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Program Highlights

A graduate degree in Elementary & Middle School education will help you to become a more creative and effective teacher or educational administrator.  In this program, you will focus on curriculum and teaching, discovering how theory affects and informs educational practice. Find out about admission requirements » 

Program Options

You can choose from three Master’s programs: the applied (non-thesis) Master of Education, the thesis-based Master of Arts in Education, and the research-intensive, thesis-based Research Master of Arts. These programs will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to become a better, more dynamic teacher or school administrator. Read more about Master’s degree programs »

These Master’s programs will help you to specialize in key areas that relate to your teaching. In the MEd and MA Ed programs, you will study two or more subject areas central to the elementary and middle school curriculum: science, social studies, mathematics, or language arts. You’ll also take seminar courses on issues that teachers today face. MEd students complete their degree studies by researching and presenting a final project that relates to their subject area, while MA Ed students research and write an original thesis. Find out more about our courses »

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. The program has recently launched a part-time program delivered entirely online. The program will be delivered based on a cohort model, in other words, students will start as a group and generally move through the program together (view our program plan). Applications are accepted for a fall start date. Read more from our program launch in 2016.

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. 

Cohort opportunities

Whether you’re in Halifax or another community in Atlantic Canada, you can apply to one of our on- or off-campus cohorts. Usually, our off-campus cohorts take their classes together in a planned program tailored to the group’s particular needs. 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. 

Request a Science or Mathematics Education cohort in your community! Contact our graduate program coordinator Dr. Robert Bérard to learn more. 

Your Career

Our Master’s programs will help you to become a more effective classroom teacher, or to develop the skills that you need to become an effective educational administrator.  Graduates of our programs are working as classroom and community teachers, principals, vice-principals and school board administrators, as consultants and curriculum developers, and as scholars, researchers, and university and college instructors. 

Are you ready to get started? Apply now »