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Program Requirements

Note: University regulations apply to all students at Laurier. If there is any discrepancy between the program or progression requirements outlined on this page and those in the university's academic calendars, the academic calendars are the official sources of information. The information below is from the latest calendar, and you may be following progression requirements from an earlier calendar. Students are responsible for checking the appropriate calendar. Contact your program coordinator should you notice any discrepancies.

The Master of Education program is designed to be completed part-time over six consecutive terms (or two years) and is a course-based degree. Continuous enrolment is required for the duration of the degree. 

The MEd (Interdisciplinary) program requires the completion of eight half-courses: five required courses including a final capstone, and three elective courses.

The MEd (Student Affairs Field) program requires the completion of eight half-courses: six required courses including a final capstone, and two elective courses. 

Sample Interdisciplinary Course Timetable

Year 1 (spring/summer):

  • EU501: Investigating the Relationship between Theory and Practice (required); and
  • EU502: Interpreting Research in Education (required).

Year 1 (fall):

  • EU 505: Qualitative Research Methods (EU505 or EU504 required); and/or
  • Option to take 1 of 3 electives.

Year 1 (winter):

  • EU530: Integrating Technology, Pedagogy and Content (MEd elective); and/or
  • Option to take 1 or 2 of 3 electives.

Year 2 (spring/summer):

  • EU503: Learning Theories (required); and/or
  • Option to take 1 of 3 electives.

Year 2 (fall):

  • EU504: Quantitative Research Methods (EU504 or EU505 required); and/or
  • Option to take 1 of 3 electives.

Year 2 (winter):

  • EU598: Capstone Seminar (required).

Notes

  • Students may elect to take both EU504 and EU505 and have one course count as an elective.
  • Part-time students can take a maximum of two courses per term.

Sample Student Affairs Course Timetable

Year 1 (spring/summer):

  • EU501: Investigating the Relationship between Theory and Practice (required); and
  • EU502: Interpreting Research in Education (required)

Year 1 (fall):

  • EU 540: Contemporary Issues in Student Affairs in Higher Education (required); and
  • Option to take 1 of 2 electives

Year 1 (winter):

  • EU541: Developing Leadership in Student Affairs (required); and
  • Option to take 1 of 2 electives

Year 2 (spring/summer):

  • EU503: Learning Theories (required); and
  • Option to take 1 of 2 electives

Year 2 (fall):

  • Option to take 1 or 2 of 2 electives

Year 2 (winter):

  • EU598: Capstone Seminar (required)

Notes

Part-time students can take a maximum of two courses per term.