Degrees Offered: M.A., M.Ed.
S. Forde, L. Petherick.
The graduate programs (M.Ed. and M.A.) in Health, Outdoor and Physical Education (HOPE) are part of the graduate offerings in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy. The Health, Outdoor and Physical Education (HOPE) program will appeal to elementary, middle, and secondary school educators with interests in: integrated and thematic approaches to curriculum and pedagogy; development and evaluation of outdoor environmental, leadership or experiential education programs; active living, health promotion and wellness; movement education concepts; teaching games for understanding; inclusive models of education and issues of equity and social justice. Students interested in secondary physical education, sport-specific instruction, or coaching might also want to consider the graduate programs within the School of Kinesiology, but are encouraged to inquire with EDCP as well.
Part-time and full-time study options are offered.
Master of Arts
In addition to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies requirements, the program normally requires:
- 18 credits of senior coursework or a professional concentration in the area of interest, and
- two years of teaching experience or other relevant professional experience.
The Program consists of 30 credits. At least 15 credits must be at 500-level or above. A total of 6 credits may be taken at the 300- or 400-level. A thesis, normally 9 credits, is included.
Master of Education
Same as for the M.A.
M.Ed. program consists of a minimum of 30 credits. A maximum of 6 credits may be taken at the 300- or 400-level. Students select either a program consisting entirely of courses (for example, ten 3-credit courses) or a program of 27 credits of coursework plus a graduating project (3 credits).