Urban Education Master of Education at OISE, University of Toronto
Important Notice: There will not be a new Master of Education cohort in urban education starting September 2011.
Three OISE, University of Toronto departments are jointly offering an M.Ed. cohort focused on Urban Education, to begin in September 2009.
The Urban Education M.Ed. cohort will provide a unique educational opportunity for educators working in urban schools – teachers, new administrators, social workers, librarians, youth workers, etc. Through a combination of required and elective courses, and drawing from the expertise of three OISE departments, (Curriculum Teaching & Learning, Sociology & Equity Studies and Educational Administration/Theory & Policy Studies), participants will focus on questions and issues that arise in urban/inner city education across different settings and levels: in the classroom, in individual students and teachers, in the school, in the community and in the larger urban context.
The Urban Education M.Ed. cohort will be problem centred and interdisciplinary, inviting participants to develop analytical skills to understand the conditions and dynamics, as well as the relations of power and possibility that shape urban education, as they encounter it in their practice. The M.Ed. cohort will draw on approaches from curriculum, policy, sociology, philosophy and history of education, while also allowing participants to focus on specific areas of interests, (such as assessment, language and literacy, the arts, media education, anti-racist education, immigration, teacher leadership, and so on), through their “home” programs. The Urban Education M.Ed. cohort will integrate theory and practice in order to examine different perspectives and levels of analysis.
When applying, please be sure to note “Urban Education Cohort” as your area of interest and also within your Statement of Intent.
For more information please contact Jeff Kugler at the Centre for Urban Schooling (416) 978-0176