University of Toronto: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education - Graduate Studies

Social Justice Education (Master of Education)

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Program Information

School:University of Toronto: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education - Graduate Studies
Faculty:OISE, Department of Social Justice Education
Field of Study:Education, Other
Description:The Department of Social Justice Education (SJE) offers a multi- and interdisciplinary graduate program developed from the past programs of History and Philosophy of Education as well as Sociology in Education. This department provides students with critical understandings of the social, historical, cultural, political, economic, and ethical contexts of education, broadly conceived. Based on the diverse intellectual traditions of the humanities and social sciences, the department is committed to multi- and interdisciplinary studies in education, with a focus on equity and social justice from a variety of perspectives including history, philosophy, sociology and political science.

The SJE program is concerned with both theoretical and empirical problems regarding in/equity in educational spaces, broadly conceived. This MEd program will be of interest to persons aspiring to assume responsibilities in a social justice area in schools and school boards; or who wish to undertake labour and community education and research; or who work in community organizations on issues of social change; or who wish to pursue further graduate studies in humanities and social sciences and in professional programs, such as education, law, and social work.
URL:Social Justice Education (Master of Education) at University of Toronto: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education - Graduate Studies
Areas of Research:aboriginal and indigenous studies in education culture, communication and critical education critical race and anti-racism studies in education feminist studies and gender relations in education learning, work and change.
Course Based:Yes
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $34,220
Careers:College and Other Vocational InstructorsEducation Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Admission to the MA program requires an appropriate bachelor’s degree in a humanities, social science, or cognate discipline from a recognized university, with standing equivalent to a University of Toronto mid-B or better in the final year.
    Application Notes : A statement of academic and professional interests and concerns relevant to Social Justice Education; list at the top of the statement one (or more) HSSSJE faculty member(s)
    whose work is relevant to your interests and concerns; two letters of reference: at least one university reference on
    your academic capacity; second letter can be a reference on your work background; a sample of written work related to social justice education
    (previous course paper, research or community report, etc.); M.Ed. applicants must have the equivalent of 12 months total
    of professional experience (full-time or part-time employment, community work, co-op or internship, research, etc.)
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Portfolio

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on January 25, 2018