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Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education

Higher Education Program

Master of Education (MEd) - Education in the Professions


The MEd in Education in the Professions is a course-based program designed for those interested in pursuing administrative, research or teaching careers in the professional sector.

It introduces students to the postsecondary education context and provides the knowledge and skills required to address issues that occur in traditional professional fields and fields that are undergoing professionalization. We welcome applicants from a wide-range of sectors, including health, engineering, law, and law enforcement, as well as those with diverse but relevant backgrounds.


There are two program options available to students: 

  • Option II: Coursework plus Major Research Paper (MRP)
  • Option IV: Coursework only



Students initially apply to and register in Option IV. For registration in Option II, department permission is required.
 

Study options: Full-time or part-time
Components: Coursework (Option IV); OR coursework and Major Research Paper (MRP) (Option II)
Length: Minimum full-time program length is 1.5 years
 

For detailed information about the program, please consult the School of Graduate Studies Calendar and the OISE Bulletin

 

 

Curriculum

Option IV: Coursework only

Coursework: Students must complete 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:
 

  • Recurring Issues in Postsecondary Education (LHA1803H, 0.5 FCE)
  • 1.0 FCE in Education in the Professions field
  • 1.0 FCE in the general Higher Education program
  • 0.5 FCE in reseach methods, approved by the faculty advisor
  • 2.0 FCEs in electives 
  • Note: Of the above elective or required courses, 0.5 FCE must have an equity focus, approved by the faculty advisor. 

Option II: Coursework and Major Research Paper

Students initially apply to and register in Option IV. For registration in Option II, department permission is required.
 

1. Coursework: Students must complete 4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:
 

  • Recurring Issues in Postsecondary Education (LHA1803H, 0.5 FCE)
  • 1.0 FCE in Education in the Professions field
  • 1.0 FCE in the Higher Education program
  • 0.5 FCE in reseach methods, approved by the faculty advisor
  • 1.0 FCE in electives  
  • Note: Of the above elective or required courses, 0.5 FCE must have an equity focus, approved by the faculty advisor. 
     

2. Major Research Paper (LHA 2001Y, 1.0 FCE) carried out under the guidanc​e of a faculty member.


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Collaborative specializations


Collaborative specializations provide graduate students enrolled in participating degree programs with an additional multidisciplinary experience as they complete their home degree program. 

Learn more about the collaborative specializations offered to students in this program:
 

Faculty


Faculty in the Higher Education program have multi-disciplinary teaching and research expertise in a wide range of fields. To learn more about our faculty, check out our program's faculty listing for profiles.

Our faculty's expertise includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Higher education, globalization and neoliberalism
  • Comparative higher education and international academic relations
  • Educational leadership and change
  • Higher education policy and politics in Canada
  • Minoritization in postsecondary institutions
  • Indigenous college student experience
  • Politics in higher education
  • Sociology of knowledge

Tuition

The following are annual tuition fees for 2017-2018. These figures include all non-tuition related fees. 
 

  • Domestic full-time students: $12,280.14
  • Domestic part-time students: $4,022.90
  • International full-time students: $34,722.14
  • Please note: Master's programs at OISE have minimum degree fees.


For detailed and up-to-date information about tuition fees, funding, and financial support, visit Tuition and Financial Support 

Admission and application information

General information

Please visit the OISE Admissions website for detailed information about the application process, including general minimum admission requirements and supporting documents. 

 

Program-specific information

Minimum admission requirements

  • An appropriate bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with a grade equivalent to a University of Toronto mid-B or better in the final year.
     

Required supporting documents  

  • Transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution attended
  • Two letters of reference (one academic and one professional)
  • Résumé
  • Statement of Intent
     

Deadlines 

The main application deadline is November 15, 2017. Tguarantee consideration for admission, applicants should submit their application and supporting documents by this date. 

After November 15, admission to some programs may remain open. For the most up-to-date information on application deadlines, please visit OISE Admissions

 

Contact

Questions about applying? Please contact the OISE admissions office at 416-978-4300 or admissions.oise@utoronto.ca

Questions about the program? Please contact the program assistants at 416-978-1251 or lhae.pa@utoronto.ca – or check out our student handbook.