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Education and Digital Technologies (Graduate Diploma - Online program)

Faculty Faculty of Education
Location Online
Start dates September, January or May
Length Approximately four to eight months, based on full-time study
Program load Full-time
Program format Course-based, four courses total
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The Graduate Diploma in Education and Digital Technologies is an online program that provides educators with an alternative form of professional development when they do not wish to do a full master's degree.

General information

The Graduate Diploma in Education and Digital Technologies is a high-quality professional development opportunity for educators.

Students obtain the graduate diploma by completing four courses in the field of Education and Digital Technologies. These four courses must be completed within a three-year period. All courses are completed online through weekly video conferencing meetings.

Additional information

Faculty of Education website

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.

Please note: This program is available for domestic students only.


Depending on available spaces, the program may accept applications for the September intake after the first consideration deadline. Check back in late February for confirmation of an extended deadline.

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:
See English language proficiency for the minimum required test scores for this program.

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.

Program curriculum

Course Listing:
  • Analysis and Design of Web-Based Learning Tools
  • Digital Literacy: Theory, Practice and Research 
  • Digital Technologies in Adult Education 
  • Digital Tools for Constructing Knowledge
  • Educational Technology and Communication
  • Leadership and Technology
  • Online Technology in Education
  • Special Topics in Education and Digital Technologies 
  • Technology and the Curriculum 
  • Technology Diffusion in Education

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


Applicants to professional or course-based programs are not normally considered for internal funding sources such as entrance scholarships, minimum funding packages, teaching assistantships, research assistantships or graduate research assistantships.

While external scholarships and awards for graduate students who fall under the above criteria are often limited, we encourage you to explore some of the external scholarship databases available for possible funding opportunities.


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.


For more information:

Download the program brochure

Contact the program:

Faculty of Education
905.721.8668 ext. 2703

Contact the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies:

905.721.8668 ext. 6209 

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