Master of Arts (M.A.) Educational Leadership (Non-Thesis): Project (45 credits)

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Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed     Degree: Master of Arts

Program Requirements

Research Project (12 credits)

  • EDEM 625 Project 1 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Theoretical or practical project under the supervision of a departmental faculty member to explore and analyze an area of interest relevant to the concentration in leadership or curriculum.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Limin Jao, Lisa Starr, Teresa Strong, Lee Schaefer (Fall) Teresa Strong, Shaheen Shariff, Lisa Trimble (Winter) Naomi Nichols, Joseph Levitan (Summer)

    • Fall, Winter

  • EDEM 627 Project 2 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Extension of Project 1 or new project.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: David A Dillon, Lisa Starr, Teresa Strong (Fall) Limin Jao, Teresa Strong, Shaheen Shariff, Heather Lambert, Lisa Trimble, Lee Schaefer (Winter) Naomi Nichols, Shaheen Shariff (Summer)

    • Fall, Winter

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • EDEM 609 Critical Perspectives in Educational Theory and Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Critical exploration of contemporary issues in educational theory and research, in terms of current scholarship in the field, current educational contexts, and various research paradigms. Educational issues as expressions of social, ethical, political, economic, epistemological and cultural reconfigurations. Students will learn to be critical consumers of educational theories and research.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Kevin Michael McDonough (Fall) Teresa Strong, Dale Boyle (Winter) Dawn Wiseman, Lisa Trimble (Summer)

    • Fall, Winter

  • EDEM 610 Leadership in Action (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Teaching of the use of reflective practice as a means of developing individual theories of action in educational settings. It provides students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to engage in processes that can improve individual and organizational performance. Special emphasis will be given to communication, problem solving and decision-making.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Joseph Levitan (Fall)

    • Fall

  • EDEM 673 Leadership Theory in Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Concepts of leadership and the role of leadership in educational settings.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Sam Bruzzese, Blane Leslie Harvey (Fall) Patricia Anne Peter (Winter)

    • Winter

  • EDEM 690 Research Methods: Theory and Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Overview of the epistemological foundations of a range of research methods, including but not limited to quantitative, philosophical, qualitative, arts-based, and mixed methods. Students will learn techniques to conduct research and to develop a research proposal.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Naomi Nichols (Fall) Mindy Carter (Winter)

    • Fall, Winter

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.

Complementary Courses (15 credits)

12 credits selected from the following courses:

  • EDEM 603 Individual Reading Course (6 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Independent study of an approved topic with the guidance of a faculty advisor.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Teresa Strong, Anila Asghar (Fall) Teresa Strong, Blane Leslie Harvey, Lee Schaefer (Winter) Joseph Levitan (Summer)

  • EDEM 616 Individual Reading Course (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Independent study of an approved topic with the guidance of a faculty advisor.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Teresa Strong (Fall) Anila Asghar, Joseph Levitan, Teresa Strong (Summer)

  • EDEM 628 Education Resource Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : An exploration of the concepts and skills necessary to manage the human and financial resources of small organizations (schools, NGOs, departments). Among the areas to be explored are labour contracts, supervision, grantsmanship, use of volunteers, managing site-based budgets.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Sam Bruzzese (Winter)

    • Winter

  • EDEM 630 Workplace Learning (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Drawing on different theoretical perspectives, research, and policy discourse, this course explores how changes in the contemporary character of work has produced transformations in how workplace learning is conceived and practiced.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • EDEM 637 Managing Educational Change (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Conceptual approaches to managing school improvement and reform with applications such as conflict management, action planning, coaching, shared vision-building and problem solving.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Noel C Burke (Fall)

    • Fall

  • EDEM 644 Curriculum Development and Implementation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : This course will explore and critique the processes of curriculum development, implementation and evaluation in relation to the field of curriculum studies. The focus will be on the role of the educator/leader as a curriculum professional in formal and non-formal learning environments.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Kayla Johnson (Winter)

  • EDEM 646 Planning and Evaluation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Knowledge and skills development in educational planning and monitoring at the service delivery unit (school, non-governmental organization, adult education centre). Areas of study include strategic management, results-based management, log frame analysis, systems assessment, stakeholders analysis, and fourth generation evaluation.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Tony Lacroce (Fall) Kenneth Robertson (Winter)

    • Fall

  • EDEM 664 Education and the Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : The legal and institutional framework of Canadian education systems; legal terminology and the tools and methods of legal research; selected public and private law issues in Canadian education.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Winter

  • EDEM 674 Organizational Theory and Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Contemporary organization theories and their implications for education and the management of learning environments.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Blane Leslie Harvey (Winter)

  • EDEM 675 Special Topics 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Important current issues in the field of Educational Studies. (Content varies from year to year.)

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Joseph Levitan (Winter)

  • EDEM 677 Special Topics 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Important current issues in the field of Educational Studies. (Content varies from year to year.)

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Fall

  • EDEM 693 School Improvement Approaches (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Analysis of action research approaches used to improve school performance.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Winter

3 credits selected from the following courses:

  • EDEC 602 Foundations in Curriculum (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : This course introduces the field of curriculum studies, including a historical approach to the discourses, debates and issues that have shaped it. Students will actively explore relationships between curriculum theory and professional as well as pedagogical practice.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Fall

  • EDEC 606 Autobiographical Approaches in Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : This course focuses on understanding the relationship between self and other through autobiography in curriculum studies. Students will explore new approaches and critical engagement with teacher self-study, auto ethnography, life writing, memoir reading, artistic practices, writing the self, and memory studies.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Teresa Strong (Fall)

  • EDEC 612 Digital Media and Learning (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : This course addresses emerging theories, pedagogies, and practices related to youth learning through digital media and online participatory cultures. Through direct engagement with multiple forms of digital media and youth, students will consider implications for teaching and learning within and beyond schools.

    Terms: Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Lisa Trimble (Winter) Lisa Trimble, Sara Doody (Summer)

    • Fall

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, when offered in the summer term, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the third lecture day and withdrawal is the sixth lecture day.

    • Please note: students taking this course as part of a Teacher Education Program leading to certification will also integrate e-portfolios.

  • EDEC 620 Meanings of Literacy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Investigation of basic issues related to definitions of literacy. Issues include new directions in literacy and education, the need for non-print literacies in contemporary life, and the challenges these changes present for educators.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Christian Ehret (Fall)

    • Winter

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EDEM 620.

  • EDEC 635 Research Writing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : The course offers a research-led introduction to processes and practices of research writing. Working to develop their research writing projects, students learn to examine, critically reflect on, and participate in the research writing practices in their fields, guided by current research on the discursive construction of knowledge.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Fall, Winter

Elective Courses (6 credits)

6 credits at the 500, 600, or 700 level chosen in consultation with the Graduate Program Director.

Faculty of Education—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 23, 2017) (disclaimer)