Master of Education
The Master of Education program is interdisciplinary and allows students to choose electives from a wide range of courses offered at any faculty at Laurier. This program is predominantly a blended format program, with some face-to-face and some online components. Students may choose to study part-time or full-time. The program is appropriate for professionals who are in an educational setting or role either in schools or in industry. Students can either chose the thesis option or the portfolio option (available to only part-time students). This program has a spring intake.
To be admitted to the Master of Education program, students must satisfy the general admission requirements of the university, and have an honours degree, or equivalent from an accredited university. A minimum "B" standing in the final two years of study is required. Applicants must have obtained two years professional experience or a completed Bachelor of Education degree with a minimum B standing. A minimum of one year of teaching experience or experience within the field of education is recommended. Applicants with 3-year degrees will be considered on a case-by-case basis via alternate admission procedures. Successful experience as an educator in a professional setting may be considered in the selection process.
Applicants are expected to submit a statement of interest (500 words) outlining a plan of research and relationship of graduate degree to professional goals. Applications must be accompanied by official transcripts and be supported by 2 academic references (at least one must be an academic reference); the second may be a professional reference from an individual familiar with the applicant's academic potential. Applications are reviewed by the Graduate Admissions Committee, which considers all prior university grades, a statement of interests, a writing sample, and letters of reference.
Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential to pursue graduate studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. Applicants whose first language is not English and who have not completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at an institution where English is the language of instruction are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
The Master of Education program is normally expected to be completed in six consecutive terms with continuous enrolment. Students must develop their programs of study in consultation with their advisors, and these programs of study must be approved by the Graduate Coordinator in all cases.
Students choose one of the following options:
Required courses (both options):
EU501 - Research and Praxis: Investigating through Critical Analysis the Relationship between Theory and Practice
Progression and degree requirements
Faculty residency requirement
Integrated residency requirement