Graduate programs

The Department of Curriculum & Instruction offers a range of graduate programs at the Masters’ and Doctoral levels, intended to serve professional and scholarly interests and needs. Faculty members in our department have deep and varied expertise in education, teaching and learning-including educational policy, practice, and theory. Our department is also home to a reange of internationally-recognized faculty members. Additionally, the Department of Curriculum & Instruction offers graduate student oppportunites for resereach assistantships and teaching.

Our department provides both full and part-time program; these are variously offered face-to-face and in an online format. We offer graduate degrees in:

Masters of Education (MEd)

M.Ed. model (2 years):

 PROFESSIONAL DEGREE COHORTS (LINK to schedule) – add images

  • Coursework intended to provide foundational knowledge in the focus area of the cohort
  • Professional project intended to reach a professional audience as well as meet Graduate Studies and departmental requirements
  • Cohorts offered in two or three year cycles, depending on demand

* proposal for cohorts from professional communities will be considered

  • 7 courses
  • Project (literature review, project development, presentation)

Begins in summer (2 courses) – July only

Fall (1 course)

Winter (1 course)

Summer (2 courses) – July only

Fall (1 course and beginning of project)

Winter (completion of project)

Department of Curriculum & Instruction

M.Ed. Cohort Schedule

Name of Cohort

Start Date

Completion Date

CURRENT

Art Education

Summer 2018

Summer 2020

International

Fall 2018

Winter 2020

Ed Technology

Summer 2019

Winter 2021

Early Childhood

Summer 2019

Winter 2021

Language & Literacy

Summer 2019

Winter 2021

Curriculum Leadership (CS)

Summer 2020

Winter 2022

Master of Arts (MA) in Educational Studies

M.A. model (full time or part time)

  • Coursework provides foundational knowledge enabling a focus on research in specific areas
  • Offered every year

 Begins September –one (PT) or two (FT) courses

            Required courses: EDCI 514; EDCI 581

            Elective courses: (3 courses, selected in consultation with supervisor)

Winter – one (PT) or two (FT) courses

Spring/Summer – final course; beginning proposal

Fall/Winter – thesis completion

Doctoral of Philosophy (PhD) in Educational Studies

PhD model (full or part time)

  • Coursework provides foundational knowledge enabling a focus on research in specific areas
  • Offered every year

 Begins September –one (PT) or two (FT) courses

Required courses: EDCI 614; EDCI 681

            Elective courses: (2 courses, selected in consultation with supervisor)

 Winter – one (PT) or two (FT) courses

Spring/Summer – preparation for and completion of candidacy

Fall – completion of candidacy; begin proposal

Winter – completion of proposal and ethics

Spring/Summer – begin data collection

Fall/Winter – continue data collection; begin writing dissertation

Spring/Summer – continue until completed

Application to any of these degrees is through the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

For graduate student program advise about particular research areas and interests, contact the . If you are interested in specific areas related to curriculum & instruction, consult our faculty listing to determine faculty members' area of expertise

For procedural advise, please contact our Graduate Secretary for further information.

For policy and procedure information about our graduate programs, please refer to tour C&I Handbook.

Information regarding financial assistance.