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We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Education and Digital Technologies (Graduate Diploma - online program)

Program details

Faculty
Education

Delivery method
Online

Location
Off-site

Start dates
September, January or May

Length
Approximately four to eight months, based on full-time study

Program load
Full-time
Part-time

Program format
Course-based, four courses total

Overview

Female student with headphones looking at a computer The graduate Diploma in Education and Digital Technologies is an online program that provides educators with an alternative form of professional development when they do not wish to do a full master's degree.

The Graduate Diploma in Education and Digital Technologies is a high-quality professional development opportunity for educators.

Earn a graduate diploma by completing four courses in the field of Education and Digital Technologies. All courses are completed online through weekly video conferencing meetings. If you are successful in the diploma program and wish to continue your graduate education, you may apply to the Master of Education program.


Admissions

Admissions


  • 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.

Please note: This program is available for domestic students only.

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.

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

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.

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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.

Program details

Faculty
Education

Delivery method
Online

Location
Off-site

Start dates
September, January or May

Length
Approximately four to eight months, based on full-time study

Program load
Full-time
Part-time

Program format
Course-based, four courses total


Additional information


Courses:

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

Applicants to professional or course-based programs are not normally considered for internal funding sources such as entrance scholarships, minimum funding packages, teaching assistantships, research assistantships or graduate research assistantships.

While external scholarships and awards for graduate students who fall under the above criteria are often limited, we encourage you to explore some of the external scholarship databases available for possible funding opportunities.

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 the program:

Faculty of Education
905.721.8668 ext. 2703
edugrad@ontariotechu.ca

Contact the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies:

905.721.8668 ext. 6209
gradstudies@ontariotechu.ca