Teaching English as an Additional Language MA, MEd

PROGRAM CURRICULUM

Students will initially be admitted to the MEd course work/comprehensive examination program. Courses are offered in the late afternoon/evening during most terms.

The MEd program consists of 30 units of course followed by the MEd comprehensive examination.

The MA consists of five required courses (25 units of course work) followed by the Master's Thesis. After successful completion of three courses including at least two core courses, students admitted to the MEd program may, on the recommendation of their senior supervisor, in consultation with cognate faculty, and with the approval of the Graduate Programs Director, transfer into the MA program.

Program Format

This program is designed to offer flexibility for students by holding most classes in the late afternoon/evenings. Classes tend to be held on our Burnaby campus.

  • Start Term: Fall 2022 (September)
  • Application Status: Closed
  • Tuition 2020/21*: $1,946.94/term
    *Subject to estimated 2% fee increase each September.

Contacts

MEd and MA students complete:

EDUC 824-5   
Seminar in Second Language Teaching

Seminar in Second Language Teaching

EDUC 824

Major trends in English as an additional language education theory and practice, current understandings of different aspects of language instruction and debatable issues prominent in teaching English as an additional language (TEAL) research.

EDUC 825-5   
Second Language Learning and Education

Second Language Learning and Education

EDUC 825

A survey of major theories of Second Language Learning (SLL) to date, including the conceptualizations of language, learning and the learner, and their applications and implications in second/additional language teaching and learning in various contexts over time and today.

EDUC 856-5   
Sociocultural Perspectives on Education and Identity

Sociocultural Perspectives on Education and Identity

EDUC 856

Course activities will be structured for participants to consider recent formulations of learners as agents as well as subjects of culturally constructed, socially imposed worlds. Participants will examine a number of ethnographic descriptions of the experiences of learners in a variety of communities, noting in particular their use of diverse mediations/tools, including language. Participants will consider these ideas in relation to their own educational communities and develop plans for research activity in those sites. Equivalent Courses: EDUC713

MEd students also complete three of:

EDUC 816-5    Developing Educational Programs and Practices for Diverse Educational Settings

Developing Educational Programs and Practices for Diverse Educational Settings

EDUC 816

Investigates theories and issues associated with developing educational programs and practices in various educational contexts. Addresses the development of new programs and their implementation in schools and other educational settings.

EDUC 820-5    Current Issues in Curriculum and Pedagogy

Current Issues in Curriculum and Pedagogy

EDUC 820

Focuses on educational issues, trends and practices which impact teaching and learning in schools and other educational settings.

EDUC 823-5    Curriculum and Instruction in an Individual Teaching Speciality

Curriculum and Instruction in an Individual Teaching Speciality

EDUC 823

An intensive examination of developments in a curriculum area selected by the student. In addition the course will deal with major philosophical and historical factors that influence the present state and future directions of curriculum and instruction.

EDUC 830-5    Implementation of Education programs

Implementation of Educational Programs

EDUC 830

Problems and practices associated with innovation and implementation including the nature of change in the educational context, the roles of teachers, administrators, change agents, and evaluators.

EDUC 833-5    Social and Moral Philosophy in Education

Social and Moral Philosophy in Education

EDUC 833

An in-depth study of the ethical foundations of education. Areas in education where ethical questions arise are identified and elucidated. Classical and modern moral positions are examined for their adequacy as theories of moral justification. The topics include the value of education, freedom and equality, and moral and values education.

EDUC 836-5    Equity Issues in Language, Education and Society

Equity Issues in Language, Education, and Society

EDUC 836

Participants will critically examine how language intersects with nation-states, race, class, religion, gender, sexuality, and ability, among other social categories, to perpetuate multiple forms of inequality in various social institutions, such as mass media, home, school, church, workplace, and law and the judicial system. Participants will juxtapose academic articles with personal experiences and observations, as well as media representations and public discourses, to explore equity issues related to language in education and society in local, national and global contexts.

EDUC 854-5    Teachers as Agents of Change

Teachers as Agents of Change

EDUC 854

The narratives of teachers of minority and Anglo-European ancestry will provide insights into how teachers work within and beyond normative institutionally prescribed roles to define and implement positive social and educational changes for their students. Equivalent Courses: EDUC712

EDUC 855-5    Multicultural and Race Relations Education: Policy Development and Program Implementation

Multicultural and Race Relations Education: Policy Development and Program Implementation

EDUC 855

Theory, research, policy development and program implementation in multicultural and race relations education encompass a wide spectrum of areas of educational inquiry.

AND:

EDUC 883-5    Comprehensive Examination

MEd Comprehensive Examination

EDUC 883

The examination is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

MA Students also complete one of:

EDUC 816-5    Developing Educational Programs and Practices for Diverse Educational Settings

Developing Educational Programs and Practices for Diverse Educational Settings

EDUC 816

Investigates theories and issues associated with developing educational programs and practices in various educational contexts. Addresses the development of new programs and their implementation in schools and other educational settings.

EDUC 820-5    Current Issues in Curriculum and Pedagogy

Current Issues in Curriculum and Pedagogy

EDUC 820

Focuses on educational issues, trends and practices which impact teaching and learning in schools and other educational settings.

EDUC 823-5    Curriculum and Instruction in an Individual Teaching Speciality

Curriculum and Instruction in an Individual Teaching Speciality

EDUC 823

An intensive examination of developments in a curriculum area selected by the student. In addition the course will deal with major philosophical and historical factors that influence the present state and future directions of curriculum and instruction.

EDUC 830-5    Implementation of Education programs

Implementation of Educational Programs

EDUC 830

Problems and practices associated with innovation and implementation including the nature of change in the educational context, the roles of teachers, administrators, change agents, and evaluators.

EDUC 833-5    Social and Moral Philosophy in Education

Social and Moral Philosophy in Education

EDUC 833

An in-depth study of the ethical foundations of education. Areas in education where ethical questions arise are identified and elucidated. Classical and modern moral positions are examined for their adequacy as theories of moral justification. The topics include the value of education, freedom and equality, and moral and values education.

EDUC 836-5    Equity Issues in Language, Education and Society

Equity Issues in Language, Education, and Society

EDUC 836

Participants will critically examine how language intersects with nation-states, race, class, religion, gender, sexuality, and ability, among other social categories, to perpetuate multiple forms of inequality in various social institutions, such as mass media, home, school, church, workplace, and law and the judicial system. Participants will juxtapose academic articles with personal experiences and observations, as well as media representations and public discourses, to explore equity issues related to language in education and society in local, national and global contexts.

EDUC 854-5    Teachers as Agents of Change

Teachers as Agents of Change

EDUC 854

The narratives of teachers of minority and Anglo-European ancestry will provide insights into how teachers work within and beyond normative institutionally prescribed roles to define and implement positive social and educational changes for their students. Equivalent Courses: EDUC712

EDUC 855-5    Multicultural and Race Relations Education: Policy Development and Program Implementation

Multicultural and Race Relations Education: Policy Development and Program Implementation

EDUC 855

Theory, research, policy development and program implementation in multicultural and race relations education encompass a wide spectrum of areas of educational inquiry.

AND:

One research methods course

From available graduate education research courses.

EDUC 898-10    MA Thesis

Master's Thesis

EDUC 898

The thesis is a research investigation designed to generate and/or examine critically new knowledge in the theory and/or practice of education. The thesis should normally be completed and approved in three terms. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.


MA MEd MSc EDUC Course Offerings Spring 2020 - Summer 2021 (revised December 2019)

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