Available Courses

The Faculty of Education is able to offer a range of courses to its Graduate Students that touch upon a number of topics pertaining to curriculum and educational administration.

Faculty members bring many of their own interests to those courses that are taught here, addressing concerns and issues as they relate to social justice, the development and theory of curriculum, global and local issues in education, the analysis of organizational learning structures, culture and language, and the politics of identity - to name some of those interests.

We endeavour to offer as many different courses throughout the year, especially in the Fall and Winter terms. Optional courses may be offered during the Summer. A balance of courses in each concentration are also considered throughout the year.

Please note that each stream has its own set of required courses, including research courses, theory courses in the areas of concentration, and final capstone courses in the form of the Final Project Seminar, Major Paper, or Thesis.

Listing of Courses by Area of Concentration

Descriptions for the following courses can be found in the Graduate Calendar.

Compulsory Courses

EDUC-8100. Statistics in Education
EDUC-8270. Research in Education
EDUC-8240. Fundamentals of Curriculum Theory and Development1
EDUC-8290. Theories of Educational Adminstration2
EDUC-8795. Final Project Seminar3
EDUC-8960. Major Paper3
EDUC-8970. Thesis

  1. Compulsory for students in Curriculum Studies.
  2. Compulsory for students in Educational Administration.
  3. All students must complete either a Final Project, a Major Paper or a Thesis.

Educational Administration Options

EDUC-8150. Comparative and International Education
EDUC-8290. Theories of Educational Administration
EDUC-8300. Qualitative Methods in Educational Research
EDUC-8310. Supervision of the Instructional Process
EDUC-8320. Organization and Administration of the School
EDUC-8330. Survey Design and Research
EDUC-8340. Individual Reading
EDUC-8350. Organizational Behaviour in Educational Institutions
EDUC-8360. Introduction to Educational Policy Analysis
EDUC-8380. The Arts and Education
EDUC-8500. Issues in Education
EDUC-8510. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Teaching and Learning
EDUC-8450. Teaching for Sustainability: An Introduction to Environmental Education
EDUC-8550  Strategies for the implementation of Change
EDUC-8560. Approaches to Literacy Development
EDUC-8580. Psychology of Learning Problems
EDUC-8590. The Recent History of Education in Ontario
EDUC-8600. Politics of Education
EDUC-8610. Legal Aspects of Education
EDUC-8620. Educational Finance
EDUC-8650. Sociological Aspects of Education
EDUC-8660. Interpersonal Relationships in Education
EDUC-8910. Special Topics in Education

Curriculum Studies Options

EDUC-8030. The Psychology of Learning and Teaching
EDUC-8150. Comparative and International Education
EDUC-8240. Fundamentals of Curriculum Theory and Development
EDUC-8300. Qualitative Methods in Educational Research
EDUC-8330. Survey Design and Research
EDUC-8340. Individual Reading
EDUC-8370. Language Arts in the Elementary School
EDUC-8380. The Arts and Education
EDUC-8390. Second Language Teaching: Theories and Applications
EDUC-8410. The Social Sciences Curriculum
EDUC-8450. Teaching for Sustainability: An Introduction to Environmental Education
EDUC-8470. Learning in Science+
EDUC-8500. Issues in Education
EDUC-8510. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Teaching and Learning
EDUC-8520. Curriculum Developments in Mathematics Education#
EDUC-8530. The Teaching and Learning of Mathematics#
EDUC-8540. Fundamentals of Instructional Design
EDUC-8550. Strategies for the implementation of Change
EDUC-8560. Approaches to Literacy Development
EDUC-8570. The English Language Arts
EDUC-8580. Psychology of Learning Problems
EDUC-8650. Sociological Aspects of Education
EDUC-8720. Theory and Practice in Early Childhood Education
EDUC-8910. Special Topics in Education

# EDUC-8520 and EDUC-8530 do not require a strong mathematics background as a pre-requisite for enrollment nor is the course content math-intensive. The course addresses issues which would be of interest to math teachers in all divisions (P/J, J/I, and I/S). Thus, it is open to all teachers, and/or curriculum developers, in the area of math education. It is not restricted to those majoring in mathematics or related disciplines.

+ EDUC-8470 does not require a strong science background as a pre-requisite for enrollment. Since the course will address broad issues of science education including scientific literacy, STSE, curriculum integration, cultural studies of science education, etc., it would be of interest to science teachers in all divisions (P/J, J/I, and I/S) as well as to the science curriculum developers and school administrators.

Second Language, Acquisition, Culture and Society Options 

EDUC-8390. Second Language Teaching: Theories and Practices
EDUC-8560. Approaches to Literacy Development
EDUC-8570. The English Language Arts
EDUC-8270. Research in Education
EDUC-8300. Qualitative Methods in Educational Research
EDUC-8240. Fundamentals of Curriculum Theories and Development
EDUC-8500. Issues in Education
EDUC-8510. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Teaching and Learning
EDUC-8150. Comparative and International Education