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Outside Bench
"I recommend this program to those who want to stretch their mindset and abilities by graduating with not only a degree but a deeper, personal connection with their identity and the world around them." Sandra Currie-Samson, Current Student

The Master of Education program in Studies in Lifelong Learning is an advanced, five-credit degree. The degree is offered on-campus as a full-time or part-time program. It also is offered to students in “cohorts” organized to meet needs and interests of specific groups of learners.

A main goal of the Master of Education program is to maintain an active interplay between theory and practice. The program enhances the capacities of students to investigate and analyze a range of literature related to lifelong learning and, in key courses, it encourages them to test out and master effective and ethical teaching and learning practices.

The program is organized to achieve the following objectives

  • Provide students with a solid introduction to studies in lifelong learning that familiarizes them with the historical, philosophical, and social theoretical foundations of the field;
  • Familiarize them with theories of lifelong learning;
  • Develop practical skills such as program planning, assessment strategies, and instructional design;
  • Sharpen their critical awareness of the ways lifelong learning contributes to the production and reproduction of social and cultural structures and, reciprocally, the ways these structures enable and constrain lifelong learning processes;
  • Engage them in developing substantial expertise in a specific area or areas related to the theory and practice of lifelong learning;
  • Expose students to a wide array of teaching  methods and provide opportunities to gain expertise as educators through hands-on teaching opportunities.

Students in the MEd program take the following courses:

GSLL Program

GSLL 6200

Introduction to Studies in Lifelong Learning

Half Unit

GSLL 6206

Lifelong Learning Processes

Half Unit

GSLL 6207

Graduate Seminar in Lifelong Learning

Half Unit

GSLL 6290

Practicum in Lifelong Learning

One Unit

GEDU 6140

Graduate Project Seminar

Half Unit

Courses Designated GSLL

To be selected in consultation with a faculty advisor.

One and One Half Units


To be selected in consultation with a faculty advisor.

Half Unit