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Leadership for Inclusion and Engagement

Master of Education Program (MEd)
To begin September 2018   
Applications due: March 19, 2018

Offered in partnership with the York Region District School Board.

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Leading and learning in an inclusive environment are key priorities for the York Region District School Board.  A foundational element of York Region’s leadership strategy is to engage current and aspiring leaders in continued professional learning through exciting opportunities that combine theory with practice.

As educators wrestle with multiple demand on their time, energy and focus, working for an inclusive education can seem like a serious challenge.  How do educational leaders ensure that all members of the school community – teachers, students and parents – are included in the collective work of the school?  What knowledge, skills and beliefs must leaders possess as they aim to tackle a wide range of inequities that stand in the way of high quality teaching and learning?  What practical approaches might help school leaders work collaboratively with community to enhance both student and community engagement?  This MEd program invites applications from educators and others involved in the YRDSB school system who wish to explore questions such as these.

In a 10-course Master of Education program provided by the Educational Leadership and Policy (ELP) program at OISE/University of Toronto, students will work with their YRDSB colleagues connecting theory to the specific issues that arise in their own context.  The academic rigor and practical utility of this MEd is enhanced by a cohort approach.

Information Session

Wednesday January 17, 2018

300 Harry Walker Parkway, Newmarket

Program Details

• This degree is part of the Educational Leadership and Policy Program in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at OISE/UT.
• Students earn a Master of Education (MEd) degree via 10 courses.
• In this part-time degree program, students take just one course per term.
• This is a cohort program: students will take most courses as a group.
• Program starts September 2018, and ends August 2021.
• No thesis or major research paper required. (Students wishing to go on to doctoral work will discuss their options with the course coordinator.)
• 6 courses will be offered at set times in person in York Region.
• 4 courses are open electives, chosen by each student individually.
• these elective courses can be taken at OISE/UT in downtown Toronto or online.

Application Process

• Applications are due March 19, 2018
• The package includes:  transcripts, resume, 2 letters of reference and a Statement of Intent
• In your Statement of Intent, be sure to state that you are applying to the York Region Cohort
• More detailed information about the application process can be found on the OISE Registrar and Student Services Office website  

Course Schedule
NOTE:  There are 6 possible terms in which to complete 4 electives

Fall 2018:    LHA1040 Ed Admin I: Leadership, Policy and Change (Location: YRDSB)
Winter 2019:    LHA1041 Ed Admin II: Social and Policy Context of Schooling (Location: YRDSB)
Spring 2019:    LHA Elective  (Location: OISE)
Summer 2019:    Elective (Location: OISE)
Fall 2019:    LHA1004 Research Literacy (Location: YRDSB)
Winter 2020:    LHA1018:  Political Skill in the Education Arena
Spring 2020:    Elective (Location: OISE)
Summer 2020:    Elective (Location: OISE)
Fall 2020:   LHA500x Leading for School and Community Collaboration (Location: YRDSB)
Winter 2021:    Elective (Location: OISE)
Spring 2021:     LHA1050 Issues in Policy, Leadership, Change and Social Diversity in Schools (Location:
Summer 2021:    Elective (Location: OISE)

All ELP MEd students are accepted into a course-only program.  For those who would like to go on and do a doctoral program (which requires a Major Research Paper from applicants), students may apply to switch to a program option that includes this Major Research Paper. This switch normally takes place after the student has completed three or four courses.  Students making this switch may finish the program at a different time.


For more information on the program contact:
Dr. Coleen Stewart
Educational Leadership and Policy Program
Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education Commons
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Tel: 416-978-1182

For YRDSB-related questions contact:
Superintendent Heather Sears
Tel: 905-727-0022