What drew me to the Master of Education was the opportunity to do it completely online. Even with a full-time job, I have been able to progress in my graduate studies. The online courses have given me considerable flexibility in managing my time. The group assignments have also allowed me to collaborate online with others in Canada and elsewhere around the world. The sharing of ideas and experiences has been very rewarding for my career development.
Valérie Drouin, master’s (MEd) candidate in Leadership, Evaluation, Curriculum and Policy Studies
The genuine engagement and desire to help not only fit with my initial training but with my personality, as well. Better still, the path I’m on is already helping me to imagine “win-win” educational projects. As well, my university experience as an analyst, researcher and educator is benefitting me in more than one way. So I’m sure that I will be able to create opportunities for real, large-scale good while respecting individual communities’ values here and elsewhere.
Guillaume Koffi, master’s (MEd) candidate in Leadership, Evaluation, Curriculum and Policy Studies
Throughout my graduate studies, I have had the privilege to be with professors who have offered me the guidance and support needed to carry out field research abroad on a topic I’m passionate about. Thanks to my research experience at a minority language school in Wales, I now have expertise that will allow me to contribute to the education sector in francophone minority settings in Canada. I’m finishing my PhD with a rich and balanced stock of knowledge and skills, thanks to learning experiences in the program, both in research and teaching.
Karine Turner, PhD candidate in Societies, Cultures and Languages (supervisor: Nathalie Bélanger).
During my Master's of Education program in Societies, Cultures and Languages, I have been inspired by my MEd classmates, who came to the program with unique experiences and interests in the field of education (ranging from teaching ESL in China to implementing hip hop pedagogy in Toronto public schools). Collaborating with such a diverse group of educators has enriched classroom discussions and greatly contributed to my learning. I am also grateful for how the professors in the Faculty of Education have encouraged each of us to pursue our own interests through course assignments. I have been able to research refugee education throughout my MEd, and I even had the opportunity to present a research paper I wrote on how Canadian teachers can support refugee students at the 2017 Jean-Paul Dionne Symposium, an academic conference hosted by the Faculty of Education.
Emma White, master’s student (MEd) in Societies, Cultures and Languages
Through the courses offered by the program, I have been able to learn different perspectives and advanced pedagogy in the educational field. It is good for us to exchange our own experiences so that we can learn from each other and improve ourselves in terms of how to be more professional.
Jiayao Wu, master’s student (MEd) in teaching and learning
The Faculty of Education is a place where you can learn, grow and have an impact. Its faculty members and leadership are, in my experience, attentive, approachable and responsive to students. As a doctoral student, I have been able to be part of so many interesting and exciting projects, and have had access to a wide variety of opportunities that have allowed me to develop professionally, both as a researcher and as an educator. There is a real sense of community in the Faculty of Education: the Education Graduate Students Association is one of the most active graduate student associations on campus and there is never a shortage of social activities or workshops to attend or ways to get involved. Our student body has some of the best people I have ever met, who are at once intelligent, friendly, interesting, dedicated and supportive.
Jonathan Weber, PhD candidate in Studies in Teaching and Learning (supervised by Emmanuel Duplàa)