Prospective Graduate Students

Admissions Process Overview for all Graduate Students

Graduate students are registered in the College of Graduate Studies and Research (CGSR). Graduate students are students of the academic unit or department with their chosen program. This is called your academic home. For these reasons, the admission process for graduate students is a two-level process. To understand how this works, please visit Admissions Process.

College of Education Graduate Programs

Educational Administration (EADM)

The Department of Educational Administration offers four graduate programs focusing on key educational issues for the improvement and effectiveness of organizations, communities, and government.

Programs Available

  • Post-Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Educational Administration (except under rare circumstances, international students are not admitted into the PGD program)
  • Master of Education (MEd) in Educational Administration – Course-Based Program
  • Master of Education (MEd) in Educational Administration – Thesis Program
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Educational Administration

For more information please visit Department of Educational Administration (EADM)

Curriculum Studies (ECUR)

The Department of Curriculum Studies offers a flexible program with three defined areas of focus:

  • Curriculum,
  • Early Childhood Education, and
  • English as an Additional Language.


  •     M.Ed. (Thesis) - 21 credit units plus thesis
  •     M.Ed. (Project) - 24 credit units plus project (6 cu) – 30 cu total
  •     M.Ed (Portfolio) – 27 credit units plus portfolio (3 cu) – 30 cu total

For more information on this program please visit Department of Curriculum Studies (ECUR)

Educational Technology and Design (ETAD)

ETAD offers Three Routes to an M.Ed. Degree

  • Course-Based,
  • Project
  • Thesis

Students who may be interested in this area of study include:

  • Teachers who are interested in the application of technology in classrooms, or who are looking for leadership positions in technology education.
  • Educators interested in adult or continuing education, training programs in business and industry, and educational technology leadership positions in community colleges, training institutes and universities.
  • Educators interested in instructional design and who are interested in consulting with clients to solve instructional and information technology challenges.

Our alumni work in distance education, instructional design, information technology, web-based learning, multimedia design, training, media education and media administration.

For more information please visit Educational Technology and Design (ETAD)

Educational Foundations (EFDT)

Integrated Master of Education in Social and Ecological Justic Education

A program committed to social justice, Aboriginal, anti-racist, lifelong, and ecological education.

  • As an Integrated MEd student, you will have the opportunity to explore:
  • Social and ecological justice through education.
  • Aboriginal and anti-racist approaches to education.
  • Diverse foundational studies in education such as anthropology, history, philosophy, and sociology.
  • Critical perspectives on educational theory and practice.
  • Intellectual and social engagement within a diverse community of scholars and researchers.

The Department of Educational Foundations now offers its Integrated Master of Education through:

  • an Indigenous Land-Based cohort
  • a Critical Environmental cohort
  • a Lifelong Learning cohort

For more information please visit Department of Educational Foundations (EFDT)

Educational Psychology and Special Education (EPSE)

M.Ed. in School and Counselling Psychology

This two-year, full-time program will require the completion of 36 credit units plus a thesis.

Entrance requirements: a B.A. (Honours) in Psychology, a B.Ed., or a B.A. (Honours) in an area other than Psychology or Education.

The M.Ed. in Educational Psychology and Special Education

The M.Ed. in Educational Psychology and Special Education is a research intensive program designed to prepare researchers and practitioners with specialization in either Applied Measurement & Evaluation or Special Education.

There is a thesis route (18 credit units plus thesis) and a course-based route (30 credit units).

For more information please visit Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education  (EPSE)

Education Graduate Student Awards

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