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Department of Curriculum Studies


University Catalogue


Graduate Chair:

Graduate Secretary: Patricia Gillies
Phone: (306) 966-5255

Curriculum Studies Department, College of Education
University of Saskatchewan
28 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Canada S7N 0X1

Curriculum Studies

The Department of Curriculum Studies at the University of Saskatchewan offers a graduate program that addresses the relationship between practice and theory in curriculum research, design, implementation, evaluation, and leadership, as well as expertise in educational technology and communication. Those choosing to pursue a Master of Education in Curriculum Studies will be encouraged to focus on aspects of praxis leading to expertise and leadership in that area.

Who would be interested in an M.Ed. in Curriculum Studies? Anyone participating in teaching in its various forms – in the K-12 system, the post-secondary system, and informal education – who wants to study one or more aspects of curriculum, such as research, development, implementation, evaluation and leadership for change.

The Department of Curriculum Studies offers a flexible program. Each course has a focus, but within that focus, students are expected to develop some aspect of their area of interest. Students are encouraged to take some of their courses from other departments, if these courses contribute to their areas of interest. Students may also take up to 6 cu of coursework through another Western Canadian university if these courses are approved as part of their official Program of Studies.


Students applying for the programs are encouraged to explore the research expertise of our faculty and contact faculty members directly to inquire about their willingness to act a potential supervisor. 

Send the following to the Graduate Chair in the Department of Curriculum Studies:

  • Two official copies of your academic transcript(s): photocopies are fine at the time of initial application.
  • Three letters of recommendation, with at least one from a professor familiar with your scholarly work.
  • A curriculum vitae or resume

International students must provide proof of English proficiency

All candidates must also submit a brief statement of research interest. 


In their applications, students should identify their financial status and state if attendance is contingent on receiving financial aid. The department employs graduate students as marking assistants and a limited number of scholarships, research fellowships and teaching assistantships are available. There is a keen competition for this financial support. Applications for Departmental Scholarships, Research Fellowships and Teaching Assistantships may only be submitted after a student has been admitted.

M.Ed. +


  • A Bachelor of Education degree or the equivalent of a 4-year Bachelor of Arts degree.
  • A minimum of one year of practical experience in education or a related field if the applicant holds a B.Ed. degree or
  • A minimum of three years of practical experience in education or a related field if the applicant does not hold a B.Ed. degree.
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. coursework required in Master's program).
  • TOEFL score of 80 or IELTS of 6.0