GRADUATE STUDIES FOR LEADERS IN CURRICULUM AND TEACHING UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN
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 MEd in Curriculum Studies? Anyone participating in teaching in its various forms – in the K-12 system, the postsecondary 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.
M.Ed. (Thesis) - 21 credit units plus thesis
M.Ed. (Project) - 24 credit units plus project (6 cu) – 30 cu total
M.Ed (Course-based) – 27 credit units plus portfolio (3 cu) – 30 cu total
Students interested in a PhD program should meet with the Graduate Coordinator.
Required courses for the MEd degree in Curriculum Studies:
ECUR 811.3 - Curriculum Perspectives
ECUR 812.3 - Curriculum Theory and Practice
ERES 800.3 - Research Methods: Introductory Level
GSR 960.0 - Introduction to Ethics and Integrity (online)
ECUR 990.0 - Seminar in Curriculum Research
ECUR 992.6 - Project or
ECUR 991.3 – Portfolio or
ECUR 994 - Thesis
Elective courses for the MEd degree in Curriculum Studies (please check with Department for current offerings):
ECUR 805.3 - Trends and Issues in Educational Research
ECUR 809.3 - Models and Methods for the Evaluation of Educational Programs
ECUR 810.3 - Design and Practice of the Evaluation of Educational Programs
ECUR 819.3 Trends and Issues in Mathematics Education
ECUR 830.3 Research in Teaching Effectiveness
ECUR 832.3 Practicum
ECUR 835.3 Teachers and Childrens Identity Composition in Curriculum Making
ECUR 843.3 Reading Process and Practice
ECUR 844.3 Narrative Inquiry
ECUR 870.3 Literacy Education and Curriculum
ECUR 898.3 or ECUR 899.6 Individual Reading Courses in Curriculum
- For Specific 898/899 Titles please refer to Course Offerrings
ERES 845.3 Qualitative Research
ERES 840.3 Quantitative Research
There is also a special option in Library and Information Science:
Required courses:ECUR 811.3 - Curriculum Perspectives
Students select 9 - 12 c.u of courses through distance delivery in Library and Information Science from the University of Alberta.
The program is completed through electives in language and literacy, and technology.
MEd Educational Technology and Design
Required courses for the MEd degree in Educational Technology and Design:
Please refer to the Educational Technology and Design (ETAD) site.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
To be recommended for admission to the graduate program in Curriculum Studies, you must meet the following conditions:
1. A Bachelor of Education degree or the equivalent of a 4-year Bachelor
of Arts degree.
2. A minimum of one year of practical experience in education or a related field post degree if the applicant holds a BEd degree or
3. A minimum of three years of practical experience in education or a related field post degree if the applicant does not hold a BEd degree.
4. A minimum 70% average in the applicant’s most recent 60 cu of coursework.
5. Three letters of reference from academic or professional referees.
6. A one or two page letter describing either what you would like
to learn in your ECUR MEd or what has brought you to considering entering an
ECUR MEd program
7. An interview with faculty in Curriculum Studies.
NOTE: The Educational Technology and Design strand may have different requirements. Please refer to separate information.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION
Some lead time is essential to ensure that all application procedures
are completed before the first course registration. Usually the following
deadlines will apply:
For September registration - May 16
For January registration - November 4
For Spring & Summer registration - February 15
International students - April 30 (September registration only)
PROGRAM OF STUDY
After students are admitted to the College of Graduate Studies & Research, they need to consult, as soon as possible, with the Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Curriculum Studies to complete a Program of Studies form.
The time limit for completing a M.Ed. program of studies is five years from the date of first registration in the first course credited to the program.
This synopsis attempts to summarize as accurately as possible some of the policies and regulations that govern graduate work in the Department of Curriculum Studies. For more detailed and authoritative information, students should refer to the College of Graduate Studies and Research website - www.usask.ca/cgsr, and consult with both the College and the Department.
Department of Curriculum Studies
3020 College of Education
28 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Telephone (306) 966-7558
FAX (306) 966-7658