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Modern Languages Education (MEd) - Master of Education in Modern Languages Education

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School:The University of British Columbia - Vancouver - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Education
Field of Study:Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education, Other

The MEd degree is designed as a practitioner's degree, for students who wish to acquire the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to work in a professional field. As a professional degree, the MEd is intended for students who wish, upon graduation, to assume positions of leadership in a practical setting or positions requiring more advanced study than that available at the bachelor's level. The MEd degree is a course-based degree (no thesis required) whereas the MA degree requires completion of a thesis.

The MEd in Modern Languages is a specialized, interdisciplinary graduate program in which students can focus on French as a Second or Additional Language education, Asia-Pacific or modern language education. MLED graduate students gain experience and understanding in second language theory and practice, second language acquisition, second language reading and writing, language socialization, language and identity, bi-/multilingual pedagogies and multimodalities, language policy and planning, second language assessment, intercultural education, technology integration in language education, discourse analysis, critical applied linguistics, and research methods.
URL:Modern Languages Education (MEd) - Master of Education in Modern Languages Education at The University of British Columbia - Vancouver - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Course Based:Yes
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $7,285
National: $7,285

Cost per year is the tuition per year plus annual increase, usually 2%-5%.

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*76

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Bachelor’s degree in relevant Educational discipline or other appropriate area with high standing. Sample of work demonstrating an ability to undertake research and scholarly writing (max. 30 pages). CV or resume outlining work experience and academic background. A well-written 500 word (maximum) Statement of Intent to describe your proposed research. Be sure to indicate how your previous education and professional experience have prepared you to undertake your research, and note which people in the department have expertise in your intended area of study. State any work you have done in this area already (mention specific skills/techniques). Three letters of recommendation; at least one reference letter must be an academic reference by a university instructor. Scanned copies all official transcripts (including a key to transcript grades and symbols) and degree certificates from all post-secondary institutions attended outside UBC.

    An approved Bachelor’s degree and, for K-12 teachers, one year of teacher education;* OR a 5-year Bachelor’s degree in Education; OR a 4-year Bachelor’s degree in Education or other appropriate area provided the applicant has completed all the necessary prerequisites. Holders of 3-year Canadian degrees require a fourth or honours year.

    Students applying to the MEd in MLED normally have earned a degree in (an) additional language(s) or second language education, linguistics, or related areas, or have had coursework in these areas. Two years of formal teaching experience is preferred.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.0]

    Applicants whose degrees are from a university outside Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction must present evidence of competency to pursue studies in the English language prior to being extended an offer of admission.
    All applicants must complete an online application form and pay the application fee to be considered for admission to UBC.
    All applicants have to submit transcripts from all past post-secondary study.

    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    A minimum of three references are required for application to graduate programs at UBC. References should be requested from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.

    * 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 July 26, 2020