Graduate Programs in Education

The Werklund School of Education offers a wide range of online and on-campus, full-time and part-time programs that are designed to work within the schedule of the busy working professional

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Why UCalgary Education?

The University of Calgary’s Werklund School of Education Graduate Programs in Education are a destination of choice for highly qualified graduate students. We offer programs that are responsive, challenging, innovative and accessible. We develop and implement supports that improve student experience and success; provide rigorous and challenging programs responsive to emerging needs; and continue to develop the teaching and supervisory expertise of the faculty.

Graduate Programs in Education offers a wide range of online and on-campus full-time and part-time programs that are designed to work within the schedule of the busy working professional.

Explore our programs below to find the graduate program that’s right for you.

MEd Interdisciplinary | Course-based Degree

The Master of Education (MEd) Interdisciplinary program is a three year, laddered pathway where students select from available topics to complete their first and second years. Students are awarded the MEd after successful completion of the Educational Research topic in their third year.
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MEd Specialist | Course-based Degree

The Master of Education (MEd) Specialist route is a course-based, two- or three-year degree within a specialization area.
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MEd School and Applied Child Psychology | Course-based Degree

The Master of Education (MEd) in School and Applied Child Psychology degree is designed for individuals who intend to work as school psychologists or in applied psychology in community settings.
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Master of Arts (MA) in Educational Research | Thesis-based Degree

The Master of Arts (MA) is a research-intensive, thesis-based degree intended to prepare students for further research. This program is full-time with an on campus residency requirement.
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Master of Science (MSc) in Counselling Psychology | Thesis-based Degree

This program will assist students to develop the philosophical, theoretical, research, and practical expertise required of those who wish to offer effective educational and counselling psychology services.
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Master of Science (MSc) in School and Applied Child Psychology | Thesis-based Degree

This program prepares students to work as school psychologists or develop specialized knowledge of school and applied child psychology for use in school or community settings.
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Doctor of Education (EdD)

The Doctor of Education (EdD) is a blended delivery thesis-based degree program designed for practicing professionals.
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PhD in Educational Research

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in Educational Research is a research-intensive (thesis-based) degree, normally intended to prepare scholars for careers in research and teaching.
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PhD in Counselling Psychology

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Counselling Psychology is a thesis-based, on campus degree that prepares individuals to develop philosophical, theoretical, and research expertise in counselling psychology.
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PhD in School & Applied Child Psychology

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in School & Applied Child Psychology is a thesis-based, on campus degree that prepares school psychologists to be contributors and effective collaborators in enhancing learning and mental health outcomes for all individuals within a wide variety of settings.
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Bridge to Teaching | Accreditation program for internationally-trained teachers

This is a full-time program that provides participants with 18 semester hour credits in Education at the advanced level and includes a minimum 10 weeks of supervised student teaching in a classroom. The program is an intensive and accelerated teacher education program that prepares passionate, caring, and experienced foreign-trained teachers to teach in Alberta Schools.
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 Stephanie Bartlett

Both my MEd and PhD studies have and continue to prepare me to inquire into curriculum studies and Indigenous ways of knowing, being, and doing as a local and current response to a national curricular conversation about pedagogy and education for reconciliation.

Stephanie Bartlett, MEd

Werklund doctoral candidate and instructor

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