|Program||Expected Length||Project and/or thesis||Course based|
This program addresses the relationship between practice and theory in curriculum research, design, implementation, evaluation, and leadership, as well as expertise in educational technology and communication. Those choosing to pursue a Master of Education in Curriculum Studies will be encouraged to focus on aspects of praxis leading to expertise and leadership in that area.
Who would be interested in an M.Ed. in Curriculum Studies? Anyone participating in teaching in its various forms – in the K-12 system, the post-secondary system, and informal education – who wants to study one or more aspects of curriculum, such as research, development, implementation, evaluation and leadership for change.
There are three program options for this degree:
- Thesis based: in addition to coursework, you will work with a supervisor to conduct an original research study
- Project based: as above, but instead of a thesis you will be completing a project or minor thesis
- Course based: you will take a selection of courses including a capstone class 'scholarship in teaching'
In addition to the choice of structure above, this program has three defined areas of focus that you may choose:
- Curriculum innovation
- Early childhood development
- English as an additional language
It is not necessary to find a potential supervisor before you apply to this program.
|Jeff Baker||Indigenous Science Education; Indigenous Research Methodologies; Environmental Education; Faculty Development|
|Geraldine Balzer||Teacher education, Secondary school English language arts, Aboriginal education, Decolonization, Transformative education, Service learning|
|Beverley Brenna||Literacy education (reading and writing focus), children literature, special education, process drama, teacher education|
|Egan Chernoff||Mathematics education, Probability, Heuristics, Biases, Fallacies, Popularization, Social media, The math wars|
|Brenda Kalyn||Teachers & students experiences in learning places and impact of experience on curriculum and pedagogy, holism, physical education, culture and dance|
|Marguerite Koole||Learning theory, technology-enhanced learning, instructional design, mobile learning, and makerspaces|
|Gail MacKay||Indigenous Language Teaching and Educational Technology, Literacy Building and Intercultural Relationships|
|Timothy Molnar||Ethics and responsibility, Meaningful learning in science education, Nature of science, philosophies of place and nature, Teacher education|
|Dirk Morrison||Instructional design, distance and e-learning, educational technology, non-formal and informal online learning environments|
|Jeffrey Park||Literacy, Writing /composition theory, Creativity, Gender, Arts-based methodologies, Poetic inquiry, Narrative, English Language Arts, Curriculum|
|Debbie Pushor||Parent knowledge, parent engagement, a curriculum of parents in teacher education, and narrative inquir|
|Hyunjung Shin||Globalization, political economy and language education, Language, culture & identity, Ethnography Transnationalism & migration, pedagogy, Ethnography|
|Linda Wason-Ellam||Early and struggling readers including (EAL) and children (FASD), children literature, teaching in multilingual classrooms, ethnographic research|
|Jay Wilson||Technology skill development, media literacy, program evaluation, social agency in teaching /learning, experiential learning, design studio learning|
Tuition and funding
In their applications, students should identify their financial status and state if attendance is contingent on receiving financial aid. The department employs graduate students as marking assistants and a limited number of scholarships, research fellowships and teaching assistantships are available. There is a keen competition for this financial support. Applications for Departmental Scholarships, Research Fellowships and Teaching Assistantships may only be submitted after a student has been admitted.
Thesis or project based program
Graduate students in a thesis or project based program pay tuition three times a year for as long as they are enrolled in their program.
|September 1 - December 31, 2019||$1420.00||$2243.60|
|January 1 - April 30, 2020||$1420.00||$2243.60|
|May 1 - August 31, 2020||$1420.00||$2243.60|
|Total per academic year||$4260.00||$6730.80|
Course based program
Students in course based programs pay tuition for each class they take. Every class is assigned a number of credit units (usually three) which determines the cost. If a student is not enrolled in any classes for a term, they will need to register in a 'Maintenance of Status' class that is 3 credits to stay in their program.
