Curriculum & Instruction Non-Cohort


The Curriculum and Instruction Stream is designed to support the professional and academic learning of practicing educators who are seeking advanced study in relation to all aspects of educational curriculum. The program aims to provide students with opportunities to explore the complexity of three main areas of curriculum: the planned curriculum, the enacted curriculum and the impact of this enacted curriculum upon learners (the curriculum as lived). The required core courses in the curriculum and instruction stream, curriculum theory, program development and principles of learning are designed to explore both the theoretical and practical elements of the planned, enacted and lived curriculum. In addition to the core courses, students may choose to specialize further in subject fields of the public school curriculum such as English or French language and literacy, Mathematics, diverse cultures, physical education or science and inclusive practices by taking an additional set of electives in these areas.

First Summer:
534    Introduction to the Foundations of Education    3 Credits
505    Introduction to Educational Research     3 Credits

Curriculum and Instruction Core classes to be taken prior to final research course:
527    Principles of Learning    3 credits
532    Curriculum Theory    3 credits
536    Program Development    3 credits

Final Research Course:
507    Qualitative Research Methods in Education    3 Credits
508    Critical Research Literacy in Education    3 Credits

Electives: see course-based, project-based or thesis routes below.



Master of Education degrees in Educational Leadership and Administration, and Curriculum and Instruction are available through the following routes:

Course Based Route        
    Core Courses      18 credits
    Electives    18 credits
Project Based Route        
    Core Courses    18 credits
    Electives    12 credits
    590: Project     6 credits
Thesis Route        
    Core Courses    18 credits
    Electives    6 credits
    599: Thesis    12 credits

Project and Thesis students have the opportunity to enroll in EDUC 593 (Directed Study) as one of their electives.

Electives are to be selected from the graduate courses offered in Education. No substitution or transfer of credit will normally be allowed for core courses. Graduate courses which may be taken for credit towards a Master of Education degree are listed in the Academic Calendar. Note: Not all courses are offered each year.