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Education and Educational Studies


  • Our Master of Education program is taught by a highly diverse faculty team that strives to enhance each student’s professional and scholarly growth.
  • Our program is specially designed for those students interested in exploring and understanding issues of equity, diversity, and social justice.
  • As this is a research degree, you will find yourself challenged and inspired throughout the entire course track of your program to be a knowledgeable producer and consumer of research literature in each concentration.
  • As a mid-sized campus, we pride ourselves in our ability to offer our students a one-of-a-kind learning experience, with small to moderate class sizes and personal attention from each of our devoted faculty members.
  • We are proud to offer our students a strongly innovative program which will enrich their learning experience here at the University of Windsor.

Areas of Specialization

  • Curriculum studies
  • Educational administration
  • Second Language Acquisition, Culture and Society (SLACS)

M.Ed International Cohort

  • This course-based program will enable you to examine philosophical orientations, conceptual frameworks, and research methodologies relevant to the study of Canadian Education.
  • The program objectives will be accomplished through the completion of nine courses followed by the capstone course, the Research Internship. A distinguishing feature of the International Cohort M. Ed. is the Educational Research Internship. The Internship will take place in collaboration with school board, college, university, and selected community organization leaders. It presents students with authentic assessment tasks that situates their on-going inquiries in a context that enables them to apply and further critique what has been learned previously. Individually or as part of a two or three person research team, students will engage in matters pertaining to research, program review, policy development, and so on, as appropriate. The spectrum of projects may, for example, address questions aimed at the improvement of literacy and numeracy skills, student motivation, curriculum integration, and leadership development.

Areas of Specialization (same as above)

  • Curriculum studies
  • Educational administration
  • Second Language Acquisition, Culture and Society (SLACS)


  • We are committed to methodological advances in educational research and the integration of theory and practice.
  • We nurture our students as developing scholars and leaders in faculties of education, school systems, and other institutional settings, thereby contributing to the growth of research and scholarship in Canada and internationally.
  • We promote professional development through collaboration among scholars, practitioners, educational institutions, and faculties of education, thus fostering links between schools and universities, and promoting partnerships locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • We are committed to excellence in our students and faculty and to producing graduates who are life long learners.
  • The Joint Ph.D. in Educational Studies is offered by Brock University, Lakehead University, and the University of Windsor.

Areas of Specialization

  • Policy and Leadership
  • Social/Cultural/Political Contexts of Education
  • Cognition and Learning

Program highlights

  • Individualized plan of study
  • Multiple approaches to course delivery
  • Site-based, rotation across home universities
  • Distance Education (computer literacy required)
  • Inter-university teams of instructors and supervisory committees
  • Comprehensive portfolio - an innovative personalized approach to comprehensive examinations
  • Flexible residency requirements - four terms (two consecutive)
  • Unique opportunities for collaboration and networking
  • Full time studies or a combination of full time and part time studies

Program Specific Admission Requirements (M.Ed & Ph.d)

Deadline for Fall: 

M.Ed - July 1 (International Applicants must apply by January 1)

Ph.d - November 15

Deadline for Winter: 

M.Ed - November 1 (International Applicants must apply by April 1)

Minimum IELTS: 7

Minimum Pearson: 68

Program Specific Admission Requirements (M.Ed International Cohort)

Deadline for Fall: March 1

Minimum TOEFL: 250, IBT- 100

Minimum Pearson: 68

Minimum IELTS: 7

Students admitted to the MEd program (International cohort) are required to attend the mandatory Pre-Graduate Preparatory Program (PPP) prior to the start of their academic studies. Review details on the Faculty of Education website.

Upon acceptance of an offer of admission a deposit of $4000 is due within 21-days. Please refer to the information on deposits included with your offer.

Additional Requirements

Applicants must submit a Statement of Objectives and the Area of Concentration selection form.

Refer to departmental supplement for details.

Three Referee Assessment Forms are also required (at least one academic).

General admission requirements for all Graduate Programs

Scholarships and Funding

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