Master’s Program – Thesis Based
The M.Ed thesis-based route is designed to prepare applicants for careers as researchers, academics, consultants, and specialist practitioners. Programs are individualized, depending upon the applicant’s prior education, experience, and interests.
- have obtained a four-year baccalaureate degree, or its equivalent, offered by a recognized degree-granting institution of higher education in Canada, a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States, or a University in another country acceptable to the Admissions Committee;
- have acquired some practical experience in the application of special education (e.g., classroom, community, clinical contexts);
- provide three letters of reference; two of which must be from someone knowledgeable about the applicant’s abilities and potential to pursue academic work.
- provide a statement of intent indicating general areas of research and applied interest, previous scholarly activity, and plans upon graduation; and
- have secured a supervisor for their program.
Admission decisions are made based on a relative ranking of all applicants in the following six categories: 1) previous academic record; 2) academic background in area of interest; 3) relevant experience; 4) statement of intent; 5) letters of recommendation; and 6) area of interest fits with supervisor research program.
Applications are accepted every year and must be submitted by January 15 for July or September start. Applicants must secure a supervisor prior to submitting an application to the program. Applicants are advised to contact potential supervisors 3-6 months prior to the application deadline.
Students applying to this program are expected to complete 5 three-credit courses (15 credits) and a thesis. The applicants are advised to contact their prospective supervisor prior to submitting their application.
- EDPY 556 Problems and Issues in Special Education
- EDPY 500: Introduction to Data Analysis in Educational Research (or an equivalent in consultation with the student’s supervisor)
- EDPY 501: Introduction to Methods of Educational Research
Students are expected to enrol in 2 (3 credit) courses in consultation with their supervisor.