Faculty of Education
*2014 Start Date*
Classes begin September 3, 2014. There is no winter or spring/summer start date. Registered students may take a summer course with permission of the Department Chair.
A 4-year honours degree (or equivalent), in any discipline, with a grade point average of 75% (Brock equivalent) is calculated based on the last 2 years of undergraduate degree. Professional experience is an asset.
International Students must have a Language Proficiency Score of: IELTS 7, no section under 6 and TOEFL 88, no section under 20.
Full or Part-time Study
Part-time students may register in up to 2 courses per term. Full-time students may register in up to 4 courses per term.
Courses consist of twelve 3-hr seminars. Fall and Winter classes are held weekly. Spring and Summer classes are held twice weekly. A limited number of 6-hr Saturday sessions are offered, as well as ‘blended’ courses (a combination of face-to-face and on-line). Note: Although spring/summer is considered one term by the University, we offer courses in both spring and summer.
St. Catharines Campus
Skills Training Centre, Oakville (part of Sheridan College)
The required core courses are offered at the St. Catharines and Oakville campuses only. Course offerings in Hamilton are more limited than at St. Catharines and Oakville.
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 Program Description page.
• Course Pathway (9 courses + EDUC 5Q97)
• Research Pathway & Major Research Paper (7 courses + EDUC 5Q91)
• Thesis (5 courses + EDUC 5F95)
Full-time research students must apply to complete either a Research (Major Research Paper) Pathway or a Research (Thesis) Pathway after their course work from term one is completed. The application date is January 30.
Time to Completion
Full-time students in the thesis pathway are funded for 6 terms; Full-time students in the Major Research Paper (MRP) Pathway are funded for 4 terms.
For more information, see the Brock Course Calendar.
Tuition fees are calculated differently for the Course and Research Pathways. Students in the Course Pathway pay per course. Students in the Research Pathway pay per semester.
• Finance (NB: International tuition differences)
February 15, 2014 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 is limited.