Leadership, Evaluation, Curriculum and Policy Studies

This concentration offers a unique opportunity to further your scholarly and professional development as an administrator, educational leader, educator and researcher, with attention given to the importance of social and linguistic context.

Course and Research Themes

  • Leadership in educational institutions and in other organizational, professional and community settings where enhancing learning for the social, cultural, digital and economic needs of the 21st century is at the core of your mission.
  • Evaluation, including program evaluation (e.g. performance appraisals, participatory evaluation, evaluation capacity building), measurement (e.g. psychometrics, test theory), testing (e.g. standardized testing, licensing) and assessment (e.g. classroom assessment, large-scale assessment).
  • Curriculum and policy studies, including analysis of the theories and educational movements that inform our understanding of curriculum and policy in education and in relation to your role as administrator, educator, and researcher in public, private and non-governmental organizations.

Career Opportunities

  • School principal (BEd required)
  • Academic administrator
  • Superintendent position with a school board (BEd required)
  • Management/administrator position in the public or private sector

Degree Options

This concentration is offered within the following degree options:

  • Master of Education (MEd), coursework option
  • Master of Education (MEd), major research paper option


Since May 2021, this concentration is no longer offered for the Master of arts in Education (M.A.) and for the Doctorate in Philosophy in Education (PhD). If you want to apply in one of these programs, you will be following the proposed general path.

Course Sequences


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