Master of Education

2 years
9,666 CAD
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
St. John's / Canada
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Program description

The Faculty of Education at Memorial University is in charge of professionalising those who will lead in education. This covers professional development for teachers, administrators, and specialists who will work in primary, elementary, secondary, and postsecondary institutions. The faculty's work includes undergraduate and graduate studies, as well as continuing education. The mandate encompasses both specialist research to improve instructional practise and broad-based research to promote knowledge. Through a wide range of programmes and field activities, the faculty initiates and responds to change. It aims to train educators with a sound educational philosophy, an understanding of what knowledge is most valuable, a true joy of learning, and the ability to think critically. It aims to train educators who understand the history, have a plan for the present, and have a vision for the future.

Program structure

Research Designs and Methods in Education

  • Social and Cultural Difference and Education
  • Popular Culture and Literacy Education
  • Arts Education: Creativity in the Classroom
  • Literacy and Language Education: Sociocultural Perspectives
  • Project in Reading Development and Instruction
  • Project in Educational Technology

Social Context of Educational Leadership

  • Leadership: Theory and Practice
  • Educational Administration: Theory and Practice
  • Educational Policy: Theory and Practice
  • Research and Development Seminar in Educational Leadership Studies
  • Internship in Educational Leadership Studies
  • Project in Educational Leadership Studies

Paper Folio in Educational Leadership Studies

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Supervisory Processes in Education
  • Educational Finance
  • Legal Foundations of Educational Administration
  • Research and Development Seminar in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Studies


  • Tuition — 9,666 CAD

OTHER FEES (REQUIRED) amounts listed are for two semesters

  • Student Services Fee — 100 CAD
  • Students' Union — 140 CAD
  • Recreation Fee — 138 CAD
  • Health Insurance — 523 CAD


Requirements for applicants

Bachelor's degree (minimum second class or 70% average in last 30 attempted courses); some programs have prerequisites and require work experience

Applicants who did not complete a baccalaureate or post-graduate degree at a recognized university where English is the primary language of instruction must normally complete either the:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a paper-based score of 580 (or higher), computer-based score of 237 (or higher), or internet-based score of 92-93 (or higher); or
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and achieve a score of 7 (or higher).

About the university

Memorial University has a unique responsibility to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador as the only university in the province. Memorial University was founded as a tribute to the Newfoundlanders who gave their lives in military duty during globe War I and later conflicts. We take inspiration from their efforts to create a better future for our province, our country, and the globe.

Over 115 different nations are represented among Memorial University's 19000+ students. Programs range from the traditional to the cutting edge, and can be found at any of Memorial's five locations or online. Memorial University's worldwide network of nearly 100,000 successful alums enhances the institution's capacity and reputation for leadership in research, teaching, and public engagement. Learn more about Memorial University in this quick read.

Vision, Mission

  • Vision — Memorial University will rise to prominence as one of Canada's and the world's top public institutions of higher learning, and it will honor its commitment to serving the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Mission — When it comes to education, research, scholarship, creative activity, service, and public engagement, Memorial University is committed to being at the forefront of innovation and excellence. International students and scholars are welcomed and supported at Memorial, and the institution's contributions of knowledge and experience are valued on all levels of society.


More than 19,400 students and 3,800 teachers and staff from more than 115 countries study, teach, conduct research, create, and participate in activities at our campuses and other locations. You can attend classes at one of Memorial University's several campuses in Newfoundland and Labrador or anywhere in the world; we also offer 475 courses online.

  • St. John's campus
  • Grenfell Campus
  • Marine Institute
  • Harlow Campus
  • Signal Hill Campus
  • Labrador Campus

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