M.Ed. and Ph.D. Programs

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The Faculty of Education, University of Windsor, is heart and home to Graduate Students, from near and far, who come to engage with one another and a diverse collection of tenured and tenure-track faculty with a wide range of scholarly and pedagogical interests that reflect the many issues that matter to the field of education.

We offer a range of options leading to M.Ed. and Ph.D. degrees through part- and full-time studies, providing students with opportunities to explore a range of educational issues that touch upon curriculum, educational administration, cognition and learning, educational policy, and socio-cultural and political aspects of education.

Welcome from the Associate Dean, Graduate Studies & Research

Dr. Glenn RideoutGreetings Current and Future Students:

We hope you will find the information in this website helpful as you consider or continue graduate studies at the Faculty of Education. 

In our programs, you will have the opportunity to work with a diverse and active community of scholars and researchers, students and professors alike, who are addressing a wide range of current educational issues and interests. A sampling of these research topics include critical thinking in teacher education, leadership for girls in the new urban environment, constructs of cultural border crossing, collateral learning in mathematics and science, relationship between leadership styles and teacher socialization, institutional ethnography, and intergenerational, bilingual and multicultural educational issues.  

Full-time graduate students may be eligible for funding and scholarships from a variety of internal and external sources, including Ontario Graduate Student (OGS) awards, Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) scholarships, and Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) travel grants. Entrance scholarships may be available to applicants with a history of outstanding academic work and a grade point average (GPA) of 80% or higher. Graduate assistantships (GAships) are also available on a competitive basis for those students seeking further financial support. 

The Faculty is pleased to offer programs leading to an M.Ed with specializations in Curriculum Studies, Educational Administration, and Second Language Acquisition, Culture and Society. Pathways to completion for the M. Ed. Include Course-based, Major Paper and Thesis. Students may also choose part-time or full-time registration.

We invite you to consider doctoral studies if you have completed Master’s level studies. We offer a Joint Ph.D. program in Educational Studies External Link. This program provides opportunities for study in the areas of Cognition and Learning, Social/Cultural/Political Contexts of Education, and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. The Joint Ph.D. is a unique opportunity to study full-time or part-time with a cohort of graduate students who proceed through the program based on individualized plans of study facilitated by the flexibility of online program delivery.

We invite you to submit an application to the program that best suits your graduate study needs. Hundreds of MEd and PhD graduates would agree that this is a positive first step to a rewarding graduate study experience. We look forward to hearing from you.

Dr. Glenn Rideout
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research
Faculty of Education,
University of Windsor