M.Ed. and Ph.D. Programs

Gichi-apiitendaa gwad to all of our OGS Award winners: Chenkai Chi, April King, Jennifer Cordeiro, Erica Miklas & Kim Lucie; and well as Thu Le, recipient of the Kuendiger Doctoral Scholarship, Dongmei Mo winner of the Blake Nephew Memorial Scholarship & Megan Elliott, recipient of the PR Award for Social Justice in Education

M.Ed. Domestic & International Students
M.Ed. Online
Joint Ph.D. in Educational Studies

Fees & Funding
Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity

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Graduate Program News

Dr. Lana Parker will discuss “The Future of Online Education in Ontario” in an event this Thursday, April 28.

Joining Dr. Parker to discuss the use, misuse, and potential of online education in Ontario are:

  • moderator Dr. Beyhan Farhadi, Institute for Research on Digital Literacies, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives & secondary school teacher in the Toronto District School Board;
  • Dr. Sarah Barrett, York University;
  • Deborah Buchanan-Walford, secondary school teacher & community activist;
  • Lynn Thomas, secondary school teacher & digital lead learner in the Grand Erie District School Board.

The event will take place via Zoom at18:30 EST
Meeting link:

Registering for a Summer Session class? 

Remember that we are back in person! Unless you are a student in the 'Online Cohort', your class will be held on campus. Professors are still supportive & will still provide some content through Blackboard; email them or mandyd@uwindsor.ca if you have any questions. 

Special Topics Course EDUC 8190: Introduction to Participatory Research Methodologies

Spring/Summer Intersession 2022
Thursdays 10:00am-12:50pm

Course Description

The course introduces graduate students in education to the conduct of participatory and collaborative research methodologies in educational research and development, primarily outside the mainstream Eurocentric Western academic tradition. The course explores the role and praxis of educational research to enhance the influence of education on personal, community, and national development in both the Global South and the Global North. It focuses on community research and development, research in resource-poor countries and contexts, research with and by Indigenous scholars and communities in Canada and internationally and other groups that have historically been exploited or marginalized by conventional research metrics. Central to the course is an in-depth examination of principles and practices of participatory research and its role and value in educational research. Students will explore ways to engage marginalized communities as partners and co-creators of knowledge within a problem-solving framework.

Education Professors Publish Co-authored Chapter!

See the newest publication from Professors Beckford, Salinitri, and Xu! Chapter 19, pp.374-397 in (citation): Kitchen, J., & Petrarca, D. (Eds.). (2022). Initial teacher education in Ontario: The four-semester teacher education programs after five years. In Canadian research in teacher education: A polygraph series (Vol. 12) [eBook]. Canadian Association for Teacher Education/Canadian Society for the Study of Education. http://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/39656 

Important Reminders:

The last day to Voluntarily Withdraw (VW) is April 16th, 2022.

The last day to submit theses for format checking is April 20th, 2022.

Special Response Fund for (Ukranian) Trainees:

SSHRC, NSERC & CIHR are allowing a temporary fund for all active and eligible grant-holders across the three agencies to apply for a supplement that will provide one-year relief and assistance to Ukranian trainees (i.e., individuals eligible for master’s, doctoral or postdoctoral support) whose research in Ukraine has been interrupted by the invasion. Additionally, it enables grant-holders to retain research trainees who were expected to return to Ukraine in 2022 but cannot because of the current situation. This special Fund will be in effect until the end of 2022.

Winter Graduate Office Hours

9:00AM -4:00PM EST

Email: mandyd@uwindsor.ca

February 28-March 3
March 21-24
April 11-14

Applications for the joint PhD in Educational Studies program 2023 academic year will open in May of 2022. See:Joint PhD Educational Studies

Welcome from the Associate Dean, Graduate Studies & Research

Boozhoo, Bienvenue et Welcome researchers, education leads, trainers and managers, to the traditional territories of the Three Fires' Confederacy of First Nations, which includes the Ojibwa, the Odawa, and the Potawatomie. 

The Masters of Education (MEd) degree will assist you in moving your professional practice as a teacher, a vice/principal, or a staff trainer and manager further. This one-year full-time or two to three year part-time (online) academic degree and qualification will allow you to engage with educational issues of learning, teaching, mentoring and leading.

We are pleased to offer Master’s level programs in Curriculum Studies, Educational Administration and Leadership, 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 and face-to-face or online classes.

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.

Miigwetch et dùrachdan,

Kara Smith, PhD, OCT, GTCS