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A Message from the Dean

Dr. Ken MontgomeryWelcome to the Faculty of Education at the University of Windsor!  We are located on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, a mere 5 minute walk from the beautiful waterfront and its magnificent view of Detroit.  Our Faculty of Education mission is centered upon a fidelity to social justice and equity, while our diverse and dedicated team of faculty and staff share broad commitments to student success, to research excellence, and to community engagement.

Our faculty, staff, and students together aim to foster the conditions in which children, youth, and life-long learners in diverse educational contexts can thrive and also contribute to a thriving planet.  To ensure that all children and adult learners have a gateway to opportunity and to speak back to those voices who would conspire to fracture the planet with hatred, discrimination, and violence, it is our collective responsibility within a Faculty of Education to promote the development of educators who actively seek a better world, particularly for the most vulnerable, and toward the direction of justice, inclusivity, equity, and human rights. 

To fulfil such hopeful promise, we are inspired by a diversity of approaches, pedagogies, methodologies, and theoretical frameworks.  We draw both strength and wisdom from the intersections and spaces between the sciences, the liberal arts, professional programs, and creative expression. Our community of active and accomplished faculty are internationally recognized for important contributions to research, theory, policy, performance, and practice.  Our faculty members care deeply about teaching and mentoring students, about providing transformative educational experiences in a range of settings including international contexts, and about engaging in ethical partnership with the diverse communities we serve.

There are many points of convergence between the overarching priorities of this Faculty of Education and the University of Windsor’s recent campaign to be recognized as a place of promise that elevates human thought, creativity, and hope.  I invite you to explore our website, to contact us electronically, and to visit us in person to learn more about our graduate and undergraduate programs and to gain a sense of how you would thrive in our faculty.

Ken Montgomery, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor, Faculty of Education
University of Windsor

A Message from the Associate Dean, Pre-Service

Dr. Geri SalinitriThe Faculty of Education is pleased to welcome you as a new teacher candidate to our Pre-Service Education program. Congratulations, you have been accepted into what is one of the oldest and most prestigious professions in service to humankind. I believe you have chosen this profession because of a sense of calling that compels you to provide service to the children and youth in our communities that of the highest quality for altruistic reasons, and not a career that promotes you toward the pursuit of impersonal standards of practice.

The Faculty has a longstanding and proud tradition of successful teacher professional preparation and we have designed a program that guarantees you to be prepared to facilitate the development of 21st century skills in tomorrow’s professionals.

We are here to facilitate your journey, as you become a life-long learner and teacher. As a faculty, we take pride in the partnerships we have developed with our local school boards, our community agencies and with global communities in China and Tanzania. I invite you to explore the optional opportunities our faculty provides you in making your experience fulfilling and enriching – Urban Education, China Reciprocal Learning Program, Beginning Times, and Leadership Experience for Academic Direction (LEAD).

You are fortunate to be guided by some of the best teachers, mentors, and scholars.  They are here to inspire you, empower you, and challenge you to be innovative, to think critically and pass it forward to all of your students throughout your career.

Make the most of your professional year.  I encourage you all to participate in aspects of your program, such as enrichment/optional courses, faculty driven initiatives and the student government (Education Society). I challenge you to be more than a teacher candidate – be committed to the profession, be leaders in our profession, be proud of our profession and show the world that you are a teacher who has the courage and compassion to grow the profession.  

Warm regards, 

Dr. Geri Salinitri
Associate Dean, Pre-Service, Faculty of Education
University of Windsor

A Message from the Associate Dean, Graduate Studies & Research

Dr. Glenn RideoutGreetings Current and Future Students:

We hope you will find the information in this website helpful as you consider or continue graduate studies at the Faculty of Education. 

In our programs, you will have the opportunity to work with a diverse and active community of scholars and researchers, students and professors alike, who are addressing a wide range of current educational issues and interests. A sampling of these research topics include critical thinking in teacher education, leadership for girls in the new urban environment, constructs of cultural border crossing, collateral learning in mathematics and science, relationship between leadership styles and teacher socialization, institutional ethnography, and intergenerational, bilingual and multicultural educational issues.  

Full-time graduate students may be eligible for funding and scholarships from a variety of internal and external sources, including Ontario Graduate Student (OGS) awards, Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) scholarships, and Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) travel grants. Entrance scholarships may be available to applicants with a history of outstanding academic work and a grade point average (GPA) of 80% or higher. Graduate assistantships (GAships) are also available on a competitive basis for those students seeking further financial support. 

The Faculty is pleased to offer programs leading to an M.Ed with specializations in Curriculum Studies, Educational Administration, 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.

We invite you to consider doctoral studies if you have completed Master’s level studies. We offer a Joint Ph.D. program in Educational Studies External Link. This program provides opportunities for study in the areas of Cognition and Learning, Social/Cultural/Political Contexts of Education, and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. The Joint Ph.D. is a unique opportunity to study full-time or part-time with a cohort of graduate students who proceed through the program based on individualized plans of study facilitated by the flexibility of online program delivery.

We invite you to 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.

Dr. Glenn Rideout
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research
Faculty of Education,
University of Windsor