MASTER OF EDUCATION

MASTER OF EDUCATION

Note: Unless otherwise indicated, the prerequisite for each of the following courses is eligibility for admission to the M.Ed. program.


M.Ed. CORE COURSES:

EDUCATION 5200
Curriculum Studies and Classroom Practice (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

An examination of the relationship between curriculum studies and practices in a variety of educational settings. Credit can be obtained from only one course within the series.

EDUCATION 5300
The Foundations of Modern Educational Theory and Practice (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

An interdisciplinary analysis of the evolution of modern educational theory and practice as it relates to a variety of educational settings. Credit can be obtained from only one course within the series.

EDUCATION 5400
The Nature of Educational Research (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-2

An introduction to the paradigms of educational inquiry, the framing of research questions and research processes and methods as it relates to a variety of educational settings. Credit can be obtained from only one course within the series.

EDUCATION 5500
Understanding Professional Practice and Professional Development (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

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. Credit can be obtained from only one course within the series.


M.Ed. ELECTIVES:

EDUCATION 5210
Graduate Seminar in Curriculum Studies (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

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.

EDUCATION 5310
Graduate Seminar in Foundational Studies (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

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.

EDUCATION 5410
Graduate Seminar in Educational Research (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

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.

EDUCATION 5510
Graduate Seminar in the Practice of Teaching (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

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.

EDUCATION 5550
Practicum in Education

Credit hours: 3.0
Other hours: 10-0-100

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.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

EDUCATION 5560
Internship in Education

Credit hours: 3.0
Other hours: 10-0-100

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.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

EDUCATION 5610
Graduate Seminar in Educational Leadership and Administration (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

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.

EDUCATION 5620
Graduate Seminar in Counselling Psychology (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

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.

EDUCATION 5701
Gender and Educational Practice

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Gender issues as they relate to the philosophy, structure and conduct of educational systems.

EDUCATION 5703
Pedagogy and Global Culture

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

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.

EDUCATION 5704
Counselling Psychology: Skills

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

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.

EDUCATION 5705
Counselling Psychology: Theory

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Theoretical foundations in the various schools of psychotherapy. Psychoanalytic, humanistic, behavioural, cognitive, constructivist and systems therapies are covered.

EDUCATION 5706
Counselling Psychology: Interventions

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

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.

Corequisites: Education 5704 and 5705.

EDUCATION 5707
Counselling Psychology: Assessment

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

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.

Corequisites: Education 5704 and 5705.

EDUCATION 5708
Counselling Psychology: Career Counselling

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

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.

EDUCATION 5709
Counselling Psychology: Practicum I

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-125

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.

Corequisites: Education 5704, 5705, 5706 and 5707.

EDUCATION 5711
Counselling Psychology: Practicum II

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-125

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.

EDUCATION 5760
Information Technology: Educational Issues

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

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.

EDUCATION 5850
Special Topics

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Additional graduate Education electives are offered as determined by student program needs and available University resources.

EDUCATION 5960
Professional Development

Credit hours: 1.5
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 20-0-0

This series offers one-half semester credit courses (20 hours of instruction) designed to meet the specific needs of graduate students.

EDUCATION 5990
Independent Study

Credit hours: 3.0

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.

EDUCATION 5999
Master of Education Placeholder

This is a placeholder registration for students admitted to the M.Ed. program, who are not registered in a course in a particular semester.
EDUCATION 6000-6001
Project

Credit hours: 3.0 each

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.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

EDUCATION 6005
Comprehensive Examination

Credit hours: 3.0

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.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

EDUCATION 6011-6014
Thesis

Credit hours: 3.0 each

Grading: Pass/Fail.