Vancouver Island University's Faculty of Education

M.Ed. in Educational Leadership - Montessori Educator Option

The inaugural intake for this option started in August 2021.  Focused on Montessori trained teachers, the program featured:

  • a part-time, distance-based cohort delivery model
  • support for educators working full-time
  • job embedded learning experiences tailored for Montessori educators
  • engagement in leadership, appreciative inquiry and research methodological scholarship
  • a focus on issues of diversity and social justice
  • reflective inquiry
  • applied project or data-driven thesis work
  • transfer credit on approved Montessori teacher training

For a summary of the fall 2023 intake program, please see the Program Outline.

Applications accepted October 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023.

Admission Requirements

In line with M.Ed. in Educational Leadership admission requirements, the following apply:

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree, from a recognized university that is acceptable in content to the Faculty of Education with either:
    • a cumulative grade point average of “B” in the final two years and/or 
    • demonstration of academic excellence
  • Applicants whose previous degree was obtained in a country where English is not the primary/official language and from a university where English was not the language of instruction must meet one of VIU’s English Language requirements for Graduate Programs.
  • Acceptance and satisfactory review of the following items by the Admissions Committee:
    • A résumé outlining teaching experience (two years preferred).
    • A letter of intent explaining why the applicant wishes to pursue graduate work in this area.
    • Two current, confidential assessment reports (reference letters are not acceptable in lieu of the confidential assessment reports).
    • Submission of official post-secondary academic transcripts

In support of M.Ed. transfer credits, the following additional requirements apply:

For more information, please contact the Faculty of Education at or call 250.753.3245, ext. 2530.