This degree requires a minimum of 30 credits including 24 credits at the 500-level or above. These 30 credits are to be divided as follows:
- Master’s thesis – 9 credits
- Research core – 6 credits
- Specialty area (chosen in consultation with advisor) – 12-15 credits
This degree may be completed by part-time study, but candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for full-time study.
Time limit: Up to 5 years.
Please read the full information in our M.A. handbook.
The MEd degree consists of 30 credits, 3 of which may be a graduating paper (e.g. to fulfill the “Capstone Experience” for Teacher Qualification Service (for BC teachers)) but not required.
Students must take 10 courses fulfilling the following guidelines:
- 24 credits must be at the 500-level
- EDUC 500
- 12 credits must be in the specialization area in LLED; 9 credits may be any 500-level course in LLED or any other department
- 6 credits may be at the 300/400 level
Students may choose to take all 30 credits at the 500-level. Course selection should be done in consultation with students’ graduate supervisor. This degree may be completed by part-time study.
Time limit: 1 ½ years to 5 years
Flexibility in course selection
- no fixed course requirements other than 3 credits required by the Faculty of Education (EDUC 500; recommend CUST 562)
- includes 18-24 credits of LLED electives
- may include 6 credits of 300- and 400- level courses
- may include 6 credits of electives outside LLED
Interest Areas in LLED
- oral language
- children’s literature
- literacy (reading & writing) literacy intervention
- ESL/EFL literacy
- modern languages education
- resource-based teaching
- integrating computers in language arts
- elementary, middle years and secondary language arts
Please read the full information in our M.Ed. handbook.
The PhD in Language & Literacy Education may be completed in any of our program specializations. It normally consists of a one-year residency in the Department, together with a dissertation.
Students are normally expected to advance to candidacy by the end of their third year (having completed their comprehensive exams and dissertation proposal, and relevant coursework).
Time limit: Up to 6 years.
Please read the full information in our PhD handbook.