Program Requirements

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Both the M.Ed. and M.A. degrees are 30-credit programs.

Course selection is made in consultation with a student’s supervisor. A course at the 400- or 500- level may stand as an elective or a thematic area course with approval from the student’s supervisor and the Director of Graduate Programs within the Faculty of Education.

M.Ed. Program Requirements

The M.Ed. is typically completed as a part-time program. Students are encouraged to complete the coursework over two academic years, including summer sessions. Continuing fees will be assessed after three years. M.Ed. students are required to complete the degree within four years.

M.Ed. Degree with Capstone Project

Capstone project option offers opportunities for students with an interest in exploring a particular topic in greater depth. Students will develop a substantial academic paper on their particular inquiry area of interest.

To be recommended for an M.Ed. degree with capstone project, students must complete the following:

  • 9 credits of core courses: CUST 562, EDUC 500, and EDUC 521;
  • 18 credits from the Okanagan School of Education’s course offerings (3 credits can be taken from a Faculty/Department other than the Okanagan School of Education with approval from the Director of Graduate Programs. See Course Offerings);
  • EDUC 598 (3 credits)

M.Ed. Degree with Coursework Only

M.Ed. degree with coursework only offers students rich opportunities for learning and professional development through the variety of course offerings gaining broad knowledge at an advanced level to inform their professional and/or applied practice.

To be recommended for the M.Ed. degree with coursework only, students must complete the following:

  • 6 credits of core courses: CUST 562 and EDUC 521
  • 24 credits from the Okanagan School of Education’s course offerings (3 credits can be taken from a Faculty/Department other than the Okanagan School of Education with approval from the Director of Graduate Programs. See Course Offerings

Note: A maximum of 6 credits can be taken at the 400-level with approval from the Director of Graduate Programs in Education.

M.A. Program Requirements

The M.A. can be completed on either a part-time or full-time basis. Students are encouraged to complete the coursework over two academic years, including summer sessions. Continuing fees will be assessed after three years. M.A. students are required to complete the degree within five years.

To be recommended for an M.A. degree, students must complete the following:

  • 9 credits of core courses: CUST 562, EDUC 500, and EDUC 521;
  • 15 credits from the Okanagan School of Education’s course offerings (3 credits can be taken from a Faculty/Department other than the Okanagan School of Education with approval from the Director of Graduate Programs. See Course Offerings); and
  • EDUC 599 (6 credits).
  • Note: A maximum of 3 credits can be taken at the 400-level with approval from the Director of Graduate Programs in Education.

Ed.D. Program Requirements

The Ed.D. will be completed on a full-time basis. Students are encouraged to complete the coursework over three academic years, including summer sessions. Continuing fees will be assessed after three years. Ed.D. students are required to complete the degree within six years.

To be recommended for an Ed.D. degree, students must complete the following:

  • 15 credits of core courses: EDLL 602, EDLL 606, EDLL 608, EDUC 600, and EDUC 601;
  • 3 credits of an elective course with approval from the Collaborative Supervisory Committee.
  • EDUC 698 (6 credits).

Graduate Certificate Program Requirements

The Graduate Certificate is a 15-credit program that can be completed on a part-time basis. To be recommended for the Graduate Certificate, students must complete 15 credits from one or more thematic areas (see Course Offerings). Course selection is done in consultation with the Director of Graduate Programs in Education.

Page last updated: April 27, 2022

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