Yes. The program is structured to allow you to work full-time and study part-time.
The only full-time study takes place during the first three weeks of July, during a summer residency. While you might initially think, Gosh, I'm not sure I want to give up three weeks of my summer holidays to study, our graduates tell us that the open discussions, deep thinking, and new insights are invigorating. There's something quite wonderful about spending three weeks with a group of people similarly interested in and committed to being educational practitioners—actively involved in the art, science, inquiry, and reflection that is professional practice.
During your online studies, you can expect about 10 hours per week of coursework, so you do need to set aside weekly me-and-my-mes-time. Our graduates tell us that the support of family, friends, and colleagues is helpful. Let your circle of people know what getting an M.Ed. means to you and let them know—specifically—how they can support you. Talk with your educational leader(s) to determine whether accommodations can be made to support your studies. Lastly, keep your instructors in the loop; if you encounter scheduling difficulties let them know sooner rather than later so that you can collaboratively determine a solution. To optimize your learning experience, we endeavour to accommodate regional K-12 schedules.