Program Requirements

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.

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

  • 9 credits of core courses: CUST 562, EDUC 500, and EDUC 521;
  • 15 credits from one or more thematic areas which may also include EDUC 501 (see Course Offerings);
  • EDUC 598 (3 credits); and
  • 3 credits of an approved elective.

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 one or more thematic areas which may also include EDUC 501 (see Course Offerings); and
  • EDUC 599 (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.

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