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  • Objectives
    The Master of Education (International Student Program) (MEd ISP) at Brock has a strong focus on Administration and Leadership in Education designed to provide international students an opportunity to enhance their academic background in educational leadership, gain a greater understanding of Canadian issues and challenges in educational administration for comparative purposes, and to achieve a higher level of academic enquiry skills in educational research.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Education (International Student Program)
  • Course description
    The MEd ISP program consists of a series of required 10 half-credits including an exit project (EDUC 5P93). In addition, students must complete EDUC 5N99 (non-credit seminar) successfully.

    The MEd (ISP) is available on a full-time basis only.

    Required Courses:


    Term 1 (Summer): EDUC 5N99, EDUC 5P99

    Term 2 (Fall): EDUC 5P60, EDUC 5P73, EDUC 5P85, EDUC 5P96

    Term 3 (Winter): EDUC 5P21, EDUC 5P72, EDUC 5P92

    Term 4 (Spring/Summer): EDUC 5P90, EDUC 5P93


    EDUC 5P21

    Comparative and International Education

    Cross-disciplinary study of international and intercultural issues in social context. Exploration of the implications for curriculum and pedagogical strategies in associated areas including Multicultural, Comparative, Global and Development Education.

    Note: Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in EDUC 5V70 and/or 5P85.

    EDUC 5P60

    Constructions of Organization


    Analysis of organizational theories as they relate to educational institutions. Emphasis on how people shape and are shaped by organizations and how reciprocal processes affect administrative and professional practice.

    Note: Failure to obtain a minimum grade of 70% in EDUC 5P60 may result in withdrawal from the program.

    EDUC 5P72

    Effecting Change in Education

    Analysis of mandated and emergent change in educational institutions. Focus on developing informed responses that balance stability and change for sustainable improvement.

    EDUC 5P73

    Challenges of Educational Leadership


    Exploration of purposes and assumptions of leadership in educational contexts. Examining tensions and connections between leadership and management in administrative and professional practice.

    EDUC 5P85

    Reflective Practice

    Exploration of the notions of reflective practice and reflective scholarship, including self-study narratives and practical action research. Personal forms of inquiry involve reflection in, on, for, and about practice.

    Note: Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in EDUC 5P58.

    EDUC 5P90

    Project/Thesis Proposal Tutorial

    A proposal that provides the framework for the student's project or thesis. The proposal will be formally presented to the project supervisor. Prerequisite: All required core courses and electives, including l "EDUC5P90" EDUC 5P92 or permission of the Graduate Program Director.

    Note: The proposal contract form must be completed and returned to the Graduate Department of the Faculty of Education before students are allowed to register for this course.

    EDUC 5P92

    An Introduction to Educational Research


    Interdisciplinary analysis of research methods used in education with an emphasis on basic research concepts and their application.

    Note: this is a required course for all students; failure to obtain a minimum grade of 70% in this course could result in withdrawal from the program.

    EDUC 5P93

    Project Tutorial in Educational Studies

    Individual investigation or analysis of an issue/area in contemporary educational practice. Topic must be approved by a faculty advisor who will also supervise and guide the student during the preparation of the project. Students are required to prepare two copies of the final document according to the published MEd project guidelines.

    Prerequisite: EDUC 5P90.

    EDUC 5P96

    Educational Internship

    A one-semester field experience for MEd students not normally available through either course-work or the exit requirements. Provides an opportunity for students to work as an apprentice to a field mentor on specific learning goals.

    Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chair on the basis of a written application.

    Note: Only one internship course may count towards the MEd degree. Applications must specify the name and role of the field mentor as well as the name of a faculty supervisor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in EDUC 5V96.

    EDUC 5P99

    Introduction to Studies in Education

    Education as a field of study and multiple ways of knowing. Review of current educational theories, trends, and issues. Provides a foundation for research literacy.

    Note: Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in EDUC 5P55.

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