MEd Cohorts

In partnership with various Nova Scotia school boards, the StFX Faculty of Education offers Master of Education cohorts in program areas of identified need. These cohorts provide groups of teachers with opportunities to pursue learning together as they build their capacity to provide leadership for the improvement of education within their school board. For further information, please call the Program Office at (902) 867-3906 or toll free at 1-877-867-3906.
 


Curriculum & Instruction:

The Curriculum and Instruction Stream is designed to support the professional and academic learning of practicing educators who are seeking advanced study in relation to all aspects of educational curriculum. The program aims to provide students with opportunities to explore the complexity of three main areas of curriculum: the planned curriculum, the enacted curriculum and the impact of this enacted curriculum upon learners (the curriculum as lived). The required core courses in the curriculum and instruction stream, curriculum theory, program development and principles of learning are designed to explore both the theoretical and practical elements of the planned, enacted and lived curriculum. In addition to the core courses, students may choose to specialize further in subject fields of the public school curriculum such as English or French language and literacy, Mathematics, diverse cultures, physical education or science and inclusive practices by taking an additional set of electives in these areas.

 

Leadership & Administration:

The Educational Administration and Policy Stream is designed to support the professional and academic learning of practicing educators who are seeking advanced study in relation to all aspects of educational leadership. The program aims to provide students with opportunities to explore the complexity of three main areas of leadership: Leadership and administrative theories and practices, instructional leadership and legal and policy dimensions of administration. The required core courses in the educational administration and policy stream, Leadership and Administrative Theories, Professional Development and Supervision, and Dynamics of Change are designed to explore both the theoretical and practical elements of educational leadership and policy. In addition to these three core courses, students may choose to specialize further in leadership by taking additional electives in the areas of school data management, school law, Inclusive and First Nations leadership, School effectiveness, the principalship or planning and policy.