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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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Digital Technologies

Program details

Faculty
Education

Degree
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Experiential learning
Practicum

Delivery method
Online
Hybrid online/in-class

Location
Ontario Tech University, Downtown Oshawa

Start dates
September

Length
Four years

Program load
Full-time

OUAC code
DEK

Overview

students working with robots

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Educational Studies is an innovative program where students develop the knowledge, competencies and skills to facilitate teaching and learning in a variety of contexts using technology. Students can complete the program through a combination of online and in-person learning, or entirely online with careful planning.

This program recognizes the growing importance and the current trends in formal and informal lifelong learning as professional development needs to expand across academic, corporate, non-profit and volunteer sectors.

Digital Technologies is a specialization within the Educational Studies program. This specialization emphasizes real-world inquiry/problem-based learning, providing the best opportunities to develop job-ready skills in training and instruction using digital technologies.

Individuals interested in this specialization will apply directly to Digital Technologies through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) using application code DEK.

If you're interested in applying to the comprehensive Educational Studies program, apply via OUAC code DST.

This program can be taken through fully online courses, designed to allow access from a wide range of mobile devices, or through a combination of online Educational Studies courses and in-person electives. Courses make use of video-based lectures, mobile-enabled video conferencing tutorials and a wide array of social media tools, providing a rich and collaborative learning environment.

Note: This program does not qualify a graduate for membership in the Ontario College of Teachers or to teach in Ontario’s elementary and secondary school systems. It does not provide certification for any early childhood education programs. This program is designed to lead solely to a BA in Educational Studies degree.


Admissions

Admissions


Current Ontario secondary school students must complete the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six 4U or 4M credits including English (ENG4U).

Note: Admission is competitive. The specific average or standing required for admission varies from year to year. Students are selected by taking into consideration a wide range of criteria including school marks, distribution of subjects taken, and performance in subjects relevant to the academic program. Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications.



Last year's cut-offN/A
Expected cut-offLow-70s

Program details

Faculty
Education

Degree
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Experiential learning
Practicum

Delivery method
Online
Hybrid online/in-class

Location
Ontario Tech University, Downtown Oshawa

Start dates
September

Length
Four years

Program load
Full-time

OUAC code
DEK

Contact information

  • Adult Literacy Instructor
  • Child-care centres
  • College Educator
  • Early childhood learning environment design 
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Instructional Designer
  • Military Trainer
  • Nursery and preschool programs
  • Policy development 
  • Service Organization Educator
  • Workplace/Corporate Educator 

Did you know?

of students are employed within six months of graduation
median upper year class size
  • Sample courses
    • Assessment for Learning
    • Creating Digital Tools
    • Designing Inclusive Learning Environments
    • Foundations of Learning
    • Instructional Design
    • Social Justice Issues in Education
    • Teaching Methods
    • Unlearning and The Inclusive Curriculum
    • Writing and Digital Literacy
    A full program map is available in the Undergraduate Academic Calendar. Courses are subject to change without notice.