Master of Arts in Child Study and Education Program

Do you want to be a teacher?

Do you have a passion for education?

The Master of Arts in Child Study and Education (MA-CSE) is well-suited to individuals interested in child-centred education, research-informed practice, and an inquiry approach. Our aim is to prepare our students for careers as teachers by providing the skills, knowledge and dispositions to meet the needs of diverse learners, schools and systems.

Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year open on September 25, 2017 and close on November 15, 2017.

We believe student teachers learn to be teachers through a combination of coursework, extensive practice teaching, studying children, and seeing good practice modelled (both in their academic courses and in practice teaching).

Look for our table at your school's 2017 Graduate Studies Fair! 

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Miss our MA CSE Open House? Check out our info session from October 14th, featuring our friendly program faculty, staff, current students and recent graduates!

“The direct connection to the lab school [was one] of the most valuable moments that stuck with me. Seeing all of those philosophies actually embodied and practiced every day was inspiring and gave concrete evidence that this wasn't just an impossible goal but an achievable one.”
- MA-CSE Alumni

MA CSE Program at a Glance
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 Our program is based on the belief that successful teaching
requires a deep understanding of children:

Understanding child
development theories

Learning a range of effective teaching strategies

Acquiring an identity as a professional


Children are challenged to think independently, use their natural curiosity to critically investigate the social and natural world, and to gain the skills to communicate with others, becoming engaged citizens. Every student is viewed as an individual, unique in her/his combination of developmental readiness, culture, lifestyle, learning approach, temperament, and special talents.

Meet Our Faculty

The Child Study & Education program is part of the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development (APHD).

Core CSE faculty teach the majority of required courses, while other graduate faculty in the APHD teach elective courses. Students in the CSE program thus benefit from participating in a research-oriented department.

All departmental faculty profiles and contact information can be found at on the APHD website.

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