The Master of Education (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Studies)

This program offers areas of study that can be completed entirely online however it is dependent on course selection, and whether the electives chosen are offerred through CITL. It is recommended that students confirm their elective course choices are available online in the term they wish to complete the course by contacting the Office of Academic Programs at Faculty of Education. With careful planning certain specializations can be completed fully online. 

This program 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.

Note:  Not all specialization areas can be completed entirely online.  For the convenience of our professional students, on-campus course offerings are evening classes.

Students may choose between two program options:

Program Option One

Students may choose to specialize in one of the following areas of study:

Indigenous and Place-based Education*Second Language Education
Language and Literacy StudiesSocial Justice
Mathematics EducationSocial Studies
Music Education**Special Education
Science EducationTeacher-Librarianship

* This program cannot currently be completed fully online. Some courses are offered on-campus only at Memorial University however consultation with the academic office is advised to discuss options.

**This program cannot currently be completed fully online. Some courses are offered on-campus only at Memorial University. 


Program Option Two

In consultation with a faculty advisor, students may choose to design a program specialty which addresses their research interests. Specialty foci within Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Studies are numerous and may include technology and web-based education, arts education, rural and multi-age education, cultural studies and critical theory, and social justice education. Students may alternatively select appropriate courses from other Master of Education program offerings to develop a program to meet their learning goals. Students interested in this option are strongly encouraged to explore and to focus their research and study interests and to discuss these interests with a faculty advisor.

Routes


Minimum Admission Requirements for Graduate Programs

In addition to meeting requirements in general degree regulations, applicants must have:

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.

Important Note: The information provided on this website is subject to change. The University Calendar is the final authority on university fees and regulations.

Admission Requirements Specific to:

MEd Curriculum, Teaching & Learning Studies

In addition to meeting requirements in general degree regulations, applicants must also have :

  • completed a range and number of courses in Education deemed appropriate by the Faculty and Dean of Education as well as:
  • a minimum of two years of teaching/leadership experience is recommended.

Note: On-campus offerings in this program are only available when enrolment allows.

MEd Special Education
  • for a specialization in special education, a completed Bachelor of Special Education Degree or equivalent is required and enrolment will be limited to applicants articulating a research focus for which appropriate thesis supervision is available.

Additional Notes on Admission to MEd Programs

Deferral Requests

The Faculty of Education, Office of Academic Programs policy regarding deferrals changed as of the 2015-2016 Spring Semester.

Students accepted to programs without caps on enrollment (Curriculum, Teaching & Learning Studies, Educational Leadership Studies, Educational Technology & Post-Secondary Studies), are advised that the graduate office does not accept deferral requests unless there are extenuating circumstances and supporting documentation. In such cases, a maximum of one deferral for one semester may be granted. Files will be kept for a one year period, which enable students to ask to be reconsidered for a competition within that timeframe at no additional cost.

Students accepted to the Counselling Psychology program (because of the cap on enrollment), under extenuating circumstances only , may also be granted one deferral.


Confirmation of Work Experience

Students are required to submit an official letter from the school district office/employer verifying work experience. This letter should indicate total number of teaching days accumulated, as a minimum of two years of teaching (or related) experience is recommended for admission for most programs.

Please have this information forwarded to the School of Graduate Studies by the deadline date.


Educational Leave

If you are considering applying for educational leave in order to pursue a Master of Education program, you should first apply to the program. If you are not granted educational leave, but are accepted to the program, you can commence your studies on a part-time basis.


Note: Students who do not complete their programs in the number of semesters of their payment plans will be required to pay a continuance fee for each additional semester required. See School of Graduate Studies Minimum Expense form.


Apply 

Students are required to apply online to have information formally assessed. Applications and official supporting documents are due to be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies by the application deadlines. Complete detailed application packages are expected by the deadline date.

Applications may be submitted online by following the process outlined at School of Graduate Studies-Application Package.


General Program Information for Graduate Students

General Information and Regulations Governing All Graduate Students
Master of Education Degree Regulations
Professional Programs - Graduate School

Note: The Graduate Students Union can provide information regarding the health and dental plan. Any questions or concerns, please contact health@mun.ca or phone 709-864-4395.


