Education: Language, Culture & Teaching

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The philosophy and curriculum of Graduate Program in Education is grounded in critical thought with an underlying commitment to equity and social justice. Language, culture and teaching are broadly defined areas of study. Highlights of the program include:

  • Flexibility in scheduling and course selection
  • Individualized programs of study and research with mentorship from recognized faculty supervisors
  • Small classes for collaboration with peers
  • Opportunities for teaching assistantships and/or research assistantships for full-time students
  • Interdisciplinary courses offer a range of opportunities for academic inquiry across the social, historical and cultural contexts of education, as well as engagement with contemporary practices of teaching, learning and curriculum design
  • Theoretical and practical interests include: anti-racist, multicultural, and feminist pedagogies; language and literacy; new information technologies; urban education and community studies; disability studies and education; global studies and international education; and post-secondary education

We also offer a professional Master of Leadership and Community Engagement (MLCE) part-time degree program to a cohort of students. (Offered on alternate years). 

Graduate Diplomas in Education can be taken concurrently with the MEd or PhD or as stand-alone, part-time programs. Diplomas include:

Note: Our graduate programs do not lead to teaching certification

Degrees Offered

MEd

up to 2 year(s)
up to 4 year(s)
  • Major research paper
  • AND Thesis
  • OR Course work only
B+
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
2020-01-15 2020-02-15
Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
YUELIAcademic Program Level 9 with Distinction
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate with distinction
MELABOverall score of 85, no component score less than 80
CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC
Minimum CAE ScoreB

PhD

4 year(s)
  • Comprehensive examination(s)
  • AND Dissertation
B+
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
2019-12-15 2019-12-15
Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
YUELIAcademic Program Level 9 with Distinction
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate with distinction
MELABOverall score of 85, no component score less than 80
CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC
Minimum CAE ScoreB

Additional Admission Requirements

Number of Recommendation(s)

  • 3 recommendation(s)

Other Requirements

  • One official copy of transcripts of all post-secondary education.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation are required; two must be from academic references who can assess your academic potential, and one may be from a professional reference.
  • Statement of Interest (please click here for detailed info); the statement needs to reflect who you are, what research interests you have and what would make you an asset to the program in minimum 500 words (2 pages, 12 font).
  • Resumé/CV
  • MEd: One sample of written work
    PhD: Two samples of written work



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