SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES

REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF EDUCATION

Professor and Acting Dean C. Doyle

Associate Professor and Associate Dean B. Sheppard

NOTES: 1) Students who are admitted to the Master of Education Degree programmes as of Spring Semester 1994 will be governed by the following regulations. Students admitted to Master of Education Degree programmes prior to Spring Semester 1994 are asked to take note of Graduate Studies General Regulations D.6 and C.5.

2) In the case of the following general programme regulations and the specific programme regulations, which govern all Master of Education degree programmes, Dean refers to the Dean of Graduate Studies, Dean of Education refers to the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Education, and Faculty refers to the Faculty of Education, through its various operating committees.

3) Students taking any of the Master of Education Degree programmes are advised that a Bachelor of Education Degree is required for employment in the K-12 system.

The Master of Education is offered in the following areas: Educational Leadership, Teaching and Learning, Counselling, and Post-Secondary Studies.

A) QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADMISSION

B) PROGRAMME OF STUDY

C) PERIOD OF STUDY

D) EVALUATION

E) THESIS OR REPORT

F) PROGRAMME REGULATIONS

G) APPEALS AND WAIVERS PROCEDURES

H) SPECIFIC PROGRAMMES

1. Educational Leadership Studies
2. Teaching and Learning Studies
3. Counselling
4. Post-Secondary Studies

COURSES


A) QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADMISSION

1. Admission to the Master of Education is limited and competitive. To be considered for admission to a graduate programme in Education, an applicant shall:

a) have from a recognized institution, either (i) an undergraduate degree with at least second class standing, or (ii) an undergraduate degree and an average of at least 70% in the last 90 attempted undergraduate credit hours.

b) meet the requirements set forth in the specific programme regulations.

c) have teaching experience, or equivalent, as noted in the specific programme regulations.

2. Only in exceptional circumstances, and only on the recommendation of the Dean of Education, shall the Dean consider applicants who do not meet the requirements in 1.

3. Refer to specific programme regulations (Section H) for additional admission requirements.

B) PROGRAMME OF STUDY

1. Candidates for the Master of Education (Educational Leadership Studies, Teaching and Learning Studies) shall be required to complete a minimum of:

a) 18 credit hours plus a thesis; or
b) 24 credit hours plus an internship report, a project report or a paper folio; or
c) 30 credit hours on the comprehensive-course route.

Candidates for the Master of Education (Post-Secondary Studies) shall be required to complete a minimum of:

a) 18 credit hours plus a thesis; or
b) 30 credit hours on the internship route; or
c) 30 credit hours on the comprehensive-course route.

Candidates for the Master of Education (Counselling) shall be required to complete a minimum of:

a) 28 credit hours plus a thesis; or
b) 34 credit hours on the comprehensive-course route.

2. Candidates may apply for transfer of course credits. All course transfers require the approval of the Dean, on the recommendation of the Dean of Education, and are subject to General Regulation D.7 of the School of Graduate Studies.

3.a) A candidate in full-time attendance may register for a maximum of 12 credit hours in any regular semester and a maximum of 6 credit hours in intersession or summer session.

b) a candidate in part-time attendance may register for a maximum of 3 credit hours in any semester, including intersession or summer session.

4. Before submission of the proposal for thesis, project, internship, or paper folio, a Supervisory Committee shall be recommended by the Dean of Education, in consultation with the candidate, and approved by the Dean. The Supervisory Committee shall consist of the Supervisor and at least one other member.

The function of the Supervisory Committee shall be to approve the proposal for the thesis, project, internship, or paper folio, and to exercise supervision in the conduct of the study on behalf of the Faculty, subject to the final approval of the Dean.

C) PERIOD OF STUDY

The period of study for a graduate programme shall not normally exceed six years beyond first registration. Completion of some programme components may require full-time study on the University campus.

