Graduate Courses & Programs

Graduate Courses & Programs

*NEW!* Graduate Certificate in Teaching Intensive English as a Second Language

Master’s Programs

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Leadership, Societies and Language and Master of Arts (M.A.) in Leadership, Societies and Language (thesis).

Bishop’s School of Education offers a Master of Education Program in Leadership, Societies and Language (non-thesis), designed to meet academic and professional needs of educators and administrators. As well, we offer a Master of Arts Program — Leadership, Societies and Language (thesis) to prepare educational professionals to pursue research-based inquires, often leading to doctoral studies in education.

These programs are for part-time students.
Courses are given during fall, winter, spring and summer sessions in a schedule designed to accommodate practicing teachers and school administrators. Throughout the fall, winter and spring courses are normally scheduled on week-ends; during the summer courses are held on week days through July and early August. Most graduate courses have an on-line component in addition to face-to-face sessions given on the Bishop’s campus or at selected locations in school boards of the province.

For Fall entry, applications have to be submitted by April 1st.
International Applicants seeking entry in September 2017: applications must be submitted by October 1st.

Course requirements for the M.Ed. And M.A. (PDF)

New GSE 630 Independent Study in Education: policy, procedures and application form (PDF)

Course Offerings Fall 2016

GSE 510 B 01 – Academic Reading and Writing

This course has been designed to facilitate students’ ability to (1) read, synthesize and analyze academic articles, books and other primary source texts and (2) express their knowledge and ideas in a scholarly fashion using the conventions defined by academic journals. Different types of research articles will be examined and strategies for reading each type explored.

Instructor: Dr. Corinne Haigh
Location: Online via Adobe Connect
Schedule: On Tuesdays at nights from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

GEA 523 B 01 – School and Community Relations

This course is designed to facilitate the development of communication and leadership skills necessary for positive school and community interactions. Students will examine contemporary issues from both a theoretical and practical perspective and develop strategies which address a variety of complex situations.

Instructors: Dr. Anthony Di Mascio
Location: Nicolls 312 – Bishop’s University
Schedule: 12 Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Start date: September 17th, 2016.

Format: Face-to-face class at Bishop’s; videoconferencing is available from approved sites (to be established and tested with Bishop’s IT Services prior to the first course).

GSE 560 B 01 – Selected Topics in Literacy

This course allows students to examine research related to current issues in literacy learning and teaching. Specific topics vary from year to year to take advantage of the special expertise of the faculty.

Instructors: Dr. Brian Andrew Benoit
Location: Nicolls 312 – Bishop’s University
Schedule: Saturdays from 12:30 pm. to 5:30 p.m.
September 10th, October 15th, November 5th and 19th, and December 3rd.

Format: Face-to-face class at Bishop’s; videoconferencing is available from approved sites (to be established and tested with Bishop’s IT Services prior to the first course).

GSE XXX B 01 – To be announced

Details TBD

Fall 2016 Important Dates

Start date: Wednesday, September 07, 2016

End date: Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Add/Drop Deadline: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
(Students are allowed to drop a registered course with refund of tuition fees within the above dates.)

Withdraw with Permission Deadline: Wednesday, November 2, 2016
(The transcript will indicate that the student withdrew. Tuition fees are not refunded.)

Important information:

Students who have not been admitted to the M.Ed. program will not be able to register.  Please contact the School of Education for the application and registration process.

Students wishing to participate by videoconference must send an email request to the School of Education ( after registration to request permission.  Please note that we are able to accommodate a limited number of external sites.

Active M.Ed. students must register online and make payment of tuition fees through the online system. Information will be sent by the University Records office.

Please note that we are using your Bishop’s University email address to communicate with you. It is your responsibility to check your BU email account.

*Please note that dates are subject to change should a course be given on an irregular schedule.

Contact information:

Ms. Kimberlee Maheu Administrative Assistant School of Education
Phone: 819-822-9600 ext. 2658

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For complete details, view the School of Education section of the Academic Calendar.