Master of Education Program – Canada


CityU offers two Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs in Canada, the M.Ed. Leadership in Education and the M.Ed. School Counselling.  All programs in Canada are taught by leading Canadian practitioners from local school districts in the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta.
For additional information on the M.Ed. programs in Canada, please visit the school page on the City University of Seattle in Canada website.

M.Ed. Leadership in Education Program Outcomes

The M.Ed. Leadership in Education programs will prepare students to:
  • Appropriately uses a variety of vocational and career assessment instruments for career development.
  • Develops professional ethics to include knowledge of legislation and accountability structures;
  • Find and accesses research and best practices to inform own practice; applies data-driven decision-making to the development and assessment of programs and communicates results to various audiences;
  • Promotes program improvement and accountability based on in-depth knowledge of research and inquiry;
  • Selects, applies, and interprets a variety of appraisal and assessment techniques for a diverse population;
  • Understands and develops the leadership skills needed to promote educational reform and successfully lead school initiatives;
  • Uses communication and counselling skills to work well with professional colleagues, parents, and community members to enhance student success;
  • Works effectively with diverse students, families and colleagues.

M.Ed. School Counselling Program Outcomes

The M.Ed. School Counselling will prepare students to:
  • Career and student guidance: Contextualizes education to develop relevance for academic learning through career education and personal planning including guidance for individual student’s options and the facilitating of career options;
  • Communication and counselling skills: Develops counselling skills appropriate for school based practice for individual, group counselling as well as communication and counselling skills to collaborate at an interdisciplinary level within the school and community and to advocate for each student;
  • Data-driven decision making: Uses a variety of multi-dimensional assessment tools to inform decision making and planning for individual student growth and success;
  • Ethical and legal issues in school counselling: Develops professional ethics to include knowledge of legislation and accountability structures;
  • Human development and relationships: Applies background in human development to facilitate maximizing learning opportunities for students, families and staff;
  • Multicultural and diversity awareness: Understands and respects human diversity within cultural contexts and responsibilities;
  • Research and inquiry: Uses research methods and relevant data to make effective decisions for school counselling program improvement plans and to inform own practice;
  • School counselling as a profession: Understands and develops a professional identity as a school counsellor, gains awareness of own strengths and limitations, and makes decisions based on legal and ethical issues within accountability structures.

Program Faculty

Jill Taggart, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Canadian Education Programs

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