Educational Studies, M.Ed.

Educational Studies, M.Ed.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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Your credentials will be recognized worldwide, and you will learn with and from the best! Consistently ranked among the top four faculties of education in Canada, UAlberta’s Faculty of Education is home to award-winning teachers, internationally recognized researchers, educational innovators, and community leaders.


You can complete your M.Ed. in just two years of part-time, blended study—without taking a leave from your career. You can integrate your area(s) of educational interest throughout your studies while you explore the challenges and opportunities associated with facilitating educational improvement. Highly qualified, enthusiastic faculty ensure exceptional levels of individualized support for all students. The cohort model supports high levels of student engagement and program completion.

A typical cohort includes educational practitioners from K-12 and higher education classrooms, administration, and leadership—some with the required two years of teaching experience and some with considerably more. Some have aspirations of formal leadership while others want to lead educational improvement from the front of the classroom. This diversity supports rich learning conversations, where students routinely share experiences, ask tough questions, and collaboratively build new insights about educational improvement.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Educational Improvement
  • Leadership in Educational Settings
  • Foundations of Curriculum
  • Fundamentals of Educational Research
  • Leadership for Educational Change
  • Planning for Educational Change
  • Conducting Educational Research
  • Program Synthesis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL®PBT score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3
Recommended score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Letter of intent outlining your reasons for pursuing a graduate degree and area(s) of interest as potential research topics (about 1,000 words)
  • Copy of official transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution you attended (including incomplete studies, exchange and transfer credit courses) 
    • More information on transcripts
  • A 1-2 page résumé outlining a minimum of two years of teaching experience and other relevant experience
  • Two letters of professional recommendation attesting to your academic aptitude and commitment to your profession
  • MES Student Information form (available in application portal)
  • English Language Proficiency documentation (international students only)
  • Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      9020 CAD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 9020 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • National Applies to you

      5625 CAD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 5625 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    Living costs for Edmonton

    • 1201 - 2000 CAD/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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