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Our program

Watch the Course Guide video to learn more about our four program options:


Our program allows you the flexibility to design your own learning experience so you can achieve your specific goals. It features four options for completing your program:

Each option features several common elements, but beyond that, it is highly customizable to your particular learning objectives. Students may select from a range of dynamic courses, grouped into clusters to allow for specialization within the program. Clusters include:

  • Education and Digital Technologies
  • Leadership and Administration
  • Curriculum
  • Adult Education

For more information on our courses and clusters, view our Course Guide.


master of education - course-only option

Our Master of Education (MEd) course-only option consists of 10 courses, each with a value of three credits, for a total of 30 credits.

Students are required to take three Core Education courses, including Principles of Learning and Research Methods in Education. Students must also select four courses from our Cluster 1 options. The remaining three courses may be selected from any cluster option, enabling students to tailor their courses to their desired area of specialization.


master of education - project option

Our Master of Education (MEd) project option consists of eight courses (24 credits in total), and the completion of a research project (six credits).

Before beginning their project, students must take three Core Education courses, including Principles of Learning and Research Methods in Education. Advanced Research Methods and Design is highly recommended as the third Core Education course for those wishing to complete a research project. Students may then choose three courses from our Cluster 1 options, and two courses from any other cluster.


master of arts in education

Our Master of Arts (MA) option consists of six courses (18 credits in total), and the completion of a 12-credit thesis as part of the 30-credit program.

Following completion of the three required Core Education courses (Principles of Learning, Research Methods in Education, and Advanced Research Methods and Design), students may select two courses from Cluster 1, and one course from any other cluster.


graduate diploma in education and digital technologies

Our Graduate Diploma is an excellent option for those who wish to pursue graduate-level courses without completing a full master’s degree.

This option requires the completion of four courses (12 credits), which students may select from our Cluster 1 offerings.

Our Graduate Diploma can also be a pathway to our MEd option for non-standard applicants. For more information, see our application information


Which option is right for me?

To help determine which of our four program options is right for you, view our Program Options Guide.



We are partners with the Ontario Principals’ Council (OPC) and the Catholic Principals' Council Ontario (CPCO). Applicants who have completed the PQP1 and PQP2 Master’s Dimension courses will receive two full transfer credits toward an MEd or MA degree if accepted into our program.

Applicants must note they have completed these two courses when applying.

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