MEd - Curriculum Studies

MED Curriculum Studies – 30h

The Curriculum Studies program is designed for teachers and administrators who wish to engage in research and advanced study in curriculum. In addition to the General Program, concentrations in Science, Math, and Technology and Learning and Technology are available. The curriculum studies program also offers occasional cohorts in specialized areas such as interprofessional health practice, music education, and creativity in education.

This program for educators aims to:

  • Explore aspects of curriculum studies;
  • Challenge dominant discourses of democratic action, empowerment, and change;
  • Focus on equity and social justice within diverse cultural frameworks;
  • Investigate current curriculum theory and practice from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Core (required) courses:  (9h)

EDUC 5633 – Curriculum Foundations

EDUC 5643 – Major Theoretical Developments in Curriculum Studies (Pre-req:  EDUC 5633 or permission)

EDUC 5513 – Research Design   or    EDUC 50G3 – Research Literacy

Non-thesis students may substitute EDUC 50G3 for EDUC 5513 as their required research course.


Program Electives (21h course route, 9h thesis route)

Program electives are selected from graduate courses offered by the School of Education or from approved graduate courses offered by other departments or schools.

Students doing the Thesis MEd will choose:

EDUC 5113 – Qualitative Research in Education   or   EDUC 5523 – Educational Statistics

EDUC 5966 – Graduate Thesis

Note: It is the student's responsibility to monitor their own program and to ensure that they have met degree requirements.


Specialized Cohorts:

Music Education — This program provides teachers with opportunities to learn and share experiences with colleagues in courses that offer both theoretical grounding and practical application.

Health Interprofessionals — This program is designed for educators and administrators from health fields. The program courses are designed to enhance your teaching, planning and course delivery as well as your understanding of the theoretical frameworks within which educational programming has been understood.

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