Welcome to the Master of Education Program!

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Congratulations on being accepted to the Master of Education degree program at St. Francis Xavier University!   

We are excited to welcome you to our community of learners. 

If you haven’t already done so, please e-mail @email as soon as possible to confirm your spot in the program. 


July Summer Session Introductory Courses  

As part of the Master of Education degree requirement, students must attend summer school for a minimum of one 4-week session during July to complete two core required courses: EDUC 534: The Introduction to the Foundations of Education and EDUC 505: The Introduction to Educational Research (pre-requisite for core course EDUC 508: Critical Research Literacy in Education). These courses are only offered during the month of July. The Master of Education Program Office registers all new MEd students for EDUC 534 and 505, you do not have to register yourself. 

The session will be the July immediately following acceptance into the program. 

EDUC 534: Introduction to the Foundations of Education Course (Online): 

In this course, students are asked to critically examine their own practice and its context. Issues of power and privilege as they operate in the field of education are central unifying themes of the course. The investigative approach includes ethical reasoning, autobiographical reflection, arts/aesthetics, deconstruction, and sociological analysis. 

July 2024 Dates

Week 1: 

  • Tuesday, July 2
  • Wednesday, July 3
  • Friday, July 5

Week 2:

  • Monday, July 8
  • Tuesday, July 9
  • Thursday, July 11

Times: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (Atlantic time, online and synchronous) 


Is Everyone Really Equal? An Introduction to Key Concepts in Social Justice Education (Second Edition, 2017) (Sensoy & DiAngelo)

EDUC 505: Introduction to Educational Research Course (Online): 

This introductory course covers reading and understanding educational research. Students will explore research issues and critically interpret the main types of research including descriptive research, qualitative research, case studies, and empirical studies. 

July 2024 Dates

Week 1:

  • Monday, July 15
  • Wednesday, July 17
  • Friday, July 19

Week 2:

  • Monday, July 22
  • Tuesday, July 23
  • Thursday, July 25

Times: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (Atlantic time, online and synchronous) 


The Reflective Educator's Guide to Classroom Research: Learning to Teach and Teaching to Learn Through Practitioner Inquiry (Fichtman Dana, N., & Yendol-Hoppy, D., 2020) (Fourth edition)

Master of Education Course Schedules 

The course schedule for the current academic year is posted here.

Cohort Concentrations 

Cohort concentrations are listed by concentration name on the first page of course schedule.  You can link directly to your concentration schedule by clicking the concentration name.  

Registering for Courses 

Open (Non-Cohort) Concentration students are registered by the MEd Program Office for their first two July courses only, EDUC 534 and EDUC 505.  Open (Non-Cohort) students self-register for their fall, winter, and spring MEd courses.  Registration for fall, winter, and spring courses opens in July, and students are notified via email from the Program Office once registration has opened.  

Steps to self-register can be found in the MEd Student FAQs under the heading "How do I register for courses?"

Members of cohort concentrations are registered for all of their scheduled courses by the the MEd Program Office. 

Course Payment 

All financial inquiries are to be addressed to the StFX Student Accounts (@email / 902-867-2123). Preferred payment options can be viewed via the StFX Student Accounts Frequently Asked Questions here.

Master of Education students pay on a per credit fee schedule.  The fee schedule for your summer courses, as well as the fee schedule for September to April, can be viewed on the StFX Student Accounts website under the heading "Part-time and Spring/Summer Tuition."

The months leading up is when you ensure you have financial resources in place for your university education. Visit the StFX Financial Aid Office for helpful information and resources. You can also contact the Financial Aid Office at 902-867-2374/2301 or email @email

Course fee due dates are as follows: 

Summer courses: Fees are due July 15 

Fall and Winter courses: 1st term payment is 65% of all fees due September 15, remainder of account due in full January 15 

Spring courses: Fees are due May 15 

Setting Up and Using Your StFX Email Account 

Your StFX student email is very important and should be set up as soon as possible. 

All general correspondence from the MEd Program Office is sent to your StFX student email, as well as all notifications from your instructors. 

The StFX student email is critical for attending your online courses and correspondence with all StFX services including IT Services. 

It is important to check your student email on a regular basis. 

Instructions on how to check your student e-mail 

What Do I Do if I Run Into Issues Setting Up My Email or Accessing Other StFX Services? 

If you need assistance with setting up your StFX Student Email please contact StFX IT Services for assistance: 

Click here for IT Services contact information 

Navigating Your Online Classroom 

Click here for helpful information regarding the Moodle online classroom

Student ID/Library Card 

Your student ID will be your StFX Library card. To get a student ID, you will need to contact StFX Security.  Please have your student ID number ready. Once you receive your ID card, complete your library registration by signing up online here.

I Have More Questions, Where Can I Go? 

Check out our list of frequently asked student questions, including financial information: Student FAQ page.

You can always reach out to the MEd Program Office at any time with questions, concerns, or for further information.