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Thesis and non-thesis routes in Lifelong Learning

Now, more than ever, people appreciate the importance of Lifelong Learning. In our rapidly changing society, learning has become a vital part of what we do. The Mount offers graduate programs in Lifelong Learning, with  leading to a Master of Education, Master of Arts in Education. For students looking to advance their studies, there is a joint Ph.D. in Educational Studies.

Our Masters programs in Studies in Lifelong Learning  prepare students with knowledge and skills to take leadership roles as lifelong educators. Our graduate students benefit from our small classes, knowledgeable instructors, hands-on experiences, and an exciting curriculum. Whether they are interested in supporting learning in formal education institutions, families, communities, or workplaces, students find our program rich, engaging, and pertinent. Our students come from many different educational and workplace backgrounds. The common denominator is that they are interested in how learning occurs across the lifespan. Often they are currently involved or would like to become involved in teaching other adults.

Supported by some of the finest scholars and practitioners of the field, students engage with theories of how learning occurs, enhance their skills as teachers, program developers, and curriculum experts, and deepen their understanding of issues like diversity, inclusion, globalization, and evolving technologies. Mount Saint Vincent University offers three Masters programs in Studies in Lifelong Learning.

Master of Education (MEd) - Read more »

Masters level programming is offered on campus. The majority of our students are enrolled in the Master of Education (MEd) program. This five unit, non-thesis program focuses on enhancing students capacities to support lifelong learning. The program is intensive and deeply practical. It can be taken full or part-time. This non-thesis program requires students to complete a final project.

Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) - Read more »

Students interested in focusing more on developing skills for research and scholarship often take the Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) program. This five credit program requires students to research and write a Masters thesis (1 credit). This program aims to prepare students to conduct research in the field of Studies in Lifelong Learning. A thesis-based Masters degree is often required for admission to Doctoral programs in education. The MAEd can be taken full or part-time.

Master of Arts Research (MAR)

The Faculty of Education also offers a Master of Arts Research program (MAR) open to students interested in Studies in Lifelong Learning. This program centers on the production of an advanced Masters thesis. Courses are selected in consultation with a faculty adviser.