Our graduate programs offer opportunities for students to specialize in art, music, mathematics, science, technology, social studies, home economics, and physical education. In addition, students may develop interdisciplinary programs in curriculum studies; teacher education; complexity science and education; digital media and learning technologies; scholarship of teaching; studies in historical consciousness; museum education; health, nutrition, and eco-justice and sustainability education.
EDCP GRADUATE PROGRAMS
The Department offers the following graduate degrees:
• Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
• Master of Arts (MA)
• Master of Education (MEd)
• Master of Museum Education (MMEd)
The PhD and MA degrees are intended for students wanting to pursue educational research either professionally or out of personal interest. The Master of Education (MEd) program is designed primarily for practicing teachers who want to learn more about curriculum and teaching, and who intend to return to teaching or to a position of leadership upon completion of the degree. The MA is recommended for students who, in addition to their interest in curriculum and teaching, want to develop their expertise as educational researchers. If you think you might someday be interested in doctoral study, you should probably enroll in the Master of Arts program, although the MEd does not preclude advanced study.
Download an overview of EDCP Graduate Programs
The PhD program requires comprehensive exams and a dissertation. The MA programs require 30 credits, or a 9-credit research thesis and 21 course credits. The MEd programs require 30 credits, or typically 9 courses plus a graduating paper, which is needed for TQS certification in British Columbia. A minimum of 24 credits must be in graduate-level courses for all master’s programs. All on-campus master’s programs in the Department can be pursued either full time or part time. Theses and graduating papers often focus on questions or issues that cut across disciplines and professional fields.
For more information on requirements, see the master’s and doctoral program guides:
PhD Program Guidelines
Master’s Program Guidelines
At the undergraduate level, we offer courses in art education, business education, home economics education, music education, physical education, science education, social studies education, and technology studies education. Committed to the education of teachers (both becoming and practising), we contribute significantly to the academic development, oversight and implementation of the UBC Teacher Education Program. In addition, we offer a variety of professional development opportunities for teachers and other professionals including certificates and diplomas in education in the above areas.
Curriculum and Leadership
Home Economics Education
Health, Outdoor and Physical Education (HOPE)
Social Studies Education
SoTL Leadership in Higher Education
Media & Technology Studies Education