Education (MEd CBP & Research)

The Master of Education (MEd) program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical perspectives that have influenced education, as well as give them a foundational understanding of research. Students have the option to choose up to two of six optional concentrations if they would like the opportunity to study a certain topic in depth. Please note this program does not lead to the Ontario Certified Teachers designation, which is required to teach in public schools in Ontario.

Optional Concentrations:

  • Administration, Leadership and Policy
  • Adult and Postsecondary Education
  • Curriculum Studies
  • Educational Psychology: Teaching, Learning and Wellness
  • Pedagogy
  • Social Justice, Power and Politics in Education.

Entry point:

  • September (full-time or part-time)

Duration:

Program Length for Full-time Students:

  • Course-based Pathway (CBP) Option: One year (3 terms).
    • This pathway is not funded.
  • Major Research Paper (MRP) Option: 16 months (4 terms).
    • This pathway is funded for 4 terms as outlined on the financial page.
  • Thesis Pathway Option: 2 Years (6 Terms)
    • This pathway is funded for 6 terms as outlined on the financial page.

Full-time students in all pathways have 3 years to complete their program.

Program Length for Part-time Students:

  • Part-time students have 5 years to complete their program.
    • *Part-Time studies in any stream are not eligible for funding

Application deadline:

  • January 15th.

Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2021.


Admission requirements

  1. Check the university requirements and the program requirements.
  2. Complete the online application and submit the non-refundable application fee.
  3. You will need to submit your transcripts as well as the following program-specific materials: 

Course Pathway Applicants

  • Two references (academic preferred, but professional accepted)
  • A resume detailing educational background and professional experience
  • A 500-800 word Letter of Intent that describes applicant’s educational, professional and/or leadership experiences, community involvement (if relevant), reasons for applying to the program (including professional and/or academic goals), and study interests
  • If applicant has successfully completed PQP parts one and two contact Graduate Studies at gradadmissions@brocku.ca to adjust your portal to enable additional supporting documentation to be accepted

Research Pathway Applicants (MRP and Thesis)

  • Two reference reports (academic references preferred, but professional references accepted)
  • A resume detailing educational background and professional experience
  • A 500-800 word Letter of Intent that describes applicant’s educational, professional and/or leadership experiences, community involvement (if relevant), reasons for applying to the program (including professional and/or academic goals), and area of interest (if known)

Note: International applicants who completed their undergraduate degree in a language other than English require proof of English Language Proficiency: IELTS 7.5 – no section under 7.0 or equivalent score on other tests of ELP accepted by Brock University

Career outcomes

  • Ph.D. and Ed.D. programs
  • School and school board leadership positions
  • Educational consultancy
  • Skills training or education positions in non-profit, and public sector organizations such as health care facilities
  • Teaching positions in education and related fields at the college level
  • Positions as trainers in organizations’ HR departments
  • Administrative leadership positions in education organizations such as colleges and universities
  • Positions in government agencies, and the Ministries of Education, and Training, Colleges, and Universities