Note: Unless otherwise indicated, the prerequisite for each of the following courses is eligibility for admission to the M.Ed. program.
Curriculum Studies and Classroom Practice
An examination of the relationship between curriculum studies and classroom practice.
An interdisciplinary analysis of the evolution of modern educational theory and practice.
An introduction to the paradigms of educational inquiry, the framing of research questions and research processes and methods.
An introduction to a broad variety of methods in which knowledge and understanding of professional practice and professional development can be enhanced and applied through field studies for professionals in education and education-related contexts in community settings.
Graduate Seminar in Curriculum Studies (Series)
In-depth study of specific topics in and approaches to curriculum, dependent on student interests and Faculty resources. Examples might include: Teachers' Life Histories and Curriculum Development; Critical Pedagogy and Curriculum; Evaluation of Curriculum; Language in Education.
In-depth study of specific topics in and approaches to educational foundations, dependent on student interests and Faculty resources. Examples might include: The Historical Context of Educational Thought; Educational Psychology and Instructional Decision-Making; Ideas of the Great Educators.
In-depth study of specific topics in and approaches to research design and methodology, dependent on student interest and Faculty resources. Examples might include: Quantitative Methods in Educational Research; Interpretive Inquiry; Action Research.
In-depth study of specific topics in and approaches to teaching practice, dependent on student needs and Faculty resources. Examples might include: Instructional Supervision; Professional Development of Teachers; Leadership in Educational Practice.
This experience allows graduate students to explore independent scholarly activity in the context of teaching in their own or another's classroom. The student works with a Faculty member to develop a proposal and the details of the study. Students should consult the Director of Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Education for more information.
This experience allows graduate students to examine and/or implement some practical aspect of his or her study in a field placement. The student works with a Faculty member to develop a proposal and the details of the study. Students should consult the Director of Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Education for more information.
In-depth study of specific topics in and approaches to educational administration and leadership, dependent on student interests and Faculty resources. Examples might include: Supervision, Evaluation and Accountability; Leadership in Educational Organizations; Understanding Educational Change; Educational Governance, Structure and Finance.
In-depth study of specific topics in and approaches to counselling psychology for educational and community settings, dependent on student interest and faculty resources. Examples might include: Gender and Culture Issues in Counselling; Counselling in Special Settings; Consultation Techniques.
Gender issues as they relate to the philosophy, structure and conduct of educational systems.
Themes and issues surrounding the concept of global culture and implications for the meaning and conduct of pedagogy. Topics include: Postmodernism; the Cultural Implications of the New Biology; Native Sensibility and the Face of the Other.
Understanding and acquisition of communication skills in interpersonal and counselling contexts. Emphasis is placed on the identification and development of specific communication skills that are essential for working in helping contexts in particular, and for the development of working alliances in general.
Note: Credit is not allowed for Education 5704 and Education 5850 (Educational Psychology: Counselling Skills).
Theoretical foundations in the various schools of psychotherapy. Psychoanalytic, humanistic, behavioural, cognitive, constructivist and systems therapies are covered.
Note: Credit is not allowed for Education 5705 and Education 5850 (Theories of Counselling).
Theoretical and practical framework for the planning and implementation of client change interventions in counselling. Students work in a variety of simulated contexts to gain practice using a range of frequently used counselling interventions that have demonstrated clinical efficacy.
Through theoretical analysis and applied skill development in laboratory settings, students will develop proficiency in the administration of assessment procedures and in the interpretation of assessment results. Standardized and non-standardized assessment techniques are covered.
Major career theories, and core career counselling processes of meaningful client engagement, exploration of potential, decision strategies, preparation and implementation strategies. Occupational information sources, computer-based career programs and services, and career guidance programs are evaluated from the context of theory and core career counselling processes.
Corequisite: Education 5704.
Professional development and supervised practice for graduate students in counselling psychology. The class seminars provide opportunity for group supervision of student work with clients, and for in-depth exploration of issues encountered in the practicum settings. The practicum settings provide opportunity for supervised practice in counselling techniques with clients.
Advanced professional development and supervised practice for graduate students in counselling psychology. Students will develop and/or practice their counselling skills within a specialized setting, or with a specialized counselling focus.
Corequisite: Education 5709.
An introduction to the issues raised by the increasing use of the Internet within society, with particular emphasis on education. Topics may include learning styles, curriculum reform, teacher roles, acceptable use policies, freedom of speech, privacy, gender bias, economic factors (access for the poor), cultural bias (e.g. English, Native Cultures), virtual reality and addiction.
Prerequisite: Eligibility for admission to the M.Ed. Program.
Additional graduate Education electives are offered as determined by student program needs and available University resources.
This series offers one-half semester credit courses (20 hours of instruction) designed to meet the specific needs of graduate students.
The graduate student undertakes to study independently a topic not covered under regular electives or special topics courses. The student works under the supervision of a Faculty member to develop a proposal and the details of the study. Students should consult the Director of Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Education for more information.
Students engage in systematic inquiry of a topic relevant to their educational practice. This inquiry is grounded in theory and research but typically focuses on practice. Methods of inquiry may be both qualitative or quantitative. The final project must be submitted to the student's Supervisory Committee for evaluation. The completed project will be deposited in the University of Lethbridge Library, and an abstract available on-line.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of the four core courses and six approved electives.
The comprehensive examination evaluates a candidate's knowledge of educational theory and practice, and their interrelationship, in his/her area of study. The student must successfully complete a written and oral examination conducted by the student's Supervisory Committee.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of the four core courses and seven approved electives.