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

80-510. Statistics in Education
80-527. Research in Education
80-524. Fundamentals of Curriculum Theory and Development1
80-529. Theories of Educational Adminstration2
80-795. Final Project Seminar3
80-796. Major Paper3
80-797. 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

80-515. Comparative and International Education
80-529. Theories of Educational Administration
80-530. Qualitative Methods in Educational Research
80-531. Supervision of the Instructional Process
80-532. Organization and Administration of the School
80-533. Survey Design and Research
80-534. Individual Reading
80-535. Organizational Behaviour in Educational Institutions
80-536. Introduction to Educational Policy Analysis
80-538. The Arts and Education
80-550. Issues in Education
80-551. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Teaching and Learning
80-545. Teaching for Sustainability: An Introduction to Environmental Education
80-555  Strategies for the implementation of Change
80-556. Approaches to Literacy Development
80-558. Psychology of Learning Problems
80-559. The Recent History of Education in Ontario
80-560. Politics of Education
80-561. Legal Aspects of Education
80-562. Educational Finance
80-565. Sociological Aspects of Education
80-566. Interpersonal Relationships in Education
80-591. Special Topics in Education

Curriculum Studies Options

80-503. The Psychology of Learning and Teaching
80-515. Comparative and International Education
80-524. Fundamentals of Curriculum Theory and Development
80-530. Qualitative Methods in Educational Research
80-533. Survey Design and Research
80-534. Individual Reading
80-537. Language Arts in the Elementary School
80-538. The Arts and Education
80-539. Second Language Teaching: Theories and Applications
80-541. The Social Sciences Curriculum
80-545. Teaching for Sustainability: An Introduction to Environmental Education
80-547. Learning in Science+
80-550. Issues in Education
80-551. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Teaching and Learning
80-552. Curriculum Developments in Mathematics Education#
80-553. The Teaching and Learning of Mathematics#
80-554. Fundamentals of Instructional Design
80-555. Strategies for the implementation of Change
80-556. Approaches to Literacy Development
80-557. The English Language Arts
80-558. Psychology of Learning Problems
80-565. Sociological Aspects of Education
80-572. Theory and Practice in Early Childhood Education
80-591. Special Topics in Education

# 80-552 and 80-553 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.

+ 80-547 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 

80-539. Second Language Teaching: Theories and Practices
80-556. Approaches to Literacy Development
80-557. The English Language Arts
80-527. Research in Education
80-530. Qualitative Methods in Educational Research
80-524. Fundamentals of Curriculum Theories and Development
80-550. Issues in Education
80-551. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Teaching and Learning
80-515. Comparative and International Education