Sept. 20, 2019Print | PDF
A new option for professional learning in education is coming to Halton Region this winter.
Wilfrid Laurier University’s Faculty of Education will offer its Master of Education program at the Milton Education Village Innovation Centre beginning in January 2020. The part-time program features a blended approach with both evening classes and online components to accommodate those working full-time across K-12 schools, postsecondary, government, corporate and community sectors. Courses are offered each academic term, allowing students to complete the program in as little as two years.
Prospective students are invited to attend an information session on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the MEV Innovation Centre at 555 Industrial Dr., Milton. Pre-registration is encouraged.
“We are excited to welcome a Milton campus cohort of graduate students into Laurier’s Faculty of Education and build a learning community among educators and professionals in this part of the province,” says Maria Cantalini-Williams, dean of Education.
Five of the program’s eight required courses are core offerings and cover topics such as theory and practice, research in education and learning theories. Students must also complete three elective courses. Education-related electives include courses in mental health foundations, educational leadership and technology. Students can also pursue electives from Laurier’s graduate programs at other campuses. All core courses in the program and education-related electives will be offered at the MEV Innovation Centre.
Similar to the students at Laurier’s Waterloo campus, the Faculty of Education’s graduate student cohort in Milton can expect an exceptional learning experience. The program features small class sizes led by award-winning faculty and leaders in their field who facilitate meaningful dialogue, curriculum connections and student engagement.
“We work really hard to build a strong community of professional learners because we know that our students benefit from a tight-knit, cohesive learning environment,” says Carolyn Fitzgerald, assistant professor and graduate coordinator in the Faculty of Education. “We are excited to extend this experience to our Milton cohort.”
Applicants require an undergraduate degree with a minimum B standing in their final two years of study in addition to either a Bachelor of Education or two years of work experience. Four-year degrees are preferred but three-year degrees will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Additional details are available from the application checklist. Applications are due by Dec. 1, 2019. For more information, please contact Ursula Wolfe, graduate program assistant in the Faculty of Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519.884.0710 x4966.
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