Project-based MEd in adult education and community engagement

The Master of Education (MEd) in the adult education and community engagement focus area of leadership studies is an 15-unit program intended for students with diverse backgrounds. Our faculty members bring local, national and international perspectives to the work.

Courses are currently being offered online, aligning with UVic and Provincial Public Health and Safety Guidelines. See this link for UVic Campus updates:

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We also offer a thesis-based MA program. Candidates must choose their specific degree, MEd or MA, beforing the program.


Courses will be offered online during the Covid-19 Pandemic until the Public Health Authority determines it is safe to resume face to face instruction.

The MED program consists of 15.0 units of coursework and project. Visit the Academic Calendar for up-to-date information and course descriptions. Students in the program are scheduled to complete their program over the course of 5 terms of full-time study.


Term  Course

ED-D 533D: Critical Discourses in Leadership (1.5 units)

ED-D 538A: Critical Theories and Practices of Adult Education and Learning (1.5 units)


ED-D 591E: Selected Topics: Community Engaged Learning & Practice (1.5 units)

ED-D 539A: Leadership, Learning and Social Justice (1.5 units)

May-June ED-D 591E: Selected Topics: Narrative Explorations of Leadership  (1.5 units)
July ED-D 591E: Selected Topics: Anti-Oppression, Education and Activism (1.5 units)

ED-D 561B Research Methods in Leadership (1.5 units)

ED-D 598: Project


ED-D 598: Project (3.0 units)

ED-D 597: Comprehensive Examination* (1.5 units)

Total units: 15

*Exam is the final requirement of the program