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The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies > Degree Programs > Science Education

Degrees Offered: M.A., M.Ed.



D. Anderson, S. Nashon.

Associate Professors

S. Khan, M. Milner-Bolotin.

Assistant Professors

M. Tan.

Program Overview

The graduate programs (M.Ed. and M.A) in Science Education are part of the graduate offerings in the Department or Curriculum and Pedagogy. Our graduate programs in Science Education offer students opportunities to pursue a wide range of research and professional interests in the areas of science education, including teacher education, learning and teaching at elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels and in diverse contexts, such as museums and other institutions and technology-enhanced settings.

Part-time and full-time study options are available.

Mode of delivery: Blended (Courses available on-campus and on-line).

Master of Arts

Admission Requirements

In addition to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies requirements, the program normally requires:

  1. 18 credits of upper-level coursework or a professional concentration in the area of interest, and
  2. two years of teaching experience or other relevant professional experience.

Program Requirements

The program consists of 30 credits. At least 15 credits of coursework must be 500-level or higher. A maximum of 6 credits may be taken at the 300- or 400-level. A thesis, normally 9 credits, is included.

For B.C. teachers: Teacher Qualification Service requires a capstone experience (e.g., thesis).

Master of Education

Admission Requirements

Same as for the M.A.

Program Requirements

The program consists of a minimum of 30 credits; at least 24 credits must be courses numbered at the 500-level. A maximum of 6 credits may be taken at the 300- or 400-level. Students select either a program consisting entirely of courses (30 credits) or 27 credits of coursework plus a graduating project (3 credits).

Contact Information

Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy
2125 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
Tel: 604.822.5367
Email: edcp.grad@ubc.ca
Web: www.edcp.educ.ubc.ca
Alan Jay, Graduate Program Assistant

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