Sixth Year Certificate in Foundations in Education

The Sixth Year Certificate (SYC) in Foundations in Education is an advanced professional degree for experienced educational professionals and community educators who wish to deepen and expand their knowledge of teaching and learning in a socio-cultural context. Candidates for this degree may select from several possible cluster/concentrations, including Curriculum Studies or Literacy, Language, and Culture.

Foundational Core
EDUC 5493Educational Imagination: Exploring Multicultural Identities & Curriculum in a Cross-Cultural Context3
PSYG 6534Theories of Learning3
Select two elective courses 16
Select one concentration from the following areas:12
Curriculum Studies
Literacy, Language, and Culture
Individualized Concentration with approval of program advisor
Integrated Inquiry/Advocacy Sequence
EDUC 6552Research for Action and Advocacy in School and Community Settings3
EDUC 6590Reflective Research Practicum in Teaching3
Total Credits30

In consultation with their advisor, students will select two courses equivalent to Ethics and Advocacy in Educational Contexts and Principles of Curriculum Development and Evaluation to fulfill Foundations course requirements.