Elementary Education, Master

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #101 (ARWU) , | Online
The Master of Education program is an advanced degree for educators who are concerned with professional matters of curriculum, teaching, and pedagogy. This program prepares educators for positions as master teachers, consultants, supervisors, clinicians and other school and school district personnel.


Master of Education (On Campus)

The Master of Education program is an advanced degree for educators who are concerned with professional matters of curriculum, teaching, and pedagogy. This program prepares educators for positions as master teachers, consultants, supervisors, clinicians and other school and school district personnel.

This program is for students who are able to take courses on campus and is especially suited for professionals who want to expand their knowledge base in relation to their current practices, leadership roles, and future responsibilities.

Our graduate program should include opportunity for course work and experiences both within and outside the Department of Elementary Education. We provide the opportunity for the integration of theoretical and practical experiences. We strive to develop a strong community of scholars by fostering critical understandings of a range of research paradigms.

Master of Education (Online)

The University of Alberta’s fully online Master of Education degree offers the convenience and flexibility you need as a busy early childhood, elementary or middle school classroom teacher. The degree provides opportunities for professionals to engage in conversations about diversity in teaching, learning and curricula in a global context.

As you move forward into your Master of Education in Curriculum and Pedagogy degree, you will also explore the processes of curriculum development to better help you situate your own practices within the broader context of curriculum in Canada. To help you be better able to read and critique educational research, you will also take a course that provides an introduction to educational research. Here you will be able to continue your inquiry into problems of practice by finding, reading, evaluating and summarizing current research on your topic.

Courses will allow you the flexibility to select options that meet your learning needs as well as providing you with more in-depth study into different curricular areas. Through your connections to your peers and instructors, you will develop a network of colleagues who can support your learning during your studies and beyond. Technology will be thoughtfully infused into all courses and you will be able to explore multiple ways of presenting and sharing new understandings..

The Online Master of Education offers:

• Part-time, flexible study that is completely online

• Award-winning online instructors with classroom teaching experience

• Supportive online learning environment

• Technology-rich assignments and coursework

• Opportunities to learn with students from across Canada and around the world

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Curriculum & Pedagogy – Online
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Language and Literacy Education
  • Middle Years Education
  • Subject Area Studies: Art, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education, Social Studies,
  • Music, Second Languages, English Language Learning
  • Teacher Education
  • Technology Integration

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3
Recommended score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Department of Elementary Education graduate programs is competitive, based on applicant qualifications and availability of supervisors in areas of student interests. The minimum qualifications for eligibility are:

  • an undergraduate degree equivalent to a University of Alberta Bachelor of Education degree (BEd),

  • teaching certification

  • a grade point average of 3.0 on a 4 point grading system and

  • at least one year of successful teaching experience at the early childhood, elementary or middle classroom level. (student teaching and substitute teaching does not qualify)

  • Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      8595 CAD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 8595 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • National Applies to you

      5550 CAD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 5550 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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