Faculty of Education

The Faculty of Education aims to improve the practice of teaching, and the process of learning. The faculty is committed to advancing knowledge and dedicated to research and scholarly inquiry. Through our international initiatives, students gain valuable academic and cultural insights, knowledge and skills for success in the global community.

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Featured Graduate Student

  • Helen is a Counselling Psychology master student in the Faculty of Education. Three keywords of her research: immigrants, disordered eating, culture (CIHR CGSM)

  • Jenise is a Educational Theory & Practice doctoral student in the Faculty of Education. Three keywords of her research: Engagement, instructional design, teaching practice.

  • Marie is a Mathematics Education Doctoral student in the Faculty of Education exploring mathematics education through multiple perspectives while providing a supportive community for each student. (Graduate Fellowship)

  • Chunhong is a Languages, Cultures and Literacies Doctoral student in the Faculty of Education researching on writing feedback, especially how students of second language feel, view, and use feedback on their writing from various sources. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship)

  • Canan is a Mathematics Ediucation Doctoral student in the Faculty of Education examining TouchTimes and exploring how multiplicative thinking emerges as learners interact with it.

  • Carol is a Languages, Cultures, and Literacies Doctoral student in the Faculty of Education interested in internationalization of higher education, particularly in ways curriculum, pedagogy, and policies could better embrace the uniqueness of multilingual/international students studying in Canada. (Graduate Fellowship)

  • Misty is an Arts Educational Doctoral student in the Faculty of Education researching the aesthetics of everyday life and its impact on pedagogy, leadership, and mentorship. (Graduate Fellowship)

  • Estella is a Doctoral student in the Faculty of Education interested in tackling many of the greatest problems of our times -- climate change, oppression, inequality, and mental health issues. (Graduate Fellowship)

  • Alex is a Counseling Psychology Master's student in the Faculty of Education whose research interests center on mental health challenges and psychotherapeutic treatment of gender diverse and sexual minority individuals. (GPS Graduate Fellowship)

  • Kristy is an Educational Theory and Practice Doctoral student in the Faculty of Education whose research focuses on the ethical responsibilities of Settler educators in decolonizing post-secondary education. (Graduate Fellowship)

  • Reuben is a Curriculum & Instruction Master's student in the Faculty of Education interested in the ways that natural spaces like gardens and parks have been narrativized, have been composed, and have been written as natural spaces. (Graduate Fellowship)

  • Shrey is an Educational Technology and Learning Design Master's student in the Faculty of Education striving to design the most rewarding systems and processes for learners by not only leveraging technology but also investigating 'how,' 'why,' and 'to what extent' technology needs to be leveraged. (GPS Graduate Fellowship)

  • Phuc is a Master's student in the Faculty of Education studying theoretical insights, principles and practical implications in literacy instruction and development in multicultural and multilingual contexts. (GPS Graduate Fellowship)

  • Chukwudi is an educational technology & learning design master's student in the Faculty of Education whose research seeks to provide a framework for the development of eLearning systems to provide equal access to education, particularly for persons in displacement and rural areas. (Knud George Pedersen International Graduate Endowment)

  • Sarah is an Educational Theory and Practice Doctoral student in the Faculty of Education interested in how children connect to the places where they live and how schools can aid in that connection. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship)

  • Alexis is an Educational Technology and Learning Design Doctoral student in the Faculty of Education whose research interests center around the use of technology for informal learning, particularly in remote and rural contexts, with a focus on gendered perspectives. (Graduate Fellowship)

  • Garfield is a Languages, Cultures and Literacies Doctoral student in the Faculty of Education seeking to understand the origin, nature and critical value of his family's Caribbean English Creole (CEC) language identity. (Graduate Fellowship)

  • Kelly is a Mathematics Education Doctoral student in the Faculty of Education interested in how a student views or understands a differential equation. (Graduate Fellowship)

  • Livia is a Languages, Cultures and Literacies Doctoral student in the Faculty of Education studying the development of identity among French immersion students in British Columbia by looking at how these students' language and accent intersects with their classroom group affiliations, and Francophone community affiliations. (GPS Graduate Fellowship)

  • Gladys is a Master's student in the Faculty of Education whose research focus is on how women in Canada use internet technology and what is the extent of its impact on their social lives. (CBIE Study in Canada)

  • Liang is a Doctoral student in the Faculty of Education whose research program helped him develop new world views and better understand who he is. (SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship)

  • Sabrina is a doctoral student in Educational Theory & Practice: Curriculum & Pedagogy Stream. Her research focuses on decolonization through the lens of vocational education. (SSHRC Doctoral)

  • Katie is a counselling psychology master's student and a recipient of the CGS Master's scholarship. Katie's thesis focuses on understanding how parents engage in discussions about grief with their children, while incorporating their sociocultural backgrounds into these conversations.

