M.Ed. On Campus

Critical Studies in Education

University of New Brunswick

60 months
1435 CAD/module
874 CAD/module
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The MEd in Critical Studies in Education from University of New Brunswick attracts people working in all areas of education: classroom teachers, consultants, directors, administrators, counsellors and others.


This MEd in Critical Studies in Education from University of New Brunswick examines questions about unequal power relations in the larger society and their impact on education in its broadest sense. It is an important area for anyone interested in working toward creating more equitable social relations and socially just educational communities.

Students engage with a range of related contemporary critical theories, including:

  • critical race theories
  • post-colonialist approaches
  • feminist theories
  • maternal literacies
  • indigenous theories
  • queer theories
  • critical disability theories
  • class analyses

To meet graduation requirements, students must complete one of these three routes:

  • Thesis Route 30 credit hours (5 courses + the 15 credit hour thesis)
  • Project Route 30 credit hours (8 courses + the 6 credit hour project)
  • Course Route 30 credit hours (10 courses)

The program provides a critical foundation for all areas of policy, research and curriculum including critical literacies, early childhood education, First Nations education, inclusion, health education, cultural studies, gender studies, media studies and popular culture studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cultural Diversity
  • Research as Critical Praxis
  • Cultural Diversity in Schools
  • Quantitative Research Design in Education
  • History & Philosophy of Educational Ideas
  • Supervision of Instruction I: Enhancing Learning Culture

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The MEd in Critical Studies program has an open deadline date (must submit applications three months prior to intended start date).


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • a Bachelor of Education degree or its equivalent
  • a grade point average of at least 3.0 (B, or its equivalent)
  • A completed online application
  • Letter of interest
  • Up-to-date resumé
  • Three reference letters (academic references are preferred, particularly if other degrees were recent)
  • Official transcripts (copied or opened transcripts are not official)

Work experience

  • at least one year of teaching or related professional experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1435 CAD/module
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    Based on the tuition of 1435 CAD per module during 60 months.
  • National

    874 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 874 CAD per module during 60 months.

Living costs for Fredericton

1100 - 2100 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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