Master of Arts (M.A.) Education and Society (Non-Thesis): Course Work Math & Science Education (45 credits)

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Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed     Degree: Master of Arts

Program Requirements

**NEW PROGRAM**

The M.A. in Education and Society; Non-Thesis-Course Work - Mathematics and Science Education program emphasizes a pedagogical understanding of mathematics and science education, including a specific focus on teacher education in the areas of mathematics and science. The program will include targeted opportunities for candidates to develop skills, knowledge and practices specific to teaching and learning mathematics and science, mathematics and science teacher preparation, and research in both of these areas. It will produce graduates who view improving mathematics and science education from a teaching and learning perspective, have developed understanding of research in mathematics and science education, and sufficient teacher education experience to assume roles as educational leaders in informal and formal settings.

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • EDEC 624 Researching, Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Current trends in research on teaching, learning, and teacher education in general and in specific content areas, including specific methods of data collection and analysis that are appropriate for use in studies of teaching practices, learning processes, and their interactions.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • EDEC 625 MA Seminar in Practice-Based Teacher Education 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Seminar that provides an overview of research in practice-based teacher education, across content areas, and apprenticeship opportunities in teacher preparation contexts.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Annie Savard (Fall)

    • Restrictions: Open only to students enrolled in the MA in Education and Society; MA in Leadership; MA in Second Language Education; or permission of instructor

  • EDEC 626 MA Seminar in Math and Science Education 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Seminar that provides an overview of research in math and science education and apprenticeship opportunities in math or science teacher preparation contexts.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Anila Asghar (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EDEC 625.

    • Restrictions: Open only to students enrolled in the M.A. in Education and Society; Science and Math Education program or permission of instructor

  • EDEM 609 Critical Perspectives in Educational Theory and Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Critical exploration of contemporary issues in educational theory and research, in terms of current scholarship in the field, current educational contexts, and various research paradigms. Educational issues as expressions of social, ethical, political, economic, epistemological and cultural reconfigurations. Students will learn to be critical consumers of educational theories and research.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Kevin Michael McDonough (Fall) Teresa Strong, Dale Boyle (Winter) Dawn Wiseman, Lisa Trimble (Summer)

    • Fall, Winter

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

3 credits from the following:

  • EDEC 646 Sociocultural and Epistemic Understandings of Science (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : This course presents historical, philosophical and sociocultural perspectives on construction of knowledge in the natural sciences. A particular emphasis will be placed on how social, cultural, and political forces shape the products of scientific practices, the importance of scientific literacy, and the relevance this bears for science education and science education research.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): Students must have completed, with a grade of C or higher, a minimum of 24 credits in Science courses. We will also consider enrollment from students with experience teaching secondary science.

    • Restriction(s): MATL Science and Technology Students, PhD or MA Science Education Students or by permission from the instructor.

  • EDEC 647 Sociocultural and Epistemic Understandings of Mathematics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : This course presents historical, philosophical and sociocultural perspectives on construction of knowledge in mathematics. An emphasis will also be placed on how social and cultural forces shape mathematical practices, the importance of mathematical literacy, and the relevance this bears for mathematics education and mathematics education research.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): Students must have completed, with a grade of C or higher, a minimum of 24 credits in Mathematics courses. We will also consider enrollment from students with experience teaching mathematics.

    • Restriction(s): MATL Science and Technology Students, PhD or MA Mathematics & Science Education Students or by permission from the instructor.

15 credits from the following:

  • EDEC 602 Foundations in Curriculum (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : This course introduces the field of curriculum studies, including a historical approach to the discourses, debates and issues that have shaped it. Students will actively explore relationships between curriculum theory and professional as well as pedagogical practice.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Fall

  • EDEC 606 Autobiographical Approaches in Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : This course focuses on understanding the relationship between self and other through autobiography in curriculum studies. Students will explore new approaches and critical engagement with teacher self-study, auto ethnography, life writing, memoir reading, artistic practices, writing the self, and memory studies.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Teresa Strong (Fall)

  • EDEC 612 Digital Media and Learning (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : This course addresses emerging theories, pedagogies, and practices related to youth learning through digital media and online participatory cultures. Through direct engagement with multiple forms of digital media and youth, students will consider implications for teaching and learning within and beyond schools.

    Terms: Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Lisa Trimble (Winter) Lisa Trimble, Sara Doody (Summer)

    • Fall

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, when offered in the summer term, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the third lecture day and withdrawal is the sixth lecture day.

    • Please note: students taking this course as part of a Teacher Education Program leading to certification will also integrate e-portfolios.

