|Description:||The Master of Education (MEd) program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical perspectives that have influenced education, and a foundational understanding of research. Students apply into one of the following three fields of specialization: Social and Cultural Contexts in Education, Teaching Learning and Development or Administration and Leadership in Education. Each field of specialization has required core and elective courses although the number of required courses varies according to the field of specialization and according to the selected pathway through the program. Students may complete their program following either a Research Pathway or a Course Pathway. Only limited spaces are available for full-time funded students in the research pathway. The decision to complete a thesis or a Major Research Paper (MRP) is made after completion of the fall term for full-time students, and after course work is completed for part-time students. Courses are offered in St. Catharines as well as at Brock's Hamilton campus and Sheridan College in Oakville. The MEd program is intended to enhance the capacity of students to engage in critical reflection, scholarly inquiry, and informed educational practice. Graduates obtain credentials to pursue careers in higher education, adult education, training and / or professional development services, health related fields, or pursue doctoral studies. Both full and part-time study is available.