MEd in Home Economics Education

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Master of Home Economics Education

A part-time FULLY ONLINE cohort program.

This online graduate program delves into key aspects of Home Economics curriculum with connections to Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies (ADST) curriculum, Textile Arts, and Culinary Arts.

This program has been designed for school and community educators who teach in areas such as food and nutrition, textiles, family studies, health, human ecology, consumer studies or related projects such as food security or school gardens.

Program Themes:

  • interdisciplinary inquiry
  • human-environment interactions
  • local and global communities
  • ecological sustainability
  • researching practice
  • social responsibility

This program is ideal for:

  • Teachers/educators in both school and community contexts
  • Professionals working in health and nutrition, food studies, fashion and textiles, family studies, and consumer science
  • Professionals working in NGOs and policy development

This program will enable you to:

  • Critically analyze dominant and alternative theories of learning and teaching in Transformative Practice, Human Ecology and Everyday Life.
  • Explore different approaches to curriculum development and implementation and their implications for programs based on ecology and issues of daily life.
  • Place curriculum and pedagogy for Human Ecology and Everyday Life in historical context, understanding the social, political, economic, and cultural factors that direct past, present, and future decision making.
  • Use a stance of inquiry toward your professional practice as an educator in a variety of settings.
  • Increase your qualifications in home economics education and enhance your ability to conduct useful teaching and learning activities.

Meet our Alumni

Find out what alumni from our cohort program have to say about the field of Human Ecology and Home Economics, and testimonials about their experience with this MEd in Home Economics Education.

View Alumni Profiles

Application Deadline: Applications are now closed

Start Date: TBD
Length: 2.5 years | part-time
Format: 100% Online
Domestic Tuition: TBD
International Tuition: TBD


Program Details

PROPOSED SCHEDULE

The UBC MEd in Home Economics Education consists of 30 credits of course work which are typically completed in 2.5 years. All courses will be delivered online.

*Courses and schedule are subject to change.
COHORT
TERM
START
DATE
COURSE
TITLE
COURSE
CODE
CREDITS
 1 Sept. 2022 Foundations of Home Economics Education EDCP 537 3
 2  Jan. 2023 Introduction to Theories of Curriculum Issues and Theories EDCP 562 3
3 May 2023 Curriculum & Pedagogy in Home Economics Education EDCP 536 3
 4 Sept. 2023 Enacting Transformative Pedagogies in Family Studies. Home Economics Education EDCP 585 3
 5  Jan. 2024 Research Methods EDUC 500 3
 6  May 2024 Review of Research in Curriculum and Pedagogy in Home Economics Education EDCP 508 3
 7  Sept. 2024 Master’s Seminar in Home Economics Education EDCP 501 3
 8 Jan. 2025 Graduating Paper EDCP 590 3

In addition, two electives at the 300-400 level are to be chosen in consultation with an advisor, based on student interests. Electives may be online courses such as:

  • EDCP 491 Curriculum and Instruction in Home Economics
  • EDCP 492 Special Study in Home Economics: Textile Studies
  • EDCP 493 Special Study in Home Economics: Food Studies
  • EDCP 494 Special Study in Home Economics: Family Studies
  • EDCP 498 Curriculum Inquiry in Home Economics

or on-campus courses or summer institutes.

View the full program schedule, including course descriptions.

COHORT
TERM
START
DATE
COURSE
TITLE
COURSE
CODE
CREDITS
 1 Sept. 2020 Foundations of Home Economics Education EDCP 537 3
 2  Jan. 2021 Introduction to Curriculum Issues and Theories EDCP 562 3
3 May 2021 Curriculum and Pedagogy in Home Economics Education EDCP 536 3
 4 Sept. 2021 Enacting Transformative Pedagogies in Family Studies/Home Economics Education EDCP 585 3
 5  Jan. 2022 Research Methods EDUC 500 3
 6  May 2022 Review of Research in Curriculum and Pedagogy in Home Economics Education EDCP 508 3
 7  Sept. 2022 Master’s Seminar in Home Economics Education EDCP 501 3
 8 Jan. 2023 Graduating Paper EDCP 590 3

All students must meet the admission and application requirements of both the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the program, which include:

  • A minimum of two-years of engagement within schools, communities, business, government, non-governmental organizations, or other education-oriented environments.
  • A completed four-year undergraduate degree and at least a 76% average on all senior-level credits.
  • Three letters of recommendation from educators, supervisors, colleagues, or clients that speak to your abilities to complete a graduate degree and interest in Home Economics (encompassing family studies, textiles, consumer studies).
  • Resumé and a 600-word statement of intent of your Home Economics experience, professional goals, and the anticipated benefit of involvement in the program.

Application Status: CLOSED
Application Deadline: Applications are now closed


Have questions? We've got answers!

Meet the Program Advisor and Program Assistant, and learn more about this program and about applying to become a UBC graduate student.

UPCOMING SESSIONS


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Contacts

For program content questions:

Dr. Kerry Renwick
Program Coordinator
Curriculum & Pedagogy
kerry.renwick@ubc.ca

For application questions or assistance:

Tasnim Al-Obaidi
Senior Program Assistant
604-822-5662
pdce.educ@ubc.ca

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