We sat down with Heather Henderson, Director of Canadian MEd Leadership Programs to address some of the frequently asked questions from students considering the Master of Education program with CityU Canada.
How many students are in the classes?
Heather: Typically classes have 12-15 students.
Who teaches the courses?
Heather: We have scholar practitioners who know education in Canada. Our valued instructors are superintendents, assistant superintendents, other central office staff, and those who have recently retired from these position.
Where do you meet?
Heather: We have often met at our CityU campuses in the larger cities or in local school jurisdiction offices or schools.
Now, as we have now been moved into a technologically rich environment, we are offering many of our cohorts online and synchronously. Regardless of the platform, our programs are cohort based offering a collaborative experience.
Can I continue to work and go to school?
Heather: Absolutely – most of our students are teachers who work full-time! Once enrolled in the program our participants are also considered full-time students. This is important when considering your tax return.
Why is your tuition more than other schools?
Heather: While we do have 52 credits and that translates into more money – this also means a quicker movement up the salary grid. Of course, there also opportunities for education subsidies and scholarships. Be sure to check out the CRA website for tax benefits for full time students.
What makes CityU different?
Heather: We have small classes where we meet face-to-face and in a cohort. As well, our faculty are scholarly practitioners who work in the field of education.
While we do – and post-pandemic, will continue – to offer our courses online and synchronously, our cohort members continue to learn together.
Our courses offer a blend of theoretical and practical learning suited to school and school district leaders.
Above all, we offer a program that is flexible, manageable, responsive, and personalized…
Thanks for your time Heather! To learn more about our Master of Education program, click here!