Curriculum & Instruction: Creative, Critical and Collaborative Inquiry M.Ed.
This Curriculum & Instruction program leads to the Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree and is intended for educators in both the K-12 system (private, public, or alternative schools) and post-secondary.
- Grounded in research, theory, and practice
- Focuses on the development of participants' ability to plan and implement programs dedicated to critical, creative and collaborative inquiry,
- Encourages students to view issues and problems in their workplace in deeper, more complex and educative ways.
- Relates scholarly and humanistic questions and concepts to professional knowledge of critical and creative thinking.
The objective of this program is to develop participants' capacity to think critically, creatively, and collaboratively, and their ability to plan and implement coherent educational programs dedicated to critical, creative, and collaborative inquiry.
The M.Ed. is awarded to students who demonstrate:
- The systematic acquisition and interpretation of a significant body of knowledge necessary for advanced professional practice.
- A detailed understanding of applicable methods for research and advanced academic enquiry.
- The ability to conceptualize, design and implement a research program for the generation of new knowledge that will satisfy the highest standards of academic and professional review.
|EDUC 904-5||Fieldwork III|
The Faculty Sponsor will provide further information regarding the fieldwork course.
|EDUC 710-5||Special Topics: Teaching Critically, Creatively and Collaboratively
The course will introduce and model the expectations and inquiry learning structures that will operate throughout the program. As well, it offers an initial examination of issues related to (1) how C3 inquiry is conceptualized (what each means and how they relate to one another), (2) what are the operational components or building blocks of thinking that underlie each of these modes of inquiry, and (3) how educators can nurture competence in these three dimensions of inquiry.
|EDUC 711-5||Special Topics: How to Think Critically
The course will focus on developing students' capacities with respect to various aspects of critical thinking and critical inquiry across a range of areas. These aspects include identifying issues, analyzing and evaluating arguments, evaluating sources, understanding and comparatively evaluating cases, making judgments, and promoting the spirit of inquiry. There will also be a focus on having students reflect on the means for and challenges involved in developing these capacities in their own students.
||Development of Educational Programs
Investigates theories and issues associated with developing educational programs and practices in various educational contexts. Addresses the development of new programs and their implementation in schools and other educational settings.
||Curriculum & Instruction in an Individual Teaching Specialty|
An intensive examination of developments in a curriculum area selected by the student. In addition the course will deal with major philosophical and historical factors that influence the present state and future directions of curriculum and instruction.
||Implementation of Educational Programs|
Problems and practices associated with innovation and implementation including the nature of change in the educational context, the roles of teachers, administrators, change agents, and evaluators.
||M.Ed. Comprehensive Examination|
The examination is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.
Contact Dr. Bailin (firstname.lastname@example.org) for academic inquiries regarding this program.
Applicants must meet SFU master's admission requirements.
- A bachelor's degree with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0/4.33 (B), or a grade point average of at least 3.33/4.33 (B+) based on the last 60 credits of undergraduate courses from a recognized university, or the equivalent. In exceptional cases, where the applicant has followed an alternate educational path that the applicant has extensive experience in an educational or professional setting.
- Submitted evidence that the applicant is capable of undertaking advanced work in the area of interest. This is usually judged from letters of reference from qualified referees and an academic writing sample.
- Several years of exemplary and varied educational and professional experience, preferably in the area of interest. Of particular value will be evidence that the candidate manifests an interest in the study of the human mind in its cultural and historical contexts.
Students whose native language is not English may be required to satisfy the University and the graduate program committee as to their capability in English (i.e. TOEFL / IELTS scores). Academic equivalency by country.
The Master of of Education (MEd) program is designed for working professionals. This two-year degree offers the opportunity to obtain a high quality Masters degree in your local community.
- Cohort model, 20-25 students
- Focused on improvement of practice through the study of educational theory, philosophy and practice.
- Seven 5-unit courses over six terms.
- Classes meet every second or third weekend on Friday evenings and Saturdays at the program location.
Student Activity $63.25
Student Services $40.99
Graduation(first 3 terms) $12.00
Universal Transit Pass $140.00
Extended Health/Dental – for information please go to www.ihaveaplan.ca. If students have existing extended health and dental coverage, an opt out process is required if no further coverage is wanted.
On leave information (per term students)
On leave fees (special fees)
Fees are subject to change annually. Please refer to the SFU Calendar for further information.