Educational administration specialization

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Department of Educational Administration, Foundations & Psychology (EAFP)

The Master of Education in Educational Administration program is designed to develop leadership for Manitoba’s school systems, and to provide students with an in-depth and theoretical understanding of educational administration as both a moral and a technical endeavour. Students in this program will benefit from their prior experiences as teachers or administrators in an educational organization.

In addition to courses during the regular academic session, the Master of Education in Educational Administration program frequently offers Summer Institutes in Educational Administration, which have included International Perspectives on School Improvement, School and Community, and Law and Ethics in Educational Administration.

The Department also publishes the refereed online journal The Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy.

As well, the Department offers an academic links program with the University of Nottingham, England, which is focused on teaching and research around school reform, school improvement and teacher education.

There are two routes in which you can complete an MEd in Educational Administration. They Include:
Thesis-based route
Course-based route

Thesis-based route

18 credit hours plus thesis

Courses prepare the student to design and implement a research project that leads to the thesis. For the thesis, students will select a research question, gather and interpret data, present the investigation and its results as a written document with the program advisor’s support. An oral defense of the thesis culminates the program.

Coursework and thesis description

  • Core courses (6 credit hours)
    EDUA 7010 Educational Administration as a Field of Study & Practice (3)
    EDUA 7050 Theoretical Perspectives in Educational Administration (3)
  • Research courses (6 credit hours)
    EDUA 5800 Introduction to Educational Research (3) plus an additional 3 credit hours of research methodology at the 7000 level in Education or at the 3000 level or above in other faculties
  • Concentration (6 credit hours)
    The thesis is a focus of the concentration.

    Students will select 6 credit hours from:
    EDUA 5040 Personnel Administration in Education (3)
    EDUA 5100 Issues in the Administration of Education (3)
    EDUA 7020 Politics of Education (3)
    EDUA 7030 Educational Finance (3)
    EDUA 7040 Legal Aspects of Education (3)
    EDUA 7060 Organizational Planning & Development in Education (3)
    EDUA 7070 The Analysis of Educational Organizations (3)
or others approved by the program advisor and department head.
  • Electives (None)
  • Thesis
  • Course-level restrictions
    12 credit hours must be at the 7000 level; the remaining 6 credit hours may be at the 5000 level or above in the Faculty of Education and/or at the 3000 level or above in other faculties.


Course-based route

30 credit hours plus comprehensive examination

The student and program advisor will select courses that lead to mastery within Educational Administration and the concentration. As the course component is completed, the student, with the program advisor’s support, prepares a document that demonstrates comprehensive mastery. The document can be a final examination or a project, which may culminate in an oral defense of the document.

Coursework and comprehensive option

  • Core courses (9 credit hours)
    EDUA 7010 Educational Administration as a Field of Study & Practice (3)
    EDUA 7050 Theoretical Perspectives in Educational Administration (3)
and 3 credit hours from:
EDUA 7200 Philosophy of Education (3)
EDUA 7210 Educational Sociology (3)
EDUA 7270 Seminar in Cross Cultural Education 1 (3)
  • Research courses (3 credit hours)
    EDUA 5800 Introduction to Educational Research (3)
  • Concentration (12 credit hours)
    Students will select 12 credit hours from:
    EDUA 5040 Personnel Administration in Education (3)
    EDUA 5100 Issues in the Administration of Education (3)
    EDUA 7020 Politics of Education (3)
    EDUA 7030 Educational Finance (3)
    EDUA 7040 Legal Aspects of Education (3)
    EDUA 7060 Organizational Planning & Development in Education (3)
    EDUA 7070 The Analysis of Educational Organizations (3)

    or others approved by the program advisor and department head.
  • Electives (6 credit hours)
  • Comprehensive exam
  • Course-level restrictions
    18 credit hours must be at the 7000 level; the remaining 12 credit hours may be at the 5000 level or above in the Faculty of Education and/or at the 3000 level or above in other faculties.


Admission deadlines and document requirements:

First things first: Below is a complete list of documents for application to the Educational Administration specialization (EAFP).

Education graduate program advisors (faculty members)

Jerome Cranston
Educational Administration
Research interests: Organizational behaviour and leadership practice in education; development of professional learning communities
Contact:
(204) 474-6393
Jerome.Cranston@umanitoba.ca


Robert Mizzi
Educational Administration
Research interests: Autoethnography; educational policy, politics and professionalism; equity and diversity studies; international/foreign educators; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) issues in education and community
Contact:
(204) 474-9042
Robert.Mizzi@umanitoba.ca


Merli Tamtik
Educational Administration

Research interests:
Policy coordination in multi-level governance, science and research policy, innovation and ways of knowing, international and multicultural education, transatlantic cooperation, international educational partnerships, research methods in social sciences
Contact:

(204) 474-9606
Merli.Tamtik@umanitoba.ca


 Ee-Seul Yoon

Educational Administration

Research interests: Educational inequality & inequity, school choice and education marketization

Contact:
(204) 474-6109

Ee-Seul.Yoon@umanitoba.ca