Studies in Curriculum, Teaching & Learning Specialization

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Department of Curriculum, Teaching & Learning (CTL)

The Master of Education in Studies in Curriculum Teaching and Learning program gives teachers the opportunity to study, interpret, and express ideas about education in a community of graduate students. We strive to offer a program that is challenging, enlightening, and rich in scope and content. Advanced study in Studies in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning demands knowledge, intelligence, problem solving skills and creativity; persistence and determination; the ability to work independently and cooperatively; and a passion for thinking about and expressing educational ideas.

 

With the support of a program advisor, the teacher as graduate student will plan and complete a program of coursework and a thesis or comprehensive project that will address unique teaching goals and interests. The graduate student in Studies in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning may choose from the following subject concentrations:

  • Arts Education (Art, Drama and Music)
  • Curriculum Studies
  • Early Years Curriculum
  • Educational Technology
  • Language and Literacy Curriculum
  • Mathematics Education
  • Physical Education/Health
  • Science Education
  • Second Language Education
  • Social Studies Education
  • Technology Education

An MEd in Studies in Curriculum, Teaching & Learning can be completed by one of two routes. They include:
Thesis-Based Route
Course-Based Route

Thesis-Based Route

18 credit hours plus thesis

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, present the investigation and its results as a written document with the program advisor’s support. An oral defense of the thesis culminates the program.

Coursework & Thesis

  • Core Courses (6 credit hours)
EDUB 7550 Historical & Contemporary Approaches to Curriculum (3)

and 3 credits from:

EDUB 7420 Study of Teaching (3)
EDUB 7560 Theory & Practice of Curriculum Design & Development (3)
Research Courses (6 credit hours)
EDUA 5800 Introduction to Educational Research (3)

plus an additional 3 credit hours of research methodology at the 7000 level in Education or 3000 or above in other faculties

  • Concentration (6 credit hours)
The thesis is a focus of the concentration. Students, in consultation with an advisor, will select 6 credit hours at the 7000 level. In addition to the above courses, students in consultation with an advisor may select from any Faculty of Education 5000 or 7000 level courses.
  • Thesis
  • Course Level Restrictions
12 credit hours must be at the 7000 level; the remaining 6 credit hours may be at the 5000 level or above in the Faculty of Education and/or at the 3000 level or above in other faculties.

Course-Based Route

30 credit hours plus comprehensive

The student and program advisor select courses that lead to mastery within Studies in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning and the concentration. As the course component is completed, the student, with the program advisor’s support, prepares a document that demonstrates comprehensive mastery. The document can be a final examination or a project, which may culminate with an oral defense of the document.

Coursework and Comprehensive Option

  • Core Courses (9 credit hours)
EDUB 7420 Study of Teaching (3)
EDUB 7550 Historical & Contemporary Approaches to Curriculum (3)
EDUB 7560 Theory & Practice of Curriculum Design & Development (3)
  • Research Courses (3 credit hours)
EDUA 5800 Introduction to Educational Research (3)
  • Concentration (18 credit hours)
Students, in consultation with Advisor, will select 18 credit hours in Education with a minimum of 9 credit hours at the 7000 level. In addition to the above courses, students in consultation with Advisor may select from any Faculty of Education 5000 or 7000 level courses.
  • Comprehensive Exam
  • Course Level Restrictions

18 credit hours must be at the 7000 level; the remaining 12 credit hours may be at the 5000 level or above In the Faculty of Education and/or at the 3000 level or above in other faculties.

Admission Deadlines and Document Requirements:

First things first: Below is a complete list of documents for application to the Studies in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning specialization (CTL).

Education Graduate Program Advisors (Faculty Members)

Krystyna Baranowski
Studies in CTL
Research Interests: French second language
Contact:
(204) 474-6176
Krystyna.Baranowski@umanitoba.ca


Joanna Black
Studies in CTL
Research Interests: Visual Art Technology & its Effects; Media Technology in Arts for At-risk & High Achievers
Contact:
(204) 474-9028
Joanna.Black@umanitoba.ca


Jennifer Brant
Studies in CTL
Research Interests: Indigenous community well-being; Indigenous pedagogies and methodologies; Indigenous literatures; culturally relevant curriculum; the advancement of ethical space for Indigenous scholarship; Reconciliation through education
Contact:
(204) 474-7111
Jennifer.Brant@umanitoba.ca 


Gregory Bryan
Language & Literacy, and Studies in CTL
Research Interests: Reading Engagement; Children’s Literature; Literary Assessment
Contact:
(204) 474-6431
Gregory.Bryan@umanitoba.ca


Orest Cap
Studies in CTL
Research Interests: Vocational-technical Education/Workforce Education; International & Home Economics Education; Legislation & Standards
Contact:
(204) 474-9073
Orest.Cap@umanitoba.ca


Catherine Casey
Studies in CTL
Research Interests: Physical Education/Health Education; Teacher Education Admissions; Teacher Development; Beginning Teacher Needs
Contact:
(204) 474 - 9481
Catherine.Casey@umanitoba.ca


