Education

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

Graduate diploma

MEd 

  • 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 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.

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 contact 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 engine to find a supervisor you may wish to work with.

Minimum admission requirements

  • 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.

 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/.

Program Information
Degrees Offered:

Graduate diploma, MEd, PhD

Routes:

course, thesis, internship, paper folio, project

Duration:

Graduate diploma, MEd: 1-2 years
PhD: 4 years

Campus:

St. John's, online

Application Deadline:

February 1 (PhD) for Fall admission (every second year; next intake in Fall 2020) 

February 1 (graduate diploma and MEd) for Spring and Fall admission

September 15 (graduate diploma and MEd) for Winter admission 

Note: no Winter admission for Counselling Psychology program

Funding:

MEd: $5,000
PhD: $12,000

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Tuition (NL students):

Graduate diploma: $420/semester
MEd: $635-$953/semester
PhD: $888/semester

Tuition (Other Canadian students):

Graduate diploma: $546/semester
MEd: $826-$1,239/semester
PhD: $1,154/semester

Tuition (International students):

Graduate diploma: $710/semester
MEd: $1,074-$1,611/semester
PhD: $1,499/semester

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Please Note:

In addition to the regular tuition fee, a special fee is applicable for the Master of Education (Educational Technology) program. For information regarding special fees, please view the Minimum Expense form.


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Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000