Education (MEd)

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 apply into any one of the fields of specialization. Each field of specialization has required core and elective courses. The number of required courses varies according to the field of specialization and selected pathway through the program. Please note this program does not lead to the Ontario Certified Teachers designation, which is required to teach in public schools in Ontario.

Specializations:

  • Social and Cultural Contexts of Education
  • Teaching, Learning and Development
  • Administration and Leadership in Education

Entry point:

September (full-time or part-time)

Duration:

Program Length for Full-time Students:

  • Course Pathway Option: One year (3 terms). This pathway is not funded.
  • Major Research Paper (MRP) Option: 16 months (4 terms). This pathway is funded for four 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.

Application deadline:

February 15th, or until program is full. Contact program directly for more details.


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 as related to the Field of Specialization
  • Applicants applying for more than one Field of Specialization must address each field in the Letter of Intent
  • 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 study interests as related to the Field of Specialization
  • Applicants applying for more than one Field of Specialization must address each field in Letter of Intent
  • Area of research interest, if known

Note: International applicants who completed their undergraduate degree in a language other than English require proof of English Language Proficiency: IELTS 7.0 – no section under 6.0; TOEFL 88 – no section under 20; or equivalent score on accepted tests

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