Part-time: 36 months
Blended face-to-face and online learning
Coursework and Culminating Activity (Thesis, Project or Capstone)
The MEd (General) allows students to study in an area that fulfills their interests and professional needs, and builds upon their current knowledge. The program is designed for working professionals, with online learning being complemented by face-to-face components in July.
Study themes for specific cohorts are developed to reflect new curricula and needs from the field.
Application deadlines and start dates for each study theme are noted within the expanded content below.
- Multiple Literacies in Canadian Classrooms - Summer 2021 Start
This cohort will commence in Summer 2021 (July). Applications are currently being accepted.
This program invites educators to consider how current research in multiple literacies, English language arts, ESL/EAL, and indigenous literacies can support effective literacy instruction, social action and agency, as well as curriculum design and policy decision-making. This program is designed for educators who wish to explore the cultural and linguistic diversity that characterizes contemporary local classrooms.
- Curriculum and Assessment - Summer 2022 Start
Admission to this cohort is tentatively planned for Summer 2022.
As a student in the MEd (General) study theme in Curriculum and Assessment, you will become a leader inenacting curriculum and assessing learning harnessing innovations in curriculum theory for the benefit of your classrooms, schools, and school districts demonstrating how to use classroom assessments to improve student learning, advance teaching, and develop ethical programming.
Important features of this program include an emphasis on providing significant opportunities to integrate local issues into class activities, discussion and assignments. To learn more about the program, view stories and videos on our students and program.
Teaching, Learning and Neuroscience - Summer 2023 Start
Admission to this cohort is tentatively planned for Summer 2023.
The MEd (General) study theme in Teaching, Learning, and Neuroscience is a unique collaboration between the Faculty of Education, known for its excellent undergraduate and graduate programs, and the Department of Neuroscience, which houses a vibrant and dynamic scientific community recognized internationally for its cutting-edge research.
As a student in the MEd (General) Learning, Teaching and Neuroscience, you will
- study the principles of brain development in order to understand the impact these processes have on learning and behaviour
- examine how neuroscience and educational research can inform the design of learning environments and instructional practices
- gain the skills, tools, and knowledge necessary to enhance teaching practice and facilitate better educational outcomes
- become critical consumers of neuroscience findings, particularly as they are applied to educational settings.
Note: The Master of Education program does not lead to teacher certification. Individuals seeking teacher certification in the province of Alberta should refer to the Bachelor of Education program.
Refer to the Faculty of Education webpage for additional information related to financial assistance and scholarships for the Master of Education program.
“Most ELL students already have literacies, they’re just not in English. If we can access what they know and transfer those literacies to the classroom, even if we don’t speak their languages, it makes for better assessment of where they are in content subject areas.” -Sarah Gagnon (BSc/BEd ’11, MEd ’20)
Read more about Sarah's research within the Master of Education Teaching Multiple Literacies in Canadian Classrooms program.