ED6001Supervision of Instruction I: Enhancing Learning Culture3 ch
In this course, students will examine how the supervisory roles that leaders perform within their institutions impact culture and climate. Course activities will include involvement with theory, research, and exemplary practices related to supervision and enhancing the learning culture of the institution. [ED 6001 and ED 6002 can be done in any order.] 

Prerequisites: None

ED6002Supervision of Instruction II: Coaching and Mentoring3 ch

In this course, students will examine how effective coaching and mentoring approaches by school and organizational leaders can improve instruction, teaching effectiveness, and learning outcomes. Course activities will include involvement with theory, research, and exemplary practices related to coaching and mentoring. [ED 6001 and ED 6002 can be done by any order.]

ED6003Administrative Theory3 ch
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.
ED6004Theories of Educational Leadership3 ch
Students will explore traditional and emerging educational leadership theories that will assist them in leadership roles in various social contexts. 
ED6005Planning of Organizational Change in Education3 ch
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.
ED6007Legal Aspects of Education 3 ch
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.
ED6008Assessment Literacy for School Leaders 3 ch
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 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.
ED6009Responsive Leadership for Culturally Diverse Schools3 ch
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.
ED6011Educational Theory and School Administration 3 ch
"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.
ED6012Politics in Educational Administration 3 ch
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.
ED6013Elementary School Administration 3 ch
Such topics as school organization, teacher supervision and evaluation, and the principal's relationship with the community and the central office will be discussed.
ED6014Secondary School Administration3 ch
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.
ED6015Quantitative Data Analysis and Research Design3 ch

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.

ED6016Learning Exceptionalities3 ch

This course will examine the nature of learning disabilities, as well as current theory and practice for diagnosis and remediation. Restricted to Exceptional Learner students.

ED6017Leadership in Liberal Democracies3 ch
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.
ED6020Education and Teaching in International Contexts3 ch
This course examines the nature of education in a range of international contexts with a particular focus on the intersection of globalization, culture and world views. Students will identify and compare issues encountered by teaching in such contexts. The course is designed for international teachers to develop perspective on the education profession.
ED6021Preparation, Mentorship & Induction of Beginning Teachers3 ch

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.

ED6022Developing the Middle School3 ch
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.
ED6030Counselling Indigenous People 3 ch

This course will prepare learners to provide counselling support services in the unique context of Indigenous communities. It will explore the historical, political, and socioeconomic dynamics influencing the governance and day to day functioning of contemporary communities in New Brunswick and beyond, in order to ensure that learners are equipped with the necessary knowledge to effectively guide individual, family and community growth and change. Prerequisites: None

ED6031Interweaving Counselling Approaches3 ch

This course will explore indigenous theories and approaches to helping and healing, and mainstream, Western theories of counselling. Students will gain an understanding of contemporary theories of counselling. Simultaneously, with guidance from traditional healers and Elders, learners will initiate or deepen their understanding of the foundation of Indigenous models of well-being, how this well-being was profoundly affected by colonization, and develop an appreciation of the strengths and resilience of Indigenous peoples and communities.

Prerequisites: ED 6030
ED6032Development and Practice of Counselling Support Skills 3 ch

This course is designed to help learners develop fundamental interpersonal communication and counselling support skills emerging from a variety of theoretical orientations. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of the therapeutic, helper-client relationship, including the practice of deep listening, advanced empathy, focusing, facilitative self-disclosure, confrontation and immediacy from both Indigenous and mainstream perspectives.

Prerequisite: ED 6031
ED6033Crisis and Trauma Counselling with Indigenous People3 ch

This course will explore the legacy of trauma, particularly the undermining and outlawing of traditional identities and spiritual ceremonies under the Indian Act and the breakdown of healthy patterns of family and community life through residential and federal day schools. Theories of intergenerational trauma transmission, complex PTSD, and emotional suppression will be explored and linked to contemporary crisis situations.

Prerequisite: ED 6032

ED6034Counselling and Guidance with Indigenous Students3 ch

This course provides an in-depth examination of the practice of counselling and guidance in both community schools and provincial school systems. Differences between the two systems, in terms of cultures, laws, policies, guidelines, procedures and funding regulations, and how these differences impact the role of the counsellor will be emphasized. Key content will include the role and duties of teachers and counsellors as they work in schools with students and as liaisons and relationship-building partners with families and Indigenous Communities.