  • Carolyn is a PhD student that is working towards changing the educational system and the education programs to help future generations with their education. (Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Robline is examining how online interaction create challenges to from non-dominant cultures who are enrolled in post-secondary online education. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship & NEIHR Network Doctoral Scholarship )

  • Kathleen PhD thesis looks toward picturebooks as rich sites for exploring more-than-human relationality through a queer worlding framework. (SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship)

  • Qiang is a Mathematics Education PhD student researching the multiple lenses of mathematics education. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship)

  • Denise is a PhD student who is passionate in exploring holistic healing and transformation that have ensure the survival of Indigenous people throughout millennia. (BC Graduate Scholarship 2020, SSHRC CGS Doctoral Scholarship, GPS Graduate Fellowship)

  • Sonja is an Educational Theory and Practice Doctoral student in the Faculty of Education whose research is focused on students from refugee backgrounds. (SSHRC CGS Doctoral Scholarship)

  • Tiana is a Curriculum & Instruction (in French) master’s student, researching how to teach French, and learning about the diversity and equity intersections involved.

  • Ilana is an Educational Theory and Practice Doctoral student in the Faculty of Education whose research focuses on innovative education characteristics and on how to support teachers in becoming innovative teachers who dare to get out of their comfort zone and explore pedagogy. (BC Graduate Scholarship & Dean's Graduate Fellowship)

  • Annie is an Arts Education Master's student in the Faculty of Education learning how to become a better art teacher.

  • Allen is an Educational Theory and Practice Doctoral student in the Faculty of Education researching on the impact of contemplative practices in post-secondary administration and how they affect infrastructure. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Juliana is a Languages, Cultures and Literacies Doctoral student in the Faculty of Education interested in the lived experiences of post-secondary international students in Canada, and how their voices can inform more socially just ways to internationalize higher education. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Hadia is an Educational Technology and Learning Design Doctoral student in the Faculty of Education researching on how technology can be used in educational settings for improving the instructional/training/learning goals. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Magali is a Languages, Cultures, and Literacies doctoral student in the Faculty of Education researching the ways in which school-aged children and teenagers negotiate their identities and engage in creative practices with digital technologies when several languages are involved at home and in school. (SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship; President's PhD Scholarship; International Reading Association Scholarship)

  • Matthias is a Doctoral student in the Faculty of Education interested in documenting adult learners' experiences with digital access, literacy, and problem-solving in interactions with resources and services online. (SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship; President's PhD Scholarship)

  • Kate is an Education Doctoral Student in the Faculty of Education whose research begins with the assumption that a cancer diagnosis enlivens the question of what it means to live well with the Earth and its multi-dimensional beings. (EDUC EdD Grad Fellowship)

  • Kevin is a Counselling Psychology Master's student in the Faculty of Education whose research seeks to explore how a therapist's own growth as a result of the counselling relationship can be used to support the client's growth and therapeutic outcomes. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Evelyn is a graduate diploma student in Education investigating young children's agency and capacity to self-actualize holistically.

  • Shaghayegh is an Educational Theory and Practice doctoral student in the Faculty of Education. Three keywords of her research: Language reclamation, lives of teachers, community-engaged research. (SSHRC Vanier)

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Faculty of Education

Program Credential Tuition Completion Pathway
Advanced Professional Studies in Education Diploma Specialty Course Work
Arts Education MEd; MA Regular Course Work; Thesis
Arts Education PhD
(Minimum funding available)
Regular Thesis
Counseling Psychology MEd; MA Regular Course Work; Thesis
Curriculum and Instruction Certificate Specialty Course Work
Curriculum and Instruction MEd; MA Regular Course Work; Extended Essay or Project; Thesis
Doctor of Education EdD Specialty Thesis
Education Certificate Specialty Course Work
Educational Leadership Certificate Specialty Course Work
Educational Leadership MEd; MA Regular Course Work; Thesis; Project
Educational Practice MEd Specialty Course Work
Educational Psychology MEd; MA Regular Extended Essay or Project; Thesis
Educational Psychology PhD
(Minimum funding available)
Regular Thesis
Educational Technology and Learning Design MEd; MA Regular Course Work; Thesis
Educational Technology and Learning Design PhD
(Minimum funding available)
Regular Thesis
Educational Theory and Practice PhD
(Minimum funding available)
Regular Thesis
Languages, Cultures and Literacies PhD
(Minimum funding available)
Regular Thesis
Mathematics Education PhD
(Minimum funding available)
Regular Thesis
Secondary Mathematics Education MEd; MSc Regular Course Work; Thesis
Teaching Additional Languages MEd Regular Course Work
TEAL - Teaching English
as an Additional Language (TESL/TEFL)
MEd; MA Regular Course Work; Thesis
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