Education

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Course NumberCourse NameDescriptionCredit Hours
ED6001 Supervision of Instruction I This course approaches supervision of instruction as the developmental function in schools that improves instruction through direct assistance to teachers, curriculum development, professional development, and group development and action research. Course activities will include involvement with the theory, research and exemplary practices of developmental supervision.[ED 6001 and ED 6002 can be done in any order.] 3 ch
ED6002 Supervision of Instruction II The supervision of this course is to use and understand systems in supervision and evaluation as a means to improving instruction and overall teaching effectiveness. Participants will analyze systems as organizations and determine the most effective way to enhance their effectiveness in promotion student achievement. 3 ch
ED6003 Administrative Theory Modern theory of the administrative process; group dynamics, decision making, co-operative procedures, communication, leadership and organizational methods as they apply to education and the school. 3 ch
ED6004 Theories of Educational Leadership Students will explore traditional and emerging educational leadership theories that will assist them in leadership roles in various social contexts. 3 ch
ED6005 Planning of Organizational Change in Education Attempts at innovation in education are affected by the organizational setting in which they take place. This course will examine characteristics of educational organizations which influence such undertakings. Through a review of the literature on organizational change, perspectives for the analysis of innovations and strategies for their initiation will be explored and assessed. These concepts will then be examined in the context of a variety of specific settings. Finally, class participants will be expected to apply insights from the course to the development of plans for innovations relevant to their particular areas of interest and responsibility. 3 ch
ED6007 Legal Aspects of Education The constitutional and legal basis for public education in Canada. Denomination, language and aboriginal status as determinants of educational structure. Federal, provincial, and school board roles in education. Legal status of students and teachers. Individual topics covered include copyright, negligence, defamation, student rights, and collective bargaining among others. 3 ch
ED6008 Assessment Literacy for School Leaders This course is an examination of the uses of assessment by school leaders. The course will help you explore the reasons why we assess students, and a variety of of strategies including formative and summative. We will examine the frameworks that underpin the assessment methods used by educators while exploring the practical and ethical issues involved in conducting educational assessment. We will discuss what constitutes sound assessment practices and explore ways school leaders can support these practices. The course is a dynamic opportunity to learn through and about assessment and explore assessments impact on learning. 3 ch
ED6009 Responsive Leadership for Culturally Diverse Schools This course will examine collaborative teaching and leadership practices in diverse multi-ethnic school and community environments. Inclusive/collective, transformational/emancipatory and social justice/equity leadership frameworks will be advanced in this course to explore effective leadership approaches that advocate for increased equity, openness, and celebration among all school stakeholders in communities of difference. 3 ch
ED6011 Educational Theory and School Administration "Reflective practice" will be the primary focus of the course. Teachers and administrators will reflect on their professional experience in the light of current educational and leadership theory. The ethical and moral consequences of administrative behavior will be addressed. 3 ch
ED6012 Politics in Educational Administration This course will explore the impact of politics on educational administration, specifically internal and external influences on schools and districts. Topics will include: board governance, policy making, bureaucracy, government, teacher organizations, public opinion, interest groups and the media. 3 ch
ED6013 Elementary School Administration Such topics as school organization, teacher supervision and evaluation, and the principal's relationship with the community and the central office will be discussed. 3 ch
ED6014 Secondary School Administration The challenges facing the high school principal including his work with teachers, students, and parents will be examined. Patterns of organization for effective teaching will be discussed as will the forces at work in education today. 3 ch
ED6015 Quantitative Research Design and Statistics This course provides an in-depth examination of all stages of conducting quantitative research in education. Topics will include quantitative research designs, development of research questions and testable hypotheses, sampling and sample size, and descriptive and inferential methods of statistical analysis. 3 ch
ED6016 Learning Exceptionalities This course will examine the nature of learning disabilities, as well as current theory and practice for diagnosis and remediation. 3 ch
ED6017 Leadership in Liberal Democracies School choice, reform and accountability have gained emphasis, as various interests look for innovative 'alternatives' to reform 'traditional and public' schooling. Participants will examine issues around school choice, reform and accountability. 3 ch
ED6021 Preparation, Mentorship & Induction of Beginning Teachers                

This course will help educators increase their knowledge regarding the preparation, mentorship and induction of both pre-service and beginning in-service teachers. The course includes an examination of: current research on teacher development; Canadian teacher preparation programs; initiatives in beginning teacher mentorship; and teacher induction programs from New Brunswick, Canada and Internationally.

