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FACULTY OF EDUCATION

THE MASTER OF EDUCATION DEGREE

The objectives of the Master of Education program are to provide candidates with opportunities to develop:
1) a commitment to intellectual enquiry and scholarship as a basis for continuing professional growth;
2) a knowledge of current theory and research relevant to the curriculum and administration of elementary and secondary schools; and
3) an understanding of, and respect for, the principles of educational research.

Admission Requirements

1) In addition to the requirements set forth in the section titled Application Information and the section titled, the Admission Requirements for the Master's Degree, for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and to programs leading to a Master's degree, applicants to the Master of Education program must:
    (a) present an undergraduate degree from an approved university with standing in the 70% range overall and at least 70% average in the final two years of study;
    (b) submit a "Statement of Personal Objectives" outlining the applicant's professional background and reasons for seeking a graduate degree in education.
2) Applicants who do not identify their area of studies with the K-12 eductional system may present alternatives, although the following items are considered to be assets:
(a) present a Bachelor of Education degree with standing in the 70% range or the equivalent professional preparation;
(b) have at least one year of successful professional experience in education. In exceptional cases, consideration may be given to applicants who do not possess a Bachelor of Education degree or equivalent, but who:
(i) hold an honours Bachelor's degree or the equivalent with standing in the 70% range overall and at least a 70% standing in the last two years;
(ii) can demonstrate experience, interests, and motivation that make them appropriate applicants to the program.

Applicants who do not have at least one year of successful professional experience may be considered if they hold an honours Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent with standing in the 70% range overall and at least 70% average in he final two years of study.

3) Advanced Standing: Applicants may be granted credit for up to two graduate term courses completed before application to the Master of Education program and taken in another program at the University of Windsor or at another accredited institution. Requests for advanced standing will be considered only at the time of application and only for graduate courses completed with at least 70% average. The Faculty will not grant credit for any course taken more than seven years before all the requirements for the degree have been fulfilled.

4) Admission to the Master of Education program is to the II Master's Candidate level.

Degree Requirements
1) Candidates for the Master of Education degree will pursue studies in the following areas of concentration:
    (a) Curriculum Studies (CS);
    (b) Educational Administration (EA);
    (c) Second Language Acquisition, Culture, and Society (SLACS).
    In addition to the general requirements for a Master's degree set forth in the section titled, Faculty Regulations for the Master's Degree, candidates in the thesis and major paper streams are required to successfully complete the following courses;
      (a) Three compulsory courses: 80-510 (Statistics in Education), 80-527 (Research in Education), and 80-524 (Fundamentals of Curriculum Theory and Development) or 80-529 (Theories of Educational Administration) or 80-539 (Theories and Approaches in Language Acquisition and Instruction), depending on the area of concentration;. Candidates in the Second Language Acquisition, Culture and Society concentration are additionally required to complete two of the following four courses: 80-540 (Language Culture and Society), 80-542 (Language Systems Analysis), 80-543 (Special Education and Language Acquisition), and 80-591 (32) (Language Assessment). It is important to note that with regard to these four courses, SLACS candidates are encouraged to take, as available, the two remaining courses not taken as compulsory courses as additional courses for this concentration.

      (b) A research project resulting in either a major paper (80-796), with the value of two term courses, or a thesis (80-797), with the value of four term courses;.

      (c) For CS and EA candidates proceeding to the degree by major paper, five additional courses, at least three of which must be chosen from the courses listed for the area of concentration. For SLACS candidates proceeding to the degree by major paper, three additional courses, at least two of which must be chosen from the courses listed for the area of concentration.

      (d) For CS and EA candidates proceeding to the degree by thesis, three additional courses, two of which must be selected from the courses listed for the area of concentration. For SLACS candidates proceeding to the degree by thesis, one additional course which must be chosen from the courses listed for the area of concentration.

      *Students in the Thesis stream are required to submit a thesis proposal to their Supervisor and Internal Reader for approval prior to starting the thesis. (Before registering for the Thesis Proposal (80-794), students must have completed all required courses in their program. The Thesis Proposal may be completed concurrently with one course in the final semester of coursework. Thesis stream students must enrol in 80-794 (Thesis Proposal) and do so for each subsequent term until the thesis proposal has successfully been defended. Students may enrol concurrently in the Thesis Proposal (80-794) and the Thesis (80-797) if all course work is complete. If students register for the Thesis Proposal (80-794) and the Thesis (80-797) concurrently, then only upon completion of the thesis proposal may thesis stream students begin their Thesis. They must enrol in 80-797 (Thesis) for each subsequent term until the successful completion and deposition of the thesis.
    Candidates in the course-based stream are required to successfully complete:
      (a) three compulsory courses: 80-527 (Research in Education), 80-795 (Final Project Seminar), and 80-524 (Fundamentals of Curriculum Theory and Development) or 80-529 (Theories of Educational Administration) or 80-539 (Theories and Approaches in Langauge Acquisition and Instruction), depending on the area of concentration; Candidates in the Second Language Acquisition, Culture and Society concentration are additionally required to complete two of the following four courses: 80-540 (Language Culture and Society), 80-542 (Language Systems Analysis), 80-543 (Special Education and Language Acquisition), and 80-591 (32) (Language Assessment). It is important to note that with regard to these four courses, SLACS candidates are encouraged to take, as available, the two remaining courses not taken as compulsory courses as part of the Electives list specified for this concentration.

