Regular On-Campus

*** Scholarship deadline extended to April 15 for the 2015-16 academic year. ***

Students who choose to study on campus are able to build flexible programs of study around their primary area of interest and in line with faculty expertise in social and ecological justice.  Examples are anti-racist, anti-colonial education; critical environmental education; gender and sexuality; Indigenous Education; lifelong learning; and process philosophy.  They study with award-winning faculty and participate in a vibrant intellectual environment with increasing opportunities to assist with faculty research.  They may complement their areas of focus with courses in other departments or units.   Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of forums to develop research and leadership capacity in areas related to social and ecological justice: the Aboriginal Education Research Centre (AERC), Sustainability Education Research Institute (SERI), Graduate Student Association (GSA), the Student Teachers Anti-racism Society (STARS), the Social Justice Anti-racist, Anti-oppressive Forum on Education to name a few.  Travel awards are available to support student research presentations at conferences and the College encourages publication in its on-line journal, Education Matters.     

On-campus master’s students in Educational Foundations undertake their studies in either a course-based (ten 3cu courses) or thesis route (usually six 3 cu courses plus thesis).   An average of 80% in the last 60 cu of study is expected for the thesis route.  Thesis students who apply for admission before March 01 will be considered for a scholarship of  approximately $10 000-$15 000.  Since 1997, EFDT students have won ten university thesis awards.  Course-based students may take from one to three 3cu courses per term, completing in one-two years.

The Department of Educational Foundations currently does not have a PhD program.  We do take exceptionally well qualified students from time to time on a “Special Case” basis.  Please contact the Graduate Chair if you wish more information.

Proposed Courses

Proposed courses:  thesis and/or course based students

** Course-based option in italics.

2015-16 Thesis

Term One Term Two
  • EFDT 990, 960, and 961
  • EFDT 870.3, Interdisciplinary Seminar   
  • EFDT 844.3, Anti-racist Education
  • EFDT 898.3, Critical Pedagogy and Democracy
  •   
  • ERES 800.3, Introduction to Research
  • EFDT 843.3, Decolonizing Education
  • EFDT 857.3, Critical Pedagogy, Neoliberalism, and Environment

2016 Summer

  • EFDT 837.3 Philosophy and Curriculum
  • EFDT 498.3, Pedagogy of Anti-racist Education

2016-17 Thesis

Term One Term Two
  • EFDT 990, 960, and 961
  • EFDT 870.3, Interdisciplinary Seminar   
  • EFDT 844.3, Anti-racist Education
  • EFDT 898.3, History of Citizenship
  •   
  • ERES 800.3, Introduction to Research
  • EFDT 843.3, Decolonizing Education
  • EFDT 898.3, Place-based Education and Democracy

2017 Spring/Summer

  • EFDT 842 History of Indian and Native Education and one three credit course TBA

2017-18 Thesis

Term One Term Two
  • EFDT 990, 960, and 961
  • EFDT 870.3, Interdisciplinary Seminar   
  • EFDT 844.3, Anti-racist Education
  • EFDT 898.3, Democracy and Philosophy
  •   
  • ERES 800.3, Introduction to Research
  • EFDT 843.3, Decolonizing Education
  • EFDT 857.3 Critical Pedagogy, Neoliberalism, and Environment
  • The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the Department Head.  Substitution of courses may occur if necessary.
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