Master of Education

Master of Education

Crandall University’s Master of Education is a degree designed for educators who want to enhance their abilities to respond to student needs. Students completing this 30 credit hour Master of Education program can choose between concentrations in Inclusionary Practices or Literacy. In addition, students can choose a course only option or a major research project option. The major research project is 6 of the 30 credit hours required to complete the degree. The application-based focus of our courses equips educators with the tools needed to apply their knowledge. Graduates of the program may serve as teachers, administrators, literacy coaches, reading specialists, resource educators, or researchers.

To read about one graduate’s experience, click here.

Graduates from the Master of Education degree program may be eligible to pursue other master’s degrees or doctoral degrees (Doctor of Education).

Crandall University’s Master of Education normally allows graduates who hold a Certificate 5 with the New Brunswick Department of Education to advance to a Certificate 6.

In addition, students completing the Master of Education in Inclusionary Practices degree at Crandall can choose to take three courses that may be applied toward the Principal’s Certificate. These courses include:

  • ED6403 – Administrative Theory
  • ED6413 – Supervision and Instructional Leadership
  • ED6616 – Individual Student Assessment.

It is recommended that individuals concerned with New Brunswick teacher certification regulations contact the Department of Education to ensure that their degree and/or specific course selections will comply with regulations for certification.

Special Program Highlights

  • Build your knowledge and pedagogical skills;
  • Attend classes at times set to accommodate teachers’ weekday classroom schedules;
  • Explore the needs of struggling students in the classroom;
  • Advance in your career.

Courses and Requirements

Crandall University offers a variety of graduate-level courses to match the broad spectrum of classroom needs.

Program Options

Master of Education students may choose a concentration in either Literacy or Inclusionary Practices, and may further choose to take courses only or to complete a major research paper. The program options are outlined below.


Master of Education in Literacy (30 Credit Hours)

Core Courses
  • ED6013 (3 credit hour) Advanced Foundations of Education
  • ED6023 (3 credit hour) Research Methods in Education
Primary Courses

Complete 18 credit hours from the list below:

  • ED6106 (6 credit hour) Addressing the Needs of Struggling Readers in Inclusive Classrooms
  • ED6216 (6 credit hour) Writing Instruction in the Inclusive Classroom
  • ED6136 (6 credit hour) Reading in the Content Area
  • ED6616 (6 credit hour) Individual Student Assessment*
Electives (Course Only Program)

Students completing the Course Only Program must complete 6 credit hours from the list below.

  • ED6143 (3 credit hour) Best Practices for Language Learners
  • ED6903 (3 credit hour) Addressing the Needs of Struggling Learners in Mathematics
  • ED6313 (3 credit hour) Cultural Literacy in Diverse Classrooms
  • ED6843 (3 credit hour) Development in School-aged Children and Adolescents

If students take all four courses listed under Primary Courses, the fourth course can be counted here as an elective.

Major Research Paper (MRP) Program

Students in the Major Research Paper Program are not required to complete electives, but instead will complete the following:

  • ED6036 (6 credit hour) Research Applications in Education

Master of Education in Inclusionary Practices (30 Credit Hours)

Core Courses
  • ED6013 (3 credit hour) Advanced Foundations of Education
  • ED6023 (3 credit hour) Research Methods in Education
Primary Courses

Complete 18 credit hours from the list below:

  • ED6106 (6 credit hour) Addressing the Needs of Struggling Readers in Inclusive Classrooms
  • ED6706 (6 credit hour) The Role and Function of the Resource Teacher
  • ED6816 (6 credit hour) Autism Spectrum and Emotional and Behavioural Disorders
  • ED6616 (6 credit hour) Individual Student Assessment*
Electives (Course Only Program)

Students completing the Course Only Program must complete 6 credit hours from the list below.

  • ED6143 (3 credit hour) Best Practices for Language Learners
  • ED6903 (3 credit hour) Addressing the Needs of Struggling Learners in Mathematics
  • ED6313 (3 credit hour) Cultural Literacy in Diverse Classrooms
  • ED6843 (3 credit hour) Development in School-aged Children and Adolescents
  • ED6216 (6 credit hour) Writing Instruction in the Inclusive Classroom
  • ED6403 (3 credit hour) Administrative Theory*
  • ED6413 (3 credit hour) Supervision and Instructional leadership*

If students take all four courses listed under Primary Courses, the fourth course can be counted here as an elective.

Major Research Paper (MRP) Program

Students in the Major Research Paper Program are not required to complete electives, but instead will complete the following:

  • ED6036 (6 credit hour) Research Applications in Education


Courses marked with an asterisk (*) may count toward the Principal’s Certificate. Normally, only those working towards the Principal’s Certificate may take ED6403 and ED6413.

Course Options

  • ED6013 Advanced Foundations of Education
  • ED6023 Research Methods
  • ED6033 Research Applications
  • ED6036 Research Applications (starting in 2021)
  • ED6106 Addressing the Needs of Struggling Readers in Inclusive Classrooms
  • ED6136 Reading in the Content Area
  • ED6143 Best Practices for Language Learners
  • ED6216 Writing Instruction in the Inclusive Classroom
  • ED6313 Cultural Literacy in Teaching and Learning
  • ED6403 Administrative Theory
  • ED6413 Supervision and Instructional Leadership
  • ED6616 Individual Student Assessment
  • ED6706 The Role and Function of the Resource Teacher
  • ED6816 Autism Spectrum & Emotional & Behavioural Disorders
  • ED6843 Development of School-aged Children and Adolescents
  • ED6903 Addressing the Needs of Struggling Learners in Mathematics

To apply or for more information, please contact our Education admissions team at education.admissions@crandallu.ca or by calling 1-888-968-6228  ext. 153.