  • EDEC 627 Critical Discourse Studies in Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Examines critical theories of and approaches to studying discourse, with a focus on the roles of discourse as social and ideological practice in (re-)producing, questioning or challenging power relations, subject positions and established social orders. Emphasis is placed on theory and practice of discourse studies in educational contexts.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • EDEC 635 Research Writing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : The course offers a research-led introduction to processes and practices of research writing. Working to develop their research writing projects, students learn to examine, critically reflect on, and participate in the research writing practices in their fields, guided by current research on the discursive construction of knowledge.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Fall, Winter

  • EDEM 644 Curriculum Development and Implementation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : This course will explore and critique the processes of curriculum development, implementation and evaluation in relation to the field of curriculum studies. The focus will be on the role of the educator/leader as a curriculum professional in formal and non-formal learning environments.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Kayla Johnson (Winter)

  • EDEM 660 Community Relations in Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : School-community relations and methods of encouraging public involvement in education.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Carol Marriott (Fall)

  • EDEM 676 Organising Non-Formal Learning (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Policies and structures for non-formal learning systems such as those found in community development, voluntary organizations and the private sector.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Fall

  • EDEM 690 Research Methods: Theory and Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Overview of the epistemological foundations of a range of research methods, including but not limited to quantitative, philosophical, qualitative, arts-based, and mixed methods. Students will learn techniques to conduct research and to develop a research proposal.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Naomi Nichols (Fall) Mindy Carter (Winter)

    • Fall, Winter

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.

  • EDER 600 Globalization, Education & Change (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : The impact of globalization on educational institutions, processes and practices. Topics may include the politics of change, teachers' work, educational reform, technology, environment, educational management and leadership.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Abdul Aziz Choudry (Winter)

  • EDER 606 Philosophy of Moral Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : A study of principles underlying contemporary moral education such as what constitutes moral values and judgments, normative basis for morality, and differing foundations employed in determining moral norms.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • EDER 607 Ethics and Values in Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Considers education as a concept and practice influenced by values (ethical, religious, aesthetic, cultural, political, etc.). Includes a critical examination of selected approaches to values education.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • EDER 608 Educational Implications of Social Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An analysis of some of the educational implications of various social and political theories: liberalism, Marxism and others.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Fall

  • EDER 609 Education and Philosophical Thought (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An analysis of the educational implications of various philosophical positions concerning the nature of reality and the nature of knowledge.

    Terms: Summer 2018

    Instructors: Kevin Michael McDonough (Summer)

    • Fall

  • EDER 614 Sociology of Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Social context of schooling, including education and social stratification and socialization processes within and outside schools.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Naomi Nichols (Fall)

    • Winter

  • EDER 615 Introduction to Philosophy of Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Explores questions, aims, debates and modes of inquiry that characterize philosophical approaches to studying educational questions. Introduces philosophy of education as a distinctive field of educational research and may focus on figures or themes of contemporary interest.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Winter

  • EDER 617 Aesthetics and Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An examination and critical analysis of selected readings on the topic of aesthetics, with specific reference to their application to educational practice.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Fall

  • EDER 622 Studies in Comparative Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Comparative study of the economic, political and social aspects of education systems.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Abdul Aziz Choudry (Winter)

  • EDER 625 Topics: Culture in Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : In-depth examination of topics in culture in education. Content will vary from year to year and will be announced prior to registration. (Examples: Postmodernism and Education; Antiracist Education; Cultural Relativism and Critical Thinking; Popular Culture and Education.)

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • EDER 626 Topics: Value in Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : In-depth examination of topics in values in education. Content will vary from year to year and will be announced prior to registration. (Examples: Spirituality and Education; Patterns of Moral/Spiritual Development; Ethics and Education.)

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Sabrina Jafralie (Fall)

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.

  • EDER 643 Women, Education and Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : This course will trace the major theoretical developments in women and development and relate them to educational issues in the formal, non-formal and informal settings. There will be an emphasis on the significance and policy implications of women's education for sustainable developments in the countries of the South.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Ratna Ghosh (Fall)

  • EDER 649 Education: Multicultural Societies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Majority-minority relations and their implications for educational policy and practice.

    Terms: Summer 2018

    Instructors: Ratna Ghosh (Summer)

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.

  • EDPE 635 Theories of Learning and Instruction (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : An analysis of the relationship between theory and research about learning and teaching from a historical perspective.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Anna Sverdlik (Winter)

  • EDPE 676 Intermediate Statistics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Analysis of variance, fixed, random and mixed effects, crossed and nested designs; regression models. Computer data processing using existing packages.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Krista Muis (Fall)

  • EDTL 500 Applications of Educational Psychology Across Classrooms (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    EDTL : Selected contemporary theories of human learning and development and their evidence base, including models of individual difference, learning styles, independence and motivation. Implications of selected theoretical models and evidence for educational practice, planning and professional reflection in inclusive classrooms. The role of parents, families/guardians and the complementary role of ancillary educational services in relation to classroom applications of theories. All addressed through the development of professional competencies.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Maria Di Stasio (Fall)

    • Winter

    • Offered by: Educational and Counselling Psychology

  • EDTL 508 Critical Influences on Educational Praxis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    EDTL : Implications of intercultural/multicultural, global, environmental and social justice advances as these affect critical thinking and inform practice in the classroom. Addressed through the development of professional competencies.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Philip S Howard (Winter)

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.

Elective Courses

15 credits at the 500 level or higher. An elective course can be any course in the Department. If the course is outside of the department, the student should consult with the Program Director or Coordinator prior to registering for the course. A maximum of 9 credits, at the 500 level or higher, may be taken outside of the Department.

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