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General Information

This program is designed to accommodate different student needs and interests related to the curriculum of schools and other educational institutions. A student may choose to focus upon curriculum theory and practice or, alternatively, on the pedagogy of a particular discipline or subject field. Concentrations in the education of young adolescents, teaching English as a second language and supporting learners with diverse needs and exceptionalities are also offered. Programs are developed in consultation with the faculty advisor, who must approve all course selections.

As well, cohort groups of interested participants have been organized in a variety of focus areas including teaching learners with diverse learners, technology integration, curriculum leadership, teaching English as an additional language and rural education. All on campus programs are now treated as concentrations rather than cohort groups with the exception of technology integration.

Admission Requirements

Minimum requirements for admission to the program are a bachelor’s degree and evidence of one year successful teaching experience (or equivalent). For those teaching in the public school system, a BEd or its equivalent is also required. Those involved in education other than in the school system do not require a BEd for admittance to the program and are encouraged to apply. Additional specific requirements may be in place for certain cohorts and concentrations.

Only students who show the potential to perform well in graduate studies (normally a minimum B average (GPA of 3.0) in previous university coursework will be considered for admission.

This degree may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis and a variety of delivery modes are possible.

Master of Education (Curriculum Studies)

This is a non-thesis degree program consisting of 5.0 units of coursework. Students follow a program of study which blends compulsory components with options drawn from required and elective courses. Elective courses may be taken within other program areas in graduate education:

Program Requirements

Required Courses
 ❏GCRD 63010.5 unit
 ❏GCRD 63020.5 unit
 ❏2.0 units of GCRD electives
(selected in consultation with a faculty advisor)
2.0 units
 ❏2.0 units of graduate level electives
(selected in consultation with a faculty advisor)
2.0 units

 

Master of Arts in Education (Curriculum Studies)

The Master of Arts in Education program consists of 4.0 units of study plus a thesis. A student may focus upon curricular theory and practice, in which case courses should be selected from among philosophy and theory of curriculum, critical analysis, design, implementation, and so forth. Alternatively, a student may elect to study the pedagogy of a particular discipline or subject field, in which case the courses chosen should deal with such matters as the structure of knowledge within the particular discipline or field of interest, research on teaching, and so forth.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
 ❏GCRD 6301
0.5 unit
 ❏GCRD 6302
0.5 unit
 ❏GEDU 6170
0.5 unit
 ❏GEDU 6130
1.0 unit
 ❏0.5 unit chosen from the following:0.5 unit

    GEDU 6100
    GEDU 6107
    GEDU 6150
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit

 ❏1.0 unit of GCRD electives
(selected in consultation with a faculty advisor)
1.0 unit
 ❏1.0 unit of graduate level electives
(selected in consultation with a faculty advisor)
1.0 unit

 

Master of Education in Curriculum Studies: Supporting Learners with Diverse Needs and Exceptionalities (SLDNE)

The MEd Curriculum Studies: Supporting Learners with Diverse Needs and Exceptionalities meets the general requirements for the MEd Curriculum Studies. It is a non-thesis graduate degree consisting of 5.0 units of coursework including a project. Students admitted to this concentration will follow a prescribed set of courses designed to explore, consider, and analyze how school organizational structures and overall culture can become responsive to the strengths, needs and interests of learners. Collaborative school cultures that embrace diversity as a point of strength are examined. Students will engage in a critical review of curriculum, student assessment and individualized programming through the use of differing teaching/learning strategies in various discipline areas that include accommodations, adaptations and the integration of assistive technology with an emphasis on supporting learners with diverse needs and exceptionalities.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
 ❏GEDU 61400.5 unit
 ❏GEDU 61700.5 unit
 ❏GCRD 63010.5 unit
 ❏GCRD 63020.5 unit
 ❏GCRD 63300.5 unit
 ❏GCRD 63320.5 unit
 ❏GCRD 63350.5 unit
 ❏ 1.5 units of graduate level electives
(selected in consultation with the faculty advisor)
1.5 units

 

Master of Arts in Education (Curriculum Studies): Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

The MAEd Curriculum Studies: TESOL program is a specialty program designed for educators working with English as a second or additional language learners in a variety of local and international contexts. The program integrates theory, research, and practice in an educational experience that promotes and values expertise and professionalism. Graduates of this program will be well equipped to work in any TESOL related field in Canada or abroad, whether with children, youth, or adults. Students will examine a research question in depth drawing on theory and research methods to produce a defensible study.

