Graduate Degrees in Education
All graduate students engage in research through coursework. Masters students can write a thesis or complete a major research project. Doctoral students’ work culminates in the writing and defence of a dissertation. There are also opportunities to engage in independent research and/or to work with faculty on their research. Our program offers the opportunity for full- and part-time study.
- Master of Education (MEd)
- Special cohort: MEd with a focus on Urban Indigenous Education
- Master of Leadership and Community Engagement (MLCE) - NEW in Summer 2017
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Graduate Diplomas in Education
Graduate Diplomas offer students the opportunity to explore a topic of interest in education. They can be taken concurrently with a Master of Education (MEd) or Doctorate (PhD), or taken as a stand-alone non-degree program. The diploma can supplement the learning in a graduate degree program or provide individuals with knowledge in a subject area and the opportunity to develop academic skills in writing and research.
Graduate Diplomas offered in Education include:
- Early Childhood Education (ECE)
- Language and Literacy Education
- Education in Urban Environments
- Post-Secondary Education: Community, Culture and Policy
Graduate Diplomas offered in partnership include:
- Environmental/Sustainability in Education (Graduate Programs in Environmental Studies and Education)
- Mathematics Education (Graduate Programs in Mathematics & Statistics and Education)
Another Graduate Diploma that may be of interest to educators at York University:
- Graduate Diploma in Jewish Studies for Educators - Offered through the Faculty of Graduate Studies with the Centre for Jewish Studies
Applicants are advised that both PhD and MEd programs require students to engage research of a scholarly nature. In order to be be considered for admission, applicants must demonstrate academic excellence. Statements should address applicants' academic interests.