D) EVALUATION

1. In order to continue as a candidate for the Master of Education degree, a candidate who receives a final grade of "C" in any programme course must repeat that course and obtain a minimum grade of "B". In the case of an elective course a suitable replacement course, acceptable to the Faculty, may be substituted for the failed course. Only one such repetition/replacement shall be permitted on the candidate's graduate programme. Should a grade of less than "B" be obtained in the repeated course, replacement course, or any other programme course, the candidate shall be required to withdraw from the programme.

2. When the Faculty has determined, through consultation with the candidate, the instructors of graduate courses, and the programme advisor or thesis supervisor that the candidate's work has fallen below satisfactory level, it may request that the Dean of Education recommend to the Dean that the candidate's programme be terminated.

3. Candidates who voluntarily withdraw from a Faculty of Education practicum or internship without the prior approval of the university supervisor, field supervisor, and the Associate Dean, Graduate Programmes and Research, or who conduct themselves in such a manner as to cause the school or agency and the university to terminate placement, will normally be awarded a grade of Fail in the practicum or internship course for that semester.

E) THESIS OR REPORT

See School of Graduate Studies General Regulation J. Theses and Reports. (Reports include Internship Reports, Paper Folios, and Project Reports).

F) PROGRAMME REGULATIONS

Every candidate in graduate studies shall comply with the School of Graduate Studies General Regulations, the Degree Regulations (Section B-1), and the specific programme regulations as outlined in Section H.

G) APPEALS AND WAIVERS PROCEDURES

Candidates are advised that appeals and waivers of any regulations governing the degree of Master of Education are governed by School of Graduate Studies General Regulations E. and F.

H) SPECIFIC PROGRAMMES

Not all subspecialties are open to admission at all times.

1. Educational Leadership Studies

Educational Leadership Studies is designed to prepare candidates for leadership in Education.

a) ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to meeting the requirements in the general degree regulations,

i) students must have completed an undergraduate course in statistics (E2900 or the equivalent).

ii) students must have completed a range and number of courses in Education deemed appropriate by the Faculty and Dean of Education.

iii) students must normally have at least two years of teaching/leadership experience.

b) PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS

i) all students in the Master of Education Programme (Educational Leadership Studies) must complete:

and one of the following:

ii) Students on the thesis route must complete at least one of the 2 credit hour research courses listed below (E6100 is prerequisite):

iii) Students on the comprehensive-course route must com-plete E6290 Research and Development Seminar in Educational Leadership Studies (3 credit hours). Normally students would be permitted to register for this course only after all other course requirements have been met, or during the student's last semester of studies.

iv) To meet total credit hour requirements students may choose electives from any university graduate offering provided that those chosen are appropriate to the student's programme:

v) Closed electives are those listed below:

Courses must be appropriate to the programme and chosen in consultation with the advisor.

2. Teaching and Learning Studies

The graduate programme in Teaching and Learning Studies focuses on the cognitive foundations of teaching and learning as well as the concepts of teaching and learning within the context of speciality areas.

This graduate degree is intended to focus on the specialized study of teaching and learning. Three options are available:

a) ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to meeting the requirements in the general degree regulations,

i) students must have completed an undergraduate course in statistics (E2900 or the equivalent).

ii) students must have completed a range and number of courses in Education deemed appropriate by the Faculty and Dean of Education.

iii) students must normally have two years of teaching experience.

b) PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS

i) all students in the Master of Education Programme (Teaching and Learning Studies) must complete:

and one of the following:

Computers in Education

Teacher-Librarianship

ii) Students on the thesis route must complete at least one of the 2 credit hour research courses listed below (6100 is prerequisite):

and at least 7 credit hours from any university graduate offering provided that those chosen are appropriate to the student's programme.

iii) Students on the internship, paper folio, project route, and comprehensive-course route must complete at least 6 credit hours from the list below vi). These may, but need not be, within one particular speciality area.

iv) Students on the comprehensive-course route must complete E6390 Research and Development in Teaching and Learning Studies (3 credit hours). Normally students would be permitted to register for this course only after all other course requirements have been met, or during the student's last semester of studies.

v) To meet total credit hour requirements students may choose electives from any university graduate offering provided that those chosen are appropriate to the student's programme.

