Education: Language, Culture & Teaching

Education: Language, Culture & Teaching

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


Program Length (Full-time)

up to 2 year(s)


Program Length (Part-time)

up to 4 year(s)


Program Component(s)

  • Major research paper
  • AND Thesis
  • OR Course work only


Minimum Required GPA

B+


Fall Entry

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Deadline - Fall (Full-time Applicants Only)

2022-02-15

Deadline - Fall (Part-time Applicants Only)

2022-02-15

English Proficiency Requirement

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
CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC
Minimum CAE ScoreB
Duolingo125
PTE Academic76

PhD


Program Length (Full-time)

4 year(s)


Program Component(s)

  • Comprehensive examination(s)
  • AND Dissertation


Minimum Required GPA

B+


Fall Entry

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Deadline - Fall (All Applicants)

2021-12-15

English Proficiency Requirement

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
CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC
Minimum CAE ScoreB
Duolingo125
PTE Academic76

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
  • Note: ALL components of the application (including references) are due by the deadline.
  • Submit your online application at least three weeks in advance in order to give your references time to complete their components of your application! (It will take approximately 5 business days to obtain your MyFile link, and then you will need to add references' information; they need two weeks to complete their submission.)

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Depending on the graduate program, York University graduate funding can be designed to cover most of your tuition, offer employment and/or Faculty enhanced funding awards. In addition, each York University graduate student is eligible to receive up to $2000 in funding to support research/scholarly activity through the Academic Excellence Fund. Funding packages are not designed to cover the cost of rent, utilities, transportation, or food.
Absolutely. Please indicate in your statement of interest you are not seeking a funding package. To note, you will be responsible for not only funding the cost of your degree, but also the cost of living in the Greater Toronto Area for the length of your degree.
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