May 23, 2019  
University of Alberta Calendar 2018-2019 
    
University of Alberta Calendar 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The Degree of MEd (Elementary Education) [Graduate]


Program Requirements


Two routes to the MEd degree are available: a thesis-based route and a course-based route. Requirements in the thesis-based route normally consist of ★21 plus a thesis. Requirements for the course-based MEd degree normally include graduate coursework equivalent to ★30 plus a capping experience (noncredit). There is no residence requirement for the thesis-based master's program, but a one-year residency is recommended.

There is no residence requirement for the course-based master's program.

All master's applicants are admitted to the course-based route. Once admitted, students will meet with their assigned Program Advisor to begin planning their coursework and overall program of study. Students may subsequently request to change to the thesis-based route after completing EDEL 567  and one graduate course in their area of study. Students who are interested in the thesis-based route should discuss this with their Program Advisor and plan to take EDEL 567  early in their program.

Length of Program


The time required to complete the MEd program varies with the individual candidate and the route selected. The thesis-based MEd may be completed in two years and must be completed within four years. The course-based MEd may be completed in two years and must be completed within six years.