Education and Society (M.A.)

Program Description

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Education and Society (Non-Thesis) offered by the Department of Integrated Studies in Education in the Faculty of Education is a course-based program that emphasizes engaging and practical learning opportunities. The program's objective is to equip students with skills in cutting-edge thinking, collaboration, and communication to pursue professional opportunities (or potentially continue their studies).

The program may be taken as one of the following options:

Course work option: consists exclusively of course work. This option is less research-oriented than the thesis and non-thesis project options and is suitable for practitioners interested in professional development with a theoretical orientation.

Math & Science Education (Course Work) option: emphasizes a pedagogical understanding of mathematics and science education, including a specific focus on teacher education in the areas of mathematics and science.

Gender and Women's Studies option (Project): provides the opportunity to pursue coursework focusing on gender and women's studies, and issues in feminist research and methods. The option consists mainly of coursework, and includes two smaller projects. This option is suitable for practitioners interested in professional development with a research and theoretical orientation.

Jewish Education option: is designed to offer a graduate-level point of entry into the teaching profession for students who typically will have completed a B.A. with minor or major in Jewish Studies. The M.A. will not provide Quebec Government teacher certification (in Quebec, certification is at the B.Ed. level), but at the present time, Jewish schools may hire non-certified teachers of Jewish Studies at their discretion.

Math & Science Education (Project) option: emphasizes action-oriented research in mathematics and science education, with a specific focus on teacher education in the areas of mathematics and science.

Keywords: culture, values & education, learning, curriculum.

Unique Program Features

  • The program focuses on two main fields of study—Culture and Values in Education, and Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum;
  • Students develop skills and knowledge to be leaders within educational organizations in Canada and beyond.

University-Level Admission Requirements

  • An eligible Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA out of a possible 4.0 GPA
  • English-language proficiency

Each program has specific admission requirements including required application documents. Please visit the program website for more details.

Visit our Educational credentials and grade equivalencies and English language proficiency webpages for additional information.

Program Website

MA in Education & Society website

Department Contact

Graduate Program grad.dise [at] (subject: MA%20in%20Education%20%26%20Society%20(Non-Thesis)) (email)

Available Intakes


Application Deadlines

Intake Applications Open Application Deadline - International Application Deadline - Domestic (Canadian, Permanent Resident of Canada)
FALL September 15 January 1 January 1

Note: Application deadlines are subject to change without notice. Please check the application portal for the most up-to-date information.

Application Resources

Application Workshops

Consult our full list of our virtual application-focused workshops on the Events webpage.

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