Date and Deadlines


Course Route - 30 credit hours

Indigenous and Place-based Education
ED6100 / ED6300 / ED6602
2 of ED6394/ ED6462/ ED6603/ ED6923/ ED6924
4 Electives
1 of ED6390/ ED6394/ ED6913 (ED6469 pre-requisite for ED6913) - last course on program
Language & Literacy Studies
ED6100 / ED6300 / ED6602
2 of ED6106/ ED6108/ ED6641/ ED6642/ ED6643/ ED6645/ ED6647/ ED6649/ ED6693
4 Electives (relevant to program)
1 of ED6390/ ED6394/ ED6913 (ED6469 pre-requisite for ED6913) - last course on program
Mathematics Education
ED6100 / ED6300 / ED6602/ ED6630
1 of ED6634/ ED6639 (prerequisite ED6630)
4 Electives (relevant to program)
1 of ED6390/ ED6394/ ED6913 (ED6469 pre-requisite for ED6913) - last course on program
Music Education
ED6100 / ED6300 / ED6602
2 of ED6502/6503/6504
4 Electives (relevant to program)
1 of ED6390/6394/6913 (ED6469 pre-requisite for ED6913) - last course on program
Science Education
ED6100 / ED6300 / ED6602
2 of ED6653/ ED6655/ ED6658
4 Electives (relevant to program)
1 of ED6390/ ED6394/ ED6913 (ED6469 pre-requisite for ED6913) - last course on program
Second Language Education
ED6100 /ED6300 / ED6602
2 of ED6668/ ED6669/ ED6673*/ ED6674/ ED6676
4 Electives (relevant to program)
1 of ED6390/ ED6394/ ED6913 (ED6469 pre-requisite for ED6913) - last course on program
*(credit cannot be obtained for both ED6673 and the former ED6665 or ED6667)
Social Justice Education
ED6100 /ED6300 / ED6602
2 of ED6105/ ED6106/ ED6108/ ED6440/ ED6463*/ ED6465/ ED6468/ ED6909/ ED6913
4 Electives (relevant to program)
1 of 1 of ED6390/ ED6394/ ED6913 (ED6469 pre-requisite for ED6913) - last course on program
*(credit may only be obtained for one of ED6463 or ED6936)
Social Studies Education
ED6100 / ED6300 / ED6602
2 of ED6670/6671/6672
4 Electives (relevant to program)
1 of ED6390/6394/6913 (ED6469 pre-requisite for ED6913) - last course on program
Teacher-Librarianship
ED6100 / ED6300 / ED6602 / ED6662 /ED6664
4 Electives (relevant to program)
1 of ED6390/ ED6394/ ED6913 (ED6469 pre-requisite for ED6913) - last course on program
Own Design
ED6100 / ED6300 / ED6602
6 Electives (relevant to program - chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor)
1 of ED6390/ ED6394/ ED6913 (ED6469 pre-requisite for ED6913) - last course on program

Internship - 24 credit hours plus internship

Indigenous and Place-based Education
ED6100 / ED6300 / ED6602
2 of ED6394/ ED6462/ ED6603/ ED6923/ ED6924
3 Electives
ED6391 (last course on program – 6 credit hours)
Language & Literacy Studies
ED6100 / ED6300 / ED6602
2 of ED6106/ ED6108/ ED6641/ ED6642/ ED6643/ ED6645/ ED6647/ ED6649/ ED6693
3 Electives (relevant to program)
ED6391 (last course on program – 6 credit hours)
Mathematics Education
ED6100 / ED6300 / ED6602 / ED6630
1 of ED6634/ ED6639
3 Electives (relevant to program)
ED6391 (last course on program – 6 credit hours)
Music Education
ED6100 /ED6300 / ED6602
2 of ED6502/ ED6503/ ED6504
3 Electives (relevant to program)
ED6391 (last course on program – 6 credit hours)
Science Education
ED6100 / ED6300/ ED6602
2 of ED6653/ ED6655/ ED6658
3 Electives (relevant to program)
ED6391 (last course on program – 6 credit hours)
Second Language Education
ED6100 / ED6300/ ED6602
2 of ED6668/ ED6669/ ED6673*/ ED6674/ ED6676
3 Electives (relevant to program)
ED6391 (last course on program – 6 credit hours)
*(credit cannot be obtained for both 6673 and the former 6665 or 6667)
Social Studies Education
ED6100 / ED6300 /ED6602
2 of ED6670/ ED6671/ ED6672
3 Electives (relevant to program)
ED6391 (last course on program – 6 credit hours)
Social Justice Education
ED6100 / ED6300 / ED6602
2 of ED6105/ ED6106/ ED6108/ ED6440/ ED6463*/ ED6465/ ED6468/ ED6909/ ED6913
3 Electives (relevant to program)
ED6391 (last course on program – 6 credit hours)
*(Credit can only be obtained for one of 6463 or 6936)
Teacher-Librarianship
ED6100 / ED6300 / ED6602 / ED6662 / ED6664
3 Electives (relevant to program)
ED6391 (last course on program – 6 credit hours)
Own Design
ED6100 / ED6300 / ED6602
5 Electives (relevant to program - chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor)
ED6391 (last course on program – 6 credit hours)


