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Educational Practice

Master of Education

The master of education in educational practice (MEd EP) is a professional degree that is available on completion of the two-year graduate diploma in advanced professional studies in education (GDE).

Students admitted to the program within five years of completing the GDE can apply to receive up to 15 units of advance credit from their GDE.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the University admission requirements as stated in Graduate General Regulations 1.3 in the SFU Calendar. For additional requirements and application information, see the website at

Program Requirements

This program consists of courses and a comprehensive examination for a minimum of 35 units.

Students must complete

EDUC 807 - Inquiry into Practice (5)

Supports learners in engaging in ethical inquiry practices within their specific professional contexts. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the MEd in Educational Practice program.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G011 Celeste Snowber
Sa 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
G012 Susan Barber
Tu 4:30 PM – 9:20 PM
EDUC 811 - Fieldwork I (5)

Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

and one of

EDUC 718 - Landscapes of Practitioner Inquiry (5)

Explores the landscapes of practitioner inquiry, including its histories, affiliated paradigms and approaches, as well as ethical considerations. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the MEd in Educational Practice program.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G011 Jan Maclean
We 4:30 PM – 9:20 PM
G012 Vicki Kelly
Fr 4:30 PM – 9:20 PM
Sa 9:00 AM – 4:20 PM
EDB 7610, Burnaby
EDB 7610, Burnaby
EDUC 866 - Qualitative Methods in Educational Research (5)

This course introduces students to qualitative research in education and examines topics such as identifying problems, using conceptual frameworks, coding, data analysis, drawing interpretations, and constructing arguments.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G031 Amy Parent

and a minimum of 15 graduate units of EDUC course work as determined by the Field Programs coordinator

and a comprehensive examination

EDUC 883 - MEd Comprehensive Examination (5)

The examination is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G001 TBD
G021 Tu 12:30 PM – 5:20 PM
We 9:30 AM – 5:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Fr 9:30 AM – 5:20 PM
G031 TBD

The comprehensive examination normally occurs in the term in which course requirements are completed.

Program Length

Students are expected to complete the program requirements within three terms. Students normally progress through this one-year program as a cohort.

Academic Requirements within the Graduate General Regulations

All graduate students must satisfy the academic requirements that are specified in the Graduate General Regulations, as well as the specific requirements for the program in which they are enrolled.