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Thunder Bay • Orillia

Master of Education in Education for Change (Course Route) (TB)(O)(W)

The Master of Education in Education for Change can be completed on either the Thunder Bay or Orillia campus or online.

To complete the MEd degree, graduate students must successfully complete five full course equivalents at the graduate level. Graduate students must maintain minimum satisfactory academic standing as noted in the Faculty of Graduate Studies Master's Regulations.

(a) Compulsory courses:
Education 5010 - Researching in Education
or
Education 5011 - Researching in Education for Change

(students may not take both Education 5010 and Education 5011)


and one of:
Education 5110 - Quantitative Research in Education
Education 5111 - Qualitative Research in Education
Education 5113 - Research in Professional Contexts
Education 5117 - Indigenous Research Approaches
Education 5119 - Arts Integrated Research Approaches

(b) One Specialization Foundations Course from Specializations below

(c) Specialization Electives 2.0 FCE (four half-courses). Students must take four half-courses from the specialization electives list. (Note: not all courses will be offered each year and Special Topics elective courses in the specialization may be offered and will be advertised as such.)

(d) Additional Elective 1.5 FCE (three half-courses). Choice is open and can include other electives or research methods courses. Given intersectionality, the specialization foundation courses (Education 5016, 5017, 5018) might be of particular interest.


1. Specialization in Environmental and Sustainability Education (ESE)

(a) Required Specialization Foundation Course:
Education 5016 Foundations of Environmental and Sustainability Education

(b) ESE Specialization Electives (four half-courses from):
Education 5634 - Outdoor Education
Education 5636 - Place-Based Education
Education 5650 - Environmental Philosophies in Education
Education 5656 - STSE (Science, Technology, Society & Environment) Education
Education 5676 - Holistic and Contemplative Education
Education 5696 - Wild Pedagogies
Education 5750 - Education for Change Field Experience


2. Specialization in Indigenous Education (IE)

(a) Required Specialization Foundation Course:
Education 5017 - Foundations of Indigenous Education

(b) IE Specialization Electives (four half-courses from):
Education 5117 - Indigenous Research Approaches
Education 5537 - Indigenous Cultural Production
Education 5557 - Indigenous Language Revitalization
Education 5615 - Pedagogies of Race and Identity
Education 5616 - Cultural Studies in Education
Education 5617 - Critical Indigenous Pedagogies
Education 5637 - Indigenous Peoples and Decolonization
Education 5677 - Cultivating Indigenous Well-Being
Education 5750 - Education for Change Field Experience


3. Specialization in Social Justice Education (SJE)

(a) Required Specialization Foundation Course:
Education 5018 - Foundations of Social Justice Education

(b) SJE Specialization Electives (four half-courses from):

Education 5117 - Indigenous Research Approaches
Education 5234 - Policy and Change
Education 5316 - Issues in Special Education
Education 5411 - History of Education
Education 5412 - Philosophy of Education
Education 5417 - Sociology of Education
Education 5419 - Comparative and International Education

Education 5537 - Indigenous Cultural Production
Education 5557 - Indigenous Language Revitalization
Education 5615 - Pedagogies of Race and Identity
Education 5616 - Cultural Studies in Education
Education 5617 - Critical Indigenous Pedagogies
Education 5618 - Gender and Education

Education 5634 - Outdoor Education
Education 5636 - Place-Based Education

Education 5637 - Indigenous Peoples and Decolonization
Education 5638 - Children’s Rights in Education

Education 5650 - Environmental Philosophies in Education
Education 5656 - STSE (Science, Technology, Society & Environment) Education
Education 5658 - Media and Digital Literacies

Education 5676 - Holistic and Contemplative Education

Education 5677 - Cultivating Indigenous Well-Being
Education 5678 - Health Promotion

Education 5696 - Wild Pedagogies
Education 5750 - Education for Change Field Experience


Note:
Students may take a second specialization. They are required to take that specialization's Foundations course as well as 1.0 FCE (two half-courses) from the specialization electives list. However, a course, even one listed as an elective in more than one specialization, can only be counted for credit once, towards one specialization.