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Educational Studies MA

Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.00 (B average) with an appropriate concentration in a field of study relevant to Educational Studies.
  • Minimum of two years professional activity in education or an undergraduate record which includes at least three courses in education, each with a grade of B or better.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Additional Admission Requirements

Qualified applicants who fail to meet the criteria outlined may be required to take up to 12 undergraduate credits in addition to the regular graduate program, or, as appropriate, a Qualifying Program.

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.

Please see the Education Courses page for course descriptions.

Educational Studies MA with Thesis

6

credits minimum of Core Courses:

ESTU 601 Philosophical Issues in Educational Research (3.00)
ESTU 611 Philosophical Perspectives in Education (3.00)
ESTU 612 Historical Perspectives in Education (3.00)
ESTU 613 Anthropological Concepts and Methods in Education (3.00)
ESTU 614 Social Psychological Foundations of Education (3.00)
ESTU 615 Introduction to Research in Education (3.00)
ESTU 635 Studies in Educational Change (3.00)
ESTU 644 School and Society (3.00)
ESTU 670 Adult Education as a Field of Study (3.00)

18credits of Elective Courses
21

credits:

ESTU 690 Thesis and Tutorial (21.00)

Educational Studies MA with Directed Study

12

credits minimum of Core Courses chosen in consultation with an academic advisor:

ESTU 601 Philosophical Issues in Educational Research (3.00)
ESTU 611 Philosophical Perspectives in Education (3.00)
ESTU 612 Historical Perspectives in Education (3.00)
ESTU 613 Anthropological Concepts and Methods in Education (3.00)
ESTU 614 Social Psychological Foundations of Education (3.00)
ESTU 615 Introduction to Research in Education (3.00)
ESTU 635 Studies in Educational Change (3.00)
ESTU 644 School and Society (3.00)
ESTU 670 Adult Education as a Field of Study (3.00)

21credits of Elective Courses
12

credits:

ESTU 692 Directed Study (with Extended Essay or Research Project) (12.00)

Concentration in Adult Education

In either the thesis or directed study option, students may complete a concentration in Adult Education. As part of the required core courses, students must take ESTU 670 and three 3-credit courses chosen from Adult Education Courses .

Adult Education Courses

9

credits chosen from:

ESTU 671 Adults as Learners (3.00)
ESTU 672 Facilitating Adult Learning (3.00)
ESTU 673 Administration of Adult Education Programs (3.00)
ESTU 674 Evaluating Adult Learning Projects (3.00)
ESTU 675 Concepts and Values in Adult Education (3.00)
ETEC 676 Human Resources Development (3.00)
ESTU 677 Adult Education II - Selected Topics (3.00)

Additional Degree Requirements

Courses. The degree requirements (45 credits) can be met by the successful completion either of course work and a thesis in an approved area, or of more extended course work and ESTU 692 Directed Study (with Extended Essay or Research Project). The choice of a thesis or directed study option is normally determined at an early stage in the student's program. A tentative detailed outline of the proposed research topic must be submitted with the application for admission to the program. A student who completes a thesis or a directed study is normally required to defend it in an oral examination. Proposed research topics in both options must be approved by the graduate Educational Studies Committee.

Academic Regulations

  1. Academic Standing. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the Calendar for a detailed review of the Academic Regulations.
  2. Residence. The minimum residence requirement is one year (3 terms) of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study.
  3. Time Limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulations page for further details regarding the Time Limits.
  4. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.70.

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