Are you an educator looking for an intellectually stimulating group of colleagues from around the world?
Are you interested in becoming a teacher–leader, a school principal or vice principal?
Do you want to deepen your capacity to understand and conduct your own research?
If you are, consider applying for the Educational Leadership and Administration Certificate.
This program is designed for professionals wishing to acquire new skills or to build on their current knowledge base regarding adult learning. The Diploma in Adult Learning and Education is particularly appropriate for those who do not want to pursue a graduate degree but are interested in developing skills and knowledge in organizing, conducting, evaluating or administering programs for adult learners. Typical students range from business people to government workers to healthcare professionals to community organizers to independent consultants and other professionals whose practice, in some way, includes designing and running learning experiences for adults.
The EdD in Educational Leadership and Policy provides advanced preparation for education practitioners with leadership and policy responsibilities in both formal and non-formal settings. These settings include, among many others, the post-secondary sector, business and health organizations, unions and community groups as well as the K–12 school system.
The PhD in Educational Studies is a research-oriented doctoral program for students interested in any of the study areas offered in the department. Students are required to take two first-year doctoral seminars and a second-year doctoral seminar. All other courses in a student’s program are determined in consultation with faculty. Students in the PhD program typically devote two years to coursework, and two to four years to developing and carrying out a research project designed to make an original contribution to knowledge in the study area. The university allows doctoral students up to six years to complete program requirements. There is no set number of credits required for PhD programs at UBC.
The MA program in Educational Studies is a department-wide program that can be completed full-time over a two-year period or over a longer period for part-time students. The EDST MA is a flexible program designed to meet the needs of a wide range of people interested in conducting and learning about educational research. The emphasis on educational research provides students opportunities and training to conduct their own research projects. MA students can focus their studies in one of four MA concentrations: Adult Learning and Education (ALE); Higher Education (HIED); Society, Culture and Politics in Education (SCPE) or Educational Leadership and Administration (EDAL).
The Adult Learning and Education (ALE) program is a campus-based 30 credit professional degree program for aspiring adult education practitioners who may already be (or wish to be) working as instructors, program planners, consultants, community activists or administrators in a variety of settings. Students learn about ALE history and different philosophical approaches, theories of adult learning, and approaches to program planning and are encouraged to improve their specific area of practice and contribute to public discussions about the significance of adult learning in relation to the economy, social inclusion, community development and cultural diversity.
The University of British Columbia, in cooperation with partner universities in South Africa (University of the Western Cape), Sweden (Linköping University), and Australia (Monash University) offers an innovative online, coursework-only Master of Education (MEd) in Adult Learning and Global Change (ALGC).
Students proceed through the two-year, 30-credit program as a cohort drawn from the four participating institutions. Instructors are also drawn from these universities; students will benefit from a truly international staff.
This is a collaborative program between the Educational Administration and Leadership Program and the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy. The Program was created in response to increasing interest in the study of a combination of curricular leadership on the one hand, and organizational leadership in schools on the other. The applicants for this collaborative program will be teachers in K–12 education who wish to increase their level of understanding and skill in both areas. Upon completion of the program, the students will assume positions of formal or informal leadership in schools, making important contributions to the education of children.
The Educational Administration and Leadership Program (EDAL) is a graduate program of interest to persons who seek to exercise leadership in a wide array of formal and informal educational settings. Graduates will be prepared to provide leadership as educators, administrators and facilitators of educational change within schools and communities.
The EDAL Program is known for its ability to generate student professional growth. It challenges established assumptions and offers critical perspectives on education and society. The Program has a distinctive Canadian content and engages with a wide array of educational initiatives across British Columbia and Canada.
The Higher Education Program at UBC focuses on the study of all facets of institutions of higher learning. The multifaceted, interdisciplinary Program draws on aspects of history, philosophy, sociology, economics, political science, psychology, sociology, law, and administrative studies.
The MA degree concentration in Society, Culture and Politics in Education (SCPE) seeks to address the historical, social, political, philosophical, and cultural aspects of education. We define education very broadly to include formal school contexts, as well as non-formal education and informal learning at all levels and life stages. The SCPE concentration examines the meaning and outcomes of critical theories of education, policies, and practices for public life in Canada and across the world. As scholars working within and across many disciplines, we view education as a central field within the arts, social sciences, and humanities.
Students and faculty associated with the SCPE concentration share interests in the part played by education in developing socially, ecologically, politically and culturally just societies.
Ts’‘kel, which means golden eagle in the Hal’qemeylem language, was originally established in 1984 as a program of study leading to a Master of Education in Administration. Ts’‘kel students are engaged in interdisciplinary research on social and educational topics related to schooling, Aboriginal community development, and historical and theoretical work that has a direct relationship to First Nations health and welfare.
Ts’‘kel is an integrated program for advancing Aboriginal access and Indigenous content in education and across disciplines throughout UBC. Students do not apply to Ts’‘kel, but to the department and a graduate program of their choice.