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Dean's message

Photo of Robin KayWelcome to Ontario Tech University’s Faculty of Education: a vibrant community of educators, researchers, professionals and students supporting evidenced-based, technology-enhanced research, and life-long learning. We have developed a caring environment, highly attuned to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion.

In these web pages you will find useful information about our cutting-edge undergraduate programs: the Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree, the Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies and Digital Technologies (BA in ESDT), as well as our diploma in Designing Adult Learning for the Digital Age. You will also learn about our innovative and flexible, fully online Master of Education (MEd), Master of Arts (MA), and a Graduate Diploma in Education and Digital Technologies.

We have developed a fully accredited enhanced BEd program that is completed in 16 months through a combination of face-to-face learning, online virtual classrooms, three five-week practicum blocks, in-school observation days, and an assortment of rich, co-curricular activities. We also pride ourselves in the effective, meaningful use of innovative technology in the classroom. Our 16-month program enables our students to graduate and enter the workforce a full term sooner than most other BEd programs in the province.

Our BA in ESDT provides unique opportunities for college graduates to earn a university degree in a highly engaging, supportive and efficient environment. Our innovative and unique program is a fully online college-to-university program and is conducted in virtual classrooms. The BA in ESDT is student centred and focuses on inquiry learning and problem-based learning.

Our MEd, MA and Graduate Diploma programs are designed to develop future leaders, educators and specialists in learning and technology. All classes are conducted in fully online virtual classrooms. Students interact with leading-edge technology and engage in a dynamic, collaborative and international learning environment.

Of course, research is central to our mission. Our faculty members conduct research in a wide array of innovative, meaningful, and impactful areas including digital literacies and coding, online and e-learning, mobile and technology-based learning, problem-based learning, STEAM education, mathematics education, pre-service teacher education, health and wellness, and language literacy. We also have two state-of-the-art research laboratories: the STEAM-3D Maker Lab and Educational Informatics (EILab) Lab.

Whether you are a current student, alumnus/alumna, faculty member or visitor, I invite you to actively share in our pursuit of excellence in teaching, learning, research and service. 

Robin Kay
Interim Dean