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Graduate Calendar 2011|12

MEd Program Application Procedure

MEd Program Application Procedure

  1. Complete and submit the online MEd Application form (if you haven't already done so), along with the electronic application fee. Please use the form MEd Application to complete and submit your application.

    For applicants who have previously received an Athabasca University (AU) student ID number, please note: you will need to "Login" using your AU student ID number before completing the form.

  2. Complete and submit the MEd Questionnaire. This form and the accompanying forms (see below) can be downloaded.

  3. Submit an up-to-date résumé.

  4. Complete and submit the MEd Record Card.

  5. Submit official transcripts* directly from an accredited institution showing the granting of a baccalaureate degree.

    Transcripts should be sent to:

    Program Director
    Master of Education in Distance Education
    Athabasca University
    1 University Drive
    Athabasca, AB  T9S 3A3

    *Applicants submitting any official documents (e.g., transcripts) in a language other than English must provide an official translation of such documents. If the credential being submitted has been earned outside Canada and the US, documentation attesting to its equivalence to a Canadian baccalaureate degree is required. Such documentation can be obtained from:

    NACES – National Association of Credential Evaluation Services

    CICIC – Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (Please note that if choosing IQAS from the CICIC list, allow three months from the time of request to assessment completion and results received from our office.)

    When requesting an assessment please select the "Basic" assessment type that simply indicates the North American equivalent of your degree.

  6. Submit three Letters of Recommendation*; including one from someone who is familiar with the applicant’s academic skills. Applicants may download the MEd Reference Template to send to the referees.

    It is the applicant’s responsibility to notify his or her referees that, in accordance with the Province of Alberta’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the information contained in the letter of reference is not considered to be confidential.

    The applicant, upon request, may view the information. Contact M. Cleveland-Innes, Program Director, MEd, for more information.

    Application Deadline:

    The Centre for Distance Education must receive all application materials by March 1 for consideration for admission into the program starting in September of the same year.


Information effective Sept. 1, 2011 to Aug. 31, 2012.

Updated October 20, 2011