Admission Information

Faculty of Education

Admission Information

The Master of Education program begins in the fall term. There is no winter or spring/summer start date.

Admission Requirements

Students will normally hold a four year Bachelor's degree, or its equivalent (i.e. may include a 3 year pass degree and a one year BEd), from an accredited university with a minimum 75% (Brock University equivalent) average over the last two years of full-time undergraduate study. Successful teaching or other professional experience is an asset.   Applicants who have not completed their undergraduate degree at a university where English was the primary language of instruction will be required to provide proof of English Language Proficiency as follows: IELTS (7.0 with no section under 6.0); TOEFL (88 with no section under 20). 

Admission Information

Three Fields of Specialization

A student's application must indicate a 1st and 2nd choice from:

  • Administration and Leadership in Education
  • Social and Cultural Contexts in Education
  • Teaching, Learning, and Development

For more information on the Three Fields of Specialization, visit the current Education Graduate Program Calendar located on this page:

Degree Route (Program Pathways)  

  • Course Pathway (9 courses & EDUC 5Q97)
  • Research Pathway (Major Research Paper - 7 courses & EDUC 5Q91) or (Thesis - 5 courses & EDUC 5F95).  The decision to complete an MRP or Thesis is made after you start the program.

Full or Part-time Study, Degree Completion Time Limits
Full time candidates must complete all degree requirements within three years from the date of first registration. Part time candidates must complete all degree requirements within five years from the date of first registration. 

Brock University, St. Catharines, ON
Sheridan College, Oakville, ON
Brock Hamilton Campus

The required core courses are offered at the St. Catharines and Sheridan College campuses only. Course offerings in Hamilton are more limited than at St. Catharines and Oakville.

Fulltime students are encouraged to select the St. Catharines campus

Tuition and Funding

The Faculty of Graduate Studies has provided a link to assist you with tuition cost, budgeting for your studies, scholarships and funding. Please see this link:

Admission Deadline

February 15 is the deadline for the first round of admissions. We accept applications into the summer if space permits. Spaces for full-time research funded students are limited. 

Application Process
All applications are processed on-line through the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Click here: Graduate Studies - Apply Now

If you require information on the application procedure, please contact

Faculty of Graduate Studies


If you require further general program information, please contact

Wanda Burger
Administrative Assistant
WH 114
T 905 688 5550 x5496

For further specific program information pertaining to field of studies, please contact one of the field of specialization coordinator

Administration and Leadership in Education Coordinator
Dr. Denise Armstrong
T 905 688 5550 x5166

Social and Cultural Contexts in Education Coordinator
Dr. Leanne Taylor
T 905 688 5550 x4965

Teaching, Learning, and Development Coordinator
Dr. Ann-Marie DiBiase
T 905 688 5550 x4050




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