ED6035Addictions Counselling3 ch

This course will help learners to look at addictions in a wholistic manner, understanding how these are maladaptive behaviours in response to an underlying painful phenomena or trauma. In particular, learners will develop the skills and knowledge required to recognize symptoms of addiction in individuals, along with the therapeutic counselling strategies for assisting addicted persons and/or making referrals to appropriate treatment organizations. Indigenous healing strategies that focus on guiding and supporting individuals, families and communities suffering the effects of addiction will be emphasized throughout.

Prerequisite: ED 6030 or permission of the Instructor.

ED6041Piluwitahasuwawsuwakon in Counselling Practice3 ch
This course will prepare learners to be leaders of Piluwitahasuwawsuwakon within the counselling profession as they nagivate therapeutic relationships with Indigenous people and communities. They will learn the practices of cultural allyship and literacy, humility and safety, collaboration, critical reflection, respect, and social justice. Students will experientially learn from and build relationships with Indigenous Elders and Knowledge keepers, counsellors, and community members. Finally, learners will demonstrate how they will become a leader of Piluwitahasuwawsuwakon in their counselling practice.Prerequisites: None
ED6043History and Philosophy of Education Ideas3 ch
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.
ED6045The School and Society3 ch
Study of interrelationships between community, students, and schools.
ED6049Group Procedures in Counselling Psychology3 ch
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
ED6055Principles of Academic Assessment3 ch

The intent of this course is to provide students with an in-depth review of test theory, administration, and interpretation of standardized measures and evaluation processes relevant to the professional assessment role of resource teachers. Restricted to Exceptional Learner students.

ED6056Evidence - Informed Practices in Special Education 3 ch

This course will provide students with the opportunity to apply methods in program development and evaluation. Focus will be on prevention and intervention approaches for working with exceptional learners. Restricted to Exceptional Learners students.

Prerequisites: ED 6016 , ED 6055 , ED 6064 and ED 6067 .
ED6061Teaching Gifted Studies3 ch
An examination of the school wide enrichment model, curriculum differentiation and the social and emotional needs of gifted learners.

ED6064Behavioral/Emotional Disorders3 ch
An overview of various emotional and behavioral disorders of children and young people as well as intervention strategies that can be used in schools.
ED6066Advanced Communication Disorders3 ch
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.
ED6068Support for Learners with ASD3 ch
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) behavior. This course requires the completion of Level II of the Autism Training Framework or its equivalent and a case study presentation.
ED6071Theories in Counselling Psychology3 ch
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.
ED6072Processes and Skills in Counselling Psychology3 ch
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 endeavour. Enrolment Cap is 15. Limited to Counselling students. Restricted to Counselling Students Pre-/co-requisite: ED 6071
ED6073Counselling the Young Child3 ch
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.
ED6074Advanced School Counselling and Guidance Practice 3 ch
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.
ED6075Growth Psychology and Human Relations in Counselling Psychology3 ch
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 .
ED6076Career Counselling in Schools 3 ch
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.
ED6077Interpersonal Processes 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 .
ED6078Vocational Psychology and Career Counselling3 ch

This course provides an in-depth examination of 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.

ED6081Professional Practice and Ethics
For members of the helping profession, adherence to ethical standards is central to provision of psychological services for clients. Knowledge of ethnical 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.
ED6082Issues of Diversity in Counselling Psychology3 ch
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 .
ED6083Human Development and Education3 ch
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.
ED6084Assessment in Counselling Psychology3 ch
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.
ED6085Crisis Counselling3 ch
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.
ED6092Cumulative Program Portfolio Development3 ch

In this course students will design and present a dossier of their learnings across the program, citing evidence and demonstrating through the curation of artifacts their thorough understanding of the literature and demonstrated impact on their own professional practice.

ED6098Practicum in Counselling Psychology3 ch

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.

ED6099Counselling Psychology Internship – Thesis6 ch

This course is an applied field experience in a counselling setting for research-based students. The internship must be arranged on an individual basis with an internship site depending on the interests and competence of the student, and the requirements of individual sites. It may be completed over one, two, or three semesters. Students must complete a meeting with the internship coordinator prior to arranging a practicum. Further information about internship can be found in the MED Counselling Internship Handbook. Registration is by instructor permission, which will be granted after the student has met with the internship coordinator and completed the required paperwork. Prerequisites: ED 6071, ED 6072, ED 6077. Pre/co-requisite: ED 6081, ED 6049.

