Degrees Offered: M.A., M.Ed.
P. Clark, W. Ross.
L. Gibson, H. Keenan.
The graduate programs (M.Ed. and M.A) in Social Studies Education are part of the graduate offerings in the Department or Curriculum and Pedagogy. Social Studies prides itself in offering a rich environment with unparalleled opportunities for graduate students desiring a wide range of backgrounds and interests including visual culture, anti-oppressive education, gender studies, historical consciousness, moral education, and the history and politics of curriculum. In addition to the required coursework, a vibrant graduate student community is fostered through speaker series, research centres, seminars, and study groups.
Master's programs offer flexibility depending upon student needs and desires. Full-time or part-time studies focusing on professional development and/or research are available. Core courses focus on research methods, principles of social studies education, and curriculum studies.
Part-time and full-time study options are offered.
Master of Arts
In addition to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Study Requirements, the program normally requires:
- 18 credits of upper-level 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 of coursework must be 500-level or higher. A maximum 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.
The program consists of a minimum of 30 credits; at least 24 credits of coursework must be at the 500-level or higher. A maximum of 6 credits may be taken at the 300- or 400-level. Students select either a program consisting entirely of courses (30 credits) or 27 credits of coursework plus a graduating project (3 credits).