      (b) one of 80-510 (Statistics in Education) or 80-530 (Qualitative Methods in Educational Research);

      (c) For CS and EA candidates six additional courses, at least four of which must be chosen from the courses listed for the area of concentration. For SLACS candidates four additional courses, at least two of which must be chosen from the courses listed for the area of concentration.
    STUDIES IN THE AREA OF CONCENTRATION

    Compulsory Courses
    80-510. Statistics in Education
    80-524. Fundamentals of Curriculum Theory and Development*
    80-527. Research in Education
    80-529. Theories of Educational Administration**
    80-539. Theories and Approaches in Language Acquisition and Instruction****
    Two of the following four courses: 80-540 (Language Culture and Society), 80-542 (Language Systems Analysis), 80-543 (Special Education and Language Acquisition), and 80-591 (32) (Language Assessment)****
    80-794. Thesis Proposal***
    80-795. Final Project Seminar***
    80-796. Major Paper***
    80-797. Thesis*** (Note: Students in the Thesis stream must have successfully completed the Thesis Proposal (80-794) before work may begin on the Thesis.)

    * Compulsory for students in Curriculum Studies.
    ** Compulsory for students in Educational Administration.
    *** All students must complete either a Final Project, a Major Paper or a Thesis.
    ****Compulsory for students in Second Language Acquisition, Culture and Society

    Language, Acquisition, Culture and Society
    80-539. Theories and Approaches in Language Acquisition and Instruction
    80-556. Approaches to Literacy Development
    80-557. The English Language Arts
    80-527. Research in Education
    80-530. Qualitative Methods in Educational Research
    80-524. Fundamentals of Curriculum Theories and Development
    80-550. Issues in Education
    80-551. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Teaching and Learning
    80-515. Comparative and International Education
    80-533. Survey Design and Research
    80-534. Individual Reading
    80-565. Sociological Aspects of Education
    80-540. Language Culture and Society
    80-542. Language Systems Analysis
    80-543. Special Education and Language Acquisition
    80-591 (32). Language Assessment
     

    Educational Administration
    80-515. Comparative and International Education
    80-529. Theories of Educational Administration
    80-530. Qualitative Methods in Educational Research
    80-531. Supervision of the Instructional Process
    80-532. Organization and Administration of the School
    80-533. Survey Design and Research
    80-534. Individual Reading
    80-535. Organizational Behaviour in Educational Institutions
    80-536. Introduction to Educational Policy Analysis
    80-538. The Arts and Education
    80-550. Issues in Education
    80-551. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Teaching and Learning
    80-545. Teaching for Sustainability: An Introduction to Environmental Education
    80-555 Strategies for the implementation of Change
    80-556. Approaches to Literacy Development
    80-558. Psychology of Learning Problems
    80-559. The Recent History of Education in Ontario
    80-560. Politics of Education
    80-561. Legal Aspects of Education
    80-562. Educational Finance
    80-565. Sociological Aspects of Education
    80-566. Interpersonal Relationships in Education
    80-591. Special Topics in Education

    Curriculum Studies
    80-503. The Psychology of Learning and Teaching
    80-515. Comparative and International Education
    80-524. Fundamentals of Curriculum Theory and Development
    80-530. Qualitative Methods in Educational Research
    80-533. Survey Design and Research
    80-534. Individual Reading
    80-537. Language Arts in the Elementary School
    80-538. The Arts and Education
    80-539. Theories and Approaches in Language Acquisition and Instruction
    80-541. The Social Sciences Curriculum
    80-545. Teaching for Sustainability: An Introduction to Environmental Education
    80-547. Learning in Science
    80-550. Issues in Education
    80-551. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Teaching and Learning
    80-552. Curriculum Developments in Mathematics Education
    80-553. The Teaching and Learning of Mathematics
    80-554. Fundamentals of Instructional Design
    80-555 Strategies for the implementation of Change
    80-556. Approaches to Literacy Development
    80-557. The English Language Arts
    80-558. Psychology of Learning Problems
    80-565. Sociological Aspects of Education
    80-572. Theory and Practice in Early Childhood Education
    80-591. Special Topics in Education



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