Master of Arts (M.A.) Education and Society (Thesis): Mathematics and Science Education (45 credits)

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

Program Requirements

Thesis Courses (24 credits)

  • EDEM 621 Thesis 1 (6 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Departmental seminar to guide students through the process of developing a thesis proposal, identifying a supervisor, research sites and participants, and considering ethical issues.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Marta Kobiela, Kevin Michael McDonough, Lisa Trimble, Annie Savard, Naomi Nichols, Teresa Strong, Shaheen Shariff, Lynn Butler Kisber, Lisa Starr, Steve Jordan (Fall) Christian Ehret, Naomi Nichols, Philip S Howard, Limin Jao, Shaheen Shariff (Winter) Ratna Ghosh, Teresa Strong, Lisa Trimble (Summer)

    • Fall, Winter

  • EDEM 623 Thesis 2 (6 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Continuation of EDEM 621.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Marta Kobiela, Kevin Michael McDonough, Lisa Trimble, Annie Savard, Naomi Nichols, Shaheen Shariff, Teresa Strong, Fiona J Benson, Steve Jordan (Fall) Lynn Butler Kisber, Lisa Starr, Teresa Strong (Winter) Christian Ehret, Lisa Starr (Summer)

    • Fall, Winter

  • EDEM 699 Thesis 3 (12 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Final synthesis of the research project.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Philip S Howard (Fall) Marta Kobiela, Kevin Michael McDonough, Lisa Trimble, Annie Savard, Naomi Nichols, Shaheen Shariff, Fiona J Benson, Steve Jordan, Lynn Butler Kisber, Ratna Ghosh, Claudia A Mitchell (Winter) Naomi Nichols (Summer)

    • Fall, Winter

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 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.

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

3 credits of graduate-level courses 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.

3 credits of courses, from the following:

  • 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 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 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

  • 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 692 Qualitative Research Methods (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Theoretical and practical exploration of the foundations of qualitative methods, with emphasis on underlying principles.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Dawn Wiseman (Winter)

  • 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

  • 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)

  • EDPE 687 Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : The logics of design and selection of phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, case study and mixed design methods with emphasis on data analysis in light of issues of research purpose, epistemology, reliability and validity.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Jessica Ruglis (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: EDPE 605 or equivalent or permission of the instructor

  • EDSL 630 Qualitative/Ethnographic Methods (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Education in Second Languages : An examination of theoretical and applied issues in qualitative and ethnographic studies in second language 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.

    • Winter

  • 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 Course (3 credits)

3 credits at the 500, 600, or 700 level chosen in consultation with the Thesis Supervisor or Graduate Program Director.

Faculty of Education—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 23, 2017) (disclaimer)