Education MEd

Education MEd

Master degree
24 months
Application deadlines: February
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: CA$100
Intakes: Fall
International tuition: CA$23,084.31
Domestic tuition: CA$8,769

Program overview

The Educational Studies field refers to a wide range of educational research, theory, and practice within formal, non-formal, and informal contexts. This is a dynamic field of study in areas such as educational sociology, philosophy, psychology, law, policy, leadership, measurement, assessment, and curriculum content areas such as mathematics, science, language arts, and social studies, to name a few. MEd: Specializations MEd: Education for Change: Environmental and Sustainability Education (ESE) ESE focuses on theory, research, and practices that analyze the cultural and ecological politics of sustainability and foster mutually flourishing relationships between humanity and the natural world. It includes approaches such as climate change pedagogy, ecopedagogy, environmental justice education, food education, humane education, outdoor education, and place-based education. MEd: Education for Change: Indigenous Education (IE) IE is grounded in Indigenous historical, philosophical, sociocultural, and political foundations and Indigenous research, protocols, and practices that focus on educational aspects of the politics of colonization and decolonization, honouring Indigenous knowledges and relationships to land, exploring Indigenous approaches to well-being, and revitalizing traditional worldviews and languages. MEd: Education for Change: Social Justice Education (SJE) SJE focuses on theory, research, and practices that analyse and address social forces both in and out of schools that perpetuate injustice and oppression, and includes approaches with diverse emphases such as anti-racist education, anti-classist education, fat pedagogy, feminist pedagogy, humane education, Indigenous education, inclusive education, and queer pedagogy. MEd: Gerontology Specialization The Gerontology Program actively collaborates with the Faculty of Education to provide you with an innovative, interdisciplinary learning perspective. You have the opportunity to access multifaceted resources and work together with complementary disciplines. Research and theory in Gerontology is reviewed, and the thesis or portfolio, where applicable, is taken in the collaborating academic unit and must have a gerontological focus. For additional information on the Interdisciplinary Graduate Specialization in Gerontology, please visit the Gerontology page. The Gerontology Specialization can be taken in the Educational Studies field. MEd: Women's Studies Specialization The Department of Women's Studies at Lakehead University is dedicated to furthering an understanding of the importance of gender as a category of analysis in scholarly inquiry. Through interdisciplinary instruction, you will critically assess the relevance of existing models of knowledge in reflecting women's experience and scholarship. The aim of the program is to encourage the development and integration of feminist teaching, learning, and research within the university community and the community at large. This Collaborative Master's program allows students to combine advanced disciplinary research with feminist scholarship from the interdisciplinary field of Women's Studies. Upon completion of the program, the degree awarded specifies the discipline of the participating academic unit and notes the Specialization in Women's Studies. The Women's Studies specialization may be taken in the Educational Studies field or with a specialization in the Education for Change field. For additional information on the Interdisciplinary Graduate Specialization in Women's Studies, please visit the Women's Studies page.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



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Applicants for admission must be graduates of a recognized university, college, or institute as well as show evidence of scholarly achievement. Except where otherwise stated in the Admission Requirements of a particular program, degree students must have a four year bachelor's degree or its equivalent with at least second class standing (B) based on their last 20 half courses or equivalent. An applicant holding a degree other than one in the discipline area to which admission is sought will be considered on the basis of courses taken and academic standing. A Qualifying Year at the undergraduate level may be required to meet the admission standards. Courses taken as part of a Qualifying Year can not be used as credit towards a graduate degree. Meeting the minimum requirements does not necessarily guarantee admission. No candidate will be admitted unless the academic unit recommends admission. All applicants will be advised by the Office of Graduate Studies in writing of their admission status. In addition to the general admission requirements for Master programs, the following minimum requirements also apply: An acceptable three year or four year Bachelor's degree and Bachelor of Education or equivalent, each with at least a second class standing (B) OR Two years professional experience and a minimum "B" average in a four-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent As an exception to the Faculty of Graduate Studies Master's Regulations regarding Proficiency in the English Language, the admission to the MEd program requires a higher standard. English is the primary language of communication and instruction in the program. Applicants from other countries who have not completed a degree at a university where the primary language of instruction is English must pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum internet-based score of 100, or minimum 250 computer-based score, or minimum 600 paper-based score, or an equivalent demonstration of proficiency. Students who are applying to the Master of Education program should include three academic references, at least one of which should be from a faculty member outside the Faculty of Education. All referees should be able to comment on the applicant's capacity for scholarly writing and potential for graduate-level research. Applicants who have difficulty obtaining an academic reference because they have been out of school for a considerable time, should contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Research in Education for further information. Applicants with an average between 70% and 75%, if accepted, are initially admitted to the course route. Once admitted, a student may request a transfer to the portfolio or thesis route. Requests must include a written confirmation from a full-time faculty member who is prepared to act as the student's thesis supervisor. DuoLingo English Test (Temporary) - Minimum Score: 110

Career opportunities

Teacher Principal Director of Education Tutor Second Language Teacher Writer Training & Development Specialist School Counsellor Adult Library Teacher Grant Writer Athletics Director Youth Worker Curriculum Developer Community Development Officer

Campus location

Thunder Bay , Canada

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