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ED6022 Developing the Middle School This course is intended for experienced teachers and administrators who wish to explore the philosophy behind the Middle School Movement and who want practical strategies to use in changing from a junior high school organizational model to a middle level model. Course content will include a brief history of middle schools, and examination of the characteristics and needs of the early adolescent learner, and a study of the elements of an exemplary middle school. These elements include: school atmosphere, grade configurations, instructional strategies, student-centered orientation, advisor-advisee programs, interdisciplinary teacher teams, and home/community involvement. The course will include a brief look at suggestions for educational change contained in current research literature. 3 ch
ED6036 Philosophical Methods in Education A survey of contemporary philosophical approaches to educational issues, such as social purposes of education, societal attitudes towards childhood, and the role of the family in education. 3 ch
ED6042 Philosophical Approaches to Education II A critical analysis and evaluation of selected philosophical studies in problems central to the theory and practice of education. 3 ch
ED6043 History and Philosophy of Education Ideas An inquiry into current educational ideas, debates, and questions through the lenses of history and philosophy. This course will offer students the chance to survey and analyze a range of philosophical ideas relevant to educational study, to trace these ideas historically, and to consider their impacts today. 3 ch
ED6045 The School and Society Study of interrelationships between community, students, and schools. 3 ch
ED6049 Group Procedures in Counselling Psychology This course aims to explore group process as a counselling endeavor. Topics to be covered include theory and its place in practice (including the stages of group development, group dynamics, leadership styles and techniques, therapeutic factors in group work, dealing with problem behaviors in group settings) and experiential learning (focus on students’ experiences as group members and as group leaders). Group leadership and group membership will be explored as an interactional process. Enrolment Cap is 15 and limited to Counselling students. Restricted to Counselling Students Prerequisite: ED 6071 3 ch
ED6055 Principles of Academic Assessment The intent of this courses is to provide students with an in-depth review of test theory, administration, and interpretation of standardized measures and evaluations processes relevant to the professional assessment role of resource teachers. 3 ch
ED6056 Evidence - Informed Practices in Special Education Students will have the opportunity to apply methods in program development and evaluation. Focus will be on prevention and intervention approaches for working with exceptional learners. Prerequisites: ED 6016 , ED 6055 , ED 6064 and ED 6067 . 3 ch
ED6061 Teaching Gifted Studies An examination of the school wide enrichment model, curriculum differentiation and the social and emotional needs of gifted learners. 3 ch
ED6064 Behavioral/Emotional Disorders Introduction. 
An overview of various emotional and behavioral disorders of children and young people as well as intervention strategies that can be used in schools. 3 ch
ED6066 Advanced Communication Disorders This course will include a brief review of normal speech, language and hearing development, and will focus on both etiology and intervention of specific disorders. Content will include pervasive development disorders, hearing impairments, central auditory processing, cognitive impairment, stuttering, and articulation disorders. 3 ch
ED6068 Support for Learners with ASD This course focuses on the development and the application of advanced skills in assessing and responding to the need and strength profile of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in three areas: 1) communication and social skills 2) functional skills and 3) behavioir. This course requires the completion of Level II of the Autism Training Framework or its equivalent and a case study presentation. 3 ch
ED6069 Appraisal for Counsellors The purpose of this course is to gain an introduction to issues in assessment and to acquire administration skills with respect to several widely used standardized tests. The principles of appropriate and ethical testing are reviewed with emphasis on psychometric theory, test standards, multi cultural competence, and communication of findings. Students gain practical experience with respect to test administration and scoring of a number of tests which are evaluated through the review of completed test protocols. This course is open to counselling students only. (Limited Enrollment) Prerequisite: ED 6902 , a Statistics Course, or permissions of the instructor. 3 ch (LE)
ED6071 Theories in Counselling Psychology This course examines the major theories of counselling psychology and their historical contexts. Theories emerging from the three schools of psychology—Psychoanalytic, Behavioral and Humanistic—will be considered and emphasis will be placed on theory as a basis for practice. For each theoretical approach, the guiding principles, therapeutic process, and the application of this process in counselling settings will be explored. An additional focus of the course is to have students move toward articulating a beginning personal theory of counselling. Note that ED 6071 is pre-requisite to all of the skill-based courses in Counselling. 3 ch
