The MEd in HSE program will be offered through the Faculty of Education
in collaboration with the Health Sciences Council.
The program is flexible and is designed to be taken part-time through
a blended delivery format consisting of a small number of face-to-face
classes combined with synchronous and asynchronous online sessions.
This delivery method supports health professionals to remain in their
full-time employment while taking further studies. It also supports the
concurrent application and sharing of new knowledge and skills with
other educators and practitioners in the workplace.
Course-based and Thesis-based Routes
Students have a choice of completing either a course-based or a thesis-based MEd in HSE. All students will be admitted to the course-based route, however, students may change to a thesis route after completion of *6 to *9 of required coursework and in consultation with their advisor(s).
The course-based MEd in HSE consists of *30 in coursework (*24 from required courses, *6 from elective courses and a *3 interprofessional research project (capping exercise).
The thesis-based MEd in HSE consists of *24 of required coursework and a thesis (equivalent to *9).
Regardless of route, students will be expected to author or co-author interprofessional research that will be presented and submitted for publication.
Students will be assigned an Advisor from the Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education upon entry to the program.
In the course-based route, a co-supervisor will be chosen from a health science faculty and will act as a second reader in the capping exercise.
In the thesis-based route, a co-supervisor will be chosen from a health science faculty. This assignment will take place upon the students’ change to the thesis route. The supervisors will then mentor the student through the research element of their program.
Six academic components will serve as a foundation for the program:
- Philosophy of Teaching & Learning;
- Pedagogy of Adult Learning;
- Pedagogy of Technology Integration;
- Theories of Curriculum;
- Research Design; and
- Assessment & Evaluation.
Elective courses will be selected in consultation with the students’ advisor/supervisor(s).
Length of Program
The program is intended for practicing professionals to engage in part-time graduate study while working. Course-based students must complete all the requirements within six years of the term in which they first register as candidates in the master’s program. Thesis-based students must complete all the requirements within four years of the term in which they first register as candidates in the master’s program.
Each required course is assessed at $1600.00. Program fees are due at the start of each term.