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Education (Master of Arts - Online program)

Degree Master of Arts
Faculty Faculty of Education
Location Online
Start dates September
Length Approximately 12 to 16 months, based on full-time study
Program load Full-time
Part-time
Program format Courses with research thesis
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The graduate programs in Education are designed specifically to prepare future leaders and specialists in learning and technology.

General information

The Master of Arts (MA) in Education is unique and at the leading edge in both its objectives and approaches to learning online. The program addresses the most recent issues involving digital technology, leadership, curriculum and adult education. Collaborative learning, co-construction of knowledge, peer tutoring and personalization are key approaches used in this program by professors with diverse research backgrounds in educational technology.

Students enrolled in all graduate programs in Education will take their courses completely online, which includes weekly video conferencing meetings.

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Additional information

Faculty of Education website

Admission requirements

  • Hold a four-year honours undergraduate degree, or a three-year university degree and a Bachelor of Education degree, from a Canadian university or their equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Minimum overall academic standing of a B (GPA: 3.0 on a 4.3 scale or 73 to 76 per cent), with a minimum B average in the last two full-time years (four semesters) of undergraduate work or equivalent.
Required supporting documents:

Please see the checklist of required documents for a list of supporting documentation that must be submitted with your application.

Additional requirements:

An admission interview may be required. 

Required test scores for English language proficiency:
See English language proficiency for the minimum required test scores for this program.

Application deadlines

Please see application deadlines for specific dates. Note that the application deadlines listed are for both the online application and all supporting documentation.


How to apply

Applications for admission to all graduate studies programs are submitted online. There are five steps you must go through to complete the application process. See application process and requirements for step-by-step instructions.


Many of our graduate programs are extremely competitive; the number of qualified applicants normally exceeds the number of seats available for each intake. Satisfaction of minimum entry requirements does not ensure admission.

Research

Sample research areas:
  • computer-assisted language learning
  • educational gaming
  • information and communication technology (ICT) enhanced learning environments
  • learning with mobile technologies
  • Makerspace and STEM technologies
  • online learning communities
  • problem-based digital learning
  • social media and learning
  • video podcasts and digital learning
  • web-based online pedagogies

Learn more about the research areas within this program and find research experts by visiting the faculty’s website and the university's Expert Centre.

Program curriculum

For program requirements, including required number of credits for completion, program maps and course descriptions, please see the Graduate Academic Calendar and Course Catalogue.

Funding

Internal awards and funding

Applicants to research-based graduate programs who are studying full-time are automatically considered for some types of funding at the time of admission.

Types of funding that do not require an application:

  • Entrance scholarships
  • Minimum funding packages
  • Teaching assistantships, research assistantships and graduate research assistantships

For more details on the above funding opportunities, see graduate student awards and funding.

Please note: Part-time students are not eligible for the above funding opportunities.

External awards and funding

Graduate program applicants are encouraged to apply for external awards to help finance their education. The application process differs for each competition, so review the information carefully to determine where and when you must apply. Please note: The majority of these awards are for domestic or permanent residents only.

Fees

Tuition fees for graduate programs are charged on a flat-fee or fee-per-credit basis and vary by program and student status.

For current, specific fees and details on flat-fee versus fee-per-credit programs, please see tuition and fees.

Contact

For more information:

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Contact the program:

Faculty of Education
905.721.3181
edugrad@ontariotechu.ca 

Contact the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies:

905.721.8668 ext. 6209
gradstudies@ontariotechu.ca