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Education (MEd)


Excellence in Teaching, Leadership and Student Services

Develop your career through advanced graduate level studies at Laurier’s Faculty of Education. We offer two Master of Education (MEd) degree programs:

  1. MEd (Interdisciplinary Focus)
  2. MEd (Student Affairs Focus)

The Master of Education degree (interdisciplinary focus and student affairs focus) is designed to be completed part-time over two years and is a course-based degree.

Master of Education (Interdisciplinary)

Our interdisciplinary master’s program provides professional learning across many employment sectors in areas such as collaborative learning and instruction, innovative education through emerging technologies, and high-impact practices for teaching, learning and leadership. The Master of Education is attractive to educational leaders and professionals in a wide range of corporate and not-for-profit industries, health and community service organizations, and post-secondary institutions, as well as public and private school systems.

Master of Education (Student Affairs)

The Master of Education, Student Affairs Field allows candidates to focus their master’s level studies in student affairs and services and will provide candidates with the requisite skills and knowledge to assume diverse roles within student affairs and services at higher education institutions.

The student affairs field explores a cross section of student affairs services (e.g. academic support and services; academic advising; student life; residence education; wellness and recreation; and work, leadership, and volunteering) that impact the quality of students’ postsecondary experiences. The student affairs field is appropriate for current student affairs professionals or those seeking a career in student affairs and services in postsecondary institutions.

What makes Laurier’s Master of Education exemplary?

  • Interdisciplinary approach supports integrated learning.
  • Cohort model builds a professional community across different employment fields.
  • Dynamic faculty foster innovative research and ongoing learning opportunities.
  • Situated in Canada’s technology triangle, providing dynamic learning possibilities.

"Through both course content and professor leadership, connections were immediately made between my ‘real-life’ job and research opportunities in education for people with developmental disabilities. I really had not expected to marry my school and work life with such intricacy."

– Karen Klee, BSc, RN; Professor, Faculty of Human Services, Fanshawe College; Laurier MEd student 2016.

Customize Your Learning

This program is highly individualized and customizable. You will have the opportunity to take courses of interest offered in other departments and faculties at Laurier. Learning is also flexible with a unique blended format of course delivery that includes face-to-face and online components. You get the best of both worlds: this approach was developed with your work schedule in mind and balances the benefits of being in a class with your colleagues and instructors with the freedom and flexibility of online components.

What Will You Learn?

At the conclusion of the program, graduates will be able to do the following:

  • Articulate an advanced and integrated conceptual understanding of the relationship between theory, practice and reflection in education.
  • Engage in the analysis and dissemination of education-related research.
  • Apply an advanced understanding of learning and cognition theories such that diverse learning outcomes and educational needs for all students are addressed.
  • Make connections among social, personal, and community responsibilities and intellectual life in ways that advance knowledge in the area of education.

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Contact Us:

Kristiina Montero, Graduate Coordinator

T: 519.884.0710 x3571

Ursula Wolfe, Graduate Program Assistant

T: 519.884.0710 x4966

Info for Current Students

Faculty of Education

Core Courses

  • Interpreting Research in Education
  • Learning Theories
  • Research and Praxis: Investigating through Critical Analysis the Relationship between Theory and Practice  
  • Qualitative or Quantitative Research Methods
  • Capstone Portfolio

Faculty and Research Focus


  • A minimum "B" standing in your final two years of study.
  • Two years professional experience or a completed Bachelor of Education degree with a minimum B standing.
  • Applicants with three-year degrees will be considered on a case-by-case basis via alternate admission procedures.
  • Applications are reviewed by the graduate program committee, which considers all prior university grades, a statement of research interests, a writing sample, and letters of reference.
  • Successful experience as an educator in a professional setting may be considered in the selection process.


Examples of jobs held by our graduates include:

  • nurse education practitioners
  • adult educators
  • university and college faculty
  • corporate trainers
  • social service workers
  • principals
  • vice-principals
  • teachers
  • university residence and athletic directors

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