership and Principal Preparation in Fall 2018 and EDUC 626: Inclusive Education: Learning for All in the Winter 2019 term. The courses will be offered online and are open to all three MEd specializations and any other discipline.
Note: New Criminal Record Review Regulations
Upon application, international applicants must submit a Criminal Record Check Search Result done by their local police authority.  If subsequently offered admission, the Office of the Registrar will provide details about having a British Columbia Criminal Record Check (BC CRC) completed prior to the first day of classes of their entry semester.
Domestic applicants do not need to supply a Criminal Record Check (CRC) Search Result upon application.  If subsequently offered admission, the Office of the Registrar will provide details about having a British Columbia Criminal Record Check (BC CRC) completed prior to the first day of classes of their entry semester. Please note that this information should be seen as up to date and reliable even though it contradicts the UNBC Graduate calendar information.

Multidisciplinary Leadership Specialization (deadline for September 2019 intake: December 15, 2018)
The Multidisciplinary Leadership specialization has been developed in the Master of Education Program to prepare graduates to take on roles of responsibility and leadership in a variety of educational and community environments. Our graduates will develop skills in collaboration and communication, as well as specific leadership practices that enable the creation of positive and innovative organizational environments. The focus on leadership will provide the pedagogical knowledge necessary to ground effective practice in the diverse and rich scholarship of leadership.

Special Education Specialization (deadline for September 2019 intake: December 15, 2018)
The Special Education specialization prepares students to provide professional services and leadership in Special Education and educational programs offered in schools and other educational institutions. The part-time program includes an integrated core of required courses, elective courses, and thesis, project portfolio, or comprehensive examination routes.
This Special Education specialization is delivered online in its entirety. It requires a minimum of 31 graduate credit hours for completion, with an option to take up to 10 additional elective credit hours within the degree route. The Special Education specialization requires students to complete five (5) required courses, and a sufficient number of elective courses to meet the minimum 31 credit hour graduation requirement including the comprehensive examination (3 credit hours), portfolio (3 credit hours), project (6 credit hours), or thesis (9 credit hours) routes. The normal completion rate for full-time students is between two and four years and between three and six years for part-time students.  You can download the brochure MEd in Special Education Brochure

 Leading for Learning Certificate

Required Courses:

  • EDUC 609-3   Aboriginal Learners: History, Culture and Ways of Knowing
  • EDUC 606-3   Leading for Change
Plus 3 of:
  • EDUC 615-3   The School Principalship        
  • EDUC 616-3   Policy and Politics in Public Education
  • EDUC 617-3   Leading for Learning: Teacher Leadership and Principal Preparation 
  • EDUC 626-3   Inclusive Education: Learning for All
  • EDUC 656-3   Instructional Leadership  

 Plus a Leadership Development Portfolio and an Inquiry Project which are embedded in the courses.