New M.Ed program planned

Yukon College is looking to offer a Masters in Education program with a specialization in literacy. The two-year program would be offered through a partnership with the University of Northern British Columbia.

Yukon College is looking to offer a Masters in Education program with a specialization in literacy.

The two-year program would be offered through a partnership with the University of Northern British Columbia. It would start in September, if enough Yukoners apply.

The college hopes to put together a cohort of 22 students.

The program’s full name is a mouthful: it’s a Masters of Education in multi-disciplinary leadership with a literacy and inclusion emphasis.

Tuition is expected to cost $12,500 and the program would take three years to complete. Applicants need a four-year bachelor’s degree.

There’s one M.Ed program currently being offered with UNBC, but it lacks the literacy focus, which was tacked onto the program in response to criticism from Canada’s auditor general, Sheila Fraser.

Fraser slammed the department last year for lacking proper plans to improve the lacklustre performance of struggling students.

The new M.Ed is the second graduate program proposed by the college in the past month. In January, the college announced it would offer a Masters in Business Administration program with the University of Alaska Southeast.

For information, call Lori Eastmure at 668-8833.

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