Meeting a Growing Demand. Making a Difference.

Trinity Western University’s MA in Educational Leadership (MAEL) program equips professionals with the skills to adapt to the education sector’s growing complexity and changing priorities. Offering a leadership model that emphasizes people and teamwork, this program will equip you with the skills you need to make a tangible difference in the lives of learners and fellow educators. Additionally, TWU’s MAEL program is recognized by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education and the TQS (Teachers’ Qualification Service) for salary upgrades. (Completion of MAEL does not confer a teaching certificate.)


  • Learn how to effectively manage teams of educators
  • Learn how to lead from a values perspective
  • Become a leadership expert in your school
  • Enhance your professional development to potentially be eligible for salary increases
  • Earn an enhanced leadership role as a teacher at your school


Our program delivery is designed to accommodate your learning preference through three learning options:

  • blended online and face to face,
  • completely face to face,
  • or completely online.

Trinity Western’s MAEL program offers top-level leadership training in a dynamic and innovative format. Complete this 34-credit degree program in 24-29 months through our part-time option, or finish in 13-17 months with our full-time option. Contact us at for an individualized program schedule.


A 13-month graduate certificate option (15 credits) is also offered. Credits from this certificate can be laddered into a full degree.


Master of Arts (MA)
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Anticipated Length

17 months full time or 2.5 yrs part time

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Delivery Method

Mixed model or fully online

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Application Deadline

June 1 & December 1

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Tuition Total


Alumni Perspective

The MAEL program has helped me to see my potential as an effective and innovative Indigenous educational leader. The teachers have done an amazing job creating and fostering a collaborative culture, which for me is at the heart of educational leadership. The theoretical, practical, and ethical tools have helped to strengthen my practice.
Charlene Smoke (’20)
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Our graduate programs offer a variety of scholarships, grants, awards, and/or assistantships that provide financial assistance for students registered in full-time graduate studies.

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Admission Requirements

Are you ready to advance your professional or academic career with a graduate degree? Find out what you need to join an innovative community committed to making a positive difference in the world for Christ.

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You can experience the benefits of working closely with professors, which can only be achieved because of our small class sizes, commitment to research, and liberal arts curriculum.

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