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Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies General Regulations

Regulations Governing the Degree of Master of Education  

Master of Education Programs

The Master of Education (Educational Leadership Studies) explores a broad range of policy, leadership, administrative and social issues. It prepares candidates for leadership roles in a variety of educational and professional settings, including school leadership, school administration, managerial positions, post-secondary institutions and policy analysis.

The Master of Education (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 conceptual bases of curriculum, teaching, and learning are explored and analysed along with related examples of historical and current policies and practices. The program encourages the development of broad-based insights into issues related to these areas through an emphasis on critical inquiry and reflective practice. It supports students in the development and enhancement of research capabilities and professional expertise and practice.

The Master of Education (Educational Technolgy) is offered in partnership with the Cape Breton University (CBU). It is designed to facilitate the use of educational technology in a wide variety of settings. The programme will be of interest to educators at all levels including K-12 teachers, school administrators, those in the post-secondary system, business and industry, as well as those in most other adult learning situations.

The Master of Education (Post-Secondary Studies) program is designed to prepare graduates for employment in a variety of roles in informal and formal post-secondary learning environments (including academic, adult, professional, technical trades, and professional education, and student services/development). The program of study, which may be completed via on-line distance education, consists of courses designed to facilitate a study of post-secondary educational systems through an examination of their foundations, directions, organization, and administration as well as curriculum and instructional development options for occupational preparation and adult education.

The Master of Education (Counselling Psychology) 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 Master of Arts and Education (Education and Francophone Literature and Cultures) is designed for teachers of French and French immersion who wish to learn more about Francophone literature and culture to enhance their practice and improve their French language skills. 

The Ph.D. in Education program enables candidates to pursue a rigorous and in-depth specialization in Post-Secondary Studies. Under the supervision of a committee of faculty members, the doctoral program prepares graduates for faculty and leadership positions in adult learning and post-secondary institutional settings.

Graduate Diploma Programs

  • The Graduate Diploma in Education (Educational Leadership Studies) provides students with an opportunity to explore a broad range of issues in Educational Leadership, Administration, Foundations and Policy. The Diploma is suitable for candidates interested in pursuing leadership roles in a variety of settings, including schools, school districts, and post-secondary institutions. The program is also designed to enhance leadership competencies in relevant areas such as policy analysis, critical analysis, and community relations.
  • The Graduate Diploma in Post-Secondary Studies (Health Professional Education) enables health professionals to develop their skills as teachers and leaders in educational program design, development, evaluation, and administration. This graduate diploma is intended for educators and educational leaders of formal and informal post-secondary health professional education programs.

Note: Students enrolled in the Diploma programs may request transfer to the Master of Education programs.


For further information on Graduate Programs, contact:

Graduate Programs
Faculty of Education
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL A1B 3X8
Telephone: (709) 864-8553 / 864-8587 / 864-3402 / 864-3324
Facsimile: (709) 864-4379

School of Graduate Studies
IIC - 2012, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation
230 Elizabeth Avenue, Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL A1C 5S7
Telephone: (709) 864-2445
Facsimile: (709) 864-4702