Master of Education in Curriculum Studies for Health Interprofessionals
Acadia University's Master of Education in Curriculum for Health Interprofessionals is a Curriculum Studies program specifically designed for educators and administrators from health fields. Our program is a collaboration with Dalhousie University's Continuing Professional Development division. This program is primarily a face-to-face offering with only a small component offered online.
In this part-time program, you'll enhance your skills in teaching, planning, and delivering courses. You will explore classic and contemporary theory and research in curriculum studies to become a more critical, reflective educator.
In our Health Interprofessionals program, you will:
- Study in a classroom setting that is typically offered as a weekly evening session at Dalhousie University. Select course components are available online.
- Advance through the program in a cohort group scheduled part-time over two years. You will complete your courses together in a specified sequence.
- Join a cohort group in a proven program that welcomes health educators and administrators from a variety of fields. We feel that professional diversity in our cohort group is a strength, and it encourages lively discussion.
Fall 2023 MEd (Health Interprofessionals) Cohort Sequence
The School of Education at Acadia University working with the valuable support of the Medical Education Division of Dalhousie University will offer a part time Masters of Education in Curriculum beginning September 2023.
It is anticipated that most students that are successful in admission, will not have had an undergraduate degree in education, a formal teaching practicum nor an emphasis on pedagogy within their formal education. For this reason, we feel committed to offer the program onsite at Dalhousie University, primarily in a face to face format with experienced educators. As we undertake forward-looking planning to present a balanced comprehensive curriculum, the sequence below offers our best prediction of what this will look like with appended modalities of teaching indicated for each course.
- EDUC 5673 Current Research and Theory in Curriculum (Fall 2023) > Face to Face
- EDUC 5513 Research Design in Education (Winter 2024) > Face to Face
- EDUC 5113 Qualitative Research (Spring 2024) > Face to Face
- EDUC 5633 Curriculum Foundations (Summer 2024) > Online
- EDUC 5643 Major Theoretical Developments in Curriculum Studies (Summer 2024) > Online
- EDUC 5843 Instructional Design (Fall 2024) > Face to Face
- EDUC 5663 Curriculum Practice (Winter 2025)> Face to Face
- EDUC 5053 Project in the Health Profession (Spring 2025) > Face to Face
- EDUC 5303 Principles of Assessment for Education (Summer 2025) > Online
- EDUC **** Elective (see: https://med.acadiau.ca/course-list.html)
or Explorations (see under Specialized Courses here: https://education.acadiau.ca/m-ed-forms-and-resources.html )
The deadline to apply for the 2023 Cohort was April 15th, 2023.
Information on future cohorts will be provided here as it becomes available.
Applications consist of the following components:
- Application (online)
- Letter of Intent (uploaded)
- Resume (uploaded)
- Official Transcripts (for all post-secondary studies; mailed)
- Two Reference Letters
- If you have taken a course in the last five years, or are currently enrolled in a course, one academic and one professional reference is required.
- If you have not taken a course in the last five years, two professional references are required.
Instructions for Letter of Intent for MEd-Curriculum: Health Interprofessionals:
In addition to the general application procedures for graduate studies in Education, the “letter of intent” is an important artefact that helps the reviewers of applications understand your interest/motivation to undertake this program. While applicants will apply with a range of interesting and applicable backgrounds, we look for a commitment to study rigorously with a clear personal rationale for why the program can advance you professionally. This is especially important given that your career path has not necessarily included an emphasis on quality educational practice stemming from a strong theoretical foundation.
You may find the following prompts helpful as you write your letter of intent. Please note, you don’t need to answer all of these – see this list more as helpful ‘starters’ that allow you explain why you are a good fit for this program:
- Describe your personal and professional experiences that position you enter this M.Ed. Curriculum for health interprofessional.
- What recent community employment or education experiences demonstrate your commitment to teaching/learning in the health profession?
- What do you hope to learn through your participation in this graduate program?
- In terms of your own professional growth: why this program and why now?
Applicants should be advised that the application process is competitive. Students in the pool of applications often meet the minimum requirement yet distinguish themselves through other aspects of the application documentation and/or process. Given the number of applications received, the faculty is not resourced sufficiently to respond to queries about unsuccessful applications.
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All students in the cohort must meet the academic requirements for admission to graduate studies in the School of Education at Acadia University. Please be aware that it is your responsibility to monitor your own program and to ensure that you have met degree requirements.
- Created in partnership with Dalhousie University
- Two-year, part-time program
- Classroom sessions at Dalhousie University
- Thesis option available