What will I learn?

The master of education (MEd) is a professional degree signifying advanced knowledge about and advanced training in educational practice. In exceptional cases, when no other regular master’s program can accommodate special interests, an applicant may propose an individual program.

Program Requirements

This program consists of 30 units of course work and a project for a minimum of 35 units.

EDUC 881 - Project (5)

The individual program's plan must be developed with, and approved by, a faculty sponsor who automatically becomes the senior supervisor of the master's project A second person suitably qualified in relation to the project joins the supervisory committee normally before the completion of the fourth course.

The project materially and substantially relates theory to practice, or systematically examines a significant problem in education.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Education (Burnaby Campus)

Study options

Full Time (9 terms)

Tuition fees
CAN $1,946.94 per term
Start date

Expected January, September 2022


Simon Fraser University

Burnaby campus,

8888 University Drive,


British Columbia (BC),

V5A 1S6, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements accepted: A minimum TOEFL score of 580 (paper-based); PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) with a minimum overall score of 63, and a minimum of 65 in speaking and writing .

For international students

The minimum University requirements for admission to a master’s program are as follows.

a) a bachelor's degree from Simon Fraser University or its equivalent from a recognized institution;

b) a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0/4.33 (B), or a grade point average of at least 3.33/4.33 (B+) based on the last 60 credits of undergraduate courses. All graduate work is also considered. Individual graduate programs may set a higher admission grade point average;

c) submitted evidence, usually references from qualified referees, of the student’s ability to undertake advanced work in the area of interest. In addition, some programs also require completion of entrance examinations such as the GMAT and GRE, and/or the submission of other material.

Applicants normally will be required to achieve a minimum score of 7.0 on the International English Language Test System (IELTS - the academic NOT the general test) with a minimum of 6.5 in each section. The Test of English as a Foreign Language(TOEFL) may be used as an equivalent test provided a score of 93 or better is achieved with a minimum of 20 in each section (TOEFL-internet based exam), or TOEFL 580 and the Test of Written English(TWE) 5.0 (paper-based).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.