Skip to main content

Join us at Laurier

Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

Education (MEd)

Education (MEd)

waterloo  waterloo | milton  milton

Print | PDF

Excellence in Teaching, Leadership and Student Services

Develop your career through advanced graduate-level studies at Laurier’s Faculty of Education. The Master of Education (MEd) program at Laurier is offered in a part-time, blended format at Laurier’s Waterloo campus (May intake) and at the Milton campus (September intake, interdisciplinary focus only). Most MEd course work will be offered as a combination of face-to-face and online components. Course configuration will depend on the content being taught and the instructor. Courses may offer up to 50% of classes online

We offer two Master of Education degree programs:

The MEd degree (regardless of focus) is designed to be completed part-time over two years and is a course-based degree.

Experience Laurier At Milton

Laurier is offering its Master of Education program at the Milton Education Village Innovation Centre beginning in September 2022. 

Students can expect an exceptional learning experience with small classes led by award-winning faculty and leaders in their field who facilitate meaningful dialogue, curriculum connections and student engagement. Laurier is committed to extending the university's high-quality academic and student experience along the Toronto-Waterloo Innovation Corridor to the fast-growing community of Milton – giving students from the Halton Region and GTA the chance to study close to home.

Evolving over multiple phases, Laurier’s new campus will be part of a comprehensively planned neighbourhood in west Milton, encompassing 400 acres of land alongside the Niagara Escarpment. With plans for postsecondary education along with residential, commercial and recreational uses, this future community is the perfect site for a growing campus.

Customize Your Learning

This program is highly individualized and customizable. You will have the opportunity to take courses of interest offered in other departments and faculties at Laurier. Learning is also flexible with a unique blended format of course delivery that includes face-to-face and online components. This approach was developed with your work schedule in mind and balances the benefits of being in a class with your colleagues and instructors with the freedom and flexibility of online components. You get the best of both worlds.

What Makes Laurier’s Master of Education Exemplary?

  • Interdisciplinary approach supports integrated learning.
  • Cohort model builds a professional community across different employment fields.
  • Dynamic faculty foster innovative research and ongoing learning opportunities.
  • Situated in Canada’s technology triangle, providing dynamic learning possibilities.

What Will You Learn?

At the conclusion of the program, graduates will be able to do the following:

  • Articulate an advanced and integrated conceptual understanding of the relationship between theory, practice and reflection in education.
  • Engage in the analysis and dissemination of education-related research.
  • Apply an advanced understanding of learning and cognition theories such that diverse learning outcomes and educational needs for all students are addressed.
  • Make connections among social, personal, and community responsibilities and intellectual life in ways that advance knowledge in the area of education.

Are You an International Student?

More information can be found on the International Applicants page.

View More

Contact Us:

Carolyn FitzGerald, Graduate Coordinator

T: 519.884.0710 x4198

Ursula Wolfe, Coordinator, Graduate Program Administration

T: 519.884.0710 x3616

Faculty and Staff

Core Courses

  • Interpreting Research in Education
  • Learning Theories
  • Research and Praxis: Investigating through Critical Analysis the Relationship between Theory and Practice  
  • Qualitative or Quantitative Research Methods
  • Capstone Portfolio


  • A minimum "B" standing in your final two years of study.
  • Two years professional experience or a completed Bachelor of Education degree with a minimum B standing.
  • Applicants with three-year degrees will be considered on a case-by-case basis via alternate admission procedures.
  • Applications are reviewed by the graduate program committee, which considers all prior university grades, a statement of research interests, a writing sample, and letters of reference.
  • Successful experience as an educator in a professional setting may be considered in the selection process.


Examples of jobs held by our graduates include:

  • nurse education practitioners
  • adult educators
  • university and college faculty
  • corporate trainers
  • social service workers
  • principals
  • vice-principals
  • teachers
  • university residence and athletic directors

We see you are accessing our website on IE8. We recommend you view in Chrome, Safari, Firefox or IE9+ instead.