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The Master of Education program is offered at Laurier’s Waterloo campus in a part-time, blended format. Most course work will be offered as a combination of face-to-face and online components. Course configuration will depend on the content being taught and the instructor. Courses may offer up to 50% of classes online. The Master of Education program starts in May, is offered part-time, and can be completed in six consecutive terms (two years). The program requires the completion of eight half-credit courses. Continuous enrolment is required for the duration of the degree. All of the Master of Education (MEd) core required courses will be offered in the late afternoon or early evening to accommodate traditional full-time work schedules.

Master of Education (MEd)

The Master of Education program starts in May, is offered part-time, and can be completed in six consecutive terms (two years) of continuous enrolment. The MEd is a course-based program with no thesis option. Students complete eight half-courses over two years. This includes five required core courses and three elective courses. The last course involves a capstone seminar that integrates the learning experiences of the participants with the program goals. At least one elective course is taken outside of the Faculty of Education, in topics such as community capacity building, trauma and counselling, and learning and development. Elective courses from within the Faculty of Education include courses such as leadership in education, school culture and change, and integrating technology.

Master of Education (MEd), Student Affairs Field

The Master of Education, Student Affairs Field starts in May, is offered part-time, and can be completed in six consecutive terms (two years) of continuous enrolment. The MEd is a course-based program with no thesis option. Students complete eight half-courses over two years. This includes seven required core courses and one elective course. The last course involves a capstone seminar that integrates the learning experiences of the participants with the program goals. The elective course can be taken either within or outside the Faculty of Education. Possible electives might include topics such as research methods, integrating technology, cognition and learning, leadership in education, community capacity building, trauma and counselling, Indigenous topics and perspectives, and learning and development.

Course Sequences

Master of Education (MEd)

Year 1 (Spring/Summer)

• EU501: Investigating the Relationship between Theory and Practice (required); and

• EU502: Interpreting Research in Education (required).

Year 1 (Fall)

• EU 504/505: Quantitative or Qualitative Research Methods (EU504 or EU505 required); and/or

• External elective.

Year 1 (Winter)

• Internal or External elective.

Year 2 (Spring/Summer)

• EU503: Learning Theories (required); and/or

• External elective.

Year 2 (Fall)

• EU504/505: Quantitative or Qualitative Research Methods (EU504 or EU505 required); and/or

• Internal or External elective.

Year 2 (winter)

• EU598: Capstone Seminar (required).

Master of Education (MEd), Student Affairs Field

Year 1 (Spring/Summer)

• EU501: Investigating the Relationship between Theory and Practice (required); and

• EU502: Interpreting Research in Education (required).

Year 1 (Fall)

• EU 540: Contemporary Issues in Student Affairs in Higher Education (required).

Year 1 (Winter)

• EU 541: Developing Leadership in Student Affairs (required).

Year 2 (Spring/Summer)

• EU503: Learning Theories (required); and

• EU 535:

Year 2 (Fall)

• Elective: Internal or External.

Year 2 (Winter)

• EU598: Capstone Seminar (required).

Contact Us:

Kristiina Montero, Graduate Coordinator

T: 519.884.0710 x3571

Ursula Wolfe, Graduate Program Assistant

E: edugrad@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x4966

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