SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES

REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF EDUCATION

Professor and Dean T. Piper

Professor and Associate Dean L. Phillips

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, Educational Psychology, and Post-Secondary Education.

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
2. Teaching and Learning
3. Educational Psychology
4. Post-Secondary Education

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 successfully completed 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, Teaching and Learning, Educational Psychology, and Post-Secondary Education) shall be required to complete a minimum of:

EITHER: 18 credit hours plus a thesis.

OR: 24 credit hours plus an internship report, a project report or a paper folio

Each credit hour requires 12 class contact hours. A 2-credit hour course requires 24 class contact hours and a 3-credit hour course, 36 contact hours.

Programmes for some candidates may exceed the above minimum.

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.

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

The graduate programme in Educational Leadership is designed to prepare candidates for leadership positions in Education. Two subspecialties are available in this programme: one in Administrative Studies and one in Policy Studies.

The Administrative Studies subspecialty focuses on the responsibilities associated with school and school system administration. It provides a comprehensive examination of the structure and functions of the administrative process with attention given to human resource development, legal and financial aspects of administration, and special topics. The programme allows for an emphasis on either research or field-based experience.

The Policy Studies subspecialty addresses the formulation, the implementation and the analysis of policy in schooling as well as in the operation/functioning of the educational system.

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).

ii) candidates must have completed a range and number of courses in Education deemed appropriate by the Faculty and Dean of Education, and normally have had two years of successful leadership experience as a teacher, educational administrator or other system specialist.

b) All candidates in the Master of Education (Educational Leadership) shall be required to complete courses in the following areas that form the programme core for both subspecialties - Administrative Studies and Policy Studies:

c) Students on the thesis route on either the Administrative Studies or Policy Studies subspecialty shall be required to successfully complete not fewer than 9 credit hours in addition to those required in H. 1(b) for a total of at least 18 credit hours. Included in the selection of courses must be at least 2 credit hours in research methodology (E6466 or E6681) in addition to the credit hours in research designs and methods in education required in H. 1(b) above.

2. Teaching and Learning

The graduate programme in Teaching and Learning focuses on the concepts of teaching and learning in general, as well as teaching and learning within the context of subspecialty areas.

This graduate degree is intended to focus on the central educational concepts of teaching and learning. Theory and research in learning and motivation, instruction and curriculum will provide the organizing framework in this programme. Students will also pursue specialized study of teaching and learning in one of the following areas: Computer Education, English Language Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, School Resource Services, Second Language Education, Social Studies or Cognition in Education.

The programme will consist of a research component, core programme courses, specialty courses and elective courses.

a) Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the requirements in the general degree regulations, candidates must have completed

i) an undergraduate course in Statistics (E2900 or the equivalent).

ii) a range and number of courses in Education deemed appropriate by the Faculty and Dean of Education. Candidates must normally have two years of successful teaching experience.

b) All candidates in the Master of Education (Teaching and Learning) shall be required to complete credit hours in the following areas that form the programme core for all subspecialties in Teaching and Learning:

c) Students on the thesis route in all subspecialties shall be required to successfully complete not fewer than 9 credit hours in addition to those required in H. 2(b) for a total of at least 18 credit hours. Included in the selection of courses must be at least 2 credit hours in research methodology (E6466 or E6681) in addition to the credit hours in research designs and methods in education required in H. 2(b) above, and at least 4 credit hours in the area of the subspeciality.

3. Educational Psychology

Two subspecialties are available in this programme: one in School Counselling and one in School Psychology.

The graduate programme in School Counselling is designed for the preparation of counsellors for educational settings. The focus will be on school guidance literature, including child and adolescent learning/development, career education, and counselling psychology.

The graduate programme in School Psychology provides preparation in the theory and practice intended to prepare students for careers in school psychology. The programme integrates knowledge from both psychology and education with the development of practitioner skills.

a) Admission Requirements

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

i) candidates for the subspecialty in School Counselling must have at least 24 credit hours in education and/or psychology, including a course in each of the following areas: human development/learning, measurement, statistics, guidance services, career education, and exceptionality; and at least two years of teaching or related work experience.

ii) candidates for the subspecialty in School Psychology must have at least 24 credit hours in education and/or psychology, including a course in each of the following areas: human development, learning or cognition, measurement, statistics, exceptionality, social bases of behavior, abnormal psychology, and biological bases of behavior; and at least two years of teaching or related work experience.

b) All candidates in the Master of Education (Educational Psychology) shall be required to complete courses in the following areas that form the programme core for both subspecialties - School Counselling and School Psychology.

c) Students on the thesis route in the School Counselling and School Psychology subspecialties shall be required to successfully complete not fewer than 10 credit hours in addition to those required in H. 3 (b) for a total of at least 18 credit hours.

