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Education, MA

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General information

At the university, graduate programs in Education are designed specifically to prepare future leaders and specialists for teaching and learning in the digital age. The Master of Arts (MA) in Education is unique and at the leading edge in both its objectives and approaches to learning online. Under the umbrella of Education in the Digital Age, the program focuses on five themes: education and digital innovation, innovative leadership, critical explorations of learning, mental health and wellness, and equity, diversity and inclusion. Our professors approach these themes using techniques that favour collaborative learning, social construction of knowledge and authentic assessment. The field of Education in the Digital Age within the MA builds on the institutional strengths of information and communication technologies at the university.

Students take their courses completely online, which includes weekly video conferencing meetings.

A current list of graduate faculty is available on the Faculty of Education’s website.

Admission requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements for graduate studies , MA in Education applicants must meet the following program-specific requirements:

  • Hold either a four-year honours degree from a Canadian university or a three-year university degree plus a Bachelor of Education degree or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Overall academic standing of at least a B (GPA: 3.0 on a 4.3 scale), with a minimum B in the last two full-time years (four semesters) of undergraduate work or equivalent.
  • If applicable, a minimum score of 580 on the paper-based TOEFL, 92-93 on the Internet-based TOEFL or 7 on the IELTS. Note that these English language proficiency scores are slightly higher than those required for some other graduate programs. Visit the English language proficiency  section of this calendar for additional details.

Please note that an admission interview may also be required.

Supporting document requirements

In addition to the general supporting document requirements for graduate studies, all applicants to the Education programs must provide the following:

  • A curriculum vitae (CV).

Part-time studies

This program is particularly well suited for candidates holding part-time or full-time employment who wish to pursue studies in education at the graduate level on a part-time basis. Not only do all courses make use of web-based tools for information and communication in the usual manner, but students also meet with their colleagues and professors on a regular basis using a powerful and user-friendly videoconferencing system. All meetings are scheduled during weekday evening hours. Since all meetings can be conducted online, students can complete the entire program from home, eliminating time and distance constraints.

Degree requirements

Students in the MA are required to take six three-credit courses and complete a 12-credit thesis for a total of 30 credits.

Course listing

Core courses

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