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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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Educational Studies - Digital Technologies

Program details

Faculty
Education

Degree
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Experiential learning
Practicum

Delivery method
Online

Location
Ontario Tech University, Downtown Oshawa

Start dates
September

Length
Four years

Program load
Full-time

OUAC code
DEK

Overview

students working with robots

Our Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Educational Studies with a specialization in Digital Technologies prepares leader-experts with the flexibility to apply innovations in digital technology and inquiry-based learning while working in a variety of educational settings. This specialization emphasizes real-world inquiry and problem-based learning, providing the best opportunities to develop job-ready skills in training and instruction using digital technology.

Our four-year Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Educational Studies is an innovative hybrid program (online and in-person courses) designed to provide maximum flexibility and choice. You will develop critical knowledge and skills in educational studies, including foundations of learning, creating digital tools for education, assessment for learning and foundations of equity, diversity and inclusion. Online courses from the Faculty of Education are supplemented with in-person or online electives from other faculties to create a custom program that will enable you to achieve your academic goals. 

This specialization in Digital Technologies develops the skills and understanding that enable educators to apply meaningful and innovative technological solutions in both formal and informal learning environments. Learn more about the use of games and simulations for learning, strategies for teaching in digital contexts, developing critical digital literacies and trends, and issues in educational technologies.  

If you are interested in becoming a teacher after completing this degree, you should also apply to the Concurrent Education program (see Admissions below for details on the application process).

Specialization courses 

To specialize in Digital Technologies during the Educational Studies program, you must complete four of the following courses in addition to other program requirements: 

  • EDST 2120U – Culture and Digital Technologies
  • EDST 2160U – Online Learning: Theory and Research
  • EDST 3110U – Critical Digital Literacies
  • EDST 3140U – Digital Communication Technologies
  • EDST 4120U – Gaming and Simulations
  • EDST 4470U – Trends and Issues in Educational Technology

Outcomes

After completing the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Educational Studies with a specialization in Digital Technologies, you will be prepared to: 

  • Provide leading-edge training and education for institutions and industries moving to hybrid or fully-online frameworks to meet evolving challenges. 
  • Pursue a Bachelor of Education program to teach K-12. 
  • Pursue graduate school in our Master of Education program.

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-off70 per cent
Expected cut-offLow-70s

Applicants interested in the Educational Studies - Digital Technologies specialization will apply through the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) using the application code DEK.

Applicants also interested in becoming a teacher must select the Concurrent Education option from the subject of major interest dropdown box.

The application process and important dates/deadlines are outlined on our admissions website:
Ontario secondary school applicants 
Ontario secondary school graduates
Canadian out-of-province high school applicants 
International applicants 
Mature applicants (over 21 and never attended post-secondary) 
Transfer applicants
General Arts and Science (GAS) applicants 
Home-schooled applicants

Program details

Faculty
Education

Degree
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Experiential learning
Practicum

Delivery method
Online

Location
Ontario Tech University, Downtown Oshawa

Start dates
September

Length
Four years

Program load
Full-time

OUAC code
DEK

Contact information

Career opportunities

  • Adult Literacy Instructor
  • Child-care centres
  • College Educator
  • Digital Learning Specialist
  • 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
    • Adult Literacy Instructor
    • College Educator
    • Human Resources Manager
    • Instructional Designer
    • Military Trainer
    • Policy Development
    • Service Organization Educator
    • Workplace/Corporate Educator

    For full program requirements, including required number of credits for completion, program maps and course descriptions, please see the Undergraduate Academic Calendar and course selection for the Digital Technologies specialization. Courses are subject to change without notice.