ED6072 Processes and Skills in Counselling Psychology This practice-based course will focus on the applied aspects of counselling and on how those applications emerge from a variety of theoretical orientations. Students will be introduced to a variety of helping skills and communication styles as well as an integrated model for helping others. Counsellor self-awareness will be emphasized as a key component in the process of developing a personal model for helping others. The counselling process will be conceptualized as an interpersonal, interactive, dynamic and focused endeavor. Enrolment Cap is 15. Limited to Counselling students. Restricted to Counselling Students Pre-/co-requisite: ED 6071 3 ch
ED6073 Counselling the Young Child This course covers issues related to counselling children. The principles and practices of counselling the young child are discussed in the context of both educational and non-educational settings. Theories of counselling as well as modalities of helping are discussed in terms of their relatedness to young children. Ethical and legal issues related to counselling children and the implications for the counsellor/educator are addressed. Lastly, the role of counsellor and counselling in the elementary school are discussed. 3 ch
ED6074 Advanced School Counselling and Guidance Practice This course provides an advanced, in-depth examination of the practice of counselling and guidance in the school system. Key content will include the role and duties of the counsellors in schools, the development of skills for engaging in counselling and guidance activities with students, curriculum and program expectations, and legal and ethical considerations that come with being both a teacher and counsellor. 3 ch
ED6075 Growth Psychology and Human Relations in Counselling Psychology This course will explore the implications of personal development on the evolution of a personal counselling style. Relational modes of growth and therapeutic practice will be examined. Emphasis will be placed on experiential learning, group process, and self-discovery. This course presumes a reasonably sophisticated understanding of psychotherapeutic theory and practice. Limited to Counselling Students. Enrolment Cap is 15. Prerequisites: ED 6071 , ED 6072 , and ED 6049 . 3 ch
ED6076 Career Counselling in Schools This course provides an in-depth examination of theory, research and practice related to career development and guidance in school settings. The focus will be on understanding vocational psychology processes and applying career guidance interventions with elementary and secondary students who have diverse characteristics and needs. Emphasis will be placed on learning to apply career counselling and guidance practices and resources that are relevant to New Brunswick school system. 3 ch
ED6077 Interpersonal Process and Practice in Counselling Psychology This course explores counselling /psychotherapy as an interactive, interpersonal process. Relational models of growth and therapeutic practice will be examined. The therapeutic relationship is the scene of this interpersonal encounter and, as such, therapeutic dialogue and interaction represent the ways in which counsellors respond to clients’ suffering. This course examines the counsellor’s participation in therapeutic process and explores how therapeutic language, counsellor self-awareness and openness to experience, influence its evolution. This course presumes a reasonably sophisticated understanding of psychotherapeutic theory and practice. Limited to Counselling students. Enrolment Cap is 15. Restricted to Counselling Students Prerequisites: ED 6071 and ED 6072 . 3 ch
ED6078 Vocational Psychology and Lifespan Career Development This course provides an in-depth examination theory, research and practice related to career development and counselling across the lifespan. The focus will be on understanding vocational psychology processes and applying the career counselling interventions with individuals who have diverse characteristics and needs, at different stages in life. Emphasis will be placed on learning to apply contemporary models of vocational psychology to career counselling practice with adults. 3 ch
ED6079 Gifted Education: Introduction The identification, development and approach as to the gifted and talented are examined in terms of their intellectual, social and emotional needs. 3 ch
ED6081 Professional Practice and Ethics For members of the helping profession, adherence to ethical standards is central to provision of psychological services for clients. Knowledge of ethical guidelines and legal ramifications is linked to professional accreditation across Canada. This course addresses these matters and demonstrates a model for ethical decision-making which serves as a standard within the counselling profession. 3 ch
ED6082 Issues of Diversity in Counselling Psychology This course prepares students to attend to issues emerging from client diversity including those related to culture, sexual orientation, and disability. Diversity issues in identity formation, societal context, and mental health will be considered. Components of the counselling process and ethical practice will also be examined in relation to matters of diversity. The role of advocacy in counselling psychology practice will also be explored as it relates to responding to presentations of client diversity. Enrolment limited to counselling and exceptional learners students. Prerequisite: 6071 or 6083 . 3 ch
