Masters Students

Master of Education Programs

The Faculty of Education offers two Master of Education (MEd) programs providing outstanding opportunities for professionals working in the field of education or in educational roles in the private sector.  Both MEd programs attract people from various professions involving teaching and learning, are not limited to teachers working in the K-12 education sector.  Highlights of the MEd programs include:

  • two high demand program options--educational leadership & special education
  • accessible, high-quality, people focused programs
  • first-rate practical programming tailored to the needs of those working educational roles
  • a commitment to graduate student success and developing leaders in the field
  • a cohort structure providing a supportive learning community
  • exceptional faculty with "real world" expertise
  • opportunities for knowledge mobilization and research publication

Programs are offered in a variety of delivery models to support a wide range of personal and professional contexts. Explore the delivery model that suits your needs best!

Program Offerings

MEd in Educational Leadership

Intakes offered for 2024 with applications opening October 1, 2023, include:

  • Distance Option - part-time online cohort based option with short summer Nanaimo campus based residency components designed for those living at a distance from VIU
  • Full Time Option - full-time face-to-face option designed for those wishing to study full time at the Nanaimo campus
  • Weekend & Summer Option - part-time face-to-face option designed for full-time working professionals running on the Nanaimo campus Friday evenings and Saturdays during the academic year with an intensive summer (July) component

Special program options and intakes for 2024:

MEd in Special Education

Intakes offered for 2024 with applications opening October 1, 2023, include:

Vancouver Island University

Our Program Options

MEd Leadership

A Post Degree Program providing 3 flexible options for program completion. A professional preparation for aspiring and practicing school leaders.

MEd Special Education

Designed for practicing teachers who wish to focus on working with children with exceptionalities (part-time cohort delivery model).

The VIU Difference: Why Students Choose VIU's Master's Programs

The Master of Education programs at VIU's Faculty of Education are well known for providing personalized learning through a cohort model. The cohort model is an important factor in building community and offering a support network for you as you work through a master's degree program. VIU's Faculty of Education is also well known for supporting rich connections between our students and the communities in which they work and live. With responsive, knowledgeable instructors and supervisors, our students are able to leverage a variety of research opportunities toward successful completion of their Master of Education whether in Leadership or Special Education.