Western University’s vision is to be the destination of choice for the world’s brightest minds seeking the best learning experience at a leading Canadian research university.
Ranked among the top one per cent of higher education institutions worldwide, Western is home to 12 faculties, three Affiliated University Colleges and more than 36,000 students enrolled in 400 specializations, majors and minors.
With a rich history of scientific discovery and artistic creativity, Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community, and delivers an academic experience second to none.
Western’s Faculty of Education has been at the leading edge of education in Canada since 1964 and offers educational opportunities at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels. Believing today’s children are tomorrow’s leaders, the faculty strives to strengthen the field of education to help ensure every child has the opportunity to flourish. Western’s Faculty of Education collaborates with more than 500 partners in 23 countries, and attracts top faculty members from around the world.
The faculty has conducted numerous provincial, national and international studies that were the first or largest of their kind. With more than 37,000 alumni residing in Canada and in 35 countries around the world, Faculty of Education graduates have gone on to have influential careers and become leaders on a global scale.
With Western Education’s professional master’s and doctoral degrees, you don’t have to pause your career to move it forward. Our professional degrees let you:
- learn online;
- learn on your own time;
- maintain your employment.
Master of Professional Education
The Master of Professional Education is an online degree* designed for working professionals wishing to advance in their chosen field. Candidates will develop critical thinking and decision-making skills and learn to integrate research into to solve authentic problems of practice.
Both the EdD and MPEd programs are considered full-time, but are structured in a manner that enables students to continue working in their careers.
*For the MPEd in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) the program is held onsite in London, Ontario Canada and takes place over the course of one year, rather than two. Doctor of Education
Our Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership is a doctoral degree that teaches seasoned educators and professionals specific, research-informed leadership practices, and prepares them to appropriately apply their learning to their own workplace and leadership roles.The EdD is suited for those whose primary career goal is advancing leadership effectiveness within K-12, higher education, or other organizations in which learning takes place.
The primary goal of the EdD program is to prepare graduates to act as scholarly and influential leaders who will have an effective impact on, and promote sustainable change in, their workplaces. All course work is completed online, though students are expected to defend their final project onsite during the last term of the program’s final year.