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.
HDLC Offers Three Degree Programs
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.
The M.A. program is appropriate for students with an undergraduate degree in an area related to HDLC. The M.A. program is a 30-credit program that involves completion of coursework and a research-based thesis, and is normally completed over two to three years. The program is appropriate for those with an interest in research and the possibility of continuing on to advanced work in a doctoral program. A teaching certificate is not a requirement.
The Ph.D. program is appropriate for students who already hold a Masters degree in HDLC or a related area. The Ph.D. program is normally completed over four to five years and involves the completion of coursework, a comprehensive exam, and a research-based dissertation. The program is of interest to students who want to obtain an advanced degree in their subject area. A teaching certificate is not a requirement.