ED6101Curriculum Development3 ch
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.
ED6102Program Evaluation3 ch
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.
ED6103Foundations of Bilingual and Multilingual Education3 ch

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.

ED6104Curriculum Theory3 ch

This course examines historical and contemporary perspectives of curriculum theory, and implications for curriculum practices and inquiries.

ED6105Current Issues in Education 3 ch
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.
ED6106Literacy Instruction in Bilingual and Multilingual Contexts3 ch
This course will examine the critical role of literacy in the second or additional language classroom. This analysis will be guided by theories and principles of multiliteracies and multilingualism as well as their related pedagogies. After establishing the underlying theories, we will explore practices that promote the development of speaking, listening, reading and writing for second or additional language learners. We will examine the elements to be taught for each skill, teaching techniques, and the sequence of instruction. Also, ways to release the teacher for individual or small-group pedagogical interventions will be discussed.Prerequisites: None
ED6110Teaching and Learning in Multilingual Contexts3 ch

This course will provide both theoretical constructs and practical strategies related to teaching in multilingual contexts. The focus will be on educational approaches relevant to learners of diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Topics will include intercultural competencies, language proficiency and literacy, as well as inclusive and intentional instruction. The course concludes with a project synthesizing course content as it pertains to the professional realities of course participants.

ED6111Academic and Professional Writing in Education3 ch
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.
ED6112Inclusive Second Language Education3 ch

This course examines the theoretical constructs of universal design for learning (UDL) and how it intersects with second language teaching and learning. In particular, we will explore foundational principles related to inclusive second language teaching, learning and assessment. Topics include:

  • Foundations of inclusive second language education
  • Affective, socio-affective, sociocultural factors that influence second language acquisition
  • Concepts such as learner autonomy, learner empowerment, advocacy, and self-efficacy
  • Inclusive pedagogies that support learning in the following areas: comprehension and production, focus and attention, and vocabulary development
  • Universal Language Actions and Differentiation
ED6113Creativity in Education3 ch
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. 
ED6114Creative Inquiry and Practice3 ch

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.

ED6115Deconstructing Cultural Diversity in the School3 ch
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.
ED6116Assessment and Learning3 ch
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.
ED6117Trends in History Education (Study Tour)3 ch
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.
ED6118Participatory Media for Teaching, Research and Social Change3 ch
This course will highlight visual and media approaches to teaching and research including: drawing, mapping, photovoice, participatory video, cellphilming, editing, and participatory archiving. Prerequisites: None
ED6119Theories, Pedagogies, and Ethics in Sex Education3 ch
This course is intended for Graduate Students to engage in an exploration of critical and ethical debates surrounding sex education curricula and instruction across Canada. Learners will build understanding and analytical skills through critical discussions of the theoretical orientation that guide sex education within and beyond schools. Learners will also explore ways in which educators can use research-informed best practices in sex education by critically engaging with a variety of tools, resources and pedagogies. The goal of the course is for learners to understand research-based approaches to comprehensive sex education, and the implications of sex education for young people in Canada.Prerequisites: None
ED6131Educators as Researchers: Developing Critical Perspectives3 ch
A seminar course in which educators develop critical research perspectives specific to their practice with/in particular contexts. Prerequisites: None.
ED6133Feminist Theory and Education3 ch

This course examines some of the main ways in which feminist thought can disturb and disrupt both its own and conventional assumptions about educational practice. It considers contemporary feminist themes, such as the body, representation, difference, engendering knowledge, and the relation between women and the state. The course explores how this work can inform curriculum, classroom pedagogy, educational policy and research.

ED6135Interventions in Counselling Psychology3 ch
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.
ED6142Authentic Teaching3 ch
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.Prerequisites: None
ED6143Adult Education: Origins and Trends3 ch
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.
ED6144Adult Learning3 ch
Introduces the characteristics and needs of adult learners; identifies principles and conditions affecting adult learning; and examines teaching-learning interactions.
ED6145Program Planning for Educators3 ch
Theory and practice in the development, design and assessment of educational courses, programs, services and resources for adult learners
ED6146Methods and Strategies for Facilitating Adult Learning3 ch
Examines theoretical assumptions and practical applications of methods and strategies used to facilitate adult learning in individual and group settings.
ED6153Adult Development3 ch
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.
ED6156Gender and Education3 ch
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.
ED6163Educational Gerontology3 ch
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.
ED6166Methods and Resource: Theory and Practice I3 ch

This course will enhance students’ 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. Restricted to Exceptional Learner students.

