College of Education

Education, Culture and Society

M.Ed. in Education, Culture and Society

Program Purpose

The M.Ed. is a generalist degree for teachers and other practitioners. It aims to offer students an inter-disciplinary framework for critically exploring education in its social, cultural, and institutional context; to encourage students to explore questions about class, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality inside and outside the schools at the primary, secondary, and post-secondary levels; and, to enable students to act as facilitators of change in their local classrooms, schools, and/or communities.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will acquire interdisciplinary tools for thinking about issues of inequality, diversity, and power in educational policy and practice and of alternative approaches to address them.
  • Students will become knowledgeable and critical readers of educational research.
  • Students will be able to critically interrogate educational practices.
  • Students will develop knowledge (and skills) to work with multi-cultural and multilingual communities.