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Education of Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired Concentration

Note: Consult the department for next program start date.

Students should be aware that this program is a part-time program and is offered using a combination of on-campus summer institutes which are compulsory, distance delivery using various means such as Moodle, and entails a practicum located in various geographic areas. Costs associated with the practicum and with travel are the responsibility of the student. Program guides provided to students upon acceptance also contain specific information governing professional practice, program and personal requirements.

Students should be aware that this program requires practicum placements in various locations and at various times which may involve travel which is the responsibility of the student.

This concentration is offered by Mount Saint Vincent University with the support of the Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority  (APSEA). The graduate degree concentrating on the education of students with visual impairments is designed to prepare educators to become specialists in the education of those who are blind or visually impaired. Children and youth who are visually impaired or blind make up an extremely heterogeneous population. Educational programming needs vary in relation to such factors as the degree of vision loss, age, the presence of other disabilities, and the nature of the eye condition. The program is designed to prepare teachers, beyond the traditional teacher training, to teach the specialized curricula associated with disability-specific skills such as Braille, orientation and mobility, efficient use of residual vision, use of adaptive technology and equipment, and independent living skills. It also prepares teachers to work effectively as team members, consultants, and case managers collaborating with others involved in programming for students who are blind or visually impaired (e.g., parents, regular classroom teachers, medical personnel).

Master of Education (Educational Psychology):
Education of Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Students registered in the Master of Education in Educational Psychology non-thesis program for the education of students with visual impairment must complete 5.5 units of coursework.

Note: As part of its continuous review process the MEd for Education of Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired may be updated to meet the changing demands of the profession. Student programs will be devised in accordance with current requirements and may vary from listed courses.

Program Requirements
Required Courses
 ❏GEDU 61700.5 unit
 ❏GSPY 68230.5 unit
 ❏GEPY 69110.5 unit
 ❏GEPY 69120.5 unit
 ❏GEPY 69130.5 unit
 ❏GEPY 69140.5 unit
 ❏GEPY 69150.5 unit
 ❏GEPY 69171.0 unit
 ❏GEPY 69180.5 unit
 ❏GEPY 69190.5 unit

Note: It is not normally possible to complete this program by taking courses in the summer only.

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Education of Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Concentration

Note: The next program is scheduled to start in April/May 2016. Application Deadline:  December 1, 2015.  Completed application packages will be considered until January 8, 2016.

Students should be aware that this program is a part-time program and is offered using a combination of on-campus summer institutes which are compulsory, distance delivery using various means such as Moodle, and entails a practicum located in various geographic areas. Costs associated with the practicum and with travel are the responsibility of the student. Program guides provided to students upon acceptance also contain specific information governing professional practice, program and personal requirements.

Students should be aware that this program requires practicum placements in various locations and at various times which may involve travel which is the responsibility of the student.

This concentration is offered by Mount Saint Vincent University with the support of the Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority  (APSEA). The graduate degree program concentrating on the education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing is designed to prepare educators to become specialists in the education of those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Providing for the educational needs of this population requires not only a solid background in general education and the principles of inclusion, but also highly specialized experience and skills to meet the unique needs of these learners. The program is designed to help educators develop knowledge and skills in the areas of audiology, speech, language acquisition, sign language, literacy and the modification/adaptation of curricula.

Master of Education (Educational Psychology):
Education of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Students registered in the Master of Education non-thesis program for the education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing must complete 5.5 units of coursework.

Note: As part of its continuous review process the MEd for Education of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing may be updated to meet the changing demands of the profession. Student programs will be devised in accordance with current requirements and may vary from listed courses.

Program Requirements
Required Courses
 ❏GEDU 6170                                     
0.5 unit
 ❏GSPY 68230.5 unit
 ❏GEPY 69030.5 unit
 ❏GEPY 69040.5 unit
 ❏GEPY 69050.5 unit
 ❏GEPY 69090.5 unit
 ❏GEPY 69100.5 unit
 ❏GEPY 69061.0 unit
 ❏GEPY 69220.5 unit
 ❏GEPY 69230.5 unit

Note: It is not normally possible to complete this program by taking courses in the summer only.