Prerequisites: ED 6016 , ED 6064 , ED6055 .
ED6167Methods and Resource: Theory and Practice II 3 ch

This course builds on the foundation established in ED 6166 and 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. Restricted to Exceptional Learner students.

Prerequisites: ED 6166 .
ED6168Applied Ethics for the Education and Training of Adults3 ch
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.
ED6170Using Assistive Technology to Enhance Learning3 ch
In this course students will engage in the practical and applied use of various assistive technologies such as embedded features, software, equipment, and products, that increase, maintain, or enhance the functionality, engagement, and autonomy of learners with exceptionalities.
ED6171Exceptional Learners Across a Lifespan3 ch
This course focuses on the various transition points individuals experience across a lifespan, taking into account their individual contexts. Key aspects of development including biological,
social, cognitive, emotional will be explored in relation to an individuals' personal, educational and vocational experiences.
ED6175Supervisory Methods for Resource Professionals3 ch
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.

ED6224Needs Assessment3 ch
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.
ED6225Designing Constructivist Learning Environments3 ch
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.
ED6228Design Instructional Materials3 ch
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.
ED6229Instructional Design for Online Learning3 ch
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.
ED6254Children'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.
ED6255Aboriginal Education and the Colonial Experience3 ch
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.
ED6301Introduction to Instructional Design3 ch
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.
ED6302Educational Technology: Key Issues and Debates3 ch
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.
ED6314Literacies and Power3 ch
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.

ED6315Dismantling Educational Discourses3 ch
Critical literacies will be used to deconstruct a range of educational discourses that range from traditional subject disciplines to educational psychology and administration.
ED6366Challenging the Authority of Texts3 ch
In schools, talk about books tends to follow two paths. The first emphasizes a reader-response approach that focuses on affect, where students are encouraged to communicate how a text makes them feel. The second emphasizes a traditional “formalist” or interpretive approach, where students are taught the elements of a literary text (plot, theme, point of view, characterization and the like) and how to apply analytical skills to these elements. This course is about challenging the authority of these traditional approaches, and extending current literacy practices into contemporary critical methods of reading and understanding texts. Several critical theoretical techniques, including, but not limited to, feminist, post-colonial, and cultural studies, will be applied to a wide range of classroom texts: novels, children’s literature, math/science textbooks, history texts, and pop culture texts. Prerequisites: None.
ED6415Research in Mathematics Education 3 ch
An examination of outstanding current research in mathematics education, K-12.
ED6429Role of Language in the Teaching of Mathematics3 ch
A course to examine how the appropriate use of natural language via speaking and writing can enhance the learning of mathematics.

ED6446Teaching Problem Solving in Mathematics3 ch
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.
ED6610Counselling Psychology Internship6 ch

This course is an applied field experience in a counselling setting. The internship must be arranged on an individual basis with an internship site depending on the interests and competence of the student, and the requirements of individual sites. It may be completed over one, two, or three semesters. Students must complete a meeting with internship coordinator prior to arranging a practicum. Further information about internship can be found in the MEd Counselling internship handbook. Registration is by instructor permission, which will be granted after the student has met with the internship coordinator and completed the required paperwork. Prerequisites: ED 6071, ED 6072, ED6077. Pre/co-requisite: ED 6081, ED 6049

ED6821Qualitative Methods of Research in Education 3 ch
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
ED6888MED Capstone Course6 ch

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.

ED6902Introduction to Research in Education 3 ch
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.
ED6903Writing a Proposal3 ch
Examines the processes involved in writing a research or program proposal.
ED6904Introduction to Critical Studies in Education 3 ch
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.
ED6905Educational Praxis3 ch
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.
ED6911Doctoral Seminar I3 ch
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.
ED6912Doctoral Seminar II3 ch
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.
ED6996Master's Report6 ch (3C)
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ED6997Master's Thesis15 ch
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ED6998Doctoral Thesis15 ch
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ED6999Education Comprehensive Examination 9 ch
Students in the PhD program, Faculty of Education will register for ED 6999 in the first full term in which work on the comprehensive examinations is ongoing for every term thereafter until the three comprehensive examinations are complete.