Secondary Education

Suggested Program Routes


Digital Technologies in Education

  • Course-based MEd - Part-time Study

    27 credits (9 courses) + FGSR web-based course (5 hours) + Research/Capping Exercise.

    Sample program (to complete in 3 years).

    Check current course schedules for up-to-date course offerings. Many of the courses have online offerings during the fall and winter terms.

    Year 1: Summer EDSE 503 Curriculum Foundations
    Year 1: Summer EDSE 504 Curriculum Inquiry
    Year 1: Fall EDSE 577 Pedagogy of Technology (normally offered every second year)
    Year 1: Winter EDU 575 Theory and Practice in Educational Technology
    Year 2: Summer EdTech Option* Consult with Academic Advisor (See list below)
    Year 2: Fall EDSE 510 Research Methods in Secondary Education
    Year 2: Winter EdTech Option* Consult with Academic Advisor (See list below)
    Year 3: Summer EdTech Option* Consult with Academic Advisor (See list below)
    Year 3: Fall EdTech Option* Consult with Academic Advisor (See list below)
    Year 3: Winter EDSE 900 Research/Capping Exercise
  • Course-based MEd - Full-time Study

    27 credits (9 courses) + FGSR web-based course (5 hours) + Research/Capping Exercise.

    Sample program (to complete in 2 years).

    Check current course schedules for up-to-date course offerings.

    Year 1: Fall EDSE 503 Curriculum Foundations
    Year 1: Fall EDSE 577 Pedagogy of Technology
    Year 1: Fall EdTech Option* Consult with Academic Advisor (See list below)
    Year 1: Winter EDSE 504 Curriculum Inquiry
    Year 1: Winter EDU 575 Theory and Practice in Educational Technology
    Year 1: Winter EdTech Option* Consult with Academic Advisor (See list below)
    Year 2: Fall EDSE 510 Research Methods in Secondary Education
    Year 2: Fall EdTech Option* Consult with Academic Advisor (See list below)
    Year 2: Fal1 EdTech Option* Consult with Academic Advisor (See list below)
    Year 2: Winter EDSE 900 Research/Capping Exercise
  • Thesis-based MEd

    21 credits (7 courses) + FGSR web-based course (5 hours) + Thesis.

    Sample program (complete in 1-2 years)

    Year 1: Summer EDSE 503 Curriculum Foundations
    Year 1: Summer EDSE 504 Curriculum Inquiry
    Year 1: Fall EDSE 510 Research Methods in Secondary Education
    Year 1: Fall EDSE 577 Pedagogy of Technology
    Year 1: Fall EdTech Option* Consult with Supervisor (See list below)
    Year 1: Winter EDU 575 Theory and Practice in Educational Technology
    Year 1: Winter EDSE 511 Research Design in Secondary Education
    Year 1: Winter THES 903 Thesis (3 credits)
    Year 1: Spring THES 903 Thesis (3 credits)

*EdTech Options: A wide variety of Educational Technology Option courses are offered in the Faculty of Education. These vary from year to year. Some example EdTech Options:

  • EDSE 578 Digital Technologies Integrated into the Curriculum
  • EDSE 579 Integrating Technology into the Classroom: A Research Project
  • EDSE 508 Media and Popular Culture in the Curriculum
  • EDSE 501 Conference Seminar: Educational Research and the Post-human
  • EDCT 500 Robotics Learning
  • EDIT 578 Site One Internship in Instructional Technology
  • EDIT 579 Site Two Internship in Instructional Technology
  • EDPY 521 The Psychology of Technology-based Learning
  • EDPY 597 Special Seminar: Interactive Multimedia
  • EDPY 597 Special Seminar: Data Mining & Learning Analytics
  • EDPY 597 Special Seminar: Advanced Learning Technologies
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Mathematics Education

  • Doctoral Studies

    We offer both a PhD and an EdD. In our program students will pursue their scholarship in a vibrant and diverse community. The program requires 36 credits in their residency that is made up of courses in curriculum, educational research and mathematics education. To learn more about the nature of the work done in mathematics education in the Department of Secondary Education, visit our graduate student and research pages. If you are interested in doctoral studies in mathematics education please contact either Elaine Simmt or Florence Glanfield for more information.

  • Course-based MEd

    27 credits + project.
    Part-time program (Full-time program is also available)

    Suggested schedule. Check current course schedules for up-to-date course offerings. 

    Fall EDSE 539 Secondary Education Mathematics Education: Research Issues in the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics
    Winter EDSE 540 Secondary Mathematics Education: Examining Tasks, Curricula and Programs
    Summer EDSE 503 Curriculum Foundations
    Summer EDSE 504 Curriculum Inquiry
    Fall Option Consult with Program Advisor (EDEL recommended)
    Winter Option Consult with Program Advisor
    Summer Option Consult with Program Advisor
    Fall EDSE 510 Research Methods in Secondary Education
    Winter EDSE 512 Research Project in Secondary Education
    Spring EDSE 900 Project
  • Thesis-based MEd

    21 credits + Thesis.
    Program can be completed with part-time attendance but a one year full-time residence is recommended.

    Suggested schedule

    Fall

    EDSE 539 Secondary Mathematics Education: Research Issues in the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics

    Winter

    EDSE 540 Secondary Mathematics Education: Examining Tasks, Curricula and Programs

    Summer

    EDSE 503 Curriculum Foundations

    Summer

    EDSE 504 Curriculum Inquiry

    Fall

    EDSE 510 Research Methods in Secondary Education

    Winter

    EDSE 511 Research Design in Secondary Education

    Spring 

    Option Consult with Program Advisor

    Summer

    Thesis Thesis
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