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Program Highlights

A Master’s degree in Curriculum Studies will help you to develop the advanced skills to address different student needs and interests by examining how curriculum affects student success.

You can choose from three Master’s programs: the non-thesis Master of Education (MEd), the Master of Arts in Education (MAEd), and the Research Master of Arts (RMA). Learn about our program options »

Professional Skills

Our Master’s programs will help you to become a more effective educator by helping you to understand the theory that supports effective curriculum development.  Whether you’re an elementary or a secondary school teacher, an educational administrator, or an educator outside the traditional school system, a Master’s degree in Curriculum Studies can help you to advance your career and to improve the quality of education that your students receive.

In the MEd program, you can develop your skills in a specific area by focusing your studies on one of several areas of concentration or fields of interest:

  • General Curriculum Studies
  • Supporting Learners with Diverse Needs and Exceptionalities (SLDNE). This program admits new students in September only. This part-time program can be completed in two years.
    • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) (Offered jointly by the Mount and Saint Mary’s University). This program admits new students only in September of each year.
      NOTE:  MSVU has submitted a proposal to revise the TESL program. At this point, we are awaiting news of the status of the proposal. Once we know more information, we will update students and this website.
    • Education of Young Adolescents - This concentration is currently not available as the program is under review.
Learn more about program concentrations and fields of study »

A Flexible Learning Environment

At the Mount, we are committed to providing our students with flexible and accessible learning options. We understand that you may be working, studying full-time, or balancing the demands of your family, your career, and your education, and we’re ready to help you succeed. We welcome both full-time and part-time students, and we offer several electives via distance learning.

As a full-time student, you can complete the graduate program requirements in as little as one year. Part-time students generally finish their studies in two years, but if you need a little more time, you can take up to five years to earn your Master's degree in our on-campus programs. If you enroll in one of our off-campus cohorts or our SLDNE program, your program will take two years to complete. 

Cohort Opportunities

Whether you’re in Halifax or in another community in Atlantic Canada, you can apply to enroll in one of our cohorts in a variety of focus areas. Depending on the needs of particular groups, we can also work with you and your colleagues to develop a cohort in your area. 

Usually, our cohorts study as a group throughout the program, taking most of their classes together. Many of these cohorts are structured to accommodate teachers and other professionals who work full-time. These part-time cohorts can be completed in two years. Learn more about our cohorts »

Your Career

Our graduate programs in Curriculum Studies can help you to become a more effective educator or administrator. Graduates from our programs are classroom, resource, and learning centre teachers, educational administrators, educators in the corporate, not-for-profit, arts, and government sectors, consultants, and curriculum development specialists.

Are you ready to get started? Apply now »

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