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Program Program Overview & Highlights

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.

Four year 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 and enrich your learning experience through an innovative program.

The University of Windsor has research partnerships with local schools and institutes to provide you with real-world experience.

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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“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)

Program Details

Program Length: Course based – 3 to 4 terms (18 months)
Major Paper/Thesis: 3-6 terms
Program Delivery: Face to Face & Online
Faculty: Education
Intake:Fall

Career Tracks

  • Education departments in museums and galleries
  • School publishing companies
  • Online and digital learning content development
  • Open learning system creation



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

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

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

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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