Graduate Academic Calendar HeaderThe 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 program students examine their own teaching and are encouraged to develop their own curriculum materials.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to a Master of Education degree program, the student must ordinarily have:

1.   a bachelor’s degree and a Bachelor of Education or equivalent, and

2.   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.

Master of Education (Elementary and Middle School Education)

This program requires the completion of 5.0 units of coursework. Some students may be required to complete additional prerequisite courses.

Program Requirements

Required Courses:

❏ GEDU 6170 0.5 unit

❏ GEMS 6424 0.5 unit

❏ 1.0 unit selected from the following:

GEMS 6421 0.5 unit
GEMS 6422 0.5 unit
GEMS 6423 0.5 unit
GFDD 6521 0.5 unit
GFDD 6522 0.5 unit
GEPY 6605 0.5 unit

❏ 2.0 units of GEMS in subject areas as listed below:

Creative Arts (art, music, drama)
Language Arts
French
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Values/Moral/Religious Education

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

Master of Arts in Education (Elementary and Middle School Education)

This program requires the completion of 4.0 units of coursework and a 1.0 unit thesis. Some students may be required to complete additional prerequisite courses.

Program Requirements

Required Courses:

❏ GEDU 6170 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 selected from the following:

GEMS 6421 0.5 unit
GEMS 6422 0.5 unit
GEMS 6423 0.5 unit
GFDD 6521 0.5 unit
GFDD 6522 0.5 unit
GEPY 6605 0.5 unit

❏ 1.0 unit of GEMS electives

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

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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