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University of Alberta Calendar 2022-2023 
    
University of Alberta Calendar 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Education (Elementary Education)


[Oct. 5, 2022] Please Note - EDITORIAL UPDATE. The word Department was replaced with the word Faculty on this page. Please see Amendments to the Calendar  for more information.

Program Requirements


Two routes to the MEd degree are available: a thesis-based route and a course-based route.

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 program category 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.

Course-based MEd


Students are required to complete a minimum of 30 units in graduate-level coursework plus a non-credit capping exercise.

Coursework


  • EDEL 567 - Introduction to Educational Research  
  • One of EDEL 561  or EDEL 542  
  • Eight 3-unit graduate-level courses, to be selected in consultation with the advisor.
    • A maximum of 6 units can be taken in Individual Study courses.
    • Courses are to be chosen from current offerings in Elementary Education and other offerings within the Faculty of Education or outside the Faculty of Education, and are subject to approval by the Faculty.

Capstone Exercise


  • EDEL 599 - Capstone Exercise . This will consist of a presentation based on one piece of work that students select from their course assignments completed during the MEd program, chosen in consultation with their advisor.

Thesis-based MEd


Students are required to complete a minimum of 21 units in coursework and a thesis.

Coursework


  • EDEL 567 - Introduction to Educational Research  
  • One of EDEL 561  or EDEL 542  
  • Five 3-unit graduate level courses, to be selected in consultation with the supervisor.
    • A maximum of 6 units can be taken in Individual Study courses.
    • Courses are to be chosen from current offerings in Elementary Education and other offerings within the Faculty of Education or outside the Faculty of Education, and are subject to approval by the Faculty.

Thesis


Registration in 900-level THES. Students are required to present their thesis research at a public forum prior to their final oral exam.

Ethics Requirement


Students in the Elementary Education programs must meet the FGSR Ethics and Academic Citizenship Training Requirement  through the completion of INT D 710  (for both master’s and doctoral students) by the end of the first term of registration in their degree program.

Professional Development Requirement


Students in the MEd program fulfill the FGSR Professional Development Requirement  through their program.

Residence Requirement


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

There is no residence requirement for the thesis-based master’s program, but a one-year residency is recommended.

Length of Program


The time required to complete the MEd program varies with the individual candidate and the route selected.

The maximum time to complete the course-based MEd as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is six years.

The maximum time to complete the thesis-based MEd as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is four years.