vi) Core speciality courses in the study of teaching and learning areas are those listed below:

Language and Literacy Studies

E6641. Writing in the Primary, Elementary and Secondary Schools (P,E,IS)(2 credit hours)
E6643. Contemporary Issues in Secondary English (IS) (2 credit hours)
E6645. Literature for Children and Adolescents (P,E,IS) (2 credit hours)
E6693. Literacy for the Young Child in Home and School (P,E) (2 credit hours)

Mathematics Education

E6630. Critical Issues in Mathematics Education (2 credit hours)
E6634. Teaching and Learning to Solve Mathematics Problems (2 credit hours)
E6639. Technology and the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics (2 credit hours)

Science Education

E6653. Contemporary Issues in Science Education I (2 credit hours)
E6655. The Nature of Science and Science Education (2 credit hours)
E6658. Teaching and Learning Scientific Concepts, Laws, and Theories (2 credit hours)

Second Language Education

E6665. Second Language Curriculum (2 credit hours)
E6667. Second Language Instruction (2 credit hours)
E6668. Current Issues in Second Language Education (2 credit hours)

Social Studies Education

E6670. Teaching and Learning Social Studies (2 credit hours)
E6671. Research in Social Studies Education (2 credit hours)
E6672. Issues and Trends in Social Studies (2 credit hours)

Computers in Education

E6610. Research on Computers in the Curriculum (2 credit hours)
E6620 Issues and Trends in Educational Computing (2 credit hours)

Teacher-Librarianship

E6662 Seminar in Teacher-Librarianship (2 credit hours)
E6664 Seminar on School Improvement (2 credit hours)

Additional courses in the speciality areas are available.

Courses must be appropriate to the programme and chosen in consultation with the advisor.

Legend

P: recommended for students with Primary teaching interests
E: recommended for students with Elementary teaching interests
IS
: recommended for students with Intermediate/Secondary teaching interests

3. Counselling

The mission of the programme in counselling is to prepare highly knowledgeable, skilled, dedicated, and ethical professional practitioners, who will endeavour to enhance human potential throughout the life span and who can effectively practice within a variety of settings.

The counselling faculty promotes counselling as an effective, viable means of assisting individuals throughout the life span. The counsellor, regardless of his or her theoretical stance or work setting, functions as a change agent who is sensitive to and knowledgeable about the range of human development reflected in individual differences and cultural and linguistic diversity. Effective and positive change is brought about by assisting clients to: examine and modify their behaviour for more effective living; cope with, adjust to, or otherwise negotiate the environments affecting their psychosocial well-being; and effect change in the larger society.

The practice of counselling is based on theory and research, an understanding of ethical practices, and a set of professional and interpersonal skills. It is essential that graduate students study a variety of conceptual frameworks and research findings as preparation for collaborative work with other helping professionals, paraprofessionals, and a variety of self-help groups.

The counselling faculty, while representing a range of views, agree that the uniqueness of the individual and his or her personal strengths must be acknowledged and respected. To fully explore professional issues and personal values, a trusting and open atmosphere must be present.

Individuals from a wide variety of personal, social, and educational backgrounds are encouraged to apply to the counselling programme. The programme provides a broad-based sequence of studies and supervised experiences that will prepare graduate students to be knowledgeable and skilled practitioners who can function in a variety of settings. By the time they have completed this programme, students will have acquired knowledge and competencies in the following general areas:

a) ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to meeting the requirements in the general degree regulations, students must:

i) have completed at least one undergraduate course on each of the following topics: statistics (E2900), assessment (E3280, E3290, E3950, E3955 or E4950), introduction to counselling (E3210), introduction to career education (E3211), introduction to exceptionality (E3220 or E3230).

ii) normally have at least two years of teaching (or related work) experience.

iii) students must submit a resume that contains a concise rationale for the application (500 words or less) and three letters of recommendation (preferably one from each of the following: previous university instructors, supervisors, or employers).

iv) admission is selective and controlled by an admission committee of faculty members involved in the programme. An interview may be required if deemed necessary.

b) PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS

i) all students in the Master of Education (Counselling) programme shall be required to complete:

ii) Students on the thesis route must complete the core courses listed above (24 credit hours) as well as a minimum of 4 credit hours from the closed electives indicated below for a total of 28 credit hours.

iii) Students on the comprehensive-course route must complete the core courses listed above (24 credit hours) as well as a minimum of 6 credit hours from the closed electives and 4 credit hours from any university graduate offering provided that those chosen are appropriate to the student's programme for a total of 34 credit hours.

iv) All students in the Counselling programme must complete E6720. The Internship may be fulfilled full-time or part-time and must comprise 600 clock hours with 240 hours of direct service with clients.

v) Closed electives are those listed below:

vi) Normally, all students in the M.Ed. (Counselling) programme must have completed successfully all the course requirements prior to commencing the Internship.

4. Post-Secondary Studies

The graduate programme in Post-Secondary Studies is designed to prepare candidates to function in a variety of roles in informal and formal post-secondary learning environments (including academic, technical, professional, adult education, and student services/development). It facilitates a study of the post-secondary educational system through an examination of its foundations, directions, organization and administration; and through curriculum and instructional development options for occupational preparation and adult education.

a) ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to meeting the requirements in the general degree regulations,

i) candidates must have completed an undergraduate course in statistics (E2900 or the equivalent); at least 3 credit hours in adult learning (E2801 or the equivalent), and 3 credit hours in post-secondary education (E2720 or the equivalent).

ii) candidates must normally have a minimum of two years of successful experience in working with adult learners.

b) PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS

i) candidates for the Master of Education (Post-Secondary Studies) must complete courses in the following areas that form the programme core:

and not fewer than 7 credit hours from closed electives in vi) below.

ii) students on the comprehensive-course route must complete E6890 Research and Development Seminar in Post-Secondary Studies (3 credit hours).

iii) students on the internship route must complete E6891 Internship in Post-Secondary Studies (6 credit hours).

iv) normally, students will be permitted to register for E6890 and E6891 only after all other courses requirements have been met.

v) to meet total credit hour requirements students may choose courses from other graduate offerings within the Faculty, the University, or other universities provided the courses chosen are appropriate to the student's programme. Students on the thesis route must complete a total of at least 18 credit hours; and those on the internship or comprehen-sive-course route a total of at least 30 credit hours.

vi) Closed electives are those listed below:

Courses must be appropriate to the programme and chosen in consultation with the advisor.

COURSES

A selection of the following graduate courses shall be offered to meet the requirements of candidates, as far as the resources of the Faculty allow:

