MEd in Critical Studies

The impact of unequal power relations on education.

Critical Studies in Education attracts people working in all areas of education: classroom teachers, consultants, directors, administrators, counsellors, and others. This graduate course of study examines questions about unequal power relations in the larger society and their impact on Education in its broadest sense. It is an important area for anyone interested in working toward creating more equitable social relations and socially just educational communities.

Courses engage with a range of related contemporary critical theories, including critical race theories, post-colonialist approaches, feminist theories, maternal literacies, indigenous theories, queer theories, critical disability theories, and class analyses.

The area provides a critical foundation for all areas of policy, research, and curriculum, for example, critical literacies, early childhood education, First Nations education, inclusion, health  education, cultural studies, gender studies, media studies, and popular culture studies.

Applicants to the MEd in Critical Studies are required to hold a Bachelor of Education degree or its equivalent, with a grade point average of at least 3.0 (B, or its equivalent); and are expected to have at least one year of teaching or related professional experience. Applicants are expected to possess a background in the specialized area(s) of study to which they are applying; if not, makeup courses will be required.

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PLEASE NOTE: The MEd Critical Studies Program has an open deadline date (must submit applications 3 months prior to intended start date)