The MEd and MA programs in Elementary and Middle School Education are curriculum-based and are primarily concerned with teacher development. The programs focus on curriculum and teaching, and the relationship between them. They are grounded in a broad concept of research that encourages the critical examination of teaching in elementary and middle and junior high schools. Throughout the programs students examine their own teaching and are encouraged to develop their own curriculum materials.
To be admitted to a Master of Education degree program, the student must ordinarily have:
- a bachelor’s degree and a Bachelor of Education or equivalent, and
- at least one year of successful teaching experience, normally at the elementary or middle school level.
Only students who have shown the potential to perform well in graduate studies, normally a minimum average of B (GPA 3.0) and positive letters of recommendation) will be considered for admission.
Admission is on a competitive basis. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. At present, a limited number of students on a part-time basis are admitted every year. Students who wish to study full-time should contact the program head.