Education Department Profile
Bachelor of Education (BED): Elementary Education ( 10 units) , or Secondary Education (10 units)
Graduate Education programs:
Masters of Arts in Education – MA (4 units and thesis) offered in Adult Education, or Curriculum Studies, or Educational Foundations, or Elementary Education, or Literacy Education, or Educational Psychology ( with concentrations in human relations, evaluation, education of the deaf / hard of hearing, or education of the blind / visually impaired ), or School Psychology.
Masters in Education -MEd ( non-thesis with 5 units of coursework) offered in all programs except School Psychology.
Master of Arts in School Psychology -MAEd , a clinical specialty for those who wish to practice School Psychology .
Research Masters of Arts in Education -MA ( 5 unit minimum) is designed for those who wish to pursue specialized scholarly study in any graduate program area offered by the Education Department.
Inter-University Doctoral Program in Education Studies offered at MSVU, Acadia and Saint Francis Xavier Universities – PhD (7 units) 2.5 units of course work 1.5 unit of comprehensive research / scholarly portfolio and 3 units of dissertation to be completed within 6 years.
LC Class Ranges
Current Collecting Intensity using Collection Level Codes
Psychological Tests and Testing
Physical Education and Training
Theory and Method of Social Science Statistics
Sex Instruction. Sexual Ethics.
Children. Child Development. Socialization.
History of Education
including: History of Education in Canada
Theory and Practice of Education (General)
Systems of Individual Educators and Writers
Teaching: Principles and Practices
Early Childhood Education
LB 1140 – 1140.5
Education and Training of Teachers
School Administration and Organization
Educational Tests, Measurements, and Evaluation
Forms of Education. Home Education. Non-Formal Education. Private and Public Schools.
Economic Aspects of Education
Demographic Aspects of Education
Education and The State
Higher Education and The State
Taxation of Schools and Colleges
Educating Gays and Lesbians
Discrimination in Education
Sex Differences in Education
Education Equalization. The Right to Education.
The Community and the School
Moral and Religious Education
Humanistic Education. Liberal Education.
Collective and Communist Education
Basic Education. Basic Skills.
Career and Vocational Education
Intercultural and Multicultural Education
LC 1200 – 1203
Education of Special Classes of Persons
Educating Boys and Men
Educating Girls and Women
Educating in Developing Countries
Educating Various Ethnic Groups
Bilingual Schools. Bilingual Education.
Children of Immigrants
Exceptional Children and Youth. Special Education.
Adult Education and Continuing Education
Individual Institutions : United States
including: Women’s Colleges
Individual Institutions: Canada
Musical Instruction and Study
N 345- 367
Sociolinguistics and Psycholinguistics
Language Study and Teaching
Drama as a Method of Teaching
Science Study and Teaching
Mathematics Study and Teaching
Elementary Mathematics. Arithmetic.
Physiology of Children and Infants.
Mental Disorders of Children and Youth. Child Psychiatry.
Note: very few materials are selected under Education classes LE 7 to LT viz.
Individual Institutions outside the U.S. and Canada LE 7- LG; Student Newspapers and Magazines LH; Fraternities LJ; Multi-Subject Textbooks LT.
Education materials are also used by faculty and students in Child and Youth Study, Psychology, Sociology, Family Studies & Gerontology, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Political Studies, Canadian Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Women’s Studies.
Materials are selected by the librarians and Education faculty. Currently two librarians are assigned as “Educational Studies” liaisons with the departments of Education and Child & Youth Study. Librarians select specialized dictionaries, glossaries, and encyclopedias, indexes, bibliographies. Librarians use the checklists issued by depository services to select Statistics Canada reports, and publications issued by provincial Departments of Education. Many government publications are now accessible on the internet. The University is a member of the Data Liberation Initiative, and as such has access to the Equinox Data Library Service (UWO) and E-STAT.
Current English language publications are acquired , with an emphasis on North America. Journals, both electronic and print, are important; the Mount library has the most comprehensive collection of current print education journals in the Halifax area. Our holdings are complemented by the journal collections for related departments such as Child and Youth Study and Psychology. As well, the library has the full ERIC documents collection on microfiche from 1966 to 2004, and since 1996, online. Videotapes and software packages are ordered as required, and are fully catalogued for Novanet. Donations are accepted : Classics in the field, and books on the history and philosophy of education are desirable, particularly if out of print or not duplicated elsewhere in Novanet. Textbooks may be accepted if they update or supersede materials currently in the collection.
Unpublished dissertations, manuscripts. However, the University Archives does accept copies of M.S.V.U. Masters theses for cataloguing in Novanet. The Library provides access to full-text theses in the ProQuest PDDT database.
Lab manuals, workbooks and other consumables, popular works without academic interest. Newsletters are retained for one year and then discarded if their contents are not indexed.
Other Local Collections:
Dalhousie University: Killam Library. Saint Mary’s University : Patrick Power Library. The Curriculum Resource Centre on the Mount campus holds curricular materials used by the Nova Scotia school system. Acadia University and Saint Francis Xavier University offer Masters level courses in Education and Université Sainte-Anne offers a Bachelor of Education and Master of Education in French as a second language.