Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

Master of Education

The Master of Education program is designed to develop the leadership abilities that emerge from graduate study, including critical reflection, research and writing.

Overview

  • Full-time or part-time study.
  • 2 degree patterns: 6 half-courses + thesis or 8 half-courses + project.
  • Each course is seminar style and consists of 36 instructional hours.
  • Students are assigned and meet regularly with an academic program advisor.
  • The minimum time for degree completion is 12 months (full-time) or 24 months (part-time), the average time is 18-24 months (full-time) and 36-48 months (part-time).
  • There is a MEd Dual Degree program available.

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Fields of Study

Students in the M.Ed. program are not required to select a field of study. They will follow a general program selecting courses of interest from our graduate course offerings in consultation with their program advisor.

Courses

Brief descriptions of the courses offered in the M.Ed. program can be found in the School of Graduate Studies calendar. All students in this program must take EDUC-890* (Introduction to Educational Research), and it is a prerequisite for all of the advanced research courses, i.e. 892, 894, 895, and 896.

These schedules are samples only. Fall and Winter Term courses may or may not be offered in the terms shown on the samples. Specific dates are subject to instructor availability and are chosen in consultation with community partner organizations where the courses are held, to avoid scheduling conflicts with local events.

Application Deadline & Start Dates

Applications are due by January 15, 2018.

Full-time students are normally considered for September admission. A new application and non-refundable application fee are required if the applicant for September 2018 is accepted but requests to begin the program in July 2018 instead.

Part-time students may begin their program in September, January or July. Note that part-time applicants who choose to apply for July 2018 admission are applying to the last term of the 2017/2018 academic year. A new application and non-refundable application fee are required if the applicant for July 2018 is accepted but requests to begin the program in September 2018 instead.

Late Applications

Late applications will be accepted from domestic applicants until April 15, 2018, including the submission of all supporting documentation, for the 2017/2018 academic year. This extension, unfortunately, does not apply to international applicants.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Queen's M.Ed. program undertake or return to successful careers in a wide variety of professional settings, positions of increased responsibility in school boards, teaching at the college, primary or secondary school level, or continue graduate study in the field of education as a doctoral student.

Chart showing categories of employment after graduation.

Admission Requirements
  • professional experience, a B.Ed. degree or its equivalent, and a minimum of a B- (70-72.9%) average in a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent, or
  • two years professional or industrial experience, and a minimum of a B- average in a Bachelor's Honours degree or its equivalent, or
  • a B.Ed. degree, and a minimum of a mid-B (73-76.9%) average in a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent

Part-time students may begin their program in September, January or July. Full-time students are normally considered for September admission.

 

Special Admission Requirements

Applicants who do not have professional teaching experience or a B.Ed. degree, but who have a record of high academic achievement (80% or higher) in an Honours Degree or its equivalent as well as demonstrated exceptional ability to undertake research, are also encouraged to apply. A maximum of five full-time students may qualify for special admissions annually.

Prior to admission, applicants in this category must present courses that constitute preparation for research in education and, in Pattern I (thesis route), they must develop a program of study with a member of Graduate Faculty.

The program of study may require more than the normal 10 half-courses, and may include courses from other Faculty programs. The program of study must be approved by the Faculty's Graduate Studies and Research Committee before the application can be approved.

M.Ed. Alumni
Esther Bettney           
 
Contact Us

Graduate Studies and Research Office
Kristina Fennell, Graduate Assistant
Room A106
Tel (613) 533-6000 ext. 78530
Fax (613) 533-6057
educmed@queensu.ca