Education (MA)

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Length of program

Full-time: 24 months Part-time: 48 months

Mode of delivery

On Campus

Program components

Coursework + Thesis




Summer, Fall and Spring

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Program description

The MA (Education) is a research-based program intended for individuals wishing to focus on a specific research question. Typically, this would involve theoretical, versus classroom-based, research in the area of education. Students will complete a minimum of three courses, and should be committed to devoting independent effort in the completion of the Thesis, which forms the central requirement of the program. Course descriptions of courses offered at the University of Lethbridge are available in the course catalogue. You can also view the dynamic schedule on the Registrar's Office website to see what courses are being offered and when.

At the master's level, a Thesis involves close collaboration between supervisor and student. Consequently, it is necessary for a candidate to establish contact with potential supervisors prior to application for admission. Given the research-intensive nature of the MA (Education), this program would be appropriate preparation for a PhD in Education. Individuals seeking a course-based program completed within a cohort are advised to refer to the Master of Education offerings.

Note: The MA (Education) program does not lead to a recommendation from the University for Teacher Certification. Individuals seeking Teacher Certification in the province of Alberta should refer to the Bachelor of Education program.

In case of discrepancies between this page and the Graduate Studies Calendar and Course Catalogue, the Graduate Studies Calendar and Course Catalogue shall prevail.

Finding a supervisor

​Students are required to secure a potential supervisor prior to submitting an application for this program.​ For further information please visit our Search Supervisors page.

Completing my MA Education was an incredible graduate experience. I was able to bridge multiple faculties; Fine Arts, Education, and Arts and Science. I loved having the freedom and creativity to choose my courses to best suit my learning and research needs.

With the program I created and completed I was able to bring two worlds of study together, using education with a focus on inclusion, and the arts with a focus on dance, my masters journey allowed me to truly further my passions.

Corey Makoloski
MA '17

My experience in the University of Lethbridge MA in Education has been a fantastic addition to my personal and professional life. Working with a committed advisor, a program was created that offered me the theoretical understanding behind current pedagogical practices in education while balancing expertise offered within the history department thereby deepening the considerations and implications of my studies. The cooperation of the various faculties within the University have allowed me to think broadly and refine my own work for a variety of audiences. As a result of the structure of the program I have been able to develop a theoretical grasp within my discipline, while developing the capacity for academic research that will facilitate my growth as a professional I’m indebted to the creativity of my committee, the expertise of my instructors, and the guidance and encouragement of my supervisor in facilitating my contribution to a significant academic conversation.

Aaron Stout
BA/BEd '06