Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies

Education - Professional

Master of Professional Education (MPEd)



Meet Kristine Lemieux, MPEd candidate in Education - Professional

“I have found Western to be very accommodating of our out of school lives while trying to make our learning authentic and valuable.”

What is it about your grad program that enables you to thrive and be successful?
The fact that the program can be completed online enables me to thrive and be successful. I am able to work full time, and continue to be available to my young family, without having to attend classes on campus.

What do you do in your spare time?
Watch my daughters play ringette and soccer, and run with my husband.

What’s the best advice you could give to someone considering applying to your graduate program?
I would suggest familiarizing yourself with your board’s focus. I wish I had known that our school board’s directive was going to be in math, as I was debating between applying to the math or the Multiliteracies MPEd.

What idea, suggestion, or comment would you like to share with the Western graduate community?
I really appreciate the quick responses and support from the graduate office. As well, the online librarian assistance is extremely helpful.

What’s your favourite book?
It’s a tie: Make it Stick and Outliers.

Have you taken any professional courses that Western makes available to grad students?
I attended the resume and cover letter workshops, as well as the career day. I also met one-on-one with a resume consultant. I participated in the career center’s video recording interview process as well. It benefited me by improving my resume, cover letter, and interview skills.

Program Websites


Program Contact

Julie Birkle (jbirkle@uwo.ca)
Graduate Affairs Assistant (Professional Programs)

Faculty of Education

Western University
Althouse Building Rm 1131
London, Ontario N6G 1G7

t. (519) 661-2111 Ext 88686

Our Master of Professional Education (MPEd) is designed to prepare candidates for advanced success in leadership and/or teaching roles. It is a course-based degree (with a final capstone project) that prepares students to solve real problems in local settings of professional practice.
Successful completion of the program does not lead to certification with the Ontario College of Teachers.

Times to Completion

  • 6 Terms (2 years)
  • 3 Terms (1 year) field of TESOL only

Curriculum Options

  • Full-time study
  • Course-based
  • Online (except TESOL)

Funding Details

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.

Applicants with 3-year degrees will be considered on a case-by-case basis if seats are available in programs. Successful experience as an educator in a professional setting may be considered in the selection process.

Applicants to the Applied Behavior Analysis field are required to have a background in psychology.

Test Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language:

Application Deadline(s)

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applicants are encouraged to submit early. Please visit Education - How to Apply for more information.

Fields of Research

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Leadership
  • Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice
  • International Education
  • International School Leadership
  • Mathematics Education
  • Multiliteracies Education
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Teaching Students with Exceptionality