Course Offerings and Schedule

This Master of Education course-based graduate program of study offers courses with a land-based focus.  This focus includes intensive land-based field institutes where students take graduate level courses framed within an Indigenous paradigm and taught primarily by Indigenous faculty.

Delivery - Course-Based Route (30 cu)

The land-based courses support and accommodate students who are unable to commit to long periods of study away from home. Students are required to live on-site for the duration of field institutes (approximately 2 weeks each) so that contact hours with faculty, Indigenous communities and the land are maximized. Land-based field institutes are supplemented with on campus or online courses.

Students are required to take a total of ten 3 credit unit courses plus three non-credit seminars, two of which are online.

Example of Course Sequencing:

This example is based on the 2018 cohort and is offered here for illustrative purposes only. The course sequencing for the 2021 cohort has not yet been confirmed.

Land-based focus

Spring/Summer 2018

July 27-July 29 On campus, University of Saskatchewan

EFDT 990 Graduate student seminar (required non-credit seminar)

July 29- August 8   Opaskwayak Cree Nation, Manitoba             

EFDT 479 Land based education

EFDT 845 Cross-cultural Research Methodologies

Fall 2018  Online

EFDT 870   Interdisciplinary Seminar in Education (required course)

GPS 960 Introduction to Ethics and Academic Integrity (required on-line non-credit seminar). Normally takes a few hours to complete.

GPS 961 Ethics and Integrity in Human Research (required on-line non-credit seminar). Normally takes a few hours to complete.

January 2- January 11, 2019  Kanaka Maoli Territory, Kingdom of Hawaii 

EFDT 854  International Study Tour

Summer 2019   Yellowknife, NWT    

EFDT 817  Climate Change Education

EFDT 810  Indigenous Research Methodologies

Fall 2019 Online

EFDT 817 Sentient Beings

Winter 2020 Online

EFDT 884 Life history as Education 

Summer 2020  Canoe Excursion  

EFDT 898 Capstone Course in Indigenous land-based Education

EFDT 898 Queering land-based Education

Note: Course sequencing and fees are subject to change.

Student Costs

University set tuition costs apply. Graduation Studies Tuition and Fees

Off-campus field institutes have additional fees to cover site accommodation, meals, venue, and activity costs. Transportation costs to and from the land-based institute venues are the students' responsibility.

These costs for the 2018 cohort were:

  • On campus and Opaskwayak Cree Nation (Summer 2018) - $1,651.00
  • Hawaii International Study Tour (January 2 - 11, 2019) - $3664.00
  • Location NWT (Summer 2019) - $1651.00
  • Canoe Excursion (Summer 2020) - $1,651

The department is currently negotiating costs with the university. These costs are offered to give a rough idea.