Project- 24 credit hours plus project

Indigenous and Place-based EducationED6100 / ED6300 / ED6602
2 of ED6394/ ED6462/ ED6603/ ED6923/ ED6924
3 Electives
ED6392 (last course on program – 6 credit hours)
Language & Literacy StudiesED6100 / ED6300 / ED6602
2 of ED6106/ ED6108/ ED6641/ ED6642/ ED6643/ ED6645/ ED6647/ ED6649/ ED6693
3 Electives (relevant to program)
ED6392 (last course on program – 6 credit hours)
Mathematics EducationED6100 / ED6300 / ED6602 / ED6630
1 of ED6634/ ED6639
3 Electives (relevant to program)
ED6392 (last course on program – 6 credit hours)
Music EducationED6100 / ED6300 / ED6602
2 of ED6502/ ED6503/ ED6504
3 Electives (relevant to program)
ED6392 (last course on program – 6 credit hours)
Science EducationED6100 / ED6300 / ED6602
2 of ED6653/ ED6655/ ED6658
3 Electives (relevant to program)
ED6392 (last course on program – 6 credit hours)
Second Language EducationED6100 / ED6300 / ED6602
2 of ED6668/ ED6669/ ED6673*/ ED6674/ ED6676
3 Electives (relevant to program)
ED6392 (last course on program – 6 credit hours)
*(credit cannot be obtained for both ED6673 and the former ED6665 or ED6667)
Social Studies EducationED6100 / ED6300/ ED6602
2 of ED6670/ ED6671/ ED6672
3 Electives (relevant to program)
ED6392 (last course on program – 6 credit hours)
Social Justice EducationED6100 / ED6300 / ED6602
2 of ED6105/ ED6106/ ED6108/ ED6440/ ED6463*/ ED6465/ ED6468/ ED6909/ ED6913
3 Electives (relevant to program)
ED6392 (last course on program – 6 credit hours)
*(Credit can only be obtained for one of 6463 or 6936)
Teacher-LibrarianshipED6100 / ED6300 / ED6602 / ED6662 / ED6664
3 Electives (relevant to program)
ED6392 (last course on program – 6 credit hours)
Own DesignED6100 / ED6300 / ED6602
5 Electives (relevant to program - chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor)
ED6392 (last course on program – 6 credit hours)


Paper Folio - 24 credit hours plus paperfolio

Indigenous and Place-based EducationED6100 / ED6300 / ED6602
2 of ED6394/ ED6462/ ED6603/ ED6923/ ED6924
3 Electives
ED6393 (last course on program – 6 credit hours)
Language & LiteracyStudiesED6100 / ED6300 /ED6602
2 of ED6106/ ED6108/ ED6641/ ED6642/ ED6643/ ED6645/ ED6647/ ED6649/ ED6693
3 Electives (relevant to program)
ED6393 (last course on program – 6 credit hours)
Mathematics EducationED6100 / ED6300 / ED6602 / ED6630
1 of ED6634/ ED6639
3 Electives (relevant to program)
ED6393 (last course on program – 6 credit hours)
Music EducationED6100 / ED6300 / ED6602
2 of ED6502/ ED6503/ ED6504
3 Electives (relevant to program)
ED6393 (last course on program – 6 credit hours)
Science EducationED6100 / ED6300 / ED6602
2 of ED6653/ ED6655/ ED6658
3 Electives (relevant to program)
ED6393 (last course on program – 6 credit hours)
Second Language EducationED6100 / ED6300 / ED6602
2 of ED6668/ ED6669/ ED6673*/ ED6674/ ED6676
3 Electives (relevant to program)
ED6393 (last course on program – 6 credit hours)
*(credit cannot be obtained for both ED6673 and the former ED6665 or ED6667)
Social Studies EducationED6100 / ED6300 / ED6602
2 of ED6670/ ED6671/ ED6672
3 Electives (relevant to program)
ED6393 (last course on program – 6 credit hours)
Social Justice EducationED6100 / ED6300 / ED6602
2 of ED6105/ ED6106/ ED6108/ ED6440/ ED6463*/ ED6465/ ED6468/ ED6909/ ED6913
3 Electives (relevant to program)
ED6393 (last course on program – 6 credit hours)
*(Credit can only be obtained for one of ED6463 or ED6936)
Teacher-LibrarianshipED6100 / ED6300 /ED6602 / ED6662 / ED6664
3 Electives (relevant to program)
ED6393 (last course on program – 6 credit hours)
Own DesignED6100 / ED6300 / ED6602
5 Electives (relevant to program - chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor)
ED6393 (last course on program – 6 credit hours)



Thesis Route - 18 credit hours plus thesis

  • ED6100 / ED6300 / ED6602
  • 1 of ED6466/ ED6467/ ED6468/ ED6469/ ED6909 (ED6100 is prerequisite)
  • 2 electives (relevant to program)

Special Education

Student must have Bachelor of Special Education or equivalent
  • ED6100 / ED6300 / ED6602
  • 2 of ED6710/6712/6714/6755
  • 1 of ED6466/6467/6468/6469/6909 (ED6100 is prerequisite)

MEd Courses

ED6100 – Research Designs and Methods in Education
ED6300 – Teaching and Learning
ED6105 – Social and Cultural Difference and Education
ED6106 – Popular Culture and Literacy Education
ED6108 – Literacy and Language Education: Sociocultural Perspectives
ED6390 – Research and Development Seminar in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Studies
ED6391 – Internship in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Studies (6 credit hours)
ED6392 – Project in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Studies (6 credit hours)
ED6393 – Paper Folio in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Studies (6 credit hours)
ED6394 – Biographical Explorations of Teaching and Learning
ED6440 – Family School Relations: Leadership and Policy Implications
ED6462 – Cultural, Landscapes, Knowledge and Pedagogy
ED6463 – Relationships First: Rethinking Educational Engagement
(Credit can only be obtained for one of 6463 or 6936)
ED6465 – School Violence: Leadership and Policy Implications
ED6466 – Qualitative Research Methods
ED6467 – Quantitative Research Methods
ED6468 – Critical Approaches to Educational Research
ED6469 – Theoretical and Methodological Foundations of Action Research
ED6502 – Contexts of Music Education
ED6503 – Teaching Music from the Podium
ED6504 – Musicianship, Pedagogy, and Learning
ED6602 – Curriculum Studies
ED6603 – Place, Ecology and Education
ED6610 – Research on Computers in the Curriculum
ED6620 – Issues and Trends in Educational Technology
ED6630 – Critical Issues in Mathematics Education
ED6634 – Teaching and Learning to Solve Mathematics Problems (prereq. 6630)
ED6639 – Technology and the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics (prereq. 6630)
ED6641 – Writing in the Primary, Elementary and Secondary Schools
ED6642 – Developmental Reading (K-8)
ED6643 – Contemporary Issues in Intermediate and Secondary English
ED6645 – Literature for Children and Adolescents
ED6647 – Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading and Writing Difficulties
ED6649 – Exploring Multiple Literacies
ED6653 – Contemporary Issues in Science Education I
ED6655 – The Nature of Science and Science Education
ED6658 – Teaching and Learning Scientific Concepts, Laws, and Theories
ED6662 – Seminar in Teacher-Librarianship
ED6664 – Seminar on School Improvement
ED6668 – Current Issues in Second Language Education
ED6669 – Graduate Seminar in Second Language Teaching and Learning
ED6670 – Teaching and Learning Social Studies
ED6671 – Research in Social Studies Education
ED6672 – Issues and Trends in Social Studies
ED6673 – Second Language Teaching, Learning and Curriculum
(Credit cannot be obtained for both E6673 and the former E6665 or E6667)
ED6674 – Research in Second Language Writing Education
ED6676 – Research and Practice in TESL/TEFL (Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language)
ED6693 – Literacy for the Young Child in Home and School
ED6710 – Issues in Development and Implementation of Special Education Policy and Practices
ED6712 – The Nature and Assessment of Behaviour Disorders in Children and Adolescents
ED6714 – Principles and Practices in Exceptionality
ED6755 – Nature and Assessment of Learning Disabilities
ED6909 – Narrative Approaches to Teaching, Learning and Research
ED6913 – Practitioner Inquiry/Participatory Action Research (prereq. 6469)
ED6923 – Perspectives in Indigenous Education
ED6924 – Decolonizing Pedagogies

Additional courses in the specialty areas are available.

Contact

Faculty of Education

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

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

Tel: (709) 864-8000