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Education (MEd)

Education (MEd)

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Excellence in Teaching, Leadership and Student Services

Develop your career through advanced graduate-level studies at Laurier’s Faculty of Education. We offer two Master of Education (MEd) degree programs:

The Master of Education degree (regardless of focus) is designed to be completed part-time over two years and is a course-based degree.

MEd Information Sessions

The Master of Education program invites prospective applicants to visit Laurier’s Faculty of Education to learn more about the program, hear from current students and receive tips on how to submit a successful MEd application package.

Milton and Waterloo MEd Information sessions will be held as virtual sessions in the evening this year.

Customize Your Learning

This program is highly individualized and customizable. You will have the opportunity to take courses of interest offered in other departments and faculties at Laurier. Learning is also flexible with a unique blended format of course delivery that includes face-to-face and online components. This approach was developed with your work schedule in mind and balances the benefits of being in a class with your colleagues and instructors with the freedom and flexibility of online components. You get the best of both worlds.

What Makes Laurier’s Master of Education Exemplary?

  • Interdisciplinary approach supports integrated learning.
  • Cohort model builds a professional community across different employment fields.
  • Dynamic faculty foster innovative research and ongoing learning opportunities.
  • Situated in Canada’s technology triangle, providing dynamic learning possibilities.

What Will You Learn?

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

  • Articulate an advanced and integrated conceptual understanding of the relationship between theory, practice and reflection in education.
  • Engage in the analysis and dissemination of education-related research.
  • Apply an advanced understanding of learning and cognition theories such that diverse learning outcomes and educational needs for all students are addressed.
  • Make connections among social, personal, and community responsibilities and intellectual life in ways that advance knowledge in the area of education.


More information can be found on the International Applicants page.

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Contact Us:

Carolyn FitzGerald, Graduate Coordinator

T: 519.884.0710 x4198

Ursula Wolfe, Graduate Program Assistant

T: 519.884.0710 x4966

Faculty and Staff

Core Courses

  • Interpreting Research in Education
  • Learning Theories
  • Research and Praxis: Investigating through Critical Analysis the Relationship between Theory and Practice  
  • Qualitative or Quantitative Research Methods
  • Capstone Portfolio


  • A minimum "B" standing in your final two years of study.
  • Two years professional experience or a completed Bachelor of Education degree with a minimum B standing.
  • Applicants with three-year degrees will be considered on a case-by-case basis via alternate admission procedures.
  • Applications are reviewed by the graduate program committee, which considers all prior university grades, a statement of research interests, a writing sample, and letters of reference.
  • Successful experience as an educator in a professional setting may be considered in the selection process.


Examples of jobs held by our graduates include:

  • nurse education practitioners
  • adult educators
  • university and college faculty
  • corporate trainers
  • social service workers
  • principals
  • vice-principals
  • teachers
  • university residence and athletic directors

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