Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2019/2020
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Master of Education

The Master of Education program is interdisciplinary and allows students to choose electives from a wide range of courses offered at any faculty at Laurier. Courses in the program are predominantly a blended format, with some face-to-face and some online components. The program is appropriate for professionals who are in an educational setting or role either in schools or in industry.

The Student Affairs field is appropriate for professionals who are in institutions of higher education in student affairs roles (e.g., Wellness and Recreation; Student Life and Engagement; Student Support and Advising; Community Service Learning; Aboriginal Student Life). The field allows candidates to focus their master's studies related to educational theories and practices in general with a specific focus on student affairs at the post-secondary level.

Students may study full-time or part-time and this program has a spring intake.

Additional Information
 
Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Master of Education program, students must satisfy the general admission requirements of the university, and have an honours degree or equivalent from an accredited university. Normally a minimum "B" standing in the final two years of study is required. Applicants must have obtained two years of professional experience or a completed Bachelor of Education degree with a minimum B standing. Applicants with 3-year degrees will be considered on a case-by-case basis via alternate admission procedures. Applicants are expected to submit a statement of intent that outlines how academic interests fit with the program, occupational plans and long-term goals, relevant training or experience related to the program of study, and any other information the applicant may wish to include. Applications must be accompanied by copies of official transcripts (note: official transcripts must be submitted as a condition of admission). In addition, applications must be supported by two references (at least one must be an academic reference; the second may be a professional reference from an individual familiar with the applicant's academic potential). If the applicant is unable to submit at least one academic reference the applicant may submit two professional references. In such cases the application will be considered on a case-by-case basis through the alternate admissions process. Applications are reviewed by the Graduate Admissions Committee of the Faculty of Education.

Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential to pursue graduate studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. Applicants whose first language is not English and who have not completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at an institution where English is the language of instruction are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.

 
Program Requirements

The Master of Education program is normally expected to be completed in six consecutive terms (2 years) with continuous enrolment. Students must develop their programs of study in consultation with their advisors, and in all cases, the Graduate Coordinator must approve these programs of study.

Students must complete:

  •  Seven half-courses plus EU598 - Capstone Seminar

    Required courses:

 MEd  MEd (Student Affairs)

EU501 - Investigating the Relationship Between Theory and Practice
EU502 - Interpreting Research in Education
EU503 - Learning Theories
EU504 - Quantitative Research Methods or EU505 - Qualitative Research Methods
EU598 - Capstone Seminar
3 Electives (at least 1 elective must be selected from offerings within the Faculty of Education. It is recommended, but not required, that students take one elective course outside the Faculty of Education, in consultation with the Graduate Coordinator). 

EU501 - Investigating the Relationship Between Theory and Practice
EU502 - Interpreting Research in Education
EU503 - Learning Theories
EU535 - Mental Health Fundamentals for Educational Leaders
EU540 - Contemporary Issues in Student Affairs in Higher Education
EU541 - Developing Leadership in Student Affairs
EU598 - Capstone Seminar
1 Elective (selected in consultation with the Graduate Co-ordinator)

EU504 - Quantitative Research Methods or EU505 - Qualitative Research Methods may also be taken in other departments, where approved equivalent courses pre-exist and if not offered within the calendar year in the Faculty of Education.

Progression and degree requirements
A student must attain at least a B- grade in each course.  Students  must successfully complete all requirements of EU598 - Capstone Seminar.