Program Requirements

Required Courses      
 ❏GCRD 63600.5 unit 
 ❏GCRD 63610.5 unit 
 ❏GCRD 63620.5 unit 
 ❏GCRD 63630.5 unit 
Research Methods
       
 ❏ GEDU 6100
                     
 

OR
0.5 unit              
 
 ❏GEDU 6107

 


        
 ❏GEDU 6130 (Thesis)
1.0 units 
 ❏
0.5 unit of TESOL electives
0.5 unit
       
 ❏1.0 unit of 6000 level electives from the Faculty of Education
or departments across the university with approval from an
academic advisor
1.0 units      

 

Master of Education in Curriculum Studies: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

The MEd TESOL program is a specialty program designed for educators working with English as a second or additional language learners in a variety of local and international contexts. The program integrates theory, research, and practice in an educational experience that promotes and values expertise and professionalism. Graduates of this program will be well equipped to work in any TESOL related field in Canada or abroad, whether with children, youth, or adults.

Program Requirements

Required Courses 2.0 units
 ❏GCRD 63600.5 unit 
 ❏GCRD 63610.5 unit 
 ❏GCRD 63620.5 unit 
 ❏GCRD 63630.5 unit 
    
 Project-based program
 2.0 units
 ❏ GCRD 61400.5 unit 
 ❏1.5 units of TESOL electives
1.5 units
 
 OR

 
Course-based program

 
 ❏2.0 units of TESOL elective
2.0 units 



 
 ❏1.0 unit of 6000 level electives from the Faculty of Education or departments
across the university with approval from an academic advisor
1.0 units 1.0 units

 

Master of Education in (Curriculum Studies): Education of Young Adolescents Concentration

This concentration is designed to provide opportunities for teachers of young adolescents to explore how classrooms and schools can become more responsive to the needs of these young people through rethinking curriculum, assessment and school organization.

Note: The Education of Young Adolescents Concentration is under review and will be available in the 2013/2014 academic year. Specific updates will be avilable online when approved. Please consult with the program head.

Program RequirementsThis program consists of 5.0 units of coursework.

Required Courses
 ❏GEDU 61700.5 unit
 ❏GCRD 63010.5 unit
 ❏GCRD 63020.5 unit
 ❏GCRD 63170.5 unit
 ❏GCRD 63180.5 unit
 ❏1.5 units of GCRD
(selected in consultation with a faculty advisor)
1.5 units
 ❏1.0 unit of graduate level electives
(selected in consultation with a faculty advisor)
1.0 unit

 

Master of Arts in Education (Curriculum Studies): Education of Young Adolescents Concentration

This concentration is designed to provide opportunities for teachers of young adolescents to explore how classrooms and schools can become more responsive to the needs of these young people through rethinking curriculum, assessment and school organization.

Note: The Education of Young Adolescents Concentration is under review and will be available in the 2013/2014 academic year. Specific updates will be avilable online when approved. Please consult with the program head.

Program RequirementsThe Master of Arts degree program requires 4.0 units of coursework and a thesis.

Required Courses
 ❏GEDU 6170
0.5 unit
 ❏GCRD 6301
0.5 unit
 ❏GCRD 6302
0.5 unit
 ❏GCRD 6317
0.5 unit
 ❏GCRD 6318
0.5 unit
 ❏GEDU 6130
1.0 unit
 ❏0.5 unit chosen from the following:0.5 unit

    GEDU 6100
    GEDU 6107
    GEDU 6150
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit

 ❏1.0 unit of graduate level electives
(selected in consultation with a faculty advisor)
1.0 unit

 


Academic Note: This web-based calendar information is applicable for the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year which runs from September 01, 2018 to August 31, 2019.

For information on the current 2017-2018 academic year, which concludes August 31, 2018, please consult the PDF Undergraduate Academic Calendar and/or PDF Graduate Academic Calendar.

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