Master of Education in Sustainability, Creativity and Innovation

Program Snapshot

Empower Leaders. Foster Creativity. Enable Sustainability.

Sustainability, innovation, and community engagement are hallmarks of Cape Breton University culture. A program for progressive thinkers and problem solvers, the Master of Education in Sustainability, Creativity and Innovation (MEd SCI) program offers courses that enable learners to become more empowered leaders in education for sustainability, contribute to individual, community and global well-being and enhance teaching skills through real-world connections and integrated learning.

Using the competencies for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) defined by the United Nations, the MEd SCI program provides learners with the knowledge and skills to create transformative learning opportunities anywhere in the world. Designed for part-time study, the MEd SCI program is delivered in a flexible, completely online format. Students will be exposed to ground-breaking courses on sustainable happiness, sustainability education and Indigenous culture and language. The accessible faculty at CBU are committed to teaching excellence through a direct learning curriculum, undertaking original research to support sustainability scholarship. Students have the option to complete the degree through the applied research project route or the thesis route.

The MEd SCI program is approved by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Council for teaching license reclassification. While popular amongst teachers, a Bachelor of Education is not a pre-requisite for the MEd SCI program. Admission is open to other applicants who express an interest in expanding their education and seek professional development opportunities.

Sample Courses

Tuition & Fees

Applications for Fall 2021 have now closed. Applications for Fall 2022 will open in October 2021.

As a flexible, part-time and online only program, tuition for this course depends on student course load. For a full tuition breakdown, please visit Graduate Tuition & Fees.

What skills will I gain from this program?

  • Become a stronger, more empowered leader.
  • Enhance your teaching skills through real-world connections.
  • Explore critical thinking, creativity and innovation.
  • Contribute to individual, community and global well-being.
  • Gain field-based research and develop practical project design.

Why study at CBU?

Cape Breton University is a community committed to a sustainable world. It’s a place where students can grow into the leaders they were meant to be and learn the skills needed to face challenges and create solutions for a better world.

CBU provides graduate programs that foster sustainability, creativity and innovation. With student flexibility in mind, the MEd SCI Program is delivered entirely online. CBU is also home to the Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment, a leader in research and development for clean technology.

Student Success

Admission Requirements

General Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree with at least a 70% average.
  • Letter of intent as well as an academic and a professional letter of recommendation must accompany the application.

    Please outline your knowledge of, and purpose in, applying to the Master of Education in Sustainability, Creativity and Innovation program. Identify your future career goals and discuss how completion of the program will help you achieve these goals. Comment on how your past experiences (work, volunteer, academic) may be helpful in this program of study. If you are applying for the thesis option, please indicate your area of research interest. Length: 700-1,000 words.

  • See CBU’s English Language Requirements here.

General Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree with at least a 70% average.
  • Letter of intent as well as an academic and a professional letter of recommendation must accompany the application.

    Please outline your knowledge of, and purpose in, applying to the Master of Education in Sustainability, Creativity and Innovation program. Identify your future career goals and discuss how completion of the program will help you achieve these goals. Comment on how your past experiences (work, volunteer, academic) may be helpful in this program of study. If you are applying for the thesis option, please indicate your area of research interest. Length: 700-1,000 words.

  • See CBU’s English Language Requirements here.

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Transfer Student Requirements

  • In order to transfer to CBU you must be in good academic standing at your current/previous institution.
  • You must meet the general admissions requirements (or the post-secondary equivalent) for the program, found under the Canadian or International tabs of this tool.
  • To see if your institution is an articulation partner, please view our articulation agreements page.
  • Please email us if you have specific questions about admission requirements and transferring to CBU:

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