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Educational Technology MA

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with at least a major or the equivalent in any subject.
  • Average of at least a B in the major or equivalent.
  • Students from the Diploma in Instructional Technology (who have not graduated from the Diploma) may apply for admission with advanced standing.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Additional Admission Requirements

Students from the Instructional Technology Graduate Diploma may transfer a maximum of 15 credits. An interview may be required.

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.

Please see the Education Courses page for course descriptions.

Educational Technology MA (45 credits)

Educational Technology MA with Thesis

Note: The individual course of study is decided in consultation with the student's academic advisor, although certain courses are required of all students.
12

credits of Core Courses:

ETEC 613 Learning Theories (3.00)
ETEC 640 Research Methods I (3.00)
ETEC 641 Research Methods II (3.00)
ETEC 650 Fundamentals of Instructional Design (3.00)

15

credits of Elective Courses. In addition to the courses listed below, students may be permitted to register for up to two elective courses (6 credits) offered in other graduate programs. In all such cases, prior permission of the Graduate Program Director is required.

ETEC 607 Philosophical Issues in Educational Research (3.00)
ETEC 621 Educational Cybernetics (3.00)
ETEC 634 Communicating Instructional Content (3.00)
ETEC 635 Principles of Educational Message Design (3.00)
ETEC 636 Evaluation in Education and Training (3.00)
ETEC 637 Educational Gaming and Modelling (3.00)
ETEC 652 Knowledge Management (3.00)
ETEC 660 Introduction to Educational Computing (3.00)
ETEC 662 Social Technologies and the Sociocultural Aspects of Learning (3.00)
ETEC 665 Introduction to Digital Media in Education (3.00)
ETEC 666 Contemporary Use of Simulation in Training and Education (3.00)
ETEC 669 Designing and Developing Interactive Instruction (3.00)
ETEC 676 Human Resources Development (3.00)
ETEC 680 Global Perspectives in E-Learning (3.00)
ETEC 681 Fundamentals of Distance Education (3.00)
ETEC 691 Advanced Readings and Research in Educational Technology I (3.00)
ETEC 692 Advanced Readings and Research in Educational Technology II (3.00)
ETEC 693 Special Issues in Educational Technology (3.00)

18

credits Thesis (Area I) or Thesis-Equivalent (Area II):

ETEC 795 Thesis Proposal (3.00)
ETEC 796 Thesis or Thesis-Equivalent (15.00)

This option is divided into two areas: Area I (Research and Development of Educational Technology) and Area II (Production and Evaluation of Educational Materials).
Thesis (Area I): Students must complete a written thesis proposal, a thesis and an oral defence.
Thesis-Equivalent (Area II): Students must complete a written thesis- equivalent proposal, a thesis-equivalent and an oral defence. Students are required to produce educational materials to achieve specific objectives (e.g., an educational television production or a computer-based instructional program) and their evaluation.

Please see the ETEC 795 and ETEC 796 course descriptions for details.

Educational Technology MA with Internship

Note: The individual course of study is decided in consultation with the student's academic advisor, although certain courses are required of all students.
12

credits of Core Courses:

ETEC 613 Learning Theories (3.00)
ETEC 640 Research Methods I (3.00)
ETEC 650 Fundamentals of Instructional Design (3.00)
ETEC 651 Fundamentals of Human Performance Technology (3.00)

3

credits chosen from:

ETEC 671

ETEC 672 Project Management (3.00)
ETEC 673 Consulting Skills for Educational Technologists (3.00)

12

credits minimum of Elective Courses. In addition to the courses listed below, students may be permitted to register for up to two elective courses (6 credits) offered in other graduate programs. In all such cases, prior permission of the Graduate Program Director is required.

ETEC 607 Philosophical Issues in Educational Research (3.00)
ETEC 693 Special Issues in Educational Technology (3.00)
ETEC 621 Educational Cybernetics (3.00)
ETEC 635 Principles of Educational Message Design (3.00)
ETEC 636 Evaluation in Education and Training (3.00)
ETEC 637 Educational Gaming and Modelling (3.00)
ETEC 652 Knowledge Management (3.00)
ETEC 660 Introduction to Educational Computing (3.00)
ETEC 662 Social Technologies and the Sociocultural Aspects of Learning (3.00)
ETEC 665 Introduction to Digital Media in Education (3.00)
ETEC 666 Contemporary Use of Simulation in Training and Education (3.00)
ETEC 669 Designing and Developing Interactive Instruction (3.00)
ETEC 676 Human Resources Development (3.00)
ETEC 680 Global Perspectives in E-Learning (3.00)
ETEC 681 Fundamentals of Distance Education (3.00)
ETEC 690 Field Experience (for Option A-Thesis/Thesis-Equivalent only) (3.00)
ETEC 691 Advanced Readings and Research in Educational Technology I (3.00)
ETEC 692 Advanced Readings and Research in Educational Technology II (3.00)

18

credits Internship and Internship Report:

ETEC 791 Internship (Non-Thesis Option) (15.00)
ETEC 792 Internship Report (3.00)

Additional Degree Requirements

The individual course of study is decided in consultation with the student's academic advisor, although certain courses are required of all students.

Cognate Courses. Graduate students in educational technology may be permitted to register for up to two elective courses (6 credits) offered in other graduate programs. In all such cases, prior permission of the Graduate Program Director is required.


Academic Regulations

  1. Academic Standing. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the Calendar for a detailed review of the Academic Regulations.
  2. Residence. The minimum residence requirement is one year (3 terms) of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study.
  3. Time Limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulations page for further details regarding the Time Limits.
  4. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.70.

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