6100. Research Designs and Methods in Education (3 credit hours)
6104. Foundations of Programme Evaluation (3 credit hours)
6201. Philosophical Orientations to Educational Leadership (1 credit hour)
6202. Social Context of Educational Leadership (2 credit hours)
6203. Leadership: Theory and Practice (2 credit hours)
6204. Educational Administration: Theory and Practice (3 credit hours)
6205. Educational Policy: Theory and Practice (3 credit hours)
6290. Research and Development Seminar in Educational Leadership Studies (3 credit hours)
6300. Teaching and Learning (3 credit hours)
6311. Administrative Theory and Practice II (2 credit hours)
6320. Human Resource Development I: Personnel Administration (2 credit hours)
6321. Supervisory Processes in Education (2 credit hours)
6322. Human Resource Development III. Performance Appraisal of Educational Personnel (2 credit hours)
6330. Educational Finance (2 credit hours)
6335. Legal Foundations of Educational Administration (2 credit hours)
6340. School Business Administration (2 credit hours)
6390. Research and Development Seminar in Teaching and Learning Studies (3 credit hours)
6410. Seminar on Philosophical Issues in Educational Policy and Leadership (2 credit hours)
6415. The Process of Educational Policy: An Historical Approach to Policy Studies (2 credit hours)
6420. Ethical Issues and Perspectives in Educational Practice and Policy (2 credit hours)
6425. Comparative Perspectives in Public Education, Reform, and Leadership (2 credit hours)
6426. Computer Applications in Educational Administration (2 credit hours)
6427. School-Community Partnerships (2 credit hours)
6428. Administration of Student Services (2 credit hours)
6430. The Sociology of School and Classroom Life: Policy Implications (2 credit hours)
6435. Culture, Socialization and Schooling: Policy Issues and Implications (2 credit hours)
6440. Family-School Relations: Leadership and Policy Implications (2 credit hours)
6445. The Basics of Policy Analysis in Education (2 credit hours)
6450. Educational Policy Analysis in Practice (2 credit hours)
6455. Policy Analysis: A Comparative Perspective (2 credit hours)
6460. Policy Analysis: Reporting and Implementing (2 credit hours)
6461. Advanced Policy Analysis (3 credit hours)
6465. The Sociology of School Violence: Policy Implications (2 credit hours)
6466. Qualitative Research Methods (2 credit hours)
6467. Quantitative Research Methods (2 credit hours)
6468 Critical Approaches to Educational Research (2 credit hours)
6501. Field Experience in Educational Administration (2 credit hours)
6600. Learning and Motivation (2 credit hours)
6602. Curriculum Studies (3 credit hours)
6610. Research on Computers in the Curriculum (2 credit hours) [Prerequisite: 6620]
6615. Educational Software Prototyping and Evaluation (3 credit hours)
6620. Issues and Trends in Educational Computing (2 credit hours)
6630. Critical Issues in Mathematics Education (2 credit hours)
6631. Current Research in Teaching and Learning of Secondary Mathematics (3 credit hours) [Prerequisite: 6630]
6632. Current Research in Teaching and Learning of Elementary School Mathematics (3 credit hours) [Prerequisite: 6630]
6633. Current Research in Technology in Mathematics Education (3 credit hours) [Prerequisite: 6630]
6634. Teaching and Learning to Solve Mathematics Problems (2 credit hours)
6635. Teaching and Learning Geometry (2 credit hours)
6636. Teaching and Learning the Concept of Number and Operations (2 credit hours)
6637. Teaching and Learning Algebra (2 credit hours)
6638. Using Diagnostic Teaching in Mathematics Education (2 credit hours)
6639. Technology and the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics (2 credit hours)
6640. Text Interpretation (2 credit hours)
6641. Writing in the Primary, Elementary and Secondary Schools (2 credit hours)
6642. Developmental Reading (K-8) (3 credit hours)
6643. Contemporary Issues in Secondary English Education (2 credit hours)
6644. Drama in the Secondary School (3 credit hours)
6645. Literature for Children and Adolescents (2 credit hours)
6646. Literature in the Secondary School (2 credit hours)
6647. Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading and Writing Difficulties (3 credit hours)
6648. Drama in the Primary and Elementary Schools (2 credit hours)
6649. Exploring Multiple Literacies (3 credit hours)
6650. Current Issues in Science Education (2 credit hours)
6653. Contemporary Issues in Science Education I (2 credit hours)
6655. The Nature of Science and Science Education (2 credit hours)
6656. Research in Science Education (3 credit hours)
6658. Teaching and Learning Scientific Concepts, Laws and Theories (2 credit hours)
6660. Information Technology (2 credit hours)
6661. Applications of Media in Education (3 credit hours)
6662. Research Seminar in Teacher-Librarianship (2 credit hours)
6663. The Organization of Learning Resources (2 credit hours)
6664. Seminar on School Improvement (2 credit hours)
6665. Second Language Curriculum (2 credit hours)
6666. Research in Second Language Education (3 credit hours)
6667. Second Language Instruction (2 credit hours)
6668. Current Issues in Second Language Education (2 credit hours)
6670. Teaching and Learning Social Studies (2 credit hours)
6671. Research in Social Studies Education (2 credit hours)
6672. Issues and Trends in Social Studies (2 credit hours)
6675. Current Issues in Rural Education (3 hours)
6680. Cognition in Education: Foundations (3 hours)
6681. Cognition in Education: Specialist Research Methods (3 credit hours)
6685. Cognition in Education: Argumentative Reasoning (3 credit hours) [Prerequisite: 6680]
6686. Cognition in Education: Assessment (3 credit hours) [Prerequisites: 6680, 6681]
6687. Cognition in Education: Specific Cognitive Disabilities (3 credit hours) [Prerequisite: 6680]
6688. Cognition in Education: Inferring From Text (3 credit hours) [Prerequisite: 6680]
6689. Cognition in Education: Instruction (3 credit hours) [Prerequisite: 6680]
6690. Cognition in Education: Motivation (3 credit hours) [Prerequisite: 6680]
6691. Cognition in Education: Metacognition (3 credit hours) [Prerequisite: 6680]
6692. Cognition in Education: Social Cognition (3 credit hours) [Prerequisite: 6680]
6693. Literacy for the Young Child in Home and School (2 credit hours)
6700. Ethical and Legal Issues in Counselling (2 credit hours)
6701. Issues and Methodologies in Learning and Developmental Research (2 credit hours)
6702. Counselling: Theory and Practice (3 credit hours)
6703. Personal and Professional Development Group (Non-Credit)
6704. Counselling II: Theory and Practicum (3 credit hours)
6705. Nature and Development of School Counselling Services (2 credit hours)
6706. Career Education and Career Counselling (3 credit hours)
6707. Assessment for Counsellors (1 credit hour)
6708. Group Counselling: Theory and Practice (3 credit hours)
6709. Assessment of Intelligence and Learning Skills (3 credit hours)
6710. Development and Implementation of Special Education Policy and Programmes (2 credit hours)
6711. Behavior Modification in the Educational Setting (2 credit hours)
6712. The Nature and Assessment of Behaviour Disorders in Children and Adolescents (2 credit hours)
6713. Educational Applications of Contemporary Cognitive Psychology (2 credit hours)
6714. Principles and Practices in Exceptionality (2 credit hours)
6715. The Theory and Practice of Peer Helping Programmes (2 credit hours)
6716. Working with Families and Parents (2 credit hours)
6717. Counselling Adolescents (2 credit hours)
6718. Elementary School Counselling (2 credit hours)
6719. Cultural Issues in Counselling (2 credit hours)
6720. Internship in Counselling (9 credit hours)
6750. Professional Practices and Consultation in School Psychology (1 credit hour)
6751. Principles and Procedures of Psychoeducational Assessment (1 credit hour)
6752. School Psychology and the Curriculum (2 credit hours)
6753. Practicum in School Psychology (2 credit hours)
6754. The Physiology and Psychology of Reading (2 credit hours)
6755. Nature and Assessment of Learning Disabilities (2 credit hours)
6756. Identification and Remediation of Problems in Learning Mathematics in Grades K-8 (2 credit hours)
6757. Advanced Studies of Developmental Disabilities (2 credit hours)
6758. Theory of Educational Measurement (2 credit hours)
6801. Foundations of Post-Secondary Programmes (3 credit hours)
6802. Adult Learning and Development (3 credit hours)
6803 Research in Post-Secondary Education (2 credit hours)
6804 Leadership and Human Resource Development in Post-Secondary Education (2 credit hours)
6805 Advanced Human Resource Communications (3 credit hours)
6822. Foundations of Instructional Design in Post-Secondary Education (3 credit hours)
6823. Principles of Programme Design and Development (3 credit hours)
6831. Organization and Administration of Student Services for the Adult Learner (2 credit hours)
6832. Issues and Trends in the Administration of Post-Secondary Education (2 credit hours)
6840. Counselling Communities (2 credit hours)
6841. Student Development Theory, Services and Programmes in Post-Secondary Education (3 credit hours)
6890. Research and Development Seminar in Post-Secondary Studies (3 credit hours)
6891. Internship in Post-Secondary Education (6 credit hours)
6900-6920. Special Topics
6940. Administration of Student Services in Post-Secondary Education (2 credit hours)


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