Social Justice Education, M.Ed. | University of Toronto | Toronto, Canada
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Social Justice Education

16 months
41600 CAD/year
10070 CAD/year
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Social Justice Education at the University of Toronto is a multi- and interdisciplinary graduate program leading to the Master of Education (MEd).


About this Degree

The Social Justice Education program at the University of Toronto is offered by the Department of Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), providing students with critical understandings of the social, historical, cultural, political, economic, and ethical contexts of education, broadly conceived. Based on the diverse intellectual traditions of the humanities and social sciences, the department is committed to multi- and interdisciplinary studies in education, with a focus on equity and social justice in educational studies from a variety of perspectives including history, philosophy, sociology, and social justice education.

Through humanities, social sciences, and/or social justice education, faculty and students may pursue studies including anti-racism, critical race theory, and Indigenous studies; aesthetics, media, and communication; feminist and gender studies; class and poverty studies; francophone studies; post-colonial, diaspora, and transnational studies; queer and disability studies; cultural and philosophical contexts in education; and democracy, ethics, and social class and/or may follow traditional disciplinary inquiry.

The Department of Social Justice Education (SJE) welcomes applicants with diverse but relevant backgrounds. The Master of Education (MEd) program can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.

Students may complete the MEd program by one of three options:

  • Coursework Only Option

  • Coursework Plus Major Research Paper (MRP) Option

  • Coursework Plus Thesis Option (admissions have been administratively suspended)

Students who are accepted into the MEd program are automatically assigned to the Coursework Only Option. They can transfer to the Coursework Plus Major Research Paper Option after they begin their program and have secured an SJE faculty supervisor for the MRP or thesis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Major Concepts and Issues in Social Justice Education
  • Students who are registered in a collaborative specialization may apply to have their SJE course requirement reduced by 0.5 FCE.
  • Students must consult with their faculty advisor before enrolling in any out-of-department course for which they wish to receive SJE credit.
  • At least half of the FCEs in an MEd program must be SJE courses.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months
  • Part-time
    • 40 months

Start dates & application deadlines


5 alternative credits

5.0 full-course equivalents (FCES) 


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the department's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Admission to the MEd program requires an appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university, with a standing equivalent to a University of Toronto mid-B or better in the final year.

  • Applicants must have the equivalent of 12 months of professional experience.

  • At least one sample of written work that demonstrates engagement with the humanities or social sciences, and social justice in education.

  • Resumé that provides clear and complete information about the applicant's work or field experience related to their proposed studies.

Tuition Fee

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    41600 CAD/year
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  • National

    10070 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 10070 CAD per year during 16 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
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