Applying to the Program

*The application is now CLOSED for Winter 2023 admission*

Thank you for your interest in pursuing a graduate career in Education with the Faculty of Education at the University of Windsor.  We invite you to find out more about the application process, programs, and services that we offer at the Master's level.

On our website, you will find information on admission requirements, the application procedures/deadlines, fees, financial assistance, and additional information for International students. You may also wish to visit the website of the Faculty of Graduate Studies External Link for additional information.  If you have any questions or require assistance, please feel free to contact us at (519) 253-3000 ext. 3803, or

Important Application Dates

There are 2 admission points of entry into the M.Ed. Program: September and January.

1) In order for applicants to be considered for a scholarship, the following deadlines apply:

  • September Entry
    • Applicants must submit a complete application package by May 1
    • Department recommendation must be received in the Faculty of Graduate Studies in June 1
    • Applicant must accept offer of admission no later than July 1
  • January Entry
    • Applications must submit a complete application package by September 1
    • Department recommendation must be received in the Faculty of Graduate Studies by October 1
    • Applicant must accept Offer of Admission by November 1

2) Without scholarship consideration, applications must apply to the MEd by:

  • July 1 for September entry
  • December 1 for January entry

3) International applicants are encouraged to apply to MEd by:

  • March 1 for September entry
  • June 1 for January entry

Advanced Standing

Applicants may be granted credit for up to two graduate term courses completed before application to the Master of Education program and taken in another program at the University of Windsor or at another accredited institution.

Requests for advanced standing will be considered only at the time of application and only for graduate courses completed with at least B standing.

The Faculty will not grant credit for any course taken more than seven years before all the requirements for the degree have been fulfilled.

Additional Points of Information

It is not possible to teach in Ontario's elementary or high schools without a BEd degree. Completion of a Masters in Education degree alone does not make a person eligible to teach in Ontario. Admission to the Master's of Education program is to the Regular Admission (M2) level.

The Educational Administration and Leadership area of concentration addresses leadership aspects and managerial roles. The Curriculum Studies area of concentration deals with theory and curriculum design. The concentration in Second Language Acquisition in Culture and Society (SLACS) focuses on Second Language Acquisition and Instruction and advances the development of scholarly knowledge and pedagogical skills that will enhance teaching practices in second or additional language acquisition. 

The Faculty of Education recommends that Full Time students take no more than 3 courses per term. Part Time students may take no more than 1 course per term. Further details on categories of registration can be found on the Faculty of Graduate Studies website by going to this link.

Full-Time students must successfully complete the program in 3 years from their first registration. Part-Time students must successfully complete the program in 5 years from their first registration.