ED6083 Human Development and Education This course surveys the changes individuals go through across the life span including personal, career and relationship transitions. Key aspects of development including biological, social, cognitive emotional, and moral will be covered. The theme of this course is change. The course will examine how the abilities, needs, problems, and concerns of humans change throughout life, and how people are shaped by their experiences throughout their development. Further, the course will examine the implications of such dynamics for learning, teaching, career orientation and curriculum development. 3 ch
ED6084 Assessment in Counselling Psychology This course provides the student with an in-depth examination of the theory and techniques underlying the selection, administration, and interpretation of tests in a counselling psychology context. Principles of measurement, the role of assessment in practice, and current issues in psychological assessment are discussed from a critical framework. Students will also become familiar with a range of formal and informal assessment instruments used in counselling psychology. 3 ch
ED6085 Crisis Counselling This course prepares students for counselling individuals experiencing crisis and severe psychological distress. Students will learn to (a) recognize what kinds of life events place individuals at risk for experiencing crisis, (b) assess different psychological conditions, including suicide risk, that can emerge during crisis, and (c) select and implement appropriate intervention, prevention, and growth-promotion strategies for children, adolescents, and adults in crisis. 3 ch
ED6092 Practicum in Exceptionalities Students will participate in an applied experience related to planning for students with exceptionalities. Emphasis will be placed on intervention and planning. 3 ch
ED6098/6099 Practicum in Counselling Psychology

Each of these courses provides students with a prescribed period of applied field experience in a counselling setting. The courses are arranged on an individual basis depending on the interests and competence of the student. Students must complete a pre-practicum meeting prior to arranging a practicum.  For further information students should contact their program advisors and/or the Program Practicum Supervisor. Prerequisites: ED 6071, ED 6072, ED 6049. Pre/co-requisite: ED 6077, ED 6081. Also note that ED 6098 is a pre-requisite to ED 6099.

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ED6101 Curriculum Development This course examines issues involved in determining what to teach and how to teach. Topics include content selection, learner needs, goals and objectives, instructional planning, adapting the curriculum, selecting and evaluating materials, and implementing curriculum change. Knowledge of these topics will be applied to analysis of existing curricula and/or development of new curricula. 3 ch
ED6102 Program Evaluation Participants will learn how to plan straightforward small-scale evaluations and to use evaluation work for the improvement of professional practice. The course will address a range of topics relevant to program evaluation: including, goal-based and goal-free evaluation, impact analysis, implementation assessment, curriculum mapping and auditing, formative and summative evaluation, needs assessment, feasibility analysis, cost-benefit analysis and cost-effectiveness. Topics will include discrepancy, adversary, stakeholder and criticism approaches. 3 ch
ED6103 Foundations of Bilingual and Multilingual Education          This course will examine core issues related to bilingual and multilingual education including: theories of language development, cultural awareness and sensitivity, Global English, language death and genocide, language revitalization, language rights, language as a resource, identity, and empowerment. It will also explore strong and weak forms of bilingual and multilingual programming and assessment, including second and foreign language immersion. 3 ch
ED6104 Curriculum Theory This course examines historical and contemporary perspectives of curriculum theory, and implications for curriculum practices and inquiries. 3 ch
ED6105 Current Issues in Education Examines current issues in education with particular focus on how they impact the design and development of curriculum as well as school and classroom practice. Topics to be examined include: Outcomes-based curricula and teaching; standardized and high stakes testing; second language teaching; multiculturalism; social inclusion; school choice; and governance. 3 ch
ED6106 Seminar in Teaching and Learning This course is designed to provide the opportunity to give explicit attention to instructional issues as part of an MEd program. Students will collaborate with faculty in the planning and delivery of a curriculum or methods course in an area of instruction relevant to their background and professional work. 3 ch
ED6108 Special Topics in Education Topic to be determined jointly by the student and the faculty advisor with approval of the Associate Dean, Graduate Programs. Please visit the Education website for more information. 3 ch
