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Laurier's Faculty of Education strives to connect research, scholarship and creative activity with communities to address relevant issues in education, across various disciplines. Our programs integrate collaborative inquiry and research opportunities for students, staff and faculty members. Our vision is to foster an innovative and inclusive research culture. 


  • Foster collaborative inquiry and research opportunities in education courses and programs. 
  • Facilitate faculty-led research projects in partner schools and with other education communities, both locally and globally. 
  • Expand opportunities for research training for students and faculty and encourage critical research discourse among colleagues. 
  • Engage with and leverage the strength of Laurier's Centre for Leading Research in Education (CLRiE) to maximize research impact. 
  • Nurture connections with Laurier's Office of Research Services.


Research Centres and Groups

Graduate Programs

The Master of Education (MEd) program within the Faculty of Education provides opportunities for students to learn about research and to be involved in research. Graduate courses specific to research methodologies are offered to all students, with additional optional opportunities to participate in a new research-intensive stream within the MEd. Graduate students may also work on research projects through an independent study and as part of faculty member's research team.  

A PhD program is anticipated in the future and will provide further opportunities for students and faculty to engage in research.

Research Interests: Full-Time Faculty

Avis Beek

  • comparative and international education
  • STEM education
  • international educator training

Marguerite Campbell

  • elementary/secondary literacy and curriculum
  • equity, diversity and social justice
  • education administration

Maria Cantalini-Williams

  • innovation in education
  • work-integrated learning/practicum models
  • international placements
  • collaborative inquiry and early education

Kathleen Clarke

  • higher education
  • student affairs and services
  • students with disabilities
  • students' mental health and well-being

Ardavan Eizadirad

  • equity and social justice in education and sports
  • decolonization
  • anti-oppressive community engagement

Sofia Ferreyro Mazieres

Jennifer Holm

  • mathematics education
  • teacher beliefs and conceptions of mathematics
  • mathematics knowledge for teaching

Pamela Malins

  • multiliteracies
  • gender and sexual identities
  • curriculum

Julie Mueller

  • mobile technology in teaching and learning
  • learning to teach in a digital age
  • assessment of problem solving and computational thinking
  • physical activity and learning

Ryan Neepin

  • indigenous education
  • decolonial pedagogies
  • anti-colonial and decolonization practices

Tara-Lynn Scheffel

  • literacy engagement
  • multiliteracies
  • community-based literacy initiatives

Steve Sider

  • comparative and international education
  • school leadership
  • special education

Jennifer Straub

  • teacher education
  • French as a second language

Mary Wilson

  • postsecondary education
  • curriculum, teaching and learning
  • education theory and policy