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Secondary Education [Graduate]

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Department of Secondary Education
551 Education South
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G5
E-mail: edsegrad@ualberta.ca

General Information

The Department of Secondary Education offers programs leading to the Master of Education, Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Education degrees. Graduate instruction in these programs is designed to develop competencies as master teachers, educators in the specific disciplines, curriculum and instruction specialists, and curriculum and instruction scholars.

Graduate programs in the Department normally include advanced studies in the following areas: subject matter specialization, curriculum theory, pedagogical theory, teaching, teacher education, technology integration (interdepartmental MEd), cultural studies, and enquiry into curriculum perspectives and educational practices. Programs of an interdisciplinary nature are possible. Programs for each student are designed in consultation with an advisor.

Before applying for admission, it is strongly recommended that applicants ascertain whether the intended area of study is congruent with those of the department. It is also recommended that prospective students contact professors in their area of interest to determine availability and interest. This information may be found at the Department of Secondary Education's web page (www.secondaryed.ualberta.ca).

Applications for admission are conducted on line through the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research web page (www.gradstudies.ualberta.ca)

Entrance Requirements

The Department's minimum admission requirement for the master's program is an undergraduate degree with an average of 3.0 in the last two years of undergraduate work (or graduate work) at the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution, a teaching certificate, representing at least two years of teaching experience, and a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 88 (Internet-based) where applicable (see English Language Requirement ). Admission requirements for the doctoral programs are an approved master's degree with an average of at least 3.0 or equivalent and a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 88 (Internet-based) where applicable (see English Language Requirement ).

Financial Assistance

A number of graduate assistantships are available to qualified candidates for the MEd, EdD or PhD in Secondary Education for services rendered in the Department's research and teaching programs. These assistantships do not provide full support.

Graduate Program Requirements

Courses for Graduate Credit

Graduate courses can be found in Course Listings , under the subject heading Secondary Education (EDSE, EDES, and EDCT).

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