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

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.

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 6170 0.5 unit
❏ GSPY 6823 0.5 unit
❏ GEPY 6911 0.5 unit
❏ GEPY 6912 0.5 unit
❏ GEPY 6913 0.5 unit
❏ GEPY 6914 0.5 unit
❏ GEPY 6915 0.5 unit
❏ GEPY 6917 1.0 unit
❏ GEPY 6918 0.5 unit
❏ GEPY 6919 0.5 unit

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

Education of Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing 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.

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 6823 0.5 unit
❏ GEPY 6903 0.5 unit
❏ GEPY 6904 0.5 unit
❏ GEPY 6905 0.5 unit
❏ GEPY 6909 0.5 unit
❏ GEPY 6910 0.5 unit
❏ GEPY 6906 1.0 unit
❏ GEPY 6922 0.5 unit
❏ GEPY 6923 0.5 unit

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

Master of Education (Educational Psychology): Evaluation Concentration

Evaluation Concentration

Note: Consult the department for next program start date.

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 6170 0.5 unit
❏ GEPY 6601 0.5 unit
❏ GEPY 6603 0.5 unit
❏ GEPY 6604 0.5 unit

❏ 1.0 unit selected from the following:

  • GEPY 6602 0.5 unit
  • GEPY 6605 0.5 unit
  • GEPY 6606 0.5 unit
  • GEPY 6607 0.5 unit

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

Master of Arts in Education (Educational Psychology): Evaluation Concentration

Evaluation Concentration

Note: Consult the department for next program start date.

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 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 6601 0.5 unit
❏ GEDU 6130 1.0 unit

❏ 1.0 unit selected from the following:

  • GEDU 6170 0.5 unit
  • GEDU 6107 0.5 unit
  • GEDU 6100 0.5 unit
  • GEDU 6150 0.5 unit

❏ 1.0 unit selected from the following:

  • GEPY 6602 0.5 unit
  • GEPY 6605 0.5 unit
  • GEPY 6606 0.5 unit
  • GEPY 6607 0.5 unit

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

Master of Education (Educational Psychology): Human Relations Concentration

Human Relations Concentration

Note: Consult the department for next program start date.

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. Students 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 6170 0.5 unit

❏ 2.5 units selected from the following:

  • GEPY 6642 0.5 unit
  • GEPY 6643 0.5 unit
  • GSPY 6823 0.5 unit
  • GEPY 6644 0.5 unit
  • GEPY 6645 0.5 unit
  • GEPY 6646 0.5 unit
  • GEPY 6647 0.5 unit

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

Master of Arts in Education (Educational Psychology): Human Relations Concentration

Human Relations Concentration

Note: Consult the department for next program start date.

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. Students 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 Arts in Education (Educational Psychology): Human Relations Concentration

This program requires the completion of 4.0 units of coursework plus a 1.0 unit thesis.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
❏ 1.0 unit selected from the following:

  • GEDU 6170 0.5 unit
  • GEDU 6107 0.5 unit
  • GEDU 6100 0.5 unit
  • GEDU 6150 0.5 unit

❏ 2.0 units selected from the following:

  • GEPY 6642 0.5 unit
  • GEPY 6643 0.5 unit
  • GEPY 6644 0.5 unit
  • GEPY 6645 0.5 unit
  • GEPY 6646 0.5 unit
  • GEPY 6647 0.5 unit

❏ GEDU 6130 1.0 unit

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

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

Academic Note: This web-based calendar information is applicable for the 2020-2021 academic year which runs from September 01, 2020 to August 31, 2021.

For information on previous years, please consult the University Academic Calendars web page.

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