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What is the Leadership specialization?

The Leadership specialization draws upon the social sciences and humanities to prepare researchers and practitioners for the analysis and resolution of issues and problems related to educational policy and the direction and management of schools, school systems, other institutions, and governmental bodies concerned with public and private education. This specialization prepares graduates for administrative and research-related careers with an understanding of organizational change in the field of educational leadership.

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Featured Publications

"Looking for Truth in All the Wrong Places: Why We Can Never Have a Science of Society," in International Journal of Critical Cultural Studies, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2012, pp 17-27. Richard Heyman (2012)

Brandon, J., Hanna, P., Morrow, R., Rhyason, K. & Schmold, S. (2013).  The Alberta framework for school system success. Edmonton, AB: Henday Publishing.

Brandon, J., Hanna, P., & Rhyason, K. (2013).  Vision in action: Seven approaches to school system success. Edmonton, AB: Henday Publishing.


Featured Students

University of Calgary

William Kay

William Kay is pursuing a EdD in Leadership


 Philipp Reichert

Philipp Reichert

Until tomorrow, the whole world is my home

Globetrotting leadership grad student brings passion to both studies and work with international students.

Faye Bres

Faye Bres

Learning from the 2013 Flood

Mitacs grant assists doctoral student in forging partnership with The City of Calgary.

Featured Alumni

Megan Senechal

Megan Senechal, Class of 2016

Learn more about Megan Senechal's experiences in the Doctor of Education program.


Education graduate Morgan Blair researches student retention

Morgan Blair

How to keep college kids in school

Education graduate Morgan Blair researches student retention.

Degrees offered




MEd Specialist
- Leading for Learning - 2017
- Leading for Learning - 2016
- Leading for Learning: Calgary Board of Education (CBE) cohort - 2016
- Leading for Learning: Parkland School Division Cohort - 2016

MEd Interdisciplinary
- Instructional Leadership - 2017
- Instructional Leadership - Blended format - 2017
- Instructional Leadership - Blended format - 2016
- Instructional Leadership - Fully online format - 2016
- Leading in Post-Secondary Contexts - 2016

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