Master's Certificate Program

The Faculty offers three Master's Certificate programs:

  • Master's Certificate in Educational Technology and Media
  • Master's Certificate in Human Resource Administration in Education
  • Master's Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

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Admission Requirements

All applicants must meet the general admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. In addition, the Faculty of Education requires the following:

  • the applicant must have a four-year degree applicable to the program (normally a BEd, BHRD, or BAEd, or equivalent);
  • at least two years of teaching or other relevant professional experience;

For the most current updates please visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

Meeting these minimum requirements is not a guarantee of acceptance into the program. Admission is always subject to availability of space.

Students who complete a master's certificate program in Education at the University of Regina may ladder the courses from the master's certificate taken at the University of Regina into a subsequent Master of Education degree program. Students will be allowed to concurrently hold a master's certificate and a master's degree, using the same courses for both credentials. This means that a student could earn a master's certificate, apply for entry and be accepted into the MEd, and then take additional courses, or combination of courses and thesis, project, or practicum, to earn the MEd degree.

Master's Certificate in Educational Technology and Media

Program Description

This 15-credit master's certificate aims to prepare students as leaders in the area of educational technology, with a particular focus on the areas of media literacy, social media, and digital citizenship.

The Master's Certificate in Educational Technology will require the completion of the five courses outlined below:

  • EC&I 830 Contemporary Issues in Educational Technology
  • EC&I 831 Social Media and Open Education
  • EC&I 832 Digital Citizenship and Media Literacy
  • EC&I 833 Foundations of Educational Technology
  • EC&I 834 Designing for Online and Blended Learning

Course Descriptions (all are 3.0 credit hour courses)

EC&I 830 Seminar on Contemporary Issues in Educational Technology
This course examines current and emerging trends, issues, and developments in educational technology, including issues related to doing research in this field. The course provides an opportunity for students to engage in critical discussions around educational technology as it relates to classroom practice in the provincial, national, and global contexts.


EC&I 831 Social Media and Open Education
This course provides an immersive experience where students gain a theoretical and practical understanding of social media for teaching, learning, and professional development. Additionally, students will examine the foundations of the open educational movement and how it connects to social media and networked learning. Popular collaborative and social media tools will be explored for resource sharing, communication, and the development of personal learning networks and web identities.


EC&I 832 Digital Citizenship and Media Literacies
This course examines the complex nature of identity and citizenship in our digital world. Students will interrogate the interconnected areas of media literacy, online identity, and responsible participation in local and global networks as they relate to educational contexts and society at large.


EC&I 833 Foundations of Educational Technology: History, Theory, and Practice
This course introduces students to the field of educational technology. It is intended as the foundational course for the Edtech specialization. The course examines the historical context of educational technology as well as current and emerging theories and practices.


EC&I 834 Designing for Online and Blended Learning
This course examines trends, issues, affordances, and challenges in the design and development of online and blended courses. Learning theories related to digital pedagogy will be explored as they apply to course/learning environment design.

Master's Certificate in Human Resource Administration in Education

This master's certificate will require the completion of any four of the courses outlined below:

  • EADM 822 Introduction to Human Resource Administration in Education
  • EADM 823 Labour Relations and Labour Law in Education
  • EADM 824 The Employment Life Cycle
  • One of EADM 811 or 819 (or approved equivalent course)

Master's Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Program Description

This 15-credit master's certificate is designed as a professional qualification for in-service teachers and candidates with a background in education, language studies, linguistics or a related field. The certificate can also be incorporated into some routes of our MEd in Curriculum and Instruction.

  • The 5 courses that comprise the certificate provide background and offer in-depth study in the field of second language education from a range of perspectives and with a focus on research and applications to teaching.
  • The courses are sequenced so that students can complete the certificate in two years. Courses may be offered in fall, winter or spring/summer semesters.
  • The maximum time for completion is four years if students are enrolled in the Master's Certificate Program alone.

The Master's Certificate in TESOL will require the completion of any five of the courses outlined below:

  • EC&I 858 Current Research in Spoken Second Language Acquisition
  • EC&I 859 Current Research in Second Language Reading and Writing Acquisition
  • EC&I 871AE Critical Issues in Second Language Education
  • EC&I 871AG Grammar in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • EC&I 871AH Methods and Curriculum in Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Approved alternative TESOL focused graduate level course

Course Descriptions (all are 3.0 credit hour courses)

EC&I 858 Current Research in Spoken Second Language Acquisition
An overview of theory and research in second language acquisition, including developmental patterns, factors affecting how second languages are learned, and relevance for teachers in terms of applications to the classroom context.

EC&I 859 Current Research in Second Language Reading and Writing Acquisition
An examination of current theory and research in reading and writing acquisition which informs curricula and pedagogy. Research methodology used to study reading and writing will also be examined.

EC&I 871AE Critical Issues in Second Language Education
This course will examine the relationship between language and power as it relates to second language teaching and learning. The use of insights from critical applied linguistics literature (drawing on notions of critical pedagogy, critical discourse analysis, and critical approaches to language teaching and testing) will be applied to second language classroom situations.

EC&I 870AG Grammar in Teaching English as a Second Language
Analysis of English grammar at phonological, morphological, syntactic, semantic, and discourse levels. Application are made to second language teaching and learning, focusing on integrating grammar into communicative language approaches

EC&I 870AH Methods and Curriculum in Teaching English as a Second Language
Focus on adapting and elaborating strategies in language and content lessons for second language learners, including materials selection and development, activities and assessment in a variety of programs

Further Information

For further information on these programs, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Research in Education, located in the Education Building (ED 355). The office manages all graduate student matters in the Faculty of Education including program information, application, academic advising, and registration.