ED6109 Special Topics in Education Topic to be determined jointly by the student and the faculty advisor with approval of the Associate Dean, Graduate Programs. Please visit the Education website for more information. 3 ch
ED6111 Academic and Professional Writing in Education This course is designed to help students hone their academic writing for working on documents relevant to their degree study, such as: proposals, comprehensives, theses and dissertations, grants, and publications. Students will work on writing material specific to their own program needs and requirements during the course. 3 ch
ED6113 Creativity in Education This course examines the meaning of creativity and its educational dimensions. Its relevance in teaching and learning will be discussed from both a theoretical and experiential perspective. Students will explore creativity through visual learning and multimodal literacies. 3 ch
ED6114 Creative Inquiry and Practice Designed to promote inquiry, discourse, visual thinking and creative problem solving, this course will enable educators from across the discipline spectrum to find innovative, inventive and imaginative solutions to problems and applications for creative practice within their individual and professional contexts. 3 ch
ED6115 Deconstructing Cultural Diversity in the School This course will examine cultural diversity, in its various forms, as part of the formal educational process. The course would begin with discussions on the traditional understanding of cultural diversity. Students would then have the opportunity to either explore other forms of cultural diversity, (for example the cultures of poverty, politics and sexual orientation), or delve further into the more conventional notions of the concept. 3 ch
ED6116 Assessment and Learning This course affords the opportunity to explore various facets of assessment in education. The major emphasis will be on classroom-based assessment including such topics as performance, portfolio, and narrative assessment; test construction and use (reliability, validity, and bias); assessing English language learners and special needs students; and grading students. There will also be an examination of large-scale assessment including accountability and readiness testing, provincial, national and international student assessment programs, and the interpretation of standardized testing results. 3 ch
ED6117 Trends in History Education (Study Tour) This course focuses on recent research in the fields of history and history education underlying teaching approaches designed to foster historical thinking and historical consciousness. Students are required to participate in a designated study tour to a historic site as the basis for exploring new developments in both academic history and history education. May involve international travel. 3 ch
ED6131 Research as Critical Praxis A seminar course in which participants develop critical research agendas specific to their practice with/in particular contexts. 3 ch
ED6135 Interventions in Counselling Psychology This course examines specialized interventions in counselling psychology practice, providing a skills-based exploration of interventions drawn from specific therapeutic approaches (e.g. Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy). Prerequisites: ED 6071 and ED 6072. 3 ch
ED6136 Issues in Counselling Psychology This course examines specialized issues in counselling psychology practice, such as specific populations (e.g., adolescents, post-secondary students), topics (e.g., multicultural, school counselling,) or therapeutic approaches (e.g., family/systems, cognitive-behavioral. Topics may change from year to year. Prerequisite: ED 6071 . Please visit the Education website for more information. 3 ch
ED6142 Becoming an Authentic Teacher Teaching is a specialized form of communication that has as its goal the promotion of learning. Good communication-and therefore good teaching-is based on authenticity. Critical reflection, self-assessment, and group exercises are used in this course to help participants understand who they are as teachers and how they can bring their authentic selves in the classroom. 3 ch
ED6143 Adult Education: Origins and Trends Introduces the field of adult education, its historic and philosophical origins; current trends in organizations, programs, delivery modes and participation patterns; and potential future developments. 3 ch
ED6144 Adult Learning Introduces the characteristics and needs of adult learners; identifies principles and conditions affecting adult learning; and examines teaching-learning interactions. 3 ch
ED6145 Program Planning for Educators Theory and practice in the development, design and assessment of educational courses, programs, services and resources for adult learners 3 ch
ED6146 Methods and Strategies for Facilitating Adult Learning Examines theoretical assumptions and practical applications of methods and strategies used to facilitate adult learning in individual and group settings. 3 ch
ED6153 Adult Development Introduces selected theories and research on developmental changes over the adult's life span; and developmental concepts related to age, stage, transitional and transformative models; and associated learning and educational activities.
