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Graduate Programs in Educational Studies

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Educational Studies Program
936 Education South
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G5
E-mail: mesinfo@ualberta.ca

[Oct. 6, 2022] Please Note - EDITORIAL UPDATE. The word Department was replaced with the word Faculty on this page. Please see Amendments to the Calendar  for more information.

General Information

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.

Entrance Requirements

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 (refer to English Language Requirement ). 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
  • 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.

Graduate Program Requirements

Master’s Programs

Graduate Courses

Graduate courses can be found in Course Listings , under the subject heading Educational Studies (EDU)

Laddering into the MEd in Educational Studies

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies, the Graduate Certificate in School Leadership or an equivalent graduate certificate from the Faculty of Education in good standing may be able to use the courses from the certificate to receive up to 12 units in advanced standing in this program.

Completion of the certificate does not guarantee admission to a master’s degree program. The certificate may be used for both the basis of admission and laddered into the course-based master degree. Details on laddering  can be found in the Calendar under Regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research .

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