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Centre for Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education

Degrees Offered: M.A., M.Ed., Ph.D.

Program Overview

Located in the Centre for Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education (CCFI), two core courses "Living Inquiry in Learning Communities" and "Theorizing Knowing in Education" are the theoretical heart of the M.Ed., M.A, and Ph.D. programs. In addition, students are introduced to a broad spectrum of research methodologies and ways of (re)presenting research in education. Each year a variety of cross-faculty courses (which are also open to students from across the Faculty of Education) are offered to complement the programs. CCFI students are encouraged to enrol in courses offered by other departments and faculties that may inform or enrich their work. Opportunities for individual flexibility, collaborative investigations, and a variety of communal experiences are built in to the program. As the Centre for Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education has no permanent faculty, advisors and course instructors are selected from among members of the Faculty of Education, and occasionally from other faculties.

Doctor of Philosophy

Candidates require a master's degree with high standing in a relevant discipline, a sample of scholarly work, a letter of intent describing the proposed focus of their cross-faculty program and the support of three academic referees. For students possessing a thesis-based master's degree from other than a relevant discipline, it may be possible to proceed into the Ph.D. by taking, and achieving a high standing in, the core course requirements of an appropriate Master's Degree in Education at UBC.

Master of Arts and Master of Education

The M.A. (thesis) and M.Ed. (non-thesis, but with a graduating project capstone experience) programs can be completed on a part-time basis. In addition to the regular materials requested in the University's application, students should include a statement of their educational interests.

Contact Information

Centre for Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education
Faculty of Education
2125 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Tel: 604.822.8638
Fax: 604.822.8971

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