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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Dean's Welcome

Welcome 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, 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
Dean