Education Studies

Faculty and Staff List

E. Coulson, B.A.(Hons), M.Ed., M.Sc.(Ed), OCT, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Language Studies
Emmanuel Nikiema
Maanjiwe nendamowinan, Room 411

Program Co-ordinator
E. Coulson
Maanjiwe nendamowinan, Room 4184


The Education Studies minor is for students interested in a variety of careers that involve educating and training others. Students will develop an understanding of the format and the rationale for particular instructional strategies, teaching methodologies, andragogy and pedagogy.

The minor will help students advance skills in teaching, corporate training, e-learning, second language instruction and other related areas. Students will immerse themselves in courses related to equity and diversity; communication and conflict resolution; child, adolescent, indigenous education, and adult development; learning design, and education within a global context.

Students will hone their leadership skills as they participate in field placements, community engagement activities, experiential learning, and apply training opportunities through real-world case studies. They will come to understand the importance of inclusivity/diversity both within an instructional framework and the community. Complementing these foundational courses are education-related and interdisciplinary course offerings.

Experiential learning is embedded within the program's courses and enables students to implement reflective practice based upon inquiry-based research, data gathering and assessment. Over 150 hours of experiential learning is embedded within program courses. Those interested in pursuing a career in teaching may wish to apply to a consecutive initial teaching program, a Human Resources (HR) certification program, an ESL and or Adult Ed program or a Master's program in education upon completion of their undergraduate degree. Completion of the Education Studies minor does not qualify a graduate for teaching certification through the Ontario College of Teachers. Students applying to the Education Studies minor must have a minimum CGPA of 2.30. There are numerous experiential learning opportunities and admission will be limited.

For more information regarding program requirements and admission, please contact the Undergraduate Co-ordinator.

It is strongly recommended that students interested in pursuing teacher training speak with the Undergraduate Co-ordinator before applying to the Education Studies minor. Such students should be aware of requirements related to teaching subjects. Further information regarding teaching subjects and specific requirements can be found through an accredited Faculty of Education.

Students should also review the Degree Requirements section prior to selecting courses