The Human Development, Learning, and Culture (HDLC) program at UBC addresses the interface of research and practice in education, weaving together theoretical models and concepts in their application to real world educational issues. HDLC graduates have found careers in a variety of settings including university teaching and research, social policy analysis, curriculum and program evaluation, schools and community organizations, and corporate learning communities.
The M.Ed. program is appropriate for students with an undergraduate degree in an area related to HDLC. The M.Ed. program is a course-based 30-credit program that is normally completed over two years. It is usually a terminal degree appropriate for those with an interest in advancing their knowledge in the area of HDLC, but who are not interested in conducting research. A teaching certificate is not a requirement.
Students with no previous coursework on research methods prior to starting an M.Ed. in HDLC will be required to take a prerequisite course: EPSE 483 (3) Reading and Interpreting Research in Education. This course can be taken early in your degree but does not count towards fulfilling your program credit requirements. [Note that students who started their MEd program prior to September 2019 can count EPSE 481 as their prerequisite].
Research Methods Prerequisite:
Students who have not had equivalent research methods course work prior to starting the M.Ed. will be required to take the following course prior to or early in their program:
|EPSE 483 (3)||Reading and Interpreting Research in Education|
|HDLC Required Core Courses (9 credits)|
|EPSE 501 (3)||Seminar in Human Development, Learning, and Culture|
|EPSE 503 (3)||Cultural Perspectives on Learning, Development, and Media|
|EPSE 505 (3)||Foundations in Human Development: Infancy to Adulthood|
|HDLC Required Electives (9 credits)
* Choose three of the following courses:
|EPSE 502 (3)||Cognition, Language, and Literacy Processes in Education|
|EPSE 511 (3)||Special Topics in Human Development, Learning, and Culture|
|EPSE 584 (3)||Motivation in Education|
|EPSE 585 (3)||Social Emotional Development in Education|
|EPSE 604 (3/6)||Advanced Topics in Human Development, Learning, and Culture|
|EPSE 606 (3)||College and University Teaching|
|EPSE 630 (3)||Advanced Seminar: Adolescence Through Emerging Adulthood|
|Additional Required Electives (9 credits)
Choose three additional courses either inside or outside of HDLC in consultation with your advisor.
|Graduating Seminar (3 credits)
After completing the required and elective courses, students must take the following course:
|EPSE 590 (3)||Graduating Seminar|
PGS form can be found on HDLC Forms & Resources page.