Master of Education - MEd Interdisciplinary (4 course program)
One year (4 consecutive terms)
This program will be of interest to individuals working within human resource development, training, and education capacities, as trainers or facilitators, organizational staff, or independent consultants. It will provide graduate students with an opportunity for advanced professional education and learning to increase practice-based knowledge and competence pertaining to adult learning within a variety of work and learning, organizational settings.
Courses in this program are offered fully online. Courses are held in both an asynchronous environment (D2L) and a synchronous (real-time) environment (Zoom) which allows instructors to virtually meet and talk with students and experience a live exchange of ideas, hear class presentations and do group work with access to a whiteboard. For additional information regarding online delivery, refer to the Online Delivery & eLearn website.
- Explore issues and opportunities for learning in diverse work and learning contexts.
- Critically examine, from an adult education perspective, current challenges pertaining to learning in support of individual and collective change.
- Develop empowering and proactive strategies and practices that promote adult learning and professional practice in diverse work and learning contexts.
- Education Specialists
- Human Resource Specialists
- Independent Consultants
- Organizational Staff
A registration package will be sent to new students after they have been admitted. Registration for the summer term will be available in late winter. Fall and Winter registration opens in the spring. Your Graduate Program Administrator will send more information about registration to you.
Program Schedule & Course Descriptions
- Program begins each July (summer term 1)
- Outlines are normally available 1-2 weeks prior to the start of term in D2L
- 3 units per course
Term 1 - Summer
Workplace Learning & Society
This course provides a macro-level examination of the place of individual, group and organizational learning in the community and contemporary society; perspectives on societal change, work and learning; philosophical and ideological perspectives.
EDER 631.05 L05 (50088)
Term 2 - Fall
Organizational Theory and Analysis in Education
Through the use of various metaphors as an analytical tool, this course will introduce students to the concepts and practice of organizational theory, change and development as it has evolved over the past century. By understanding the historical and theoretical roots of these concepts, students will have a context in which to develop the skills and expertise needed as organizational change agents.
EDER 617 L01 (73638)
Term 3 - Winter
Learning in Groups & Teams
This course examines how current theoretical models of small group theory contribute to creating and sustaining teams within a variety of workplace settings. It will address multiple issues related to small group and team development such as power, diversity, equity in leadership and ongoing feedback and process consultation.
EDER 631.21 L02 (12021)
Term 4 - Spring
This course examines key concepts and current practices relevant to facilitating employee career development within organizational settings. The focus will be on gaining an appreciation of how the individual career development needs of employees and typical business goals of organizations interact.
EDER 631.11 (TBA)