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Education (Master of Arts - Online program)

Degree Master of Arts
Faculty Faculty of Education
Location Online
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
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At UOIT, the graduate programs in Education are designed specifically to prepare future leaders and specialists in learning and technology.


General information

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 deals with the most recent issues around the interactions between digital technology and education, and the professors approach these issues using techniques that favour collaborative learning, co-construction of knowledge and peer tutoring. The field of Education and Digital Technologies within the program builds on the institutional strengths of information and communication technologies at UOIT

Students enrolled in all graduate programs in Education will take their courses completely online, which includes weekly video conferencing meetings.

Fields

Education and Digital Technologies

Admission requirements

  • 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:
  TOEFL (Internet-based) TOEFL
(paper-based)
IELTS* MELAB CAEL
Minimum requirement 92-93 
(Minimum sub-scores: Listening: 20; Reading: 20; Speaking: 19; and Writing: 20)
580 7 85 70 
(with no 
sub-score
below 60)

* UOIT Graduate Studies only accepts IELTS scores in the Academic testing format. Scores from the IELTS General Training format will not be accepted. 

Applicants must arrange for original test scores to be sent directly from the testing centre to the Office of Graduate Studies.

TOEFL Code: 7178

Note: The computer-based TOEFL test has been replaced by the Internet-based TOEFL test.


Application deadlines

Please see application deadlines for specific dates. Note that the application deadlines listed are for both the online application and all supporting documentation.


How to apply

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.

Research

Sample research areas:
  • Computer-assisted language learning
  • Digital storytelling
  • Educational gaming
  • Information and communication technology (ICT) enhanced learning environments
  • Learning 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 UOIT’s Expert Centre.

Program curriculum

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

Funding

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.

Fees

Tuition fees for graduate programs at UOIT 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

For more information:

Download the program brochure

Contact the program:

Faculty of Education
905.721.3181
905.721.1707 (fax)
edugrad@uoit.ca

Contact the Office of Graduate Studies:

905.721.8668 ext. 6209
gradstudies@uoit.ca 

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