Master of Education: Admission and Application Procedures

The online application portal will reopen as of October 1, 2023.

CANADIAN APPLICATION DEADLINE:

  • For September – Feb. 25th (Central Admissions application and documents deadline)
  • For September – March 15th (M.Ed. application and documents deadline)

INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION DEADLINE:

  • For September – December 15th (Central Admissions application and documents deadline)
  • For September – January 15th (M.Ed. application and documents deadline)
There is a 2-step process for all applicants, which includes 2 applications as outlined below:
  1. Central Admissions Online Application: and complete by the respective application & documents deadline (as above)

(Note: for applicants who have graduated from Brandon University in 2021 or later, the Central Admissions application fee is waived)

2. Once cleared by Central Admissions, proceed to the Master of Education Online Application: and complete all by the respective application & documents deadline (as above)

Review our Full Information Package to help guide you through the application process.

Only “completed” Master of Education applications will then move forward for consideration.

● International applicants will be notified via email of the final decision of the Graduate Education Admissions Committee by the end of February.

● Canadian (Domestic) applicants will be notified via email of the final decision of the Graduate Education Admissions Committee by the end of April.

    Letters of Reference Directions:

    click here

    As part of the Master of Education application, two letters of reference are required, that attest to the candidate’s ability to pursue graduate studies (one academic reference, one supervisor reference).  To initiate this process, please forward via email as soon as possible, but no later than January 1st (for International applicants only), or March 1st (for Canadian applicants only), the names and email addresses of your confirmed referees to:  facultyedgrad@brandonu.ca .    Please include in the email, your full name, area of specialization, and 6-digit student number (if assigned). Our Graduate Studies Office will then forward the confidential reference form directly to each named referee to complete and return via email by the respective deadline(s): January 15th (for International applicants only), and March 15th (for Canadian applicants only).

    Our Graduate Studies Office will then forward the confidential reference form directly to each named referee to complete and return via email.

    Master of Education Application Fee: $100.00 CDN.  This fee must be paid at time of application.   Note: this fee is in addition to the Central Admissions Office application fee, where applicable.

    International Applicants, please note:  Completion of our Master of Education program does not certify one to teach in Manitoba, Canada. For direction on the requirements for teaching certification in Manitoba, please visit the website below, as this is something you will want to do well in advance of applying to Brandon University: http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/profcert/certificates/iet/overview.html

    Guidance & Counselling “International” Applicants, please note: In order to be eligible to apply to the Master of Education in Guidance & Counselling program, one must already be certified by the province of Manitoba, to teach in Manitoba schools, in order to fulfil the requirements of the Master of Education in Guidance & Counselling program.   Please refer to the above link for information on provincial certification.

    Requirement for Internationally Educated Teachers (as per the MB Certification Unit):
    Internationally Educated Applicants applying for a teaching certificate in Manitoba must first obtain an assessment of their academic credentials from World Education Services (WES). Please refer to WES Assessment of Academic Credentials for more information.

    Admission Requirements Master of Education
    Bachelor of Education Degree * (degree must be conferred at time of application)
    Yes
    Minimum G.P.A. (grade point average)
    3.0
    Valid teaching certificate
    Yes
    Two years teaching experience (this must be from the employer, on letterhead, confirming dates employed and details of position held)
    Yes
    Two letters of reference, attesting to candidate’s ability to pursue graduate studies (one academic reference, one supervisor reference). Candidates should provide the names of referees who can provide descriptive comments regarding the candidate’s suitability for the selected Program Stream
    Yes
    Competence in spoken and written English. Written English competence will be measured by a sample of written work and a statement of interest (as below)
    Yes
    International students
    (click here for the English Proficiency Requirements)
    Yes
    Pre-Admission Statement of Interest and Sample of Written Work: For directions:  “click here” Yes

    Resumé or Curriculum Vitae (CV):

    Applicants may consider using an online resume formatting tool such as:

    How It Works – Resume Now (resume-now.com)

    Yes
    Video/podcast presentation: include a link to video or podcast within Résumé or CV Optional

    * Only in exceptional circumstances will students without a B. Ed. degree be considered for admission. Applicants with a relevant undergraduate degree and professional experience may apply.

    Pleaseclick here for a list of the supporting documents to be uploaded to the Master of Education application online. The letters of reference will be uploaded by the Graduate Studies Office upon receipt from each referee.

    Only completed Master of Education applications as of the January 15th annual deadline for International applicants only, and March 15th annual deadline for Canadian applicants only, will be considered for admission.

    All Master of Education applicants, who are fully admitted, shall commence their program via the course route.  Once 15 credit hours (including the 2 core courses: 07.752 and 07.714) have been successfully completed, the student, in consultation with the Graduate Studies Chair, may then apply for thesis route consideration, in compliance with the M.Ed. Thesis Protocol.

     

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