Educational Technology (MA)

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Degree
Master of Arts (MA)
Department
Faculty
Program type
Thesis, Course-based
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
Duration
2 years
Credits
45 credits
Start term
Fall, Winter
Experiential learning
Internship

Program overview

The MA in Educational Technology prepares you for careers in training, education, and related work, including work as an instructional designer (who plans and prepares instructional programs), educational consultant (who works with professional educators to strengthen their teaching and related work), educational technology specialist (who supports others in designing, planning for, and using technology in schools, universities, and similar settings), and as managers and leaders of these efforts. Through the program, you explore how to design and develop instructional materials as well as broader campaigns to improve the performance of individuals and organizations. Preparation in research methods ensures that the designs are evidence-based. Preparation in learning theories ensures that instructional strategies address the realities of human learning and cognition. Courses in using production tools, designing games, consulting, administration, and evaluating educational programs prepare you for specific real-world challenges. And a capstone—an internship for those new to the field, a thesis equivalent for those with experience, and a thesis for those who want to continue on a research path—guides you in applying the skills and launching the next phase of your career. Each capstone option provides you with an opportunity to work with our wide network of corporate, government, and community partners.

The Educational Technology degree does not provide the qualifications needed to teach in elementary and high schools in Quebec. In order to qualify for a teaching licence, students will need to have graduated from one of the following undergraduate programs: BA Early Childhood and Elementary Education, BA Teaching English as a Second Language or BFA Art Education - Visual Arts.

Program structure

Admission requirements

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.

Application process


Application deadlines

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FALL

December 1

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WINTER

August 1

summer

SUMMER

n/a


Priority will be given to complete applications submitted by the deadline. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.

International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.

Tuition & funding

Tuition fees

The tuition fees of the program may differ depending on your student status. To estimate the cost of your education at Concordia, go through five (5) easy steps.


Awards and funding

Competitive funding packages in the form of awards, teaching and research assistantships are offered at the time of admission to most students to allow them to focus on their research and studies. Students are automatically considered for all entrance graduate awards when they apply to Concordia, provided they meet eligibility criteria. No separate application is required.

The Quebec and Canadian governments offer a number of competitive graduate scholarships. We encourage you to apply for these awards at the same time you are preparing your application.

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Develop a diverse set of research skills that allow you to analyze complex educational problems with insight and depth. Graduate to influence policy and practice in a variety of educational settings.

Department

Faculty

Instructional Technology (GrDip)
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Instructional Technology (GrDip)

Prepare for a career as a designer and developer of instructional materials and technology in educational settings. Assess materials and technology needs, apply learning theories and design solutions for classrooms and other organizations.

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Faculty

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