Faculty of Education

Graduate Information Session Nov 16, 2013

By: Elan Paulson
Friday, November 8, 2013

Graduate Information Session

Graduate Programs

Information Session: November 16

There are plenty of exciting changes in the Faculty of Education’s graduate programs, and applications are now open for Western Education’s Research Intensive and Professional Programs at the masters and doctoral level.

The Faculty offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies, a Master of Arts in Education Studies, and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. Western Education’s faculty members offer research expertise in Applied Psychology; Critical Policy, Equity, and Leadership Studies; and Curriculum Studies and Applied Linguistics.

Dr. Pam Bishop, Associate Dean, Graduate Studies, emphasizes the importance of the Faculty’s research intensive programs on making an indirect but crucial difference in the lives of children. “The nature of educational work is changing, and educators must understand those changes in order to be responsive to them. We have heard directly from Ontario leaders in education about a growing need for research-informed policy and practice, and Western is responding to that need.”

Drawing on their experience in professional practice experience, practitioner-scholars in the field will teach in Western Education’s online professional programs, including the Doctor of Education, Master of Professional Education in Curriculum Studies, Educational Leadership, Educational Psychology and Inclusive/Special Education, and International Education. New areas of focus include Multiliteracies, Leadership in Curriculum, TESOL, Equity and Social Justice, and Inclusive Education.

“At a time when schools are challenged to remain engaging places for increasingly diverse student populations, professional programs offer research-informed strategies for enhancing student achievement,” says Dean Vicki Schwean, Dean of Education, who has long observed the societal need for professional-based programs. “As stewards of the profession, our professional programs graduates will possess the Habits of Mind, Habits of Hand, and Habits of Heart to be agents of change.”

The Graduate Programs Office will hold an information session on Saturday, November 16th at 10am in the Community Room. All are welcome. Please RSVP at www.edu.uwo.ca/graduate-education/information_sessions/, or contact  519-661-2099/ graded@uwo.ca for more information.