Master of Education in Educational Leadership & Policy
Master of Education in Educational Leadership & Policy Overview
Are you an aspiring or current educational leader looking to further develop your knowledge of policy, leadership, change and social diversity in and for the PK-12 education system? This may be the place for you.
This professional program is designed primarily for those interested in learning the nature and practice of leadership and policy, especially with respect to social diversity and change in elementary and secondary schools.
It equips practitioners with the knowledge and skills to engage in – and critique – approaches to leadership and policy in the elementary and secondary school system.
While a minimum of one year of professional experience (particularly in teaching and administration) is not an essential prerequisite for admission, such experience is desirable.The department welcomes applicants with diverse but relevant backgrounds.
Are you interested in a co-op placement as a junior policy analyst at the Ontario Ministry of Education? Full-time M.Ed students in Educational Leadership and Policy have the opportunity to apply to a paid full-time co-op placement that counts towards course credit. (Please note that acceptance to the co-op is competitive, and hiring decisions are made by the Ministry.) Please see the section at the bottom of this page for more information.
Are you interested in becoming a principal in Ontario? If you are interested in completing the Principal’s Qualification Program (PQP) while enrolled in your M.Ed in Educational Leadership and Policy at OISE, doing so through OISE Continuing & Professional Learning will help you make the most of your experience and allow you to complete the programs faster. To learn more, please contact email@example.com
Students initially apply to and register in the Coursework Only option. For registration in the Coursework Plus Major Research Paper option, department permission is required.
Coursework Only option is available in two delivery models:
- Regular Master of Education Stream
- Students are accepted every year and can register on a full-time or part-time basis.
- Online/Hybrid (Part-time) Cohort-Based Stream
- Available in select years, this option is ideal for students who cannot travel to OISE regularly. Students move through the program as a cohort and register part-time.
For detailed information about the program, please consult the School of Graduate Studies Calendar.
At a Glance
Full-time (4 sessions)
Part-time (10 sessions)
Coursework Plus Major Research Paper
Funding and Tuition
For current information about tuition fees, funding, and financial support, visit Tuition & Financial Support.
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Why I Chose Leadership, Adult & Higher Education
Sean Hartley (Master of Education 2023)
"When I made the decision to pursue an M.Ed, I chose OISE for a number of reasons. Chief among them was the curriculum; even within the Educational Leadership and Policy stream, I had the freedom to pursue subjects and topics that I found interesting. Professors and instructors were top-notch, allowing me to learn from their expertise and challenging my own thinking. I did my best academic work of my life at OISE, which is due in no small part to the faculty."
General Admission Requirements
Please visit the OISE Admissions website for detailed information about the application process, including general minimum admission requirements and supporting documents.
Program Specific Information
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