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Society, Culture and Politics in Education

Degrees Offered: M.Ed.

Members

Professors

A. Abdi, J. Archibald, M. Gleason, D. Kelly, A. Mazawi, L. Roman, H. Wright.

Professors Emeriti

D. Fisher, V. Strong-Boag, C. Ungerleider.

Associate Professors

V. Andreotti, M. Marker, C. Ruitenberg, M. Stack, T. Webb.

Assistant Professors

C. Ahenakew, J. Ellis, S. Rocha.

Program Overview

The goal of the Society, Culture and Politics in Education (SCPE) graduate program is to use the social sciences and humanities to address major issues affecting educational policy and practice. The program addresses social justice issues such as the unequal distribution of resources and outcomes, power relations, recognition and representation from 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 an advisor 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 social justice education contexts. SCPE faculty and students are educators who bring their knowledge to current affairs, policymaking, community, classrooms, workplaces, and families. SCPE aims to develop scholars, researchers and practitioners.

Master of Education

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the M.Ed. program are expected to meet the Admission Requirements of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Program Requirements

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:

  • EDUC 500, EDST 509, EDST 577 and EDST 597
  • One three-credit SCPE-specific elective (e.g., EDST 502, EDST 506, EDST 570, EDST 576, EDST 578, EDST 593) and 12 credits of open electives
  • Capstone course (EDST 585) or graduating paper (EDST 590 )

Contact Information

Department 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/society-culture-politics-in-education/
Sandra Abah, Graduate Program Assistant

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