Frank Deer
Studies in CTL
Research Interests: Aboriginal Education and Citizenship Education
Contact:
(204) 474-9072
Frank.Deer@umanitoba.ca 


Thomas Falkenberg
Studies in CTL
Research Interests: Education for Sustainable Well-Being; Contemplative Education; Teacher Education and Teacher Development; Philosophy of Education; Mathematics Education
Contact:
(204) 480-1486
Thomas.Falkenberg@umanitoba.ca


Richard Hechter
Studies in CTL
Research Interests: Science Education with particular emphasis on how it relates to teacher education, development and preparation
Contact:
(204) 474-9013
Richard.Hechter@umanitoba.ca


Denis Hlynka
Studies in CTL
Research Interests: Technology Integration; Postmodern Instructional Technology; Curriculum Theory
Contact:
(204) 474-9062
Denis.Hlynka@umanitoba.ca 


Michelle Honeyford
Language & Literacy, and Studies in CTL
Research Interests: English Language Arts; Writing for Human Rights and Social Justice; Critical Literacy; Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Literacies; Practitioner Inquiry and Ethnography, Feminist and Poststructural Research; Multiliteracies; Multilingual Contexts.
Contact:
(204) 474-7243
Michelle.Honeyford@umanitoba.ca 


Melanie Janzen
Studies in CTL
Research Interests: Teacher Education, Teacher Identity, Curriculum Theory, Poststructural Perspectives and Methodologies, Early Years Education
Contact:
(204) 474-9043
Melanie.Janzen@umanitoba.ca


Yatta Kanu
Studies in CTL
Research Interests: Social Studies Education; Culture & Student Learning; Teacher Research & Development; International Education
Contact:
(204) 474-9025
Yatta.Kanu@umanitoba.ca


Martha Koch
Studies in CTL
Research Interests: Inquiry-based Mathematics Teaching and Learning, Classroom Assessment, Teacher Collaborative Inquiry
Contact:
(204) 474-9043
Martha.Koch@umanitoba.ca


Sandra Kouritzin
Second Language Education, and Studies in CTL
Research Interests: Immigrant & Aboriginal Language Loss; Multi-lingual Development; Economics of Bilingualism; Literacy Studies & Language Education; "Best Practices" in T.E.S.L.; Life History Narrative; Feminist & Post Structural Research Approaches; English & Other Imperialist Languages; Issues in Second Language Education; Heritage Language Retention
Contact:
(204) 474 - 9079
Sandra.Kouritzin@umanitoba.ca


Graham Lea
Studies in CTL
Research Interests: Research-based Theatre; Arts-based Research; Drama Education; Arts Education; Arts Across the Curriculum; Narrative in Mathematics Education
Contact:
(204) 474-6786
Graham.Lea@umanitoba.ca


Yi Li

Second Language Education, and Studies in CTL
Research Interests: Teaching English as an Additional Language; Teacher Education and Development; International Education; Narrative Inquiry; The Role of Hope in the Experiences of Newcomers to Canada
Contact:
(204) 474 - 8299
Yi.Li@umanitoba.ca


 

Ralph Mason
Studies in CTL
Research Interests: Curriculum Reform; Professional Growth; The Cognition of Learning; Perceptions of the Nature of Mathematics
Contact:
(204) 474-9086
Ralph.Mason@umanitoba.ca


Barbara McMillan
Studies in CTL
Research Interests: Science Education; Development of Scientific Concepts; Science Curricula in the Early Years
Contact:
(204) 474-9036
Barbara.McMillan@umanitoba.ca


Francine Morin
Studies in CTL
Research Interests: Arts Education, Teacher Professional Development, Curriculum  Development and Change
Contact:
(204) 474-9054
Francine.Morin@umanitoba.ca


Lilian Pozzer
Studies in CTL
Research Interests: Science Education - Multimodalities, Gesture Stduies, Inscriptions, Identity
Contact:
(204) 474-7845
Lilian.Pozzer@umanitoba.ca


Clea Schmidt
Second Language Education
, and Studies in CTL
Research Interests:
Cultural & Linguistic Diversity; Critical Ethnography; Intercultural Approaches to Language; E.S.L. Teacher Development; Non-native English Speakers in T.E.S.L.; Critical Teacher Education Policies and Practices

Contact:
(204) 474-9314
Clea.Schmidt@umanitoba.ca


Wayne Serebrin
Language & Literacy, and Studies in CTL
Research Interests: Early Literacy; Language Arts Curriculum; Literacy as a Social Semiotic; Language Arts Teacher Education
Contact:
(204) 474-9024
Wayne.Serebrin@umanitoba.ca


Karen E. Smith
Language & Literacy, and Studies in CTL
Research Interests: Reading Instruction; Language Arts Curriculum; Language & Literacy Across the Curriculum; Media Studies
Contact:
(204) 474-7218
Karen.Smith@umanitoba.ca