A partnership with the University of Alberta is bringing a Master of Education Studies (MES) program to Keyano College for 2024.
Yesterday the College welcomed the first students to their MES program. Running from January 2024 to the winter semester of 2026, the MES will adhere to the Alberta Leadership Quality Standard. Keyano aims to support the professional development of teachers and educational leaders in both formal and informal administrative and leadership positions throughout Alberta.
A primary focus of the studies is facilitating a diverse learning environment where students are exposed to various educational leadership strategies that govern the Alberta educational system.
“The future looks bright for the Northeastern Albertan cohort of the MES program,” said Dr. Coert Erasmus, Dean of the School of Business, University Studies, and Academic Upgrading.
“Winter 2024 admissions interest exceeded our expectations, and the current success of this program suggests that we could see future cohorts for the U of A Northeast Alberta MES program.”
Students will take 10 graduate-level courses ranging from exploring educational research findings to managing school operations and resources.
Course offerings include Foundations of School Leadership, Leading School Operations, First Nation, Metis and Inuit Issues in School Leadership, and Planning for Educational Change. Courses are offered through online and blended delivery modes from synchronous and asynchronous options.
While registration for a second group of MES students is not yet open, Keyano suggests interested students should visit the U of A Website for specific information such as a full course offerings list, and potential future admissions requirements.