Why Education @ Memorial?
The Faculty of Education at Memorial University is responsible for the professional preparation of those who will give leadership in education. This includes the professional preparation of teachers, administrators, and specialists who will work in primary, elementary, and secondary schools, and post-secondary institutions. The work of the faculty incorporates undergraduate and graduate studies, as well as continuing education. The mandate includes specialized research for the improvement of pedagogical practice, and broadly based research for the advancement of knowledge. The faculty initiates and responds to change through a wide range of programs and a variety of field services. It seeks to prepare educators who will have a reasoned philosophy of education, an appreciation of what knowledge is of most worth, a genuine love of learning, and the ability to think critically. It strives to prepare educators who have an understanding of the past, a plan for the present, and a vision for the future.
Description of programs
- The graduate diploma in Post-Secondary Studies with specialization in health professional education is intended for educators and educational leaders of formal and informal post-secondary health professional education programs. Created in collaboration with the Centre for Collaborative Health Professional Education, the program is designed to enhance health professionals' abilities as educators and leaders in educational program design, development, evaluation, and administration.
- The graduate diploma in Educational Leadership Studies provides students with an opportunity to explore a broad range of issues in educational leadership, policy and administration.
- The graduate diploma in Reading Development and Instruction is a four course online graduate diploma with a strong focus on reading development and instruction. The diploma is intended as a program of study for students who want to further develop their professional learning and deepen their understanding of reading development to better support classroom-wide instruction, including the instruction of children who experience reading difficulty.
- The Master of Education in Educational Leadership Studies is designed to prepare candidates for leadership in Education. It prepares candidates to assume leadership roles in a variety of settings, including school and district leadership, post-secondary institutions and policy analysis.
- The Master of Education in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Studies provides opportunities for students to investigate pertinent issues in these interrelated areas from a variety of perspectives: philosophical, historical, social, cultural, cognitive, and technological.
- The Master of Education in Counselling Psychology is designed 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 psychology program has been undergoing revisions in an effort to improve the program and to provide additional experiential components. We anticipate the program will be offered in Fall 2022. The program is expected to be more comprehensive and longer to accommodate additional courses. Program fees will reflect these changes. To allow for final approval of the program revisions, there will be an extension of the counseling psychology program application deadline to May 2, 2022.
- The Master of Education 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, health professional education, and student services/development).
- The Master of Education in Educational Technology is offered in partnership with Cape Breton University (CBU). It is designed to facilitate the educational use of information technology in a wide variety of settings.
- The Master of Education in Reading Development and Instruction is an online program with a strong focus on reading development and instruction. The program is intended for students who want to further develop their professional learning and deepen their understanding of reading development to better support classroom-wide instruction, including the instruction of children who experience reading difficulty.
PhD – The degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Education is offered to qualified candidates, normally by full-time study. It consists of courses, a comprehensive exam, and a thesis, and can be completed in four years of full-time study.
Contact a faculty supervisor
Graduate applicants interested in research-based programs are strongly encouraged to connect with a faculty supervisor at the time of application. Visit the Faculty of Education website for a list of faculty members, their research interests, and contact information. You may also use the Yaffle search application to find a supervisor you may wish to work with.
The School of Graduate Studies offers advice on how to search for and contact potential supervisors. Need more help? Try attending one of our webinars and information sessions for prospective graduate students.
Minimum admission requirements
- Graduate diploma and MEd – Bachelor's degree (minimum second class or 70% average in last 30 attempted courses); some programs have prerequisites and require work experience
- PhD – Master's Degree in Education ('A' standing) or an equivalent Master's Degree from an accredited university; evidence of scholarly work; and two years of professional experience in an educational setting. An interview may also be required.
Potential career options and outcomes
Student affairs/services positions (advisor, manager, director positions in Admissions, Registrar's Office, Financial Aid, Student Recruitment, Health and Wellness, Residence Life); vocational, college, and university lecturers/instructors; educational developers; instructional/educational technologies designers; administrative positions at vocational, college and university institutions.
Graduate student and alumni profiles
Our graduate students come from all parts of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, and the world. View the student profile below to learn more about what they do and why they chose Memorial.
Note: All figures are in Canadian dollars and subject to change. Fees are approved by the University’s Board of Regents. In the event of a discrepancy between the fees approved by the Board and those published on this website, the fees approved by the Board will prevail. Financial policies are enforced through the Department of Financial and Administrative Services. For the complete and official list of all fees and charges, visit www.mun.ca/finance/fees/.
Graduate diploma, MEd, PhD
course, thesis, internship, paper folio, project
Duration (Full-time students):
Graduate diploma, MEd: 1-2 years
PhD: 4 years
Online, St. John's
September 15 (graduate diploma and MEd) for Winter admission
*Reading Development and Instruction (graduate diploma and MEd) - Winter admission only
February 1 (PhD) for Fall admission (every second year; next intake in Fall 2022)
February 1 (graduate diploma and MEd) for Spring and Fall admission
*There will be an extension of the MEd in Counselling Psychology program application deadline to May 2, 2022.
Tuition (NL students):
Graduate diploma: $420/semester (the Graduate Diploma in Reading Development and Instruction has an additional special fee of $3,500)
MEd: $635-$953/semester (the MEd in Educational Technology has an additional special fee of $2,550; the MEd in Reading Development and Instruction has an additional special fee of $7,500)
Tuition (Other Canadian students):
Graduate diploma: $546/semester (the Graduate Diploma in Reading Development and Instruction has an additional special fee of $3,500)
MEd: $826-$1,239/semester (the MEd in Educational Technology has an additional special fee of $2,550; the MEd in Reading Development and Instruction has an additional special fee of $7,500)
Tuition (International students):
Graduate diploma: $710/semester (the Graduate Diploma in Reading Development and Instruction has an additional special fee of $3,500)
MEd: $1,074-$1,611/semester (the MEd in Educational Technology has an additional special fee of $2,550; the MEd in Reading Development and Instruction has an additional special fee of $7,500)