Program Description

This course-based MPEd prepares students for a range of leadership roles in schools, education systems, colleges, adult learning settings and related agencies. 

In addition to a thorough grounding in the theories and practices of leadership, graduates of the program have a comprehensive understanding of Indigenous knowledge and pedagogy and the historical and contemporary conditions of Indigenous education in Canada. A specific emphasis on organizational and pedagogical strategies to improve Indigenous student success is included as part of a broader consideration of the social, political and economic context of education. 

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Funding (Six Nations members)

Students who are eligible to apply for funding from GRPSEO should do so before the February 1st deadline by visiting

Students can submit an application to GRPSEO for funding before being admitted into the MPEd program so it is advised that those who are interested in taking the program apply for funding before applying to the program. The actual program application deadline is April 30, 2018. 

Field of Educational Leadership focused in Aboriginal Education

This two-year program is designed for professionals who wish to: 

  • understand how leadership and Indigenous perspectives can improve educational outcomes
  • integrate Indigenous knowledge, theory, research and leadership to address problems within politics, policy, and practice
  • advance in a variety of leadership roles in school systems, colleges and other adult learning settings


  • Summer courses are offered across four weeks in July. Fall and winter courses are scheduled in consultation with students and usually held on weekends. 
  • All classes will take place at Six Nations Polytechnic's Ohsweken campus. This cohort will not contain blended or online course delivery. 
Admission Requirements: 
  • A four-year degree (20 full courses or equivalent) from an accredited university
  • Minimum "B" standing (70%) or equivalent in the final two years of study

Notes and Exceptions:

  • Bachelor of Education and Additional Qualification course grades are not used in calculating admission averages
  • Applicants with three-year degrees will be considered on a case-by-case basis if seats are available in the program
  • Successful experience as an educator in a professional setting may be considered in the selection process
  • The successful completion of an MPEd degree does not lead to certification with the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT)