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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 (Master of Arts - Online program)

Program details

Faculty
Education

Degree
Master of Arts

Delivery method
Online

Location
Off-site

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

Overview

Female student with headset looking at a computer The graduate programs in Education are designed specifically to prepare future leaders and specialists in learning and technology.

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.


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.

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

Degree
Master of Arts

Delivery method
Online

Location
Off-site

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

Research areas

  • computer-assisted language learning
  • educational gaming
  • information and communication technology (ICT) enhanced learning environments
  • learning with mobile technologies
  • Makerspace with mobile 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.


Additional information


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

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.

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