ED6156 Gender and Education This course explores major issues and debates that arise in the area of gender in education, paying particular attention to the intersectional nature of identity. The focus will be on the exploration of theories and concepts that illuminate our understanding of the relationship between gender identity, difference, and power in order to develop a better appreciation of how gender impacts of educational outcomes and our teaching practices. 3 ch
ED6163 Educational Gerontology Examines educational issues related to learning by, for and about older adults; and to the public and private policies, practices and attitudes which affect related educational programs and services. 3 ch
ED6165 Adult Education in Community Development Analyses the process of change through which communities can develop their capacity to address their needs and plan for economically and socially sustainable futures. 3 ch
ED6166 Methods and Resource: Theory and Practice I The purpose of this course is to enhance student's theoretical knowledge and professional expertise in the application of strategies for exceptional learners. Specific instructional components investigate varied approaches for the promotion of the collaboration and consultation processes, and the design of school based models for delivery of services to students with exceptionalities. Presentations by key experts are supplemented by applied assignments to enhance teacher knowledge and skills in special education. Prerequisites: ED 6016 , ED 6064 , ED6055 . 3 ch
ED6167 Methods and Resource: Theory and Practice II Building on the foundation established in ED 6166 , this course investigates varied approaches for the promotion of collaboration and consultation processes, and the design of school-based models for delivery of services to students with exceptionalities. Presentations by key experts and supplemented by applied assignments designed to enhance teacher knowledge and skills in special education. Prerequisites: ED 6166 . 3 ch
ED6168 Applied Ethics for the Education and Training of Adults Explores various types of conflicting situations and ethical dilemmas relevant to educators and trainers in corporate, workplace, and post-secondary settings. Participants may use their own contexts for analyzing difficult dynamics and reaching a decision using applied ethics strategies. 3 ch
ED6169 Flexible Learning: Integrating Learning Services and Technologies Explores issues, principles and strategies for the design of learning services (includes teaching) and the use of learning technologies appropriate for various learning contexts. 3 ch
ED6175 Supervisory Methods for Resource Professionals The intent of this course is to examine a range of school-based supervisory models and leadership activities relevant to the role of resource teachers. Application of supervisory methods will be considered in terms of promoting effective student service team processes, and enhancing inclusionary practices in the classroom, school and community contexts. 3 ch
ED6224 Needs Assessment Needs assessment is a problem solving process that is used to determine instructional needs in a variety of educational contexts, from K - 12 education to organizational training. This course introduces students to the process of identifying instructional needs, including strategies for gathering data, working with clients and subject matter experts, and moving from needs assessment to instructional design. 3 ch
ED6225 Designing Constructivist Learning Environments Explores the implications of constructivist theories of learning for instructional design and the use of technology in education. Participants will engage in discussions around readings, seminar presentations, and the design of constructivist learning environments. 3 ch
ED6228 Design Instructional Materials This course is intended for instructional designers, teachers, trainers, and others who want to learn how to present and structure instructional information in worksheets, manuals, and online lessons in order to promote learning. The course includes an overview of research-based theories and principles, and opportunities to apply those principles to the creation of effective instructional communications for a variety of learners, content areas, and contexts. 3 ch
ED6229 Instructional Design for Online Learning In this course you will investigate learning style preferences and incorporate then in an online learning design; explore various elements of online design such as navigation, media and technology; practice methods for engaging the online learner; and develop learning activities and assessment plans that facilitate the attainment of learning objectives. 3 ch
ED6254 Children's Literature and Literary Theory An interdisciplinary course on the application of post-structuralist literary theory to children's literature. Specific children's books will be discussed in the context of reader-response theory, psychoanalytic theory, and feminist theory. 3 ch
ED6255 Aboriginal Education and the Colonial Experience This course addresses the educational experience of Aboriginal, indigenous and minority peoples in Canada and elsewhere in order to understand the dynamics of teaching and learning practices, administration and management structures, power relations and cultural contexts which are embedded in systems of education. 3 ch
ED6301 Introduction to Instructional Design Instructional design is a theory-based process for developing effective, engaging face-to-face and online lessons and courses. In this course, students will learn about instructional design principles, theories, models and processes while working step-by-step through the design of a small unit of instruction. This course will be of interest to teachers, trainers, HR and e-learning professionals, and others who would like to learn more about instructional design and its application. 3 ch
