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

  • Valerie Bob combines her interests in native language renewal and ceremonial music for her PhD program.

  • Katrina is interested in exploring approaches to counselling that centre Indigenous worldviews and support resisting colonial violence.

  • Dr. Kanji in the Faculty of Education examined how a large Canadian university could increase dental science student retention.

  • Dr. Trevisan's research examines how people with autism perceive, understand, and communication emotions.

  • Jane has been selected as one of Canada's Top 25 Canadian Immigrants according to the 11th Annual RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards.

  • Dr. Niu of the Faculty of Education developed an online argumentation visualization tool called the dialectical map for her dissertation.

  • Dr. Wilson's work shows how qualitative research contributes to the efforts of community-based organizations towards social justice.

  • Dr. Long from the Faculty of Education investigated young children's prosocial development in a Montessori classroom in a longitudinal study.

  • Dr. Rodgers from the Faculty of Education uses philosophy of mind to question long-held pedagogical questions.

  • Dr. Olivia Kanna has earned her third Master's degree in Education, in Teaching English as an Additional Language.

  • Dr. Thrift has completed her Educational Psychology PhD from the Faculty of Education.

  • Steven is a PhD student researching how and why people change in their fundamental belief systems (i.e., political/religious ideologies) that result in violent behaviours. (SSHRC CGS Doctoral Scholarship)

  • Cristina is an EdD graduate in the Faculty of Education. Her main research interest is educational leadership.

  • Carolina is a PhD student who is interested in learning how to transfer knowledge from her body to other bodies. (SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship)

  • Michelle's doctoral Education program is focused on Educational Leadership in Post-Secondary Contexts.

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

  • Lynda is a PhD graduate in the Faculty of Education. Her program looked at Educational Technology and Learning Design.

  • Dawn Marsden is a master's student enrolled in Counselling Psychology focusing on Indigenous Knowledge.

  • Jessamyn is a Counselling Psychology master’s student researching youth born of genocidal sexual violence during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Ki is a PhD student researching the relationship between media production education, media work cultures and systems of oppression. (SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship)

  • Yearin's research looks to support practitioners who work with Korean-Canadians who have a child with Autism.

  • Kathryn is an EdD graduate in the Faculty of Education. Her program focused on Educational Leadership.

  • Dr. Patzak completed her Educational Psychology PhD from the Faculty of Education.

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

  • Amber is an education Postdoctoral Fellow investigating how storied resistances against rape culture are enacted online through young adult (YA) fanfiction. (Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship)

  • Dr. Louise St. Pierre completed her PhD from the Faculty of Education.

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

  • Yi Chien Jade Ho in Education studied environmental education in Taiwan.

  • Yujuan (Jade) Wu in Education studied digital literacies among English language learners in rural China.

  • Meghan Parker is the first Canadian student at SFU to submit and defend a thesis in comic book form.

  • Allison Hotti in Education studied Indigenous research methods, including the Kaupapa Maōri ways, in Hawaii.

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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 )

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Camilla is a Counselling Psychology master’s student researching the development of the parent-child relationship within the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Jessica is an Educational Psychology master’s student researching parental perceptions and attitudes towards adolescent substance use. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Makhfirat is an Individualized Studies Doctoral student in the Faculty of Education whose research is focused on what factors emerge as the primary drivers of success and failure among Central Asian students at the University of Central Asia (UCA). (University of Central Asia Scholarship, Dean's Graduate Fellowship)

  • Natalie's research focuses on accessible and inclusive education for students who are studying online with mental-health-related disabilities. (SSHRC CGS Doctoral Scholarship)

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • Dr. Chang completed his PhD from the Faculty of Education.

  • Dr. Hajian completed her PhD from the Faculty of Education.

Entrance Awards

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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 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
Educational Practice MEd Specialty Course Work
Educational Psychology MEd; MA Regular Extended Essay or Project; Thesis
Educational Psychology PhD Regular Thesis
Educational Technology and Learning Design MEd; MA Regular Course Work; Thesis
Educational Technology and Learning Design PhD Regular Thesis
Educational Theory and Practice PhD Regular Thesis
Languages, Cultures and Literacies PhD Regular Thesis
Mathematics Education PhD Regular Thesis
Secondary Mathematics Education MEd; MSc Regular Course Work; Thesis
TEAL - Teaching English
as an Additional Language (TESL/TEFL)
MEd; MA Regular Course Work; Thesis
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