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Master’s Degree Program

Teaching, Learning and Leadership

The Master of Education degree in Teaching, Learning and Leadership prepares you for the development and implementation of instructional programs in elementary and secondary educational institutions. It is designed to serve the needs of practicing school administrators, and for those who want to prepare for a career in educational administration.

Our students develop strong skills to be instruction and curriculum leaders in K-12 settings and have an opportunity to analyze how curriculum influences and is influenced by historical and contemporary social, political and cultural factors. Graduates can be found in elementary, secondary and post-secondary institutions as well as the government, and public and private sectors.

We offer the following graduate programs:

Master of Education in Teaching, Learning and Leadership (thesis-based)

The thesis-based master's program provides the introduction to scholarly activities and independent, original research and is generally critical to students intending further study at the doctoral level.

Master of Education in Teaching, Learning and Leadership (project-based)

This master's program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to apply theory in the field. Projects may have a research element, but of more limited scope and the research is not independent, original research.

Master of Education in Teaching, Learning and Leadership (practicum-based)

This master's program is designed to provide students with a practical experience in the field as opposed to a theoretical or research based study.

Master of Education in Teaching, Learning and Leadership (course-based)

The course-based master's program consists of 10 courses.

These Master of Education programs can be completed in English or French, or a combination of both languages. Students can also access courses and professors from the First Nations University of Canada.

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Program: Master of Education in Teaching, Learning, and Leadership
Length: 2 years
Offered Through: University of Regina
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Teaching, Learning and Leadership Meet Your Faculty

Why Study Teaching, Learning and Leadership at the University of Regina?

Students in the Master of Education in Teaching, Learning and Leadership can focus their studies by choosing courses from variety of subject areas such as:

  • Educational Leadership
  • Anti-oppressive Education and Teacher Activism
  • Arts Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Technology
  • Literacy and Language Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Science and Environmental Education
  • Social Studies Education
  • Teaching English as an Additional Language

Students who hold a Saskatchewan Professional “A” Teachers Certificate and an approved bachelor’s degree may be eligible to use the Master of Education degree to reclassify with their respective board of education.

Teaching, Learning and Leadership Frequently Asked Questions

What are the admission requirements?

Applicants must have a four-year degree applicable to the program (normally a B.Ed., B.A.Ed., or equivalent) and a minimum grade point average of 70 per cent. At least two years of teaching or other relevant professional experience is preferred.

Note that meeting the minimum requirements is not a guarantee of acceptance into the program. Admission is subject to availability of space.

For more information about admission requirements, refer to the graduate calendar.

What are some of the courses that Master of Education students take in this program?

EC&I 804 Curriculum Development

This course considers key concepts and forces involved in shaping curriculum decision making, theories of curriculum and practical aspects of planning, implementation, evaluation and research.

EC&I 822 Anti-Oppressive Education and Teacher Activism

A history of school and community activism ranges from words of non-cooperation to political organizing. This course examines the politics of protest and activism that accompany theories of justice for social change with respect to race, class, gender and sexual orientation. Students will examine their own knowledge and commitment to social justice for the community and workplace.

EC&I 832 Digital Citizenship and Media Literacies

This course examines the complex nature of identity and citizenship in our digital world. Students will interrogate the interconnected areas of media literacy, online identity, and responsible participation in local and global networks as they relate to educational contexts and society at large.

EDL 826 Leadership Development in Education

This course will focus on applied research in educational leadership. Based upon a review of related literature, students will conduct research relevant to educational leadership in K-12 education. Topics will include educational leadership, self-awareness and leadership, the role of leadership in schools, and the application of current leadership development models to the Saskatchewan school system.

EDL 829 Supporting Indigenous Student Success

This course will focus on Indigenous leadership, research, and practice that supports Indigenous student success. Successful examples of relevant Indigenous educational practice will be emphasized, with a special focus on local/regional content. An Indigenous (Nehinuw) model of effective teaching will be highlighted.

Can I transfer into this program?
Transfer credit may be awarded when a student has successfully completed graduate-level coursework at the University of Regina (while registered in a different program) or at another accredited institution of higher education either during or prior to starting their program at the U of R. Transfer credit is only considered for courses (not for thesis, project, or practicum work) that are relevant to the degree program, achieved a grade of 70 per cent or more, are still current for the program, up to a maximum of 40 per cent of the course work credit hours (not including thesis, project, or practicum hours).
Do you offer scholarships?

Yes! Once you have been accepted as a fully-qualified graduate student with no conditions or holds on your admission, then you are eligible to apply for our scholarships, awards, and graduate teaching assistant positions.

Students with first-class academic records and outstanding research programs may also be eligible to apply for national awards such as the SSRHC Masters Awards.


  • Darlene Ware and Joan Helmsing Graduate Scholarship
  • Delta Kappa Gamma Graduate Women in Education
  • Mary Cronin Literacy Scholarship
  • Gordon Nordvall Scholarship in Science and Environmental Education
  • Indigenous Graduate Students in Education Scholarship

Apply for these scholarships and more by visiting our Graduate Awards Portal (GAP), the U of R online graduate scholarship application system.

All Graduate Funding Opportunities

Visit our Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research website to learn about all graduate funding opportunities including:

  • National Scholarships (including Tri Council funding)
  • Awards to Study Abroad
  • FGSR Funding/Special Awards
  • Funding for Indigenous Students
  • Funding for International Students
  • Other Awards and Scholarships
  • External Scholarship Opportunities
  • External Student and Faculty Awards
What clubs, campus events, and networking opportunities can students participate in as part of this program?
  • Education Career Expo
  • Faculty of Education Graduate Student Boot camp
  • Faculty of Education Graduate Research Symposium
  • Graduate Student Development Conference
  • Indigenous Research Showcase
  • University of Regina Careers Day
  • Volunteer Fair

What Can You Do With a Master’s Degree in Teaching, Learning and Leadership?

Graduates from this program are typically hired in school divisions to be teachers, curriculum consultants, instructional leaders in schools, and researchers in school divisions. Graduates are also hired by the provincial Ministry of Education in curriculum and instruction consultant and leadership roles.

The jobs our graduates go on to include:

  • Curriculum developers
  • Instructional coordinators
  • Instructional designers
  • Principals
  • Vice-principals
  • School administrators
  • Superintendents
  • Teachers
  • Directors of education
  • Post-secondary faculty members

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