Education, M.Ed.

Education, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #1039 (BCR) ,
The Faculty of Education at Lakehead University offers a Master of Education program designed to meet your professional and academic goals and interests. Our Master of Education (MEd) program provides you with a unique learning opportunity, which addresses the current landscape of both education and research. Our program consists of two distinct fields of study, Educational Studies and Education for Change.


Our Education for Change field provides an innovative learning experience that allows you to complete your Master's of Education with one of the following specializations:

  • Environmental and Sustainability Education (ESE)
  • Indigenous Education (IE)
  • Social Justice Education (SJE)

One of these may also be combined with the Women's Studies specialization.

Our Educational Studies field offers you the opportunity to earn your Master's of Education while studying educational research, theory, and practice in a variety of educational contexts, as well as the chance to specialize in Gerontology or Women's Studies.

Our MEd program is both flexible and responsive to the needs of education professionals. You can pursue either field of study via a Thesis, Portfolio, or Course route. Both fields of study accommodate a wide range of interests and are available for full-time or flex-time studies.

All class sizes are small, giving you the opportunity to interact with classmates, instructors, and other faculty members. Our Faculty members have expertise in a wide variety of areas; for more information about our faculty and their research areas, please see the Faculty and Staff page.

We are also the home of two Canada Research Chairs (in Environmental Education, Arts Integrated Research), the Centre for Place and Sustainability Studies, the Multi-Data Convergence Laboratory, and the Canadian Journal of Environmental Education.

  • Master of Education (MEd)
  • Master of Education (MEd): Education for Change
  • Master of Education (MEd) with Specialization in Gerontology
  • Master of Education (MEd) with Specialization in Women's Studies

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Researching in Education
  • Researching in Education for Change
  • Foundations of Environmental and Sustainability Education
  • Foundations of Indigenous Education
  • Foundations of Social Justice Education
  • Arts-Integrated Research Approaches
  • The Foundations of Curriculum
  • Curriculum Assessment and Evaluation
  • Learning Processes
  • History of Education
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Sociology of Education
  • Issues in Technology and Distance Education

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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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  • Minimum required score:


    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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  • 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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score:
Recommended score:

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Applicants for admission must be graduates of a recognized university, college, or institute as well as show evidence of scholarly achievement. Except where otherwise stated in the Admission Requirements of a particular program, degree students must have a four year bachelor's degree or its equivalent with at least second class standing (B) based on their last 20 half courses or equivalent.

An applicant holding a degree other than one in the discipline area to which admission is sought will be considered on the basis of courses taken and academic standing. A Qualifying Year at the undergraduate level may be required to meet the admission standards. Courses taken as part of a Qualifying Year can not be used as credit towards a graduate degree.

Meeting the minimum requirements does not necessarily guarantee admission. No candidate will be admitted unless the academic unit recommends admission. All applicants will be advised by the Office of Graduate Studies in writing of their admission status.

International applicants:

Please note that all applications must be complete by May 15th to be considered for entry into the Graduate Program Fall term. A complete application includes items such as unofficial copies of: transcripts, proof of degree (if degree has been awarded), English language proficiency or proof of upcoming test appointment date, and other program specific requirements. This deadline will ensure sufficient time for processing Visas (US applicants exempt and International applicants holding a valid study permit and currently residing in Canada are also exempt). Incomplete applications will not be considered after May 15th.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    13666 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6833 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    5644 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2822 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Thunder Bay

  • 1149 - 1720 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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