Master of Education (EDUC)

Master of Education
(Core Courses) (EDUC)
Faculty of Education


Note: Unless otherwise indicated, the prerequisite for each of the following courses is eligibility for admission to the M.Ed. program.
Students in the CAAP program may take these courses only with the consent of the Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies and Research in the Faculty of Education.

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.

Master of Education (Electives) (EDUC)
Faculty of Education


Note: Unless otherwise indicated, the prerequisite for each of the following courses is eligibility for admission to the M.Ed. program.
Students in the CAAP program may take these courses only with the consent of the Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies and Research in the Faculty of Education.

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; and Critical Thinking: Issues and Approaches.
Equivalent: Education 5850 (Critical Thinking) is equivalent only to the "Critical Thinking: Issues and Approaches" offering in the Education 5210 Series;
Education 5850 (Issues in Student Evaluation) (prior to 2008/2009) is equivalent only to the "Issues in Student Evaluation" offering in the Education 5210 Series

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.
Equivalent: CAAP 6617 (CAAP 617) is equivalent to Education 5410 (Methods of Inquiry);
Any CAAP course with the same title as the offering in the Education 5410 Series

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.
Equivalent: Education 5850 (Reducing Workplace Stress) is equivalent only to the "Professional Health and Well-Being" offering in the Education 5510 Series

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 Assistant Dean, Graduate Studies and Research 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 Assistant Dean, Graduate Studies and Research 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.
Equivalent: CAAP 6603 (CAAP 603) is equivalent to Education 5620 (Ethics and Professional Practice);
CAAP 6607 (CAAP 607) is equivalent to Education 5620 (Gender and Culture);
CAAP 6625 (CAAP 625) is equivalent to Education 5620 (Systemic Community Change: A Comprehensive Approach to Human Service Delivery);
CAAP 6631 (CAAP 631) is equivalent to Education 5620 (Learning Processes);
CAAP 6633 (CAAP 633) is equivalent to Education 5620 (Human Development);
Any CAAP course with the same title as the offering in the Education 5620 Series

Education 5630

Educational Leadership and the Change Process
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An interpretation of the change process, leadership models, administration theory, and the role of vision in leadership.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.Ed. (Educational Leadership) program

Education 5631

School Culture and the Instructional Program
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An examination of the leader's role in facilitating a positive school culture and in positioning teaching and learning as the focal point of schools.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.Ed. (Educational Leadership) program

Education 5632

Managing the Organization
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
The nature of leadership practice in an organizational context-the leader as manager. Understanding school system management processes, and developing human resources. Assessing the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural contexts.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.Ed. (Educational Leadership) program

Education 5633

Governance, Collaboration and Community Engagement
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Examination of relationships, partnerships, governance, and moral decision-making in an ethical culture.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.Ed. (Educational Leadership) program

Education 5634

Collaborative Problem Solving
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1.5-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-40
The resolution of school-system problems in a collaborative environment. Students will develop strategies, establish methods of inquiry, gather and interpret data, draw conclusions and report to stakeholders.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.Ed. (Educational Leadership) program

Education 5635

Educational Leadership Internship I
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1.5-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-120
This course will allow students to synthesize and apply their knowledge, to practice and to develop the skills addressed in the leadership core and concentration courses. The field placement will provide a real leadership setting-planned and guided co-operatively by the Faculty of Education and the school district.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.Ed. (Educational Leadership) program
Grading: Pass/Fail

Education 5636

Advanced Seminar in Educational Leadership
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Opportunity for learners to present, critique and synthesize the practicum experience, and to demonstrate the skills developed in core and specialization courses.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.Ed. (Educational Leadership) program

Education 5637

Educational Leadership Internship II
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1.5-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-120
An in-depth professional development and supervised practice for graduate students in the M.Ed. (Educational Leadership) program. The internship has three components: (1) observing leadership in action in a school and/or school district setting, (2) practicing school leadership strategies, and (3) researching a school problem/issue.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.Ed. (Educational Leadership) program
Corequisite(s): Education 5635
Equivalent: Education 5850 (Educational Leadership Internship II) (prior to 2007/2008)
Grading: Pass/Fail

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.
Equivalent: CAAP 6605 (CAAP 605)

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.
Equivalent: CAAP 6601 (CAAP 601)

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.
Equivalent: CAAP 6615 (CAAP 615)

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.
Equivalent: CAAP 6613 (CAAP 613)

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(s): Education 5704
Equivalent: CAAP 6621 (CAAP 621)

Education 5709

Counselling Psychology: Practicum I
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-150
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.
Equivalent: CAAP 6611 (CAAP 611)

Education 5711

Counselling Psychology: Practicum II
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-150
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(s): Education 5709
Equivalent: CAAP 6619 (CAAP 619)

Education 5762

Problem Solving with Communication Technologies
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Teaching of problem-solving techniques and strategies with emphasis on communication technology-based approaches.
Substantially Similar: Education 4762

Education 5763

Communication Technologies in the Curriculum
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Strategies for effective use of communication technologies in the classroom. Identification and development of educational resources and activities for integrating communication technologies in the curriculum.
Substantially Similar: Education 4760

Education 5764

The Internet and Education
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An introduction to the services available on the Internet that are of particular interest to teachers and others interested in issues affecting education today. Topics will include email, newsgroups, mailing lists, FTP, and most importantly, the World Wide Web, and students will be engaged in critical discussion of the implications of such developments.
Substantially Similar: Education 4764;
Education 4769 (The Internet and Education) (prior to 2002/2003)

Education 5765

New Media and Learning
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
A study of the educational value of New Media. Students will develop knowledge and skills to effectively integrate and discuss the role of New Media in learning. Topics include New Media applications, the value of New Media for learning, the development of curriculum-based projects, and principles of design and layout.
Substantially Similar: Education 4765;
Education 4769 (Multimedia Applications in Education) (prior to 2002/2003)

Education 5766

Web-Based Learning
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
The design and development of websites for the enhancement of personal learning. Students will create a number of websites that correspond to various topics of personal interest, and which incorporate a variety of psychological learning principles such as semantic mapping, notebook creation and journal writing.
Substantially Similar: Education 4766;
Education 4769 (Web-Based Learning) (prior to 2002/2003)

Education 5767

Web-Based Teaching
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
The design and development of websites for instructional purposes. Students critically review web-based instructional sites, and create a website that corresponds to an instructional unit and which incorporates a variety of instructional design principles.
Substantially Similar: Education 4767;
Education 4769 (Web-Based Teaching) (prior to 2002/2003)

Education 5769

Educational Issues in Communication Technologies (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Educational issues in communication technologies dependent on student interest, needs, and availability of faculty resources.
Equivalent: Education 5760 (prior to 2009/2010)
Substantially Similar: Education 4769

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 Assistant Dean, Graduate Studies and Research 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 online.
Prerequisite(s): 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.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the four core courses and seven approved electives in the M.Ed. program
Grading: Pass/Fail

Education 6006

M.Ed. Capstone
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
The capstone is conducted in a supportive seminar environment that draws on the participant's experience in the graduate program in order to synthesize the student's learning in the creation of a significant contribution to scholarship and/or professional practice.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the four core courses and seven approved electives in the M.Ed. program
Grading: Pass/Fail

Education 6011-6014

Thesis
Credit hours: 3.0 each
Grading: Pass/Fail