Master of Education Program
This 34-credit master’s degree program in Curriculum, Pedagogy & Leadership is designed to support experienced educators who are interested in gaining deeper theoretical and practical knowledge in order to become a change agent in their field. Through this program, students will have opportunities to tailor their coursework and research to their context, whether in primary, secondary or tertiary schools, governmental or non-governmental agencies, or medical education. This full-time degree program is designed for working professionals and is completed in two years. The cohort design is a key element of this program, as students complete all coursework in the program together. Because of the cohort model, this program cannot be completed on a part-time basis.
The program is guided by six ‘big ideas’ or transferable concepts/themes that students will continuously and recursively engage with throughout the program from different angles in different courses. These six big ideas are:
Program Learning Outcomes
This program aims to develop educational leaders who are able to integrate theory, research and practice in order to create change. By the end of the program, students will be able to:
- Develop, implement and assess educative experiences that are informed by current and foundational theories of learning, reflective of innovations in technology, and designed to meet the needs of diverse learners.
- Recognize and apply leadership theories relevant to leading strategic decision making and leading educational reform in order to support collaborative and inclusive learning communities supportive of diverse identities, perspectives and approaches.
- Examine the social, historical, cultural, and psychological factors that shape the ways in which students learn, teachers teach, educational systems are designed, and change occurs.
- Apply an inquiry stance toward their practice (by asking critical questions, critiquing assumptions, examining data, and reflecting on implemented changes) in order to create more equitable and engaging spaces for teaching and learning.
Please direct all inquiries to the program director: Laura Colket at [email protected].
For more information about the program director, you can access her ePortfolio.
We are currently accepting applications for the next cohort!
The next cohort will begin August 2021 and will graduate with a Master of Education degree in May 2023.
In order to apply, you will need:
- A completed application (please email [email protected])
- Official transcripts (from institutions outside of SGU)
- Two letters of recommendation (one academic, one professional)
Applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree and previous teaching experience (this can be in non-traditional settings).
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until March 31st.