Program Description

Faculty of Education




Program Description

The MPCE runs for eight months with courses in the following:
 

MPCE 6P01

Graduate Study Preparation Seminar

Academic and social skills needed to transition successfully to graduate study in Canada. Topics include identifying appropriate graduate programs, securing referees, understanding application protocols, writing statements of intent, and succeeding in interviews.

Lectures, discussion, 3 hours per week.

Note: Activities may include attending university open houses, peer mentoring, and graduate student shadowing.

Restriction: open to Masters Preparation Certificate in Education students.

 

MPCE 6P02

Canadian Cultural Practices

Emphasis on the acculturation process experienced by international students studying in Canada. Introduction to the academic and social expectations of study life within Canadian post-secondary programs.

Lectures, discussion, 3 hours per week.

Note: Cultural enrichment activities include field trips to local landmarks and participation in Canadian cultural celebrations.

Restriction: open to Masters Preparation Certificate in Education students.

 

MPCE 6P03

Critical Pedagogy and Social Justice

Exploration of Paulo Freire, Henry Giroux, bell hooks, and others writers within critical pedagogy as the basis for the connection between education and social justice projects. Topics include oppressive regimes of power/knowledge, indigenous knowledges, and critical pedagogy as a social movement with revolutionary and transformative potential.

Lectures, discussion, 3 hours per week.

Restriction: open to Masters Preparation Certificate in Education students.

 

MPCE 6P04

Ontario Education (K–12)

Structure and organization of elementary and secondary education within Ontario. Public, private, and alternative school systems; consideration given to the multiple educational paths available to Ontario students. Topics include governance, funding, curriculum, teacher education, student achievement, equity, and ethics.

Lectures, discussion, 3 hours per week.

Restriction: open to Masters Preparation Certificate in Education students.

 

MPCE 6P05

Introduction to Research

Qualitative and quantitative research methods undertaken for research within Education and related disciplines. Understanding of the nature and processes of research, and skills to critically read and evaluate research.

Lectures, discussion, 3 hours per week.

Restriction: open to Masters Preparation Certificate in Education students.

 

MPCE 6P06

Philosophical Perspectives in Education

Underlying philosophical frameworks forming the basis for the organization of contemporary educational practices. Original writings in education philosophy for intellectual inquiry. Current critical issues within Education through multiple philosophical lenses.

Lectures, discussion, 3 hours per week.

Restriction: open to Masters Preparation Certificate in Education students.

 

MPCE 6P07

In/Equity, Diversity and Change in Education

Critical understanding of social in/equity through the intersecting discourses of gender, race, class, sexuality, age, ability, and language, and how this discursive matrix frames educational experiences. Institutional and individual strategies developed to re/situate, re/visit, and re/claim the politics of meaning and experience.

Lectures, discussion, 3 hours per week.

Restriction: open to Masters Preparation Certificate in Education students.

 

MPCE 6P08

The Organization of Canadian Higher Education

Higher education that supports students’ development and learning. Topics include knowledge creation, distribution, and maintenance; academic freedom; dissenting opinion; academic integrity; student agency and accountability; teacher–student dynamics; and regulatory structures within higher education. Emphasis on interconnectedness of issues and acculturation for international students.

Lectures, discussion, 3 hours per week.

Restriction: open to Masters Preparation Certificate in Education students.

 

MPCE 6P09

Qualitative Research Methods

Theory and praxis of using qualitative research methods to investigate social phenomena. Topics include the relation between theory and methods, research design, interviews and other data collection, data analysis, participant recruitment, power dynamics, research ethics, and engagement with school boards and other agencies.

Lectures, discussion, 3 hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): MPCE 6P05. Restriction: open to Masters Preparation Certificate in Education students.

 

MPCE 6P10

Quantitative and Mixed Methods Research

Extending students’ understandings of quantitative and mixed methods research. Topics include the identification of an appropriate issue for investigation, project design, research ethics, data collection and analysis, and implications.

Lectures, discussion, 3 hours per week.

Prerequisite(s) MPCE 6P05. Restriction: open to Masters Preparation Certificate in Education students.

students at conference

Events

Alison Dow MEd Thesis Defence
July 9, 2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Heather Woods MEd Thesis Defence
July 15, 2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm