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Educational Studies, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #1148 (BCR) Oshawa, Canada
Learn how to design and critically analyze educational environments that encourage rigour, creativity and care. This Educational Studies program offered by Trent University equips graduates to shape the future.


You will explore teaching and learning contexts within and beyond the classroom, as you gain the leadership skills needed to enact change. This personalized approach will support you in your educational learning goals, whether you work in education or industry, community or public service. The part-time version of this program was designed especially for working professionals, and encourages you to chart your own course of study and follow it at your own pace. 

Based in the School of Education,at the Educational Studies offered by Trent University, you will have the flexibility to pursue specific areas of interest and take some courses in other departments to broaden your experience. You will explore the significance of power, belonging, motivation, culture and more. Faculty members with expertise in a range of specialties will help you discover how you can apply your knowledge in your profession and in the community.

  • Structure your studies around your existing professional commitments with evening classes and condensed summer course schedules.
  • Benefit from an established record of strong partnerships with school boards and local community agencies and educational programs. Participate in colloquia and conferences.
  • Prepare to design your own program, and to teach and engage with research that is meaningful to you.

Whether you work in education or industry, community or public service, it is vital to understand how teaching and learning operate. How do you build learning environments that encourage rigour, creativity and care? Have you considered how issues such as power, belonging, motivation, culture, and leadership a ect organizational and per- sonal experience? The Master of Education at Trent offers graduate students the opportunity to explore educational theory and research. We hope to guide you in gaining the critical insights needed for transformative practice.

The Master of Educational Studies is an ideal degree for careers such as teaching, educational administration, higher education, healthcare, environmental organizations, social work, business, psychology and community learning. Because the Master of Education can be utilized in a variety of settings, it is a valuable degree for today’s dynamic workforce.

Obtaining an M.Ed.:

  • Enhance your career opportunities. 
  • Provide insights into effective education.  An M.Ed. is a practical qualification that can be used in a variety of environments to provide insight into more effective educational techniques resulting in real improvements in education and job satisfaction.
  • Prepare you for educational leadership.  For example, within a school environment, obtaining a M.Ed. can lead to moving into a specialist position or leadership role, such as vice-principal or principal.
  • Open different career paths.  By specializing in a particular area of interest, such as Indigenous education or curriculum planning, new opportunities can open up.
  • Enable you to pursue an area of interest to you.  Choosing the thesis route will enable you to practice your research skills with the support of a supervisor and committee. It is excellent preparation for work-place research or study for a Ph.D.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Critical approaches to Educational Theory
  • Introduction to Educational Research Methods
  • Independent Research Course

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Duration description

      2 to 5 years to complete

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Honours degree (4 years)
  • General degree (3 years) plus domestic B.Ed. also eligible to apply
  • Minimum B+ (77%) or equivalent in the work of the last four semesters or the last two undergraduate years (last ten full credits)
  • Appropriate previous education and training, plus feasible proposed course of study and research project
  • Applications will also be considered in light of a range of other evidence that may, in some circumstances, mitigate a lower academic average

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21267 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21267 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    8929 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8929 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Oshawa

  • 1100 - 1700 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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