Students on the internship, project or paper folio route shall be required to successfully complete not fewer than 16 credit hours in addition to those required in H. 3 (b) for a total of at least 24 credit hours.

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

4. Post-Secondary Education

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 basic education programmes, and student services/development).

Four subspecialties and a generalist option are available in this programme. The four subspecialties are: Curriculum and Learning, which focuses on teaching and learning of adults, and on developing programmes and courses in post-secondary settings; Leadership, which is designed to prepare candidates to function in administrative positions in post-secondary settings; Counselling which focuses on the preparation of counsellors in post-secondary settings; and Student Services/Development, which is designed to prepare candidates to function as student services personnel in post-secondary settings. The generalist option offers a broader preparation by allowing for a combination of courses from two or more subspecialties.

a) Admission Requirements

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

candidates must have completed an undergraduate course in Statistics (E2900 or the equivalent).

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

b) Candidates for the Master of Education (Post-Secondary) shall be required to complete credit hours in the following areas that form the programme core for all four subspecialties - Curriculum and Learning, Leadership, Counselling, Student Services/Development - and the generalist option.

c) Students on the thesis route in all subspecialties shall be required to successfully complete not fewer than 9 credit hours in addition to those required in H. 4(b) for a total of at least 18 credit hours. Included in the selection of courses must be at least 2 credit hours in research methodology (E6466 or E6681) in addition to the credit hours in research designs and methods in education required in H. 4(b) above, and at least 4 credit hours in the area of the subspeciality.

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)
6200. Organizational Theory and Development (1 credit hour)
6201. Philosophical Orientations to Educational Leadership (1 credit hour)
6202. Social Context and Educational Change Processes (2 credit hours)
6203. Leadership: Theory and Practice (2 credit hours)
6310. Administrative Theory and Practice I (3 credit hours)
6311. Administrative Theory and Practice II (2 credit hours)
6320. Human Resource Development I: Personnel Administration (2 credit hours)
6321. Human Resource Development II: 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)
6410. Principles of Educational Policy (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. Educational Reforms and Policies in Comparative National and International Settings (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. The Sociology of Family School Relations: 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)
6501. Field Experience in Educational Administration (2 credit hours)
6600. Learning and Motivation (2 credit hours)
6601. Instruction (2 credit hours)
6602. Curriculum (2 credit hours)
6610. Research on Computers in the Curriculum (3 credit hours) [Prerequisite: 6620]
6615. Educational Software Prototyping and Evaluation (3 credit hours)
6620. Issues and Trends in Educational Computing (3 credit hours)
6630. Critical Issues in Mathematics Education (3 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. English Curriculum in the Secondary School (3 credit hours)
6644. Drama in the Secondary School (3 credit hours)
6645. Literature for Children and Adolescents (3 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)
6650. Current Issues in Science Education (3 credit hours)
6655. The Nature of Science and Science Education (2 credit hours)
6656. Research in Science Education (3 credit hours)
6657. The Psychological Foundations of Science Education (1 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 (3 credit hours)
6665. French Second Language Curriculum (3 credit hours)
6666. Research in Second Language Education (3 credit hours)
6667. Second Language Instruction (3 credit hours)
6668. Current Issues in Second Language Education (3 credit hours)
6670. Teaching and Learning Social Studies (3 credit hours)
6671. Research in Social Studies Education (3 credit hours)
6672. Issues and Trends in Social Studies (3 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]
6700. Ethical and Legal Issues in Counselling and School Psychology (1 credit hours)
6701. Issues and Methodologies in Learning and Developmental Research (2 credit hours)
6702. Counselling I: Theory and Practicum (2 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 (2 credit hours)
6707. Assessment for Counsellors (1 credit hours)
6708. Group Counselling: Theory and Practice (2 credit hours)
6709. Assessment of Intelligence & Learning Skills (2 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 Behavior 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)
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)l6754. 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)
6822. Foundations of Instructional Design in Post-Secondary Institutions (1 credit hour)
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)
6900-6920. Special Topics
6940. Administration of Student Services in Higher Education (2 credit hours)
6941. Student Development Theory, Services and Programmes in Higher Education (3 credit hours)


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