The M.Ed. program provides students with an opportunity to pursue advanced studies in education and to build a foundation of important critical scholarly skills appropriate for the work of developing scholars and researchers in the field of education. Students are afforded the opportunity to develop:
- an attitude and skills related to intellectual inquiry and scholarship that are conducive to professional growth and lifelong learning
- a knowledge base of current theory and research relevant to curriculum and administration of various educational and institutional contexts
- an understanding of principles of and strategies for quantitative and qualitative research
- a means to evaluate strategies and knowledge that position the student to be an informed and critical educator capable of drawing upon existing scholarship
Upon being admitted to the program, students chose one of three areas of concentrations in which to conduct their studies:
Furthermore, students have the option to complete the M.Ed. degree by following one of three streams:
Courses are primarily on-site in the M.Ed. regular program. Occassionally courses may be offered online. Full-time and part-time study opportunities are available.
Students are required to complete 10 credits in the M.Ed. Program. The credits are determined by the stream being completed, as seen below:
- Students following the Course- Based stream will take 10 courses, where the tenth course is the Final Project Seminar.
- Students following the Major Paper stream will take 8 courses plus 2 credits for the Major Paper.
- Students following the Thesis stream will take 6 courses plus 4 credits for the Thesis.