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Higher Education

Degrees Offered: M.Ed.

Members

Professors

L. Andres, A. Mazawi.

Professors Emeritus

D. Fisher, D. Pratt, K. Rubenson.

Associate Professors

A. Metcalfe, A. Taylor.

Program Overview

The Higher Education graduate program at UBC focuses on the study of institutions of higher education and their members, activities, and policies. The program draws on such disciplines and fields as history, philosophy, sociology, economics, political science, psychology, law, and administrative studies.

The Higher Education graduate program offers a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Higher Education. The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Educational Studies program also offers a concentration in higher education. Both M.Ed. and M.A. programs are also available as part-time studies.

Students wishing to pursue doctoral research in the field of Higher Education can do so as part of a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Educational Studies or a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership and Policy.

Program Requirements

Master of Education

The M.Ed. is a 30-credit program designed for professionals in education whose primary focus is understanding and improving educational practice.

Students enrolled in the M.Ed. program must complete:

  • 9 credits of required coursework
  • 3 credits of research methods coursework
  • 15 credits of electives and a 3-credit graduate project/paper OR 18 credits of electives

Students who want to be upgraded through the Teacher Qualification Services (TQS) must complete the 3-credit graduating paper.

Contact Information

Departmental of Educational Studies
Education Centre at Ponderosa Commons
6445 University Boulevard
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z2
Tel: 604.822.6647
Fax: 604.822.4244
Email: grad.edst@ubc.ca
Web: http://edst.educ.ubc.ca/programs/higher-education/
Sandra Abah, Graduate Program Assistant

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