Lakehead University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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MEd: Gerontology Specialization

Lakehead University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Education
Field of Study:Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Careers:Administrators - Post-Secondary Education and Vocational TrainingAdministrators in Education - Elementary and Secondary EducationSchool Principals


The Educational Studies field refers to a wide range of educational research, theory, and practice within formal, non-formal, and informal contexts. This is a dynamic field of study in areas such as educational sociology, philosophy, psychology, law, policy, leadership, measurement, assessment, and curriculum content areas such as mathematics, science, language arts, and social studies, to name a few. The Gerontology Program actively collaborates with the Faculty of Education to provide you with an innovative, interdisciplinary learning perspective. You have the opportunity to access multifaceted resources and work together with complementary disciplines. Research and theory in Gerontology is reviewed, and the thesis or portfolio, where applicable, is taken in the collaborating academic unit and must have a gerontological focus.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70 to 75
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  • An acceptable three year or four year Bachelor's degree and Bachelor of Education or equivalent, each with at least a second class standing (B) OR Two years professional experience and a minimum "B" average in a four-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
  • Students who are applying to the Master of Education program should include three academic references, at least one of which should be from a faculty member outside the Faculty of Education. All referees should be able to comment on the applicant's capacity for scholarly writing and potential for graduate-level research. Applicants who have difficulty obtaining an academic reference because they have been out of school for a considerable time, should contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Research in Education for further information.
  • Applicants with an average between 70% and 75%, if accepted, are initially admitted to the course route. Once admitted, a student may request a transfer to the portfolio or thesis route. Requests must include a written confirmation from a full-time faculty member who is prepared to act as the student's thesis supervisor.

    NOTE: Although the above requirements should be considered as normal minimum requirements for admission, equivalent qualifications may be considered. The University retains the right to select candidates and to limit enrolment in accordance with available resources
  • Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 250] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100]

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on November 07, 2022