Master of Education - Graduate Program - University of Windsor - Windsor, Ontario, Canada
 

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Set Yourself Apart

Advance your studies with our Master of Education program. You will build a solid foundation in the field of education while exploring current theory. Understand strategies and principles of research to study education while becoming an informed and critical educator.

The Master of Education offers a
September and January intake in:


Program Overview

You will study for approximately 12-16 months.

All concentrations include 10 prescribed courses completed over four consecutive academic terms. You have the opportunity to begin your degree in September or January.

Our Master of Education program is taught by a highly diverse faculty team that strives to enhance your professional and scholarly growth. They are active and internationally recognized for their important contributions to research, theory, policy, performance, and practice.

The Master of Education program will:

  • Challenge and inspire you to be a leader in education and training
  • Provide a one-of-a-kind learning experience in small and medium-class sizes
  • Enrich your learning experience with an innovative program
  • Individualized plan of study
  • Select the course delivery
  • Distance Education offerings (computer literacy required)
  • Inter-university teams of instructors and supervisory committees
  • Flexible residency requirements - four consecutive terms for full time study
  • Unique opportunities for collaboration and networking with other students and education leaders
  • Full or part-time study options

Admission requirements

  • Four-year, bachelor-level degree (or equivalent) in an acceptable discipline from an academic institution approved by the University of Windsor
  • The equivalent of a 70% average or higher in undergraduate studies and at least 70% average in the final two years of study.
  • The Statement of Academic Objectives and Research Interests describes your reasons for pursuing graduate study at UWindsor's Faculty of Education. Your statement should include, but not be limited to, a description of: Your research interests; how your previous studies and experience have prepared you for the program; your career and scholary objectives; and how you perceive the graduate degree will advance these objectives. Click here for more information.
  • International Students interested in enrolling in the M.Ed. must demonstrate a certain level of proficiency in English, as the working language of instruction in the Faculty of Education. Students must have an IELTS test score of 7.0 (or above) in three of the four areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking, with the other being no lower than 6.5, or a TOEFL score of 100 (ibt)*.

    The Master of Education Program also has a new language pathway partnership with ICEAP Toronto. Students who successfully complete the ICEAP pathway programs will satisfy the English language requirements for the course. Click here for more information.

    *English programming is available if you require extra training prior to entry into the academic program, or have received lower-than-required test scores.

Enrolment is limited. Preference will be given to candidates who exceed the above minimum requirements and those with relevant work experience.

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Estimated Tuition and Fees

Tuition fees are competitively priced and cover all instructional costs. They do not include books, living expenses and health insurance. See our tuition website for current payment information and schedule.

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English Language Assistance

We offer assistance programs to complete English-language training and orientation to Canada prior to entering into the Master of Management course work. If you demonstrate excellent English language skills, you may be exempt from taking this training. Visit English Language Improvement Program for more information.

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Career Services and Support

Master of Education students have access to supports that help with the development of their career plans and job readiness skills through the Career Development & Experiential Learning

Some of the valuable topics included are:

  • Career Planning
  • Resume and Cover Letter Development
  • Job Searching in Canada
  • Relationship Building and Networking
  • Interview Techniques and One-on-One Mock Interview Appointments
  • Opportunities to Engage with Canadian Companies & Organizations

International Student Centre Support

The International Student Centre offers many services for those from outside of Canada, including:

  • Immigration Legislation and Guidelines
  • Health Plans & Services
  • Programs and activities for new international students

Concentrations & Streams



Upon being admitted to the program, students chose one of three areas of concentrations in which to conduct their studies:


Curriculum Studies

Examine philosophical orientations, conceptual frameworks, and research methodologies relevant to the study of theoretical and developmental aspects of curriculum in a Canadian and international context. This program will allow you to develop your skills and knowledge to enhance your professional practice.


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Educational Administration and Leadership

Gain leadership skills while you examine philosophical orientations, theoretical frameworks, and research methodologies. Study of educational administration and leadership, policy and leadership in a Canadian and international context.


