Master of Education (Post-Secondary Education)

Program Information

The Master of Education (Post-Secondary Education) program is designed to prepare graduates for employment in a variety of roles in informal and formal post-secondary learning environments (including academic, adult, professional, technical trades, and professional education, and student services/development). The program of study, which may be completed via on-line distance education, consists of courses designed to facilitate a study of post-secondary educational systems through an examination of their foundations, directions, organization, and administration as well as curriculum and instructional development options for occupational preparation and adult education.

Online Program
All courses included in the program are delivered by distance education. On-campus attendance is not required.

The Post-Secondary (PS) Education Program in the Faculty of Education, Memorial University plays a critically important role in teacher/instructor education, both in terms of initial certification and upgrading of credentials in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Most instructors certified to teach in Newfoundand and Labrador's colleges have received their educational credentials through the PS program at Memorial. The provincial context for post-secondary education is vitally important to the program and the Faculty of Education examines and adjusts its programs and services to work with post-secondary stakeholders to ensure programs are sensitive to the changing needs of this sector of education.

Post-secondary education students come from diverse occupational fields and are situated at different points in their careers. The Faculty of Education's post-secondary diploma and degree programs are carefully designed to be accessible to a diverse community of learners and the Faculty continually strives to keep programs current and relevant by structuring course design and delivery in ways that create the conditions for all students to be successful, regardless of prior learning.

Application Deadline

The deadline for application to the Master of Education (Post-Secondary Education) program is February 1st and the program start date is September (Fall semester). Please refer to application submission deadlines.

Admission/Application Information

Please visit the links provided in the table below to learn more about the Master of Education (Post-Secondary Education) admission/application process. 

Master of Education (Post-Secondary Education)
School of Graduate Studies Regulations
Faculty of Education Admission Requirements
Program Admission Requirements
  • Deferral Requests. Students accepted to programs without caps on enrollment (Curriculum, Teaching & Learning Studies, Educational Leadership Studies, Educational Technology & Post-Secondary Studies), are advised that the graduate office does not accept deferral requests unless there are extenuating circumstances and supporting documentation. In such cases, a maximum of one deferral for one semester may be granted. Files will be kept for a one year period, which enable students to ask to be reconsidered for a competition within that timeframe at no additional cost. Students accepted to the Counselling Psychology program (because of the cap on enrollment), under extenuating circumstances only, may also be granted one deferral.
  • Confirmation of Work Experience. Students are required to submit an official letter from the school district office/employer verifying work experience. This letter should indicate total number of teaching days accumulated, as a minimum of two years of teaching (or related) experience is recommended for admission for most programs. Please have this information forwarded to the School of Graduate Studies by the deadline date.
  • Educational Leave. If you are considering applying for educational leave in order to pursue a Master of Education program, you should first apply to the program. If you are not granted educational leave, but are accepted to the program, you can commence your studies on a part-time basis.

Program Requirements

Please visit the link provided in the table below to learn more about the Master of Education (Post-Secondary Education) program requirements.

Master of Education (Post-Secondary Education)
Program Requirements

Program Cost

Please refer to Graduate Tuition and Fees for general information and the School of Graduate Studies Minimum Expense form for detailed tuition, special fee, and other program cost information. 


Students are required to apply online to have information formally assessed. Applications and official supporting documents are to be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies by the application deadline. Complete detailed application packages are expected by the deadline date. Applications may be submitted online by following the process outlined at School of Graduate Studies-Application Package.