We sat down with Heather Henderson, Faculty member and Director of our MEd program in Alberta to address some of the frequently asked questions she hears from students considering the Master of Education program with CityU Canada in that market.
How big are the classes?
Heather: Typically classes have 10-15 students.
Who teaches the courses?
Heather: We have scholarly practitioners who know Alberta and who know ‘education in Alberta’! Superintendents, assistant superintendents, other central office staff, and those who have recently retired from these positions are our valued instructors.
Where do you meet?
Heather: We meet at our City University campuses in Edmonton or Calgary, as well as at some other locations in the urban areas or in school jurisdiction offices or schools.
Can I continue to work and go to school?
Heather: Absolutely – most of our students are teachers who work full-time! Once enrolled in the program our participants are also considered full-time students. This is important when considering your tax return.
Why is your tuition more than other schools?
Heather: While we do have 52 credits and that translates into more money – this also means a quicker movement up the salary grid. Of course, there also opportunities for education subsidies and scholarships.
What makes CityU different?
Heather: We have small classes, face to face and cohort based, scholarly practitioners as instructors, and a blend of theoretical and practical courses! This focus on both theoretical and practical learning is well suited to booth school-based and others, such as business leaders.
Thanks for your time Heather! To learn more about our Master of Education program, link HERE.