Mount Saint Vincent University - Graduate Studies

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Master of Education - Educational Foundations

Mount Saint Vincent University - Graduate Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Education
Field of Study:Education, General
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,768
Careers:College and Other Vocational InstructorsSchool and Guidance CounsellorsEducation Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers


The Master of Education and Master of Arts in Education programs in Educational Foundations will provide students with a critical perspective on educational issues, policies, and practices—one that is informed by an understanding of selected foundational disciplines appropriate to the student’s interest. These programs, which are based on the notion of teachers as critical/reflective practitioners, will offer a course of studies in the humanistic and/or social scientific realm of the field of education.

The majority of each student’s program will be from among Educational Foundations subjects (for example, philosophy, history, and sociology). However, elsewhere in the Faculty of Education there are a number of courses with a strong foundational component; these include courses in curriculum studies, literacy education, lifelong learning, elementary and middle school education, and educational psychology. With the approval of the program, a student may select appropriate designated foundational courses in other areas. For a list of designated foundational courses consult the MSVU Graduate Education webpage. Students may take a limited number of courses at another university if this is appropriate to their program.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*74
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Students admitted to the Master of Education or Master of Arts in Education programs will possess a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent minimum average of B (GPA 3.0). Both MEd and MA candidates are required to write a short essay in which they outline their reasons for wanting to undertake graduate study in Educational Foundations.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference

    * 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 September 23, 2022