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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 6301      0.5 unit
❏ GCRD 6302      0.5 unit
❏ 2.0 units of GCRD electives
(selected in consultation with a faculty advisor)
❏ 2.0 units of graduate level electives
(selected in consultation with a faculty advisor)

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 selected from the following:               0.5 unit
GEDU 6100      0.5 unit
GEDU 6107      0.5 unit
GEDU 6150      0.5 unit

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

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

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 6140    0.5 unit
❏ GEDU 6170    0.5 unit
❏ GCRD 6301    0.5 unit
❏ GCRD 6302    0.5 unit
❏ GCRD 6330    0.5 unit
❏ GCRD 6332    0.5 unit
❏ GCRD 6335    0.5 unit

❏ 1.5 units of graduate level electives    1.5 units
(selected in consultation with a faculty advisor)

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 6360     0.5 unit
❏ GCRD 6361     0.5 unit
❏ GCRD 6362     0.5 unit
❏ GCRD 6363     0.5 unit

Research Methods  0.5 unit
GEDU 6100
OR
GEDU 6107

Thesis (1.0 unit)
GEDU 6130              1.0 unit

❏ 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 unit

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.

This program offers two options: a course-based or project-based Master’s.

Program Requirements

Required Courses:
❏ GCRD 6360      0.5 unit
❏ GCRD 6361      0.5 unit
❏ GCRD 6362      0.5 unit
❏ GCRD 6363       0.5 unit

Project-based program
❏ GEDU 6140                             0.5 unit
❏ 1.5 units of TESOL electives  1.5 units
      OR
Course-based program
❏ 2.0 units of TESOL electives  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 unit

Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) for Children and Youth

The TESOL Certificate for Children and Youth is designed for those who want to learn more about teaching English Language Learners in a K-12 context from a practical perspective. Students will acquire practical skills to help them develop teaching activities and assessments that promote language learning and development.

Admission Requirements
1. Undergraduate degree in Education or a related field. A high academic standing (normally a minimum of B (GPA 3.0)) is expected.
2. Related work/volunteer experience is valued.
3. Two letters of reference (one academic and one professional) attesting to academic and work experiences and personal characteristics.
4. Statement of Intent: 250-word statement outlining the applicant’s academic background and reasons for applying to the program. The applicant should also describe how the program will support her or his professional growth.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (2.0 units):
❏ GCRD 6360           0.5 unit
❏ GCRD 6364           0.5 unit
❏ GCRD 6367           0.5 unit
❏ GCRD 6368           0.5 unit

Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) for Adults

The Certificate in TESOL for Adults is designed for those who want to learn more about teaching English Language Learners in an adult context from a practical perspective. Students will acquire practical skills to help them develop teaching activities and assessments that promote language learning and development.

Admission Requirements
1. Undergraduate degree in Education or a related field. A high academic standing (normally a minimum of B (GPA 3.0)) is expected.
2. Related work/volunteer experience is valued.
3. Two letters of reference (one academic and one professional) attesting to academic and work experiences and personal characteristics.
4. Statement of Intent: 250-word statement outlining the applicant’s academic background and reasons for applying to the program. The applicant should also describe how the program will support her or his professional growth.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (2.0 units):
❏ GCRD 6360           0.5 unit
❏ GCRD 6362           0.5 unit
❏ GCRD 6365           0.5 unit
❏ GCRD 6366           0.5 unit

Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) for Children and Youth

The TESOL Diploma for Children and Youth is designed for those who want to learn more about teaching English Language Learners in a K-12 context from a practical perspective and theoretical perspective. Students will acquire a theoretical understanding and practical skills to help them develop teaching activities and assessments that promote language learning and development.

Admission Requirements
1. Undergraduate degree in Education or a related field. A high academic standing (normally a minimum of B (GPA 3.0)) is expected.
2. Related work/volunteer experience is valued.
3. Two letters of reference (one academic and one professional) attesting to academic and work experiences and personal characteristics.
4. Statement of Intent: 250-word statement outlining the applicant’s academic background and reasons for applying to the program. The applicant should also describe how the program will support her or his professional growth.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (3.0 units):
❏ GCRD 6360                0.5 unit
❏ GCRD 6361                0.5 unit
❏ GCRD 6362                0.5 unit
❏ GCRD 6364                0.5 unit
❏ GCRD 6367                0.5 unit
❏ GCRD 6368                0.5 unit

Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) for Adults

The Diploma in TESOL for Adults is designed for those who want to learn more about teaching English Language Learners in an adult context from a practical and theoretical perspective. Students will acquire a theoretical understanding and practical skills to help them develop teaching activities and assessments that promote language learning and development.

Admission Requirements
1. Undergraduate degree in Education or a related field. A high academic standing (normally a minimum of B (GPA 3.0)) is expected.
2. Related work/volunteer experience is valued.
3. Two letters of reference (one academic and one professional) attesting to academic and work experiences and personal characteristics.
4. Statement of Intent: 250-word statement outlining the applicant’s academic background and reasons for applying to the program. The applicant should also describe how the program will support her or his professional growth.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (3.0 units):
❏ GCRD 6360                0.5 unit
❏ GCRD 6361                0.5 unit
❏ GCRD 6362                0.5 unit
❏ GCRD 6364                0.5 unit
❏ GCRD 6365                0.5 unit
❏ GCRD 6366                0.5 unit

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. Specific updates will be available online when approved. Please consult with the program head.

Program Requirements
This program consists of 5.0 units of coursework.

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

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

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. Specific updates will be available online when approved. Please consult with the program head.

Program Requirements
The 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 selected from the following:
GEDU 6100      0.5 unit
GEDU 6107      0.5 unit
GEDU 6150      0.5 unit

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

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