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Second Language Acquistion, Culture and Society

Obtain skills to teach in linguistically and culturally diverse schools with a more robust sense of cultural and linguistic responsiveness. Explore the importance of international and interdisciplinary collaborations in teaching and research.


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Furthermore, students have the option to complete the M.Ed. degree by following one of three streams:


Course-based stream

Course-Based Stream students are required to complete successfully the equivalent of a minimum of 10 term courses, where the tenth course is the Final Project Seminar.

Find below some of the mandatory courses the student will be taking:

  • → Research in Education
  • → Qualitative Methods in Educational Research
  • → Fundamentals of Curriculum Theory
    For candidates enrolled in the Curriculum Studies Specilization
  • → Theory of Educational Administration and Leadership
    For candidates enrolled in the Educational Administration and Leadership Specilization
  • → Theories and Approaches in Language Acquisition and Instruction
    For candidates enrolled in the Second Language Acquisition in Culture and Society Specilization
  • → Final Project Seminar

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Major Paper Stream

Major Paper stream students are required to complete successfully 8 graduate courses, plus 2 credits for the Major Paper.

Find below some of the mandatory courses the student will be taking:

  • → Research in Education
  • → Statistics in Education
  • → Fundamentals of Curriculum Theory
    For candidates enrolled in the Curriculum Studies Specilization
  • → Theory of Educational Administration and Leadership
    For candidates enrolled in the Educational Administration and Leadership Specilization
  • → Theories and Approaches in Language Acquisition and Instruction
    For candidates enrolled in the Second Language Acquisition in Culture and Society Specilization
  • → Major Paper


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Thesis Stream

Thesis stream students are required to complete successfully 6 courses plus 4 credits for the Thesis.

Find below some of the mandatory courses the student will be taking:

  • → Research in Education
  • → Statistics in Education
  • → A research project resulting in a Thesis
  • → Fundamentals of Curriculum Theory
    For candidates enrolled in the Curriculum Studies Specilization
  • → Theory of Educational Administration and Leadership
    For candidates enrolled in the Educational Administration and Leadership Specilization
  • → Theories and Approaches in Language Acquisition and Instruction
    For candidates enrolled in the Second Language Acquisition in Culture and Society Specilization



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Courses are primarily on-site in the M.Ed. regular program. Occassionally courses may be offered online. Full-time and part-time study opportunities are available.

Students can choose the online delivery model and can take one of the two concentrations: Educational Administration and Leadership, and Curriculum Studies.

Students are required to complete 10 credits in the M.Ed. Program. The credits are determined by the stream being completed.

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Distinction

World-Class Faculty


At the University of Windsor, you will interact with faculty who will continuously motivate and challenge you.

Our Master of Education program is taught by a highly diverse faculty team that strives to enhance each student’s professional and scholarly growth and is specially designed for those students interested in exploring and understanding issues of equity, diversity, and social justice.


"The Faculty of Education, in particular, and grad studies in general, at the University of Windsor have transformed me holistically from what I was in the past as a teacher to who I am today. It has impacted me intellectually, emotionally, creatively, artistically and socially."

Syed Ali Nasir Zaidi, MA, MEd (SLACS)

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Benefits of Studying at UWindsor

  • Canada’s most personal, comprehensive university with 200+ undergraduate and graduate programs and state-of-the-art facilities and classrooms
  • A compact campus with a welcoming environment for more than 15,000 full- and part-time students from 90 countries
  • A friendly and safe campus set in the ethnically diverse City of Windsor
  • Situated on the Windsor, Canada–Detroit, U.S. border with unique opportunities for study and experience no other university in Canada can match
  • The International Students’ Society and numerous other student clubs provide friendship and support, as well as academic, social and recreational activities
  • St. Denis Athletic and Community Centre offers a wide variety of physical activities—both personal and team sports