There are two ways to earn advance standing credits towards a Master of Education (MEd) degree in the Faculty of Education!
- During the Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree
- Through Additional Qualification (AQ) and Principals' Qualification Program (PQP) courses at York University
See details below.
Advance Standing Credits from BEd
In order to qualify:
- Students will complete an additional research project as an extension of EDFE 4200 in their Bachelor of Education degree. This additional research paper will be assessed by a faculty member.
- If the project is assessed at a B+ or higher (a pass), students are eligible to count this paper to 3.00 credits in a Master of Education (MEd) degree in the Graduate Program in Education at York University. This will be counted as an “Advance Standing Credit.”
- Students must not have met the maximum number of Advance Standing Credits in the degree through other means already.
- Students must register in the Master of Education (MEd) program at York University within the next two years.
- The minimum time for their degree completion will remain the same, but students can receive 3.00 credits towards the degree.
As an Undergraduate BEd Student at York University:
- During their participation in EDFE 4200 in their Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree in the Faculty of Education at York University, complete an additional research project—as outlined—and submit it to the appropriate faculty member by the established deadline. Due to deadlines for reporting marks for convocation, extensions cannot be provided.
- Students will receive a signed sheet that includes their grade for the paper. If their paper was assessed at a B+ or higher (a pass), students are eligible to use this verification towards 3.00 credits towards the Master of Education (MEd) degree in the Graduate Program in Education at York University. This course will not count towards their GPA or their Bachelor of Education degree or to their Master of Education degree at York University.
As a Student in the Master of Education (MEd) Program at York University:
- When students have been accepted into and are registered in the Master of Education (MEd) degree program in the Faculty of Education at York University and complete a “petition form” in order to request to have the course count towards one 3.00 course towards the degree. This advance standing credit will only be considered after students have successfully completed one term in the Master of Education program.
- Include a copy of their final assignment assessment paper with their petition.
- Submit the petition and supporting document to the Graduate Program Office in Education during their first term of study.
- The 3.00 graduate course will only be credited if the following conditions are met:
- The student who is currently enrolled in the MEd program submits a petition to the Graduate Program in Education in the first year of study in the MEd program. Upon successful completion of course(s) in the first term, the petition will be considered. In reviewing the petition, the Petitions Committee deems that all conditions have been met and grants the 3.00 credit equivalency. If the term has not been successfully completed, the credit equivalency will not be granted.
- The 3.00 credits will be added to the student’s file, but will not show up on the transcript. A mark is not granted, but the credits will count towards degree completion.
- Students are still required to complete the coursework with adherence to the minimum and maximum timelines for their graduate program.
Steps to apply:
- During their first term in the Master of Education program in Education, submit a petition and supporting documentation of assignment completion in order to demonstrate that students have a “pass” grade.
How it works:
Successful petition applicants will have 3.00 “advanced standing credits” added to their records, which will count towards the degree completion. A grade will not accompany the course, and will not be counted in the GPA, and the course will not show up on the transcript.
Note: If students are a student in the MEd program who has successfully completed this additional assignment in EDFE 4200, there is no obligation to count them as “advanced standing credits” towards a course in their program. By completing the petition, students are informing the Graduate Program in Education that they would like to count the coursework towards their degree.
Advance Standing Credits from Professional Learning
Students who have completed Additional Qualification (AQ) and Principals' Qualification Program (PQP) courses at York University may also qualify for Advance Standing Credits in the Master of Education (MEd) degree program. Find out how to earn these credits!