Leadership studies

Leadership is not just a position; it's a process. 

Join us as we investigate the role of leaders and educators in contemporary society. We'll explore leadership and education as inter-connected, multidisciplinary fields of inquiry and scholarship.

Our programs cover a broad range of themes from policy making and democratic decision making to community and cultural leadership. You'll study with faculty members who bring global perspectives on leadership and education and collaborate with researchers worldwide.

Programs and courses

Adult Education and Community Engagement

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Broaden your understanding of contemporary theories and practices of leadership and social learning. This innovative area focuses on issues of social, cultural, environmental, gender and political justice and change.  

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Educational Administration and Leadership

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Prepare for a broad range of administrative, supervisory, and leadership roles in a wide array of educational settings, including K-12 and postsecondary educational institutions in Canada and world-wide.

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Although students are allowed to choose any Leadership Studies elective courses, we've provided 2 course schedules for you which allows you to focus your course work in an area of your choosing such as Educational Administration and Leadership or Adult Education & Community Engagement. By following the scheduled courses you'll enter into the program of your choice in September and graduate 2 years later.  Contact our graduate adviser to select the program that meets your interests and goals.

Our programs feature a high level of in-class discussion, social interaction with peers and community or school leaders and other knowledgeable and approachable instructors. Courses are scheduled during the day, evenings, and at weekends. We have some online courses, but currently the programs are primarily face-to-face.

The program has higher English language proficiency requirements than the Faculty of Graduate Studies, due to seminar style classes. International applicants must submit English language proficiency results within two weeks of applying.