The Master of Education (non-thesis) and Master of Arts in Education degree programs in Studies in Lifelong Learning engage students in an exploration of lifelong learning processes in a wide range of social, institutional and cultural contexts. Students involved with or interested in adult basic education, adult literacy, community development, citizenship, cross-cultural learning, women’s learning, environmental education, workplace learning, post-secondary education, popular education, and continuing professional development will all benefit from these programs. Courses in the degree use a critical analytical approach to prepare those concerned with lifelong learning to work and learn in a variety of lifelong learning contexts and to address a range of contemporary learning challenges.
Students admitted to the Master of Education or Master of Arts in Education program will possess a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with a minimum overall average of B (GPA 3.0). Both MEd and MA candidates are required to write a short essay in which they outline their reasons for wanting to undertake graduate study in studies in lifelong learning. All students should also demonstrate a commitment to studies in lifelong learning in their professional or community roles and work. MA candidates should demonstrate advanced research and writing competencies. Candidates may be asked to submit samples of academic writing to verify adequate preparation for MA work.