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    Faculty

    • Faculty of Education
    • Faculty of Graduate Studies


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    Degree

    • Master of Education

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    Expected duration

    • 2+ years

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    Program options

    • Thesis-based and course-based route

Program details

The MEd in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning program offers specializations in Language and Literacy; Second Language Education; and Studies in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning. You can choose to take a thesis-based or course-based route.

Thesis-Based Route

Expected duration: 2+ years

Tuition and fees: One year tuition, then continuing fees in subsequent years (refer to Graduate tuition and fees)

The MEd in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning program (thesis-based) consists of 18 credit hours of coursework and a thesis requirement.

Courses prepare the student to design and implement a research project that leads to the thesis. For the thesis, students will select a research question, gather and interpret data, and present the investigation and its results as a written document with the program advisor’s support. An oral defense of the thesis concludes the program.

For full program descriptions, please visit the Education website.

Course-Based Route

Expected duration: 2+ years

Tuition and fees: One year tuition, then continuing fees in subsequent years (refer to Graduate tuition and fees)

The MEd in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning program (course-based) consists of 30 credit hours of coursework and a comprehensive examination.

With the help of a program advisor, students in each specialization will complete a program of studies including core, concentration, research, and elective courses. Upon the completion of coursework, students will work with their advisor to design and complete a comprehensive project.

For full program descriptions, please visit the Education website.

Sample subject concentrations

  • Teacher Professional Learning and Development
  • First Nations/Metis/Inuit Education
  • Contemplative Studies in Education
  • Arts Education (Art, Drama and Music)
  • Educational Technology*
  • Language and Literacy Curriculum
  • Mathematics Education
  • Physical Education/Health*
  • Science Education
  • Second Language Education
  • Social Studies Education

*Currently not accepting applications.

Sample course offerings

  • EDUB 7550: Historical and Contemporary Approaches to Curriculum (3 credit hours)
  • EDUB 7420: Study of Teaching (3 credit hours)
  • EDUB 7560: Theory and Practice of Curriculum Design and Development (3 credit hours)
  • EDUA 5800: Introduction to Educational Research (3 credit hours)
  • EDUB 7030: The Arts in Education (3 credit hours)
  • EDUB 7060: Seminar and Practicum in Clinical Diagnosis and Remediation (6 credit hours)
  • EDUB 7460: Information Technology and Education (3 credit hours)
  • EDUB 7500 Seminar in Science Education (3 credit hours)
  • EDUB 7070: Classical Research in Reading (3 credit hours)
  • EDUB 7270: Culture, Citizenship and Curriculum (3 credit hours)

For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.

Admission requirements

To qualify for the MEd in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning program, you must have a minimum of:

  • A four-year bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from a university recognized by the Faculty of Graduate Studies
    • with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in your last sixty credit hours of university study
  • Two or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Suitable academic and/or professional background for the program area and concentration.
  • For the Language and Literacy and Studies in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning specializations a Bachelor of Education degree is required.

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

In addition to the admission requirements described here, all applicants must meet the minimum admission and English language proficiency requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

How to apply

Applications for the MEd in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning program are accepted for Fall, Winter and Summer entry. Applications must be completed online and include several parts:

  • $100 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts
  • Current CV
  • Two letters of recommendation (must be requested from within the application)
  • Statement of intent
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if required

Statement of intent requirements

The statement of intent is an important component of your application, and we ask that you pay attention to both form and content.

The statement of intent is an opportunity to demonstrate to prospective advisors your experience and interest in the identified specialization and to give the Admissions Committee a better idea of who you are.

Your statement of intent (about two pages) should describe, in detail, your specific research interest(s), why you have chosen this field of study for your Master of Education program (and in the case of Studies in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, applicants need to identify their concentration area), and whether you plan to take a thesis or course-based route.

Application deadlines

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

International Applicants - All Specializations

Term Application deadlines Apply
Fall 2022 January 8, 2022 Apply for Fall 2022 Second
Language Education Specialization

All other specializations not open yet

Language and Literacy Specialization

Canadian and US applicants
Term Application deadlines Apply
Summer 2022 January 8, 2022 Not open yet
Fall 2022 January 8, 2022 Not open yet

Studies in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

Canadian and US applicants
Term
Application deadlines Apply
Summer 2022 January 8, 2022 Not open yet
Fall 2022 May 1, 2022 Not open yet

Second Language Education Specialization

Canadian and US applicants
Term Application deadlines Apply
Summer 2022 January 8, 2022 Not open yet
Fall 2022 May 1, 2022 Not open yet

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Contact us

Admission and application inquiries

Faculty of Graduate Studies
Room 500 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

graduate.admissions@umanitoba.ca
Phone: 204-474-9377
Fax: 204-474-7553

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Program inquiries

Faculty of Education
203 Education Building,
71 Curry Place
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

education@umanitoba.ca
Phone: 204-474-9004
1-800-432-1960 ext 9004
Fax: 204-474-7551