ED6302 Educational Technology: Key Issues and Debates This course introduces students to the key issues and debates surrounding the use of technology in the delivery of instruction, past and present, and gives students opportunities and strategies to critically consider the appropriate use of educational technology in various classroom environments and curricula. 3 ch
ED6314 Literacies and Power This course will examine the critical nexus between modern theories and practices of literacy and post formal, postmodern literacies. Implications for a range of educational policies and practices will be explored. 3 ch
ED6315 Dismantling Educational Discourses Critical literacies will be used to deconstruct a range of educational discourses that range from traditional subject disciplines to educational psychology and administration. 3 ch
ED6366 Challenging the Authority of Texts In schools, talk about books is typically conducted to emphasize either "affective" responses (feelings), or to emphasize meaning (narrowly constructed in "formalist" terms as theme, structure, point of view, characterization and the like). This course is about challenging the authority of those traditional novel study tactics, and about applying contemporary critical techniques to literary analysis. Feminist, post-colonial and cultural studies techniques will be applied to specific works of children's literature. 3 ch
ED6415 Research in Mathematics Education An examination of outstanding current research in mathematics education, K-12. 3 ch
ED6429 Role of Language in the Teaching of Mathematics A course to examine how the appropriate use of natural language via speaking and writing can enhance the learning of mathematics. 3 ch
ED6446 Teaching Problem Solving in Mathematics What is a mathematical problem? How can a course be framed upon problems? The role of problems in mathematics will be informed through discussions and experiences with issues ranging from the definition of problems through to an examination of their role in mathematical teaching and learning. Problem solving and problem posing will be featured as a means of developing mathematical content and pedagogical models suitable for teachers at elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels. 3 ch
ED6579 Research Topics in Immersion Education A review of immersion education in Canada and abroad and of the research and evaluation studies which have been conducted in immersion education. 3 ch
ED6821 Qualitative Methods of Research in Education An introduction to key theories, principles and strategies in the design of a qualitative research study, data collection and analysis of data. Prerequisite: ED 6902 3 ch
ED6888 MED Capstone Course A culminating course option for Master of Education course-based students, this Capstone Course serves as a scholarly synthesis and/or extension of the students' learning over the course of their degree. Students are required to draw on the reading, analytical abilities, and research skills developed during the M.Ed. to produce and share a literature-based assignment that demonstrates their learning. Prerequisites: 21ch of MED course work; permission of instructor required. 3 ch
ED6902 Introduction to Research in Education Examines both qualitative and quantitative approaches to educational research including: experimental, descriptive, correlational, historical, phenomenological, ethnographic, action, evaluative and case study methods. Participants will be expected to either develop a research proposal suitable for a master's thesis or conduct and write up a literature review on a research topic of their own choice. 3 ch
ED6903 Writing a Proposal Examines the processes involved in writing a research or program proposal. 3 ch
ED6904 Introduction to Critical Studies in Education Provides a range of related contemporary critical perspectives that challenge the relations of power contained in the social and political contexts and practices of education, teaching and learning. 3 ch
ED6905 Educational Praxis This course allows students a field-based experience to link theoretical concepts to practice in a variety of educational settings. Students' knowledge and understanding of professional practice and professional development will be enhanced through suitable projects, culminating in the development of an associated research project, reflective paper, and/ or the development of a curriculum program. 3 ch
ED6911 Doctoral Seminar I The section of the Doctoral Seminar will focus on major educational ideas and their impact on contemporary education. Students will explore major debates in contemporary theories of education and human development, and reflect on the connections between epistemology and various forms of educational research. 3 ch
ED6912 Doctoral Seminar II This section of the Doctoral Seminar has three interwoven purposes. It is intended to: help students explore the science, craft, and politics of educational research; prepare students to become informed, questioning, self-critical, independent/collaborative researchers; and enhance students sense of belonging and commitment to a larger scholarly and professional research community. 3 ch
ED6995 Master's Report 6 ch
ED6996 Master's Report 6 ch (3C)
ED6997 Master's Thesis 15 ch
ED6998 Doctoral Thesis 15 ch
ED6999 Education Comprehensive Examination Students in the PhD program, Faculty of Education will register for ED 6999 in ther term they are completing their comprehensive exams. 9 ch