Our program in Educational Foundations at Mount Saint Vincent University is designed for those working in traditional education systems (schools, school boards, government ministries of education, teachers’ unions), as well as for those in any other occupation requiring knowledge of the history and philosophy of education.
Options available: Master of Education and of Arts.
This degree is the most widely applicable of all the graduate degrees; if you want work in policy studies, public administration, in leadership positions in for-profit or not-for-profit organizations, a Master’s degree in Foundations of Education can help you achieve your goals.
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Here are three suggested areas of study in Foundations, each built around core course offerings:
- Philosophy, History & Sociology of Education: study all the foundations or specialize in one; learn how to use a method of inquiry for individual or collective practice.
- Value, Bias & Social Justice: examine key themes, their socio-historical influence and value for decision-making in policy and practice.
- Arts, Media & Culture: study the arts as historical, sociological, and philosophical projects in teaching, learning and research.
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- 12 months
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The term used for the Mount’s credit system. 0.5 unit is the equivalent to three semester hours of credit and 1.0 unit is equivalent to six semester hours of credit.
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- Students admitted to the Master of Education or Master of Arts in Education programs will possess a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent and minimum average of B (GPA 3.0).
- Both MEd and MA candidates are required to write a short essay in which they outline their reasons for wanting to undertake graduate study in Educational Foundations.
- Academic referees should evaluate a student’s skill in writing, research and critical analysis. MA candidates should demonstrate advanced research and writing competencies. Candidates may be asked to submit samples of academic writing to verify adequate preparation for MA work.
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International13304 CAD/moduleTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13304 CAD per module during 12 months.
National6326 CAD/moduleTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6326 CAD per module during 12 months.
- Nat: (6 courses) $6,326
- Int: (6 courses) $13,304
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.