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Education Department Profile
Program:
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.

 

Collection Analysis:
Subject Areas
LC Class Ranges
Current Collecting Intensity using Collection Level Codes

Psychological Tests and Testing
BF 176
3b

Cognition. Perception.
BF 311-485
3b

Personality
BF 698-698.9
3b

Child Psychology
BF 721-723
3b

Cross-Cultural Orientation
GN 345.65-345.7
3b

Ethnic Relations
GN 496-498
3b

Physical Education and Training
GV 342-452
2

Theory and Method of Social Science Statistics
HA 29-32
3a

Sex Instruction. Sexual Ethics.
HQ 31-64
2

Children. Child Development. Socialization.
HQ 767.8-792
3a

Youth
HQ 799.5-799.9
3a

Handicapped Children
HV 888-907
3a

Education (General)
L 7-905
3a

History of Education
LA 5-2396
3a

including: History of Education in Canada
LA 410-419

3b

 

Theory and Practice of Education (General)
LB 5-45
3a

Systems of Individual Educators and Writers
LB 85-885
3a

Teaching: Principles and Practices
LB 1025-1049
3b

Reading (General)
LB 1049.9-1050.75
3b

Educational Psychology
LB 1051-1091
3b

Child Study
LB 1101-1139
3a

Early Childhood Education
LB 1139.2-1139.5
3b

Preschool Education
LB 1140 - 1140.5
3b

Kindergarten
LB 1141-1205
3b

Primary Education
LB 1501-1537
3b

Elementary Education
LB 1555-1602
3b

Secondary Education
LB 1603-1696.6
3b

Education and Training of Teachers
LB 1705-2286
3a

Higher Education
LB 2300-2397
2

School Administration and Organization
including:
Educational Tests, Measurements, and Evaluation
LB 2801-3621

LB 3050-3061.8
3b

 

Forms of Education. Home Education. Non-Formal Education. Private and Public Schools.
LC 31-59
3b

Economic Aspects of Education
LC 65-67.68
3b

Demographic Aspects of Education
LC 68-70
3b

Education and The State
LC 71-118
3b

Compulsory Education
LC 129-139
3b

Attendance. Dropouts.
LC 142-148.5
3b

Literacy. Illiteracy.
LC 149-161
3b

Higher Education and The State
LC 171-182
3b

Taxation of Schools and Colleges
LC 184-188
2

Educational Sociology
including:
Educating Gays and Lesbians
Discrimination in Education
Sex Differences in Education
Education Equalization. The Right to Education.
LC 189-214.53

LC 192.6
LC 212-212.863
LC 212.9-212.93
LC 213-214.53
3b

The Community and the School
LC 215-241
3b

Moral and Religious Education
including:
Moral Education
LC 262-951

LC 262-318
3b

Humanistic Education. Liberal Education.
LC 1001-1021
3b

Computer-Assisted Education
LC 1022-1022.21
3b

Collective and Communist Education
LC 1025-1030
2

Competency-Based Education
LC 1031-1034.5
3b

Basic Education. Basic Skills.
LC 1035-1035.8
3b

Community Education
LC 1036-1036.8
3b

Career and Vocational Education
LC 1037-1048
2

Co-operative Education
LC 1049-1049.8
3a

Professional Education
LC 1051-1072
2

Political Education
LC 1085-1091
3a

Intercultural and Multicultural Education
LC 1099-1099.5
3b

Inclusive Education
LC 1200 - 1203
3b

Education of Special Classes of Persons
including:
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.
LC 1390-5160.3

LC 1390
LC 1401-2572
LC 2601-2611
LC 2630-3501
LC 3701-3740
LC 3745-3747
LC 3950-4806.5
3b

Adult Education and Continuing Education
LC 5201-6651
3b

Individual Institutions : United States
including: Women's Colleges
LD 451-7501
LD 7020-7251
3a

Individual Institutions: Canada
LE 3-5
3a

Musical Instruction and Study
MT 1-961
2

Art Study
N 345- 367
2

Sociolinguistics and Psycholinguistics
P 37-40.5
3a

Language Study and Teaching
P 51-53.85
3a

Drama as a Method of Teaching
PN 3171
3a

Science Study and Teaching
Q 181-183.5
3a

Mathematics Study and Teaching
QA 1-20
3a

Elementary Mathematics. Arithmetic.
QA 106-145
3b

Physiology of Children and Infants.
RJ 131-399
3a

Mental Disorders of Children and Youth. Child Psychiatry.
RJ 486-507
3b

 

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.

Clientele:
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.

Responsibility:
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.

Scope:
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.

Exclusions:
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.

       
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