P.G.D. students do not need to register in the Maintenance of Status course as long as they take a single class every academic year.
|Cost per credit unit||$229.50||$362.61|
|Maintenance of Status course||$688.50||$1087.83|
|Cost per 3 credit unit class||$688.50||$1087.83|
In addition to tuition above, students also pay fees for programs like health and dental insurance, a bus pass, and other campus services. The amount you need to pay depends on if you are taking classes full time or part time, and if you are on campus or not. The table below assumes you are on campus full-time.
|Fall 2019||Winter 2020||Spring 2020||Summer 2020|
Tuition information is accurate for the current academic year and does not include student fees. For detailed tuition and fees information, visit the official tuition website.
Master of Education
- Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.
- a cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (e.g. 60 credit units)
- A minimum of one year of practical experience in education or a related field post degree if the applicant holds a BEd degree or a minimum of three years of practical experience in education or a related field post degree if the applicant does not hold a B.Ed. degree.
- Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) or equivalent from a recognized college or university
Submit an online application
Once you begin an application, choose one of the following application forms in the system:
- Graduate (B) Fall term start - September
- Graduate (D) Spring term start - May
During the application, you'll be asked for:
- Personal information such as your name, address, etc.
- The names and email addresses of your three referees
- Your educational history from all post-secondary institutions you've attended
The application takes about 20 minutes to complete. You may save your application and return to it later as long as you remember the Login ID and PIN you've created.
At the end of the application, you will need to pay a non-refundable $90 application fee. It isrecommended that you pay online with a credit card. If you do not pay online when completing your application, you will need to use an alternate form of payment. Your application will not be processed until payment is received.
Submitting required documents
Once you’ve completed an online application, you will need to upload the following documents:
Please note that in most cases, you will need to allow one business day after paying your application fee before you are permitted to upload documents.
Preliminary Statement of Marks
- Once you have submitted your application for admission and paid the application fee, you will be required to upload unofficial PDF copies of your academic transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution attended. This requirement will appear as Preliminary Statement of Marks or Additional Prelim. Statement under admission requirements on your Application Summary when you check your application status.
- The uploaded transcript can be an unofficial copy of the transcript issued by the university or college, and must include a grading key/legend.
- All pages of a transcript must be uploaded as a single PDF document.
- Uploaded transcripts will be considered unofficial or preliminary. Official copies of your transcripts will only be required once you have been offered admission. This requirement will appear as Post-secondary Transcript under admission requirements on your Application Summary when you check your application status.
If you receive an offer of admission, you will then be required to have your official post-secondary transcripts sent (by mail in a sealed envelope directly from the institution) to the address below. Please do not send official documents until we request them.
College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Room 116 Thorvaldson Building, 110 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK CANADA S7N 5C9
- Transcripts usually indicate the institution’s name, grading scheme (typically on back of transcript), your name, course names, numbers, credits, and the grades you have received. Depending on the country or institution, some features may not be available.
- Transcripts in languages other than English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
- If you are a current University of Saskatchewan student completing your undergraduate program then a letter of completion of degree requirements will be required from your college.
For students who are required to provide proof of English proficiency:
- It is your responsibility to have completed a relevant test with the appropriate score before the application deadline.
- Tests are valid for 24 months after the testing date and must be valid at the beginning of the student's first term of registration in the graduate program.
- Applicants will be required to upload a PDF copy of any required language test score. Uploaded test scores will be considered unofficial or preliminary.
If you receive an Offer of Admission you may be required to have your official language test scores sent to the address below. Please do not send official documents until we request them.
College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Room 116 Thorvaldson Building - 110 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK CANADA S7N 5C9
In addition to the above official documents, please upload the following documents:
- A letter of intent, no more than two pages describing what has pushed you to consider taking a Master of Education in Curriculum Studies or what you would like to learn in your Master of Education in Curriculum Studies
- A resume with a focus on your educational background and teaching experience
Curriculum Studies Department
College of Education
28 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X1