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What will I learn?

Program Overview

Our online, part-time programs are designed for educators who wish to improve their professional practice and/or take their career to the next level.

The Graduate Diploma in Professional Inquiry consists of 5 online courses. The Professional Master of Education consists of 10 courses: 3 required courses, 3 elective courses, 3 courses in a concentration that you choose, and 1 required course in organizational leadership. You get to choose a concentration to specialize in to help you make the most of your education - concentrations include Aboriginal Education, Assessment and Evaluation, Classroom Specialist, Literacy Education, and Teaching Abroad.

There are two options: (1) enroll in the GDPI and then decide whether to apply to the PME; (2) enroll directly in the PME.

Courses are approximately 36 hours online with your professor & 70-100 hours independently. To accommodate work schedules, the courses are 7 weeks in summer and 10 weeks in fall and winter. The programs are flexible and courses are interactive. Students join a vibrant online learning community, and are guided and supported by faculty and staff.

Career paths – employment opportunities

While our online graduate programs attract many teachers and education administrators, they also draw professionals from other sectors. Professionals who have education and leadership responsibilities and wish to improve their professional practice come to the program from sectors such as health sciences, engineering, business, social services and the military.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Education

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAN $2,918.70 per 3 unit course
Start date

January 2021, July 2021

Venue

Faculty of Education

Duncan McArthur Hall,

511 Union Street,

KINGSTON,

Ontario (ON),

K7M 5R7, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Academic Prerequisites: 4-year bachelor’s honour degree in any discipline. Minimum upper second-class standing (B+/GPA 3.3), over the last two years of study), and demonstrated evidence of strong academic potential. For international students, if required, a TOEFL total score of at least 600 (paper-based) or TOEFL iBT minimum scores of: writing (24/30); speaking (22/30); reading (22/30); listening (20/30), for a total of 88/120. Applicants must have the minimum score in each test as well as the minimum overall score.

For international students

A baccalaureate degree from a recognized university
Graduation with a B- graduating average or higher (70% graduating average or a ranking in the top third of the graduating class where number grades are not available)

Language Requirements

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language

Computer-Based Test: A minimum score of 250 and a minimum Essay Rating score of 5.0

Paper-Based Test: A minimum score of 600 and a Test of Written English (TWE) with a minimum score of 5.0
Internet-based test: A minimum score of 100 and a minimum score of 4 for writing

IELTS - English for International Opportunity - A minimum score of 7

MELAB - Michigan English Language Assessment Battery - A minimum score of 90

PTE - Pearson Test of English Academic - A minimum score of 70

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