Degrees Offered: M.Ed.
A. Abdi, V. Andreotti, M. Gleason, D. Kelly, A. Mazawi, L. Roman, C. Ruitenberg, H. Wright.
J. Archibald, D. Fisher, V. Strong-Boag, C. Ungerleider.
C. Ahenakew, M. Marker, T. Webb.
J. Ellis, S. Rocha.
The goal of the Society, Culture and Politics in Education (SCPE) graduate program is to use the social sciences and humanities to study education and to address major issues affecting educational policy and practice. The program addresses social justice issues such as the unequal distribution of resources, disparity of educational outcomes, power relations, recognition and representation from a variety of perspectives, including but not limited to post-colonial, feminist, anti-racist, materialist, and First Nations perspectives.
The SCPE graduate program offers a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Society, Culture and Politics in Education. The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Educational Studies program also offers a concentration in SCPE. Students wishing to pursue an M.A. in this concentration will consult with a supervisor to meet the requirements described in the EDST M.A. section. Both M.Ed. and M.A. programs are also available as part-time studies.
Students interested in the SCPE program have diverse academic, professional, and community backgrounds, varied research interests and represent a wide range of contexts and interests including but not limited to social justice education. SCPE faculty and students often bring their knowledge to current affairs, policymaking, community, classrooms, workplaces, and families. SCPE aims to develop scholars, researchers, and practitioners.
Applicants to the M.Ed. program are expected to meet the Admission Requirements of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
For B.C. teachers: Teacher Qualification Service requires a capstone experience (graduating project).
The M.Ed. is a 30-credit program designed for professionals in education whose primary focus is understanding and improving educational practice. It is primarily course-based. Requirements are as follows:
Department of Educational Studies
Education Centre at Ponderosa Commons
6445 University Boulevard
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z2
Sandra Abah, Graduate Program Assistant