Program Description

Faculty of Education

Program Description

The Master of Education (MEd) program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical perspectives that have influenced education, and a foundational understanding of research. Students apply into any one of the fields of specialization. Each field of specialization has required core and elective courses although the number of required courses varies according to the field of specialization and according to the selected pathway through the program. Both full and part-time study is available.


Social and Cultural Contexts of Education
This field of specialization engages in a critical exploration of ideological, sociological, and literary influences on local and global educational experiences, curriculum, and pedagogical practices.

Teaching, Learning, and Development
This field of specialization considers educational and discipline-related theories and practices related to the cognitive, social, emotional, psychological, and behavioural development of learners across the lifespan.

Administration and Leadership in Education
This field of specialization engages students in a critical examination of theories that influence administrative practice with the aim of understanding, creating, and sustaining ethical and humane educational institutions and developing an informed administrative identity.


Students may complete their program following either a Research Pathway or a Course Pathway. Only limited spaces are available for full-time funded students in the Research Pathway. Full-time students in the Research Pathway apply to complete either a Thesis or a Major Research Paper (MRP) after completing their fall term. Part-time students in the Research Pathway apply to complete either a Thesis or a MRP after their course work is completed.


Courses are offered in 3 locations: Brock University in St. Catharines, Brock's Hamilton campus in Hamilton, and Sheridan College in Oakville. Core courses are offered in St. Catharines and Oakville only. Graduates typically obtain jobs in K-12 education, higher education, health related fields, or go on to doctoral studies.





Social media for researchers workshop
January 27, 2016 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
SSHRC Insight Development Grant Writing Workshops
January 11, 2016 - 9:00am - January 14, 2016 - 12:00pm
PhD in Education Portfolio Defence - Owen Webb
January 7, 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm