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The University of British Columbia - Vancouver - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies
170 - 6371 Crescent Road
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6T 1Z2

Society, Culture & Politics in Education (MEd) - Master of Edu. in Soc., Cult. & Politics in Edu.

   
Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Education, Other
Description The MA and MEd degree concentration in Society, Culture and Politics in Education (SCPE) addresses the history of education, sociology of education, politics of education, philosophy of education, and cultural aspects of education. We define education very broadly to include formal school contexts, as well as non-formal education and informal learning at all levels and life stages. The SCPE concentration examines the meaning and outcomes of critical theories of education, policies, and practices for public life in Canada and across the world. As scholars working within and across many disciplines, we view education as a central field within the arts, social sciences, and humanities. Students and faculty associated with the SCPE concentration share interests in the part played by education in developing socially, ecologically, politically and culturally just societies. The SCPE MEd is a 30-credit program that is primarily course based. The focus of the M.Ed. program is inquiry into educational practice, and students applying to this program should have an interest in connecting their coursework to educational practice. Examples of educational practice include (but are not limited to) K-12 teaching, community education, outdoor education, art education, educational practice as part of international development, and facilitation practice. Educational Studies does something that’s quite unique: it focuses on education as a political, social, and cultural phenomenon. We have a strong group of scholars from a variety of disciplines who broaden the aperture on what education means to, and in, different communities.
Website: Society, Culture & Politics in Education (MEd) - Master of Edu. in Soc., Cult. & Politics in Edu. at The University of British Columbia - Vancouver - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Course Based? Yes
Requirements
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 76
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 250] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 81]

Applicants whose degrees are from a university outside Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction must present evidence of competency to pursue studies in the English language prior to being extended an offer of admission.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: September 27, 2017