Future Students

Getting Started

While your Master of Education program will be challenging, getting started is easy.  Follow the steps below to find the information you need and enroll in your courses. If you have any questions, please contact us.

  • Select the Master of Education program that matches your professional interest and download the appropriate planner sheet.
  • Visit our Registration page to learn about what you'll need to for apply to your program, including applicable fees.
  • Submit your admission documents and applicable financial support documents before the appropriate deadlines.
  • Register for your upcoming courses and submit payment for tuition.
  • Register for your Acadia email account and arrange for your campus parking or accommodations as needed.
  • Now you're ready to begin the next step in your career with a summer institute, online course, or in a group cohort.

NOTE:  Students are responsible for contacting the teacher certification branch to determine if a program and constituent courses meet requirements for upgrades to licenses or new endorsations for a change in job designation.

It is also your responsibility to track your own progress through your degree program using the Academic Calendar and your program planner, paying careful attention to degree requirements, regulations, and important dates. 

Course Scheduling

As a Full-time student, you should check our course list or Acadia Central to confirm your courses' start and end dates.

As a Part-time student, we advise you to complete your core courses first, to the extent possible. Core courses are not offered as often as electives, and you may end up at the end of your program waiting an entire semester for the core course to come up in rotation, whereas electives are relatively easy to access near the end of your program.


As a student in a graduate program, we expect you to attend all classes. While excusable illness or family emergencies sometimes unexpectedly arise, if you know in advance that you are not available to attend pre-arranged classes, you should not enroll yourself in the course.


Technology is an important part of studying at Acadia, whether you participate in a classroom or online. To be successful in our courses, you should be comfortable using a computer to search the internet, send email, and work with documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. 

We recommend you use a computer with an up-to-date version of a browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer (IE7 or later). You should have access to word processing software such as Microsoft WordOpen OfficeLibre Office, or Google Docs. Full-time Acadia University students have free access to Microsoft Office applications.

You should have an internet connection with 1Mbps download speed (5Mbps+ recommended) and 256Kbps upload speed. Dialup users are likely to experience less than optimal website performance and may not be able to access the multimedia content offered by some courses, such as videos and photos. Click here to test your internet connection speed