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Evaluation Concentration

Note: The Evaluation Concentration is under review and may be available in the 2016-2017 academic year. Specific updates will be available online when approved. Please consult with the program head.

Designed to support the development of elementary and secondary school teachers and administrators, and other educators, including nurse educators, community college educators, and personnel in the Department of National Defence in the area of evaluation. This program is intended for those who wish to enhance their evaluation skills as an educator and member of the school community or another educational setting, and who may fulfill a leadership role as a resource person in the area of evaluation. The Evaluation concentration is designed to provide a critical examination of, and skill enhancement in, various aspects of evaluation practice including evaluation in the classroom, program evaluation and psychometrics (testing). Current issues in Evaluation are explored, accompanied by an examination of various ideas about research, teaching and learning, as they relate to evaluation. In addition, the graduate degree provides preparation to undertake research.

Master of Education (Educational Psychology):
Evaluation Concentration
This program requires the completion of 5.0 units of coursework.

Program Requirements
Required Courses
GEDU 61700.5 unit
GEPY 66010.5 unit
GEPY 66030.5 unit
GEPY 66040.5 unit
1.0 unit chosen from the following:1.0 unit
GEPY 6602
GEPY 6605
GEPY 6606
GEPY 6607
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
2.0 units of graduate level electives
(selected in consultation with a faculty advisor)
2.0 units

 

Master of Arts in Education (Educational Psychology):
Evaluation Concentration
This program requires the completion of 4.0 units of coursework plus a 1.0 unit thesis.

Program Requirements
Required Courses
GEPY 66010.5 unit
GEDU 61301.0 unit
1.0 unit chosen from the following:1.0 unit
GEDU 6170
GEDU 6107
GEDU 6100
GEDU 6150
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
1.0 unit chosen from the following:1.0 unit
GEPY 6602
GEPY 6605
GEPY 6606
GEPY 6607
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
1.5 units of graduate level electives
(selected in consultation with a faculty advisor)
1.5 units

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Human Relations Concentration

The Human Relations concentration is designed to support the development of elementary and secondary school teachers and administrators, and other educators, including nurse educators, community college educators, personnel in the Department of National Defence, and others, in the area of human relations. This concentration is designed to help educators respond effectively to their multiple roles by becoming more adept with issues in the area of human relations, while maintaining teaching as their central responsibility. The program offers support to teachers to integrate their responses to students' personal and social needs within the regular curriculum. It is intended for those who wish to enhance their human relations skills as an educator and member of the school community or another educational setting and who may fulfill a leadership role as a resource person in the area of human relations. In addition, the graduate degree provides preparation to undertake research.

tudents are advised that this program does not provide preparation to be a counsellor and are referred to Acadia University's School of Education for information concerning a graduate degree in counselling.

Master of Education (Educational Psychology):
Human Relations Concentration
This program requires the completion of 5.0 units of coursework.

Program Requirements
Required Courses
GEDU 61700.5 unit
2.5 units chosen from the following:2.5 units

GEPY 6642
GEPY 6643
GSPY 6823
GEPY 6644
GEPY 6645
GEPY 6646
GEPY 6647

0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
2.0 units of graduate level electives
(selected in consultation with a faculty advisor)
2.0 units


Master of Arts in Education (Educational Psychology):
Human Relations Concentration
This program requires the completion of 4.0 units of coursework plus a 1.0 units thesis. 

Program Requirements
Required Courses
1.0 unit chosen from the following:1.0 unit
GEDU 6170
GEDU 6107
GEDU 6100
GEDU 6150
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
2.0 units chosen from the following:2.0 units

GEPY 6642
GEPY 6643
GEPY 6644
GEPY 6645
GEPY 6646
GEPY 6647

0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
GEDU 61301.0 unit
1.0 units of graduate level electives
(selected in consultation with a faculty advisor)
1.0 unit

Note: Some courses may be offered in alternate years. Please check with the coordinator. It is not normally possible to complete a program by taking courses in the summers only.

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