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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Education
October 25, 2014

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Program Objectives


Updated April 15, 2011

Program Contact:Graduate Assistant edugrad@wlu.ca


The Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University fosters excellence in teacher education and scholarship through inquiry, reflection and collaborative and sustained partnerships in learning. TheMaster of Education Program at Wilfrid Laurier University is intended to provide students with both a theoretical and applied perspective on the role of research in education, with a broad understanding of how research contributes to educational practices and learning outcomes of students.

At the conclusion of the program, graduates will be able to do the following:

1. Articulate an advanced and integrated conceptual understanding of the relationship between theory, practice, and reflection in education.

2. Engage in the analysis and dissemination of education-related research.

3. Apply an advanced understanding of learning and cognition theories such that diverse learning outcomes and educational needs for all students are addressed.

4. Make connections among social, personal and community responsibilities and intellectual life in ways that advance knowledge in the area of education.

Please note:

We regret to inform you that admissions to the Master's of Education program at Wilfrid Laurier University have been suspended for the 2013-14 academic year. This decision is based on a delay in funding of this program by the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities.

We are not sure when MTCU funding will be forthcoming, and if you are interested in being considered for admission in 2014, please refer to the websites for the Faculty of Education, and the Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies. We will post an update on the program's status when more information is available.

We sincerely regret any inconvenience this unfortunate situation, which is beyond our control, may cause, and we thank you for considering Wilfrid Laurier for your graduate education program.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Colleen Willard-Holt, Dean, Faculty of Education (cwh@wlu.ca) or Dr. Joan Norris, Dean, Faculty of Graduate and Post